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Fox News host Tucker Carlson called out wealthy Democrats like Chelsea Clinton who are funding a program that bails out violent criminals across the country.
The host of “Tucker Carlson Tonight” highlighted the program and those who donate during his Monday show, noting that, despite invitations to appear on the show and explain the motivation behind The Bail Project, the chairman of the board of the national nonprofit organization backed out of scheduled appearances – twice.
Carlson spoke about the organization “that really has an effect on this country and hurt a lot of people,” noting that it is “funded by some of the richest liberals in the nation.”
The organization has spent “millions of dollars putting thousands of accused criminals back onto the street as quickly as possible, with horrifying results,” Carlson added.
The non-profit, which claims on its website to have paid bail for over 12,000 people to date, said it is “designed to combat mass incarceration by disrupting the money bail system ‒ one person at a time.”
The chair of the board of The Bail Project and former hedge fund manager, Michael Novogratz, was invited to appear on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” last Friday.
(Source: Fox News)
Carlson explained that “we wanted to ask him why are you doing this?”
“We wanted to ask why an organizer for The Bail Project rented a U-Haul truck that rioters in Louisville used as a mobile armory before the riots there,” he said, referring to the truck seen in video footage dispensing gear for riots that erupted following a grand jury decision in the Breonna Taylor case.
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) September 24, 2020
“We also want to know why a wealthy finance guy would want to bail out people like Samuel Lee Scott,” Carlson continued, citing the case of the St. Louis man who was arrested and charged with beating his wife last year.
Despite an order of protection being issued by the judge, Scott was released from custody after his $5,000 bond was posted by the St. Louis Bail Project.
“According to the police, he used the newfound freedom to beat his wife to death. He promised he was going to do that when he went to jail the first time and he apparently made good on it,” Carlson said. “Thanks to the Bail Project.”
The Fox News host noted that Novogratz “bailed out” on his scheduled appearance last week but said he would come on the program Monday.
“But Michael Novogratz isn’t coming. He sent an email to us today saying, ‘nope, not coming,'” Carlson told viewers.
“He’s not alone, though. There are a lot of wealthy Democrats who are funding this project and projects like it,” he continued, naming former first daughter Chelsea Clinton’s support for the organization.
Getting ready for zoom Sunday school (lesson this week is David & Goliath) and talking to kids about why Marc & I are contributing daily to @bailproject. Please contribute to this/similar local efforts in your community if you’re able to.#BlackLivesMatter #JusticeForGeorgeFloyd https://t.co/CZ1Z7BSp3Q
— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) May 31, 2020
Carlson also called out celebrities who have boasted about donations to a similar group, the Minnesota Freedom Fund, a bail fund in Minneapolis that was founded in 2016. The nonprofit, which has bailed out those charged with murder, violent felonies, and sex crimes, reportedly received $35 million in donations following the death of George Floyd while in police custody.
Hollywood stars like Steve Carell, Cynthia Nixon, and Seth Rogen touted the group and its mission while announcing their financial support. But Carlson noted that no one has asked these donors about the people that are being freed, like a suspect who shot at police and a 36-year-old man accused of raping an 8-year-old girl.
“Good job, guys,” Carlson said. “No one has asked these actors why they’re paying to get accused child rapists out of prison. We’d like to ask why they’re doing that, and what do they think of the effect on the country.”
Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris tweeted out a call to donate to the Minnesota Freedom Fund back in June to “help those protesting on the ground in Minnesota.” Carlson noted that at least 13 staffers for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden also contributed to the fund.
“This isn’t about people protesting on the ground, For the people giving money, it’s about buying indulgences. If they donate money to social justice, they hope to avoid tough – but highly relevant – questions like, where did you get your money? When’s the last time you did something for the country?” Carlson said, noting several other questions that should be asked.
“Those are great questions, and we would love someone to ask them, but no one is,” he concluded. “But anyway, if you’re a wealthy liberal and giving the bail funds to assuage your throbbing conscience to buy protection from obvious questions about where your money comes from,” he said, “come one our show, we’d love to see you.”
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