Fox News star Tucker Carlson on Monday quaintly referred to the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection as an “election justice protest.” (Watch the video below.)
The Donald Trump-incited siege nearly toppled democracy, led to the deaths of five people, including a cop, plus injuries to 140 more officers and the subsequent suicides of four others. Hundreds were arrested and cries to hang Vice President Mike Pence rang out.
Carlson used an interview Vice President Kamala Harris gave on Sunday’s anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks about the threat of domestic terrorism to launch his rant.
Harris, in the interview, told NBC’s Chuck Todd that election deniers are running in several state races for positions that oversee elections. Elsewhere in the conversation, Todd asked if domestic threats compare with the danger of foreign terror.
“Each are dangerous and extremely harmful, but they’re different,” Harris replied, per Politico.
Carlson said Harris was likening election deniers to the 9/11 hijackers. He amplified his network’s previous cries of 2020 election fraud ― which have resulted in billion-dollar lawsuits against it.
“So again, that’s the sitting vice president who they tell us over and over, and you just heard her say it, received more votes than any vice president in history. And if you don’t believe that ― and there are reasons not to believe that ― if you don’t believe that, you’re like [Sept. 11 hijacker] Mohamed Atta. Your beliefs are acts of terror, you’re comparable to a mass murderer and you need to be pursued by law enforcement.”
Carlson has used the term “election justice protest” before, and it sounded just as dismissive as it does here:
H/T Media Matters
CORRECTION: Carlson calls the insurrection an “election justice protest”; an earlier version wrongly quoted him saying it was an “election injustice protest.”