‘That should be illegal’: Tucker Carlson denounces mandates requiring kids to wear masks

Even as millions of Americans are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19, Michigan made headlines recently for expanding its face mask mandate to cover children as young as 2 years old.

That news did not sit well with Fox News Channel personality Tucker Carlson — and his response has raised more than a few eyebrows.

“Keep calling until someone arrives”

“As for forcing children to wear masks outside, that should be illegal,” he told his audience on Tuesday evening.

He went on to proclaim that the response of individuals who see children with their faces covered “should be no different from your response to seeing someone beat a kid in Walmart.”

Carlson encouraged his viewers to call the police or child protective services in such a scenario.

“Keep calling until someone arrives,” he said. “If it’s your own children being abused, then act accordingly. Let’s say your kid’s school emailed you and announced that every day after lunch, your sixth-grader was going to get punched in the face by a teacher. How would you respond to that?”

Equating that physical abuse to mask requirements, Carlson added: “That’s precisely how you should respond when they tell you that your kids have to wear masks on the soccer field.”

“They just pretend that you’re serious”

He called the mandates “unacceptable” and “dangerous,” lamenting that “too few of us have responded like that,” choosing instead to remain “shamefully passive in the face of all of this.”

Later in the broadcast, the host took aim at those behind rules mandating face masks for children, complaining: “The people making these demands don’t own America. They didn’t build America. They can’t build anything. They can’t. And they’re not allowed to wreck it.”

While progressive pundits were quick to denounce Carlson’s rhetoric and express outrage over the insinuation that he was encouraging people to file false police reports, conservative commentator Ben Shapiro accused them of deliberately misconstruing his true intent.

“There’s this game that people in the media like to play, which is that if you say something that is a joke or sarcastic, they just pretend that you’re serious so they can critique the point,” he said.

As Shapiro went on to argue, Carlson’s argument was “that you’ve got a bunch of morons who’ve been calling the cops on people who are unmasked outdoors, and he’s saying that it’s significantly more maniacal to make a 2-year-old maks outdoors.”

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  1. Well, when this all started they said children were almost totally exempt from contacting the virus. Then Fauci kept blowing his big mouth off and because two or three ki9ds did get it Boy right now every kid in the world was supposed to wear a mask. Little kids, at least shouldn’t have to. My Great Granddaughter is 6 and she hates it. She said she wouldn’t mind wearing the plastic masks but she hated the cloth ones. So I bought her a whole pkg. of the plastic ones. Her first day, excuse me, I meant the 2hours that they had to go to school. they said she couldn’t wear the plastic ones. She came home madder than a hornet. But she still couldn’t wear them. Poor kid. I don’t see how anyone can play sports and wear those masks. The only time I wear one is when I go to the DRs. office.

  2. just another way to try to control people this adminstration can go take a flying leap you will never take control of our lives and I advise not to try

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