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Tucker Carlson Hits Lindsey Graham for Demanding Murder of Jan 6th Protestors


Fox News host Tucker Carlson blasted Sen. Lindsey Graham for reportedly telling Capitol Police to shoot January 6th protesters. 

“On January 6, Lindsey Graham was running around the Capitol, ordering the Capitol Police to murder the protesters,” Carlson said. 

He was talking about comments the republican lawmaker reportedly made during the riot that were published in the Washington Post over the weekend, per Newsweek

“What are you doing? Take back the Senate! You’ve got guns. Use them. We give you guns for a reason. Use them,” Graham was quoted saying. 

“Really? This is the conservative position on armed protesters? Look, they shouldn’t have been there. We’ve never defended that and we never would,” Carlson said. “But kill them? What the hell is wrong with you, Lindsey Graham? How long before you’re ordering drone attacks on people’s politics you don’t like?”

This isn’t the first time Carlson has ripped Graham on television.

Earlier this year, he called out the senator, who serves on the Senate Judiciary Committee, for voting in favor of Biden’s judicial nominees to be confirmed. 

And, in March of 2020, Carlson accused Graham of “working to reward the Chinese” during the pandemic by “passing out residency documents to rich Chinese, nearly all of whom by definition have ties to our enemies in the Chinese government.”