Tucker Carlson took a sarcastic tone on Tuesday night to play down the riot on the U.S. Capitol on the third anniversary of the murderous insurgency.
The Fox News personality tried to pass the account of the storming of the U.S. Capitol on January 6 by supporters of Donald Trump – who were incited by the then president – as simply “a crowd of people. old-fashioned postcodes’ protesting (unfounded) allegations of massive voter fraud in the 2020 election.
Carlson’s characterization of violence contrasted sharply with the videos that have since emerged of the riot, in which five people died. Trump supporters were caught on camera shouting, “Hang on Mike Pence!” and hunted the halls of Congress in search of progressive lawmakers.
“For those of you who are not good at dates or have no calendar, this is the day we stop to remember the QAnon white supremacist insurgency, which has almost toppled our government and end this democracy forever, ”Carlson sarcastically snarked on Tuesday.
“You saw what happened. It was broadcast live on TV, every horrible moment, ”Carlson continued sarcastically. “A crowd of old people with old-fashioned zip codes kind of traveled to Washington, DC, probably by bus. They roamed freely around the Capitol, as if it was their building or something. They didn’t have guns, but many of them had extremely dangerous ideas.
“They talked about the Constitution and something called their rights. Some of them made openly seditious statements, ”he added. “They insisted, for example, that the last elections were not quite fair. It was all terrifying, and then, as you have so often been told, they committed unspeakable acts of violence.
Critics were quick to call Carlson about his birthday cover:
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