On January 6th of this year, a crowd of Trump supporters attacked the United States Capitol. While some of the crowd seemed harmless, many others didn’t. Barricades were torn down, windows smashed and officers brutally attacked.
Shortly after the events, Fox News began alerting viewers to the seriousness of the incident. And Donald Trump was there too. These people weren’t dangerous, said the 45th President, we hug and kiss the policemen.
Tucker Carlson went one step further on Tuesday night. The Fox host went out of his way to defend Eric Munchel. Munchel was photographed from head to toe in tactical gear during the event, wearing a taser and holding zip ties.
Carlson told his audience:
“N.either Lisa Eisenhardt Her son Eric Munchel damaged both items in the capital or did not commit any Violence. They just went to what we were used to refer to as the people House. And yet somehow Joe Biden’s D.Department of Justice is convinced she was a threat to our republic ‘and that they Son was a potential murderer. These are people whose crime was Trespassing in the capital. We don’t support that. It was decided by the DC Circuit Court of Appeals Bring that perspective. ‘Two people who didn’t take part in any violence and were not involved in the planning or Coordination of this activity would apparently represent little Threat. But apparently. But the judges still don’t Release Eric or his mother Lisa Eisenhardt. That is how much power the federal government has Prosecutors have. They can even keep you in jail when a judge concludes that there is No reason for you to be there Jail.”
— PoliticusUSA (@politicususa) April 7, 2021
Carlson kept asking his audience to ignore what they saw with their own eyes. And to ignore the fact that 140 officers were injured during the riot. And while it will certainly work for some, the majority of Americans will remember exactly what Trump’s mob did that day.
Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey-based policy and technology writer. His work has been featured on psfk.com, foxsports.com and hillreporter.com. He likes sports, politics, comics, and spends time with his family on the waterfront.