The #TuckerIsABigot hashtag trended nationally on Twitter Thursday following the release of a damning online ad that called out Fox News personality Tucker Carlson for downplaying the deadly U.S. Capitol riot.
In the spot for the Really American PAC, veteran radio host Chip Franklin slams Carlson for denying that the Jan. 6 storming of the Capitol by supporters of then-President Donald Trump was an armed insurrection or that white supremacists were involved.
In addition to promoting falsehoods about the pro-Trump mob’s attack on the Capitol, Carlson has been sowing doubt about COVID-19 vaccines, peddling a conspiracy theory about President Joe Biden’s marriage and playing dumb on the QAnon movement and its rising influence in the Republican Party.
Really American’s video received more than a half-million views in its first eight hours on Twitter.
The PAC, which describes itself on YouTube as “a group of passionate Americans who want to ensure the United States remains an inclusive and welcoming country for generations to come,” released multiple viral spots attacking Trump before the 2020 election.
Since Biden’s victory, the group has pivoted to attacking Trump’s enablers and allies in Congress and elsewhere.