Fox News host Tucker Carlson is wondering why Democrats and the media would lie about the attack on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 when their false narratives are so easy to debunk.
According to Breitbart, Carlson said during his self-named Fox program Wednesday that while Washington “may never be the same” following the deadly riot, the case being presented by Dems and their media allies as Donald Trump faces trial in the Senate for alleged incitement is nothing short of disingenuous.
Speaking Wednesday, Carlson conceded that the events that transpired Jan. 6 marked a “pivot point in our history,” telling viewers that their “descendants will live in a very different country” because of it. But that doesn’t mean Dems are justified in comparing it to some of the worst atrocities in human history, Carlson charged.
As Breitbart reported, Carlson blasted those on the left for making false comparisons in order to justify “reordering your society from top to bottom,” including by purging the military and suspending “basic civil liberties.”
“The Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has likened it to Pearl Harbor, the day that spurred America’s entry into the Second World War,” Carlson complained Wednesday, according to Breitbart.
“Every day we hear new and more florid comparisons from Democratic partisans,” he added. “But last night, CNN outdid all of them. Chernobyl? The Bhopal disaster? The Irish Potato Famine? No. What happened on January 6th was worse than any of that. It was, CNN told us, very much like the Rwandan genocide.”
Of course, “close to a million people were murdered in Rwanda in 1994. That’s about 70% of all ethnic Tutsis in the country,” Carlson said. “Entire towns were hacked to death with machetes, they were set on fire, crushed alive by bulldozers,” he added. “It was among the most horrifying crimes in human history.”
“They’ve lied about a lot”
Indeed, while the attack on the U.S. Capitol last month was inexcusable, Carlson intimated Wednesday that it pales in comparison to genocide around the globe. “There are no reports of rioters at the Capitol Building that day discharging weapons or threatening anyone with a gun,” the Fox host noted, according to Breitbart.
With former President Trump’s trial well underway, there’s no sign Democrats will be backing down from this rhetoric, however. According to NBC News, one of the House’s impeachment managers, Texas Rep. Joaquin Castro (D), warned Thursday during the proceedings that “the world is watching.”
“To fail to convict…would be to forfeit the power of our example as a North Star on freedom, democracy, human rights, and most of all on the rule of law,” he said. “And to convict Donald Trump would show America stands with the rule of law, no matter who breaks it.”
But in Carlson’s eyes, before those on the left can convince Republicans that Trump deserves a conviction, they need to get their story straight. “They’ve lied about a lot,” Carlson said Wednesday, according to Breitbart. “So why wouldn’t they do it again?”
The question remains.