Tucker Carlson ran a segment on his show Monday night about the January 6 insurrection that was packed full of so many lies that even some Republicans are speaking out against it.In the report, the 53-year-old right-wing radical played selectively edited clips of video, which were given to him by House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, and falsely claimed the people who stormed the U.S.
Capitol to try and overthrow the 2020 election results were nothing more than friendly “sightseers” engaging in “mostly peaceful chaos.”“The footage does not show an insurrection or a riot in progress,” Carlson told his viewers, later adding that the domestic terrorists, er, sightseers were “right” to believe “the election they had just voted in had been unfairly conducted.”“It is clear the 2020 election was a grave betrayal of American democracy,” he lied. “No honest person can deny it.”Watch. Since the segment aired, Democrats and Republicans alike have been calling out Carlson on his bullsh*t.
In fact, Republican Sen. Thom Tillis used that exact word when asked for comment by CNN, saying “I think it’s bullsh*t!” And Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell blasted Fox News, saying the network made a “mistake” by airing the patently false report.U.S.