Fox News host Tucker Carlson is known for not pulling punches when responding to his critics. He lived up to that reputation on Monday evening by launching a veritable nuclear verbal barrage against Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney (R).
The documentary points to individuals who apparently played a role in orchestrating violence and have not faced charges, with Carlson pointing to the possibility that they are federal informants.
That lead Cheney to tweet, “It appears that @FoxNews is giving @TuckerCarlso a platform to spread the same type of lies that provoked violence on January 6. As @FoxNews knows, the election wasn’t stolen and January 6 was not a ‘false flag’ operation.”
Carlson goes all in
In addition to voting for former President Donald Trump’s impeachment following the Capitol riot, Cheney also serves on a committee created by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) to study it, as Fox News noted.
In response, Carlson pointed to Cheney’s connection with Biden campaign adviser Ana Navaro and then played a clip of her speaking to CNN following the 2020 Democratic National Convention.
Navaro said “my little melanated, cynical heart, my immigrant melanated woman heart felt so full” after watching those who spoke at the event.
“If you didn’t feel represented last night, I don’t know what convention you were watching,” Navaro told CNN host Alisyn Camerota, as well as former Obama administration official David Axelrod.
“Actually, today with David and John is the first time I see a white man like in eight hours, other than Joe Biden last night,” she added. “And that’s OK. They’ve had 240 years of representation. They’re going to be OK.”
Carlson cited those remarks as evidence that Navarro is “disgusted by the sight of white men.” He insisted, “Attacking people on the basis of their skin color, that is so much more damaging to this country than anything that happened on January 6, period.”
“You have to wonder why [Navarro] is Liz Cheney’s new friend,” Carlson remarked after pointing to a photo of Cheney and Navaro together. “Was Liz Cheney always a left-wing wacko?”
“No, she didn’t seem like it,” Carlson went on. “She seemed kind of conservative, always a neocon, but what’s this?”