Fox News host Tucker CarlsonTucker CarlsonCNN’s Acosta labels Tucker Carlson Jan. 6 series ‘proud boy porn’ Buttigieg twins dress as ‘twinfrastructure’ for Halloween The Hill’s Morning Report – Presented by Facebook – Biden doesn’t get what he wanted before next week’s elections MORE admonished Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamGraham told officers on Jan. 6 to use their guns on rioters: report McConnell backs Herschel Walker in Georgia Senate race After 35 years, Congress should finally end the sentencing disparity between crack and powder cocaine MORE (R-S.C.) for reportedly imploring police officers to shoot supporters of former President TrumpDonald TrumpMcAuliffe, Youngkin hold final campaign rallies ahead of tight Virginia governor’s race Poll: 50 percent of Republicans don’t believe their vote will be counted accurately Overnight Defense & National Security — Sparring over sub deal intensifies MORE who breached the U.S. Capitol during the attack there on Jan. 6.
“Shoot American citizens for the crime of trespassing? Really? This is the conservative position?” Carlson asked Monday during a segment on his nightly prime-time show. “Unarmed protesters show up … look, they shouldn’t have been there. We never defended that and never would. But kill them? What the hell is wrong with you, Lindsey Graham? How long before you’re ordering drone attacks on people whose politics you don’t like?”
Fox’s top-rated host was referencing a report in The Washington Post published this week that investigated the events that led to the Jan. 6 attack. The report revealed that, during the rioting, a panicked Graham told the Senate sergeant at arms to use guns to stop people who had breached the building.
“This thing is going south. This is not good,” Graham reportedly told Ivanka Trump. “You’re going to have to tell these people to stand down. Stand down.”
Carlson has taken widespread criticism in recent days about an upcoming mini-series on the Jan. 6 rioting that has been produced for “Tucker Carlson Originals.”
The streaming-only series, which Carlson promoted on his show on Monday, purports to tell “the true story behind 1/6” and shows at least one interviewee suggesting the Jan. 6 incident was a so-called false flag operation carried out by the U.S. government.
“Until yesterday [Cheney] and Nancy Pelosi had a monopoly on how Americans were allowed to understand Jan. 6. Unfortunately for them, that’s not how a free society works. Politicians don’t get to put parameters around your thoughts or conversations. Free people are allowed to ask any question they want,” Carlson said last week in response to the criticism from Cheney and others.
“They can follow the facts to their own logical conclusions and that’s exactly what we set out to do months ago when we began reporting out this story.”