World Tucker Carlson Says No White Supremacy at Riot—An Officer Says He Was Called Racial Slurs
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In Saturday Night Live's cold open, the Fox News host brought out a series of Trump allies to give their thoughts after the former president was acquitted in the Senate.The show parodied an episode of Tucker Carlson Tonight, with the Fox News host, portrayed by Alex Moffat, bringing out a series of key Republican figures in the impeachment saga.
Tucker Carlson has claimed that there is no evidence of white supremacy at the Capitol Riot on January 6—on the same day that a Capitol police officer said he was called racial slurs while defending the building during the insurrection.
The reactionaryhost responded to a clip of Attorney General nominee as he seeks confirmation for his appointment next week.
6 Oath Keepers extremists who guarded Roger Stone before the Capitol riot joined the siege: NY Times report
6 men who guarded Roger Stone in DC stormed the Capitol,The New York Times found. All of those guards are reportedly associated with the Oath Keepers, a militant extremist group. Some Oath Keepers planned for the insurrection, according to court documents obtained by Insider. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Six people who guarded Roger Stone in Washington, DC, before the January 6 Capitol riot participated in the insurrection, according to an investigation by The New York Times.
"If confirmed, I will supervise the prosecution of white supremacists and others who stormed the Capitol on January 6—a heinous attack that sought to disrupt a cornerstone of our democracy: the peaceful transfer of power to a newly elected government," Garland said in his nomination hearing on Monday.
However, Carlson refuted Garland's use of the term "white supremacists" telling his viewers on Monday night: "There's no evidence that white supremacists were responsible for what happened on Jan. 6. That's a lie. And contrary to what you've been hearing, there's no evidence this was a, quote, armed insurrection."
Are you kidding?
pic.twitter.com/RCGQSC5K5D— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) February 23, 2021
Carlson's comments come as a
CNN Anchor Hammers Fox News for False Claim About ‘Spontaneous’ Trump Rally
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Harry Dunn, a 13-year veteran of the Capitol Police Department, spoke publicly about January 6 on Monday tellingNews that riot participants made him fear for his life during the unrest.
"I got called a [N-word] a couple dozen times today protecting this building," Dunn said.
.@ABC NEWS EXCLUSIVE: One of the Capitol Police officers who stood their ground during the January 6th insurrection speaks out for the first time, sitting down exclusively with @ABC News Chief Justice Correspondent @PierreTABC: https://t.co/Y7J7I6SQF8 pic.twitter.com/NWiepUWM27— Good Morning America (@GMA) February 22, 2021
He also recalled what he told a fellow officer that day. "Is this America? They beat police officers with Blue Lives Matter flags. They fought us, they had Confederate flags in the U.S. Capitol."
He later went on to describe how fearful he was in the midst of the riot which also claimed the life of his.
Fox News turns Winter Storm Uri into a cudgel to own the libs
“It seems pretty clear that a reckless reliance on windmills is the cause of this disaster” in Texas, Tucker Carlson lied.As Vox’s Umair Irfan explained, the blackouts happened when the winter storm created a sudden spike in energy demand and hamstrung production of natural gas, coal, nuclear, and wind energy. The root problems (climate change aside) involve the state’s failure to winterize energy facilities and infrastructure in a region not accustomed to sustained freezing weather.
"I was scared," Dunn said. "I was absolutely scared. I'm on this platform and I'm a big guy. I'm 6 foot 7. I'm this giant person and we had our guns out and I'm thinking, all these people out there, they're armed too. And I'm like, 'I'm gonna get shot. They gon' take me out.' I remember at one point I said 'How is this gonna end?'"
There are currentlyfor their conduct during last month's violent attack in Washington D.C.
Of the more than three dozen officers involved in the Capitol Police's ongoing internal inquiry, led by the law enforcement agency's Office of Professional Responsibility, six were suspended with pay last week.
Pennsylvania ranks first in Capitol riot-related arrests: report .
Pennsylvania, lifeblood of the American Revolution, has so far seen the most arrests related to the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection compared to any other state, according to a new analysis by Philadelphia Magazine. The Justice Department so far has charged at least 26 Pennsylvanians in connection to the Jan. 6 event in Washington, D.C., that temporarily interrupted Congress’ certification of President Biden’s Electoral College victory, the magazine reported after reviewing court documents, news reports and data.