Tucker Carlson reveals his son was inside Capitol building during Jan. 6 riot: ‘I was on the phone in real-time’

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Fox News host Tucker Carlson revealed that his own son was at the Capitol on January 6 and that he was on the phone with him “in real-time” as it was being breached.

The host of “Tucker Carlson Tonight” contended in a recent interview that although he would not defend “when people break windows or litter,” he also feels the general portrayal of the events on Jan. 6 has been exaggerated.

“I hated what happened on January 6,” Carlson told Steve Krakauer on “The Fourth Watch Podcast,” after being asked about his Fox Nation series on the Capitol riot and why he wanted to give it “a different look.”

He told the host that “one of my kids was actually in the building when it happened. I was on the phone in real-time,” likely a reference to his son Buckley Carlson, who works for Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN).

“I’m from Washington. I hate disorder. I hate breaking windows above all else. I just don’t like when people break windows or litter. I’m about order and my house is clean, I really believe in that,” Carlson asserted.

“So if people covering January 6th had been willing to just roughly tell the truth…but not use it as a partisan instrument to suspend civil liberties, I kinda would’ve just let it lie. Okay, people got all wound up, I get it. Some of them misbehaved, I’m not gonna defend that, but it has been used like so many events throughout history as a pretext for something else,” he continued.

“So they lie about what actually happened, they repeat the lie with maximum aggression, and over time, that lie solidifies into the common understanding of what happened,” Carlson contended.

He slammed people who have described the riot as an “insurrection,” and argued that there was “no good reason” for Ashli Babbitt to have died after she was shot by Capitol police.

“Almost a year in, there’s not one data point of evidence that it was a planned insurrection, that is, an effort to overthrow the U.S. government. That’s not true, and we would know, and then there’s no evidence of racial animus,” Carlson said. “Once you realize that everybody, including people on my channel, are participating in this lie and calling it an insurrection. Anyone who calls January 6th an insurrection is a liar, because there’s no evidence.”


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