Fox News host Tucker Carlson stunned viewers Friday with his comments on attorney Sidney Powell’s pledge to demonstrate that millions of votes were stolen in the 2020 presidential election.
A day after the popular host challenged Powell to provide evidence of her extraordinary claims, Carlson said it would be “great news” if Powell can indeed prove that a massive attack on America’s elections took place, Breitbart reported.
Skeptical of Powell’s claims
On his show Thursday night, Carlson questioned Powell’s claims that voting machines were manipulated to give Democratic nominee Joe Biden millions of fake votes.
Carlson said that he invited the Michael Flynn lawyer on his show and asked her to provide evidence, but she “got angry” and refused.
“When we kept pressing, she got angry and told us to stop contacting her,” he said, according to Fox. “When we checked with others around the Trump campaign, people in positions of authority, they also told us Powell had never given them any evidence to prove anything she claimed at the press conference.”
Carlson’s comments sparked backlash from some in President Donald Trump’s base, but others defended him, saying his requests for evidence were reasonable.
Powell responded on Fox Business the next day, where she said that Carlson was “insulting, demanding, and rude” and said she would present evidence “within the next two weeks,” according to the Washington Examiner.
Kept at a distance
Reacting to Powell’s promise, Carlson said on his show Friday that he would be “grateful” if Powell is able to expose “the greatest crime in the history of this country.”
“As far as we are concerned, that is great news. If Sidney Powell can prove that technology companies switched millions of votes and stole the presidential election, she will have almost singlehandedly uncovered the greatest crime in the history of this country, and no one will be more grateful for that than us,” he said, as Breitbart reported.
Over the weekend, Trump’s legal team issued a statement that said Powell was not working on behalf of the president.
“Sidney Powell is practicing law on her own,” lawyers Rudy Giuliani and Jenna Ellis said. “She is not a member of the Trump Legal Team. She is also not a lawyer for the President in his personal capacity.”
In her own statement, Powell said that she will “will represent #WeThePeople and seek the Truth” and that she would “not allow the foundations of this great Republic to be destroyed by abject fraud,” according to the Wall Street Journal.