Democratic strategist James Carville asserted in a recent interview that Christian Republicans pose a greater threat to the United States than Islamic terrorists. Carville made these remarks during an appearance on HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher,” where he discussed the new U.S. House Speaker, Mike Johnson.
Carville claimed, “Mike Johnson and what he believes is one of the greatest threats we have today to the United States. I promise you, I know these people.” When asked if he was referring to “Christian nationalists,” Carville affirmed, stating, “Absolutely, this is a bigger threat than al-Qaeda to this country.”
He continued, emphasizing the significance of understanding the beliefs of individuals like the Speaker of the House. Carville argued that such individuals, including Johnson, hold views that undermine the Constitution, citing Johnson’s statement that democracy is akin to “two wolves and a lamb having lunch.”
In response to Carville’s comments, Johnson took to his official government X account, expressing his dismay and calling for condemnation from the Democratic Party. Johnson characterized Carville’s remarks as “twisted and shameful,” pointing out that a leading Democratic strategist was suggesting that millions of Christians in America pose a greater threat than foreign terrorists responsible for the deaths of over 3,000 Americans.
“The Democratic Party should condemn this. But they won’t,” Johnson concluded in his response.
Per @JamesCarville on #RTOvertime on CNN, @SpeakerJohnson “is one of the greatest threats we have today to the United States” and his beliefs are “a bigger threat than al Qaeda to this country…a fundamental threat to the United States.” pic.twitter.com/dPLe3IxLqj— Brent Baker 🇺🇦 🇮🇱 (@BrentHBaker) December 2, 2023