Mehdi Hasan slams ‘far-right loony’ Tucker Carlson for Paul Pelosi conspiracy
“They spent so much time spreading homophobic conspiracy theories insinuating that there was a secret story behind this assault,” he told fellow MSNBC host Ayman Mohyeldin on Sunday. “And they were obsessed with wanting to see the body camera footage.”
Now released, this footage shows Pelosi being attacked by a hammer-wielding household invader looking for his wife, Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), who was Speaker of the House at the time.
The 82-year-old was hospitalized for almost a week after suffering a fractured skull. Police say the alleged attacker, David DePape, 42, wanted to kidnap the then-speaker, who was not at home.
Hasan played a Carlson supercut demanding the body camera footage.
“We’re not the crazies, you’re the liars,” Carlson said last year of the lack of footage.
Hasan wondered if Carlson would apologize now that the footage had been released and didn’t support any of the conspiracy theories.
“No, of course not,” he said, answering his own question. “You just can’t engage in good faith with these people.”
Mohyeldin agreed, saying the footage was eventually released to appease “far-right loonies” and debunk the conspiracies… to no avail, as they are already filming new ones.
“That’s the beauty, Ayman, of being a far-right lunatic, of being a conspiracy theorist,” Hasan concluded. “You don’t have to worry about evidence. Any evidence to the contrary simply becomes part of the conspiracy.
See their full discussion below: