Fox News host Tucker Carlson spoke out against the Stephen Colbert staff after their arrests at the Capitol last week.
He began his show sarcastically, with the same rhetoric that many people have used against the January 6 protestors.
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“Like most Americans, you’re probably still trying to digest what has happened over these past four days. Profound national trauma is like that. Once you face something unimaginably horrible, nothing is ever the same. Nothing will ever be the same. Like prison, it changes a man,” he said about the invasion of the Capitol by Colbert staff members.
“This is not an easy time for any of us. We get it. We’re literally–literally still shaking as we think about how close this country came to losing our democracy last Thursday. Last Thursday was June 16th, a day forever branded in our memory, a day that has joined the pantheon of tragic turning points in human history. Where were you on 6/16? You’ll never forget and neither will we. At the time, we were preparing a show on Tony Fauci and his push for a new Corona shot for kids. It seemed important then. It seems so trivial now,” he mocked.
“As we were speaking on the air at that very moment, a team of seven saboteurs had entered the Capitol grounds and then proceeded, as saboteurs do, to breach the Capitol itself. Inside those hallowed grounds, within the very womb of democracy, these wreckers began their hunt for sitting members of Congress. that happened, ladies and gentlemen, and if it sounds shocking to you, it gets more harrowing from there.”
“This was not some spontaneous outbreak of insurrection. No, this was a meticulously planned coup from afar. The group in the Capitol was under the direct control of an extremist called Stephen Colbert, who as a White man, is, by definition a White extremist.”
“This White extremist, Stephen Colbert, had a faith column within the Capitol to help him pull off his diabolical plan. He had members of Congress who, believe it or not, helped the insurrectionist enter the Capitol, just to open the doors and let them walk in. Yes, that can happen and that fifth column included Adam Schiff of California, Stephanie Murphy of Florida, and a new member called Jake Auchincloss of Massachusetts, besmirching his family name. Those three members of Congress allowed the wreckers inside the Longworth House Office Building.”
He continued, “Now, the man who controlled this attempted a coup. Stephen Colbert knew exactly what he was doing. He knew the stakes. he knew the crimes he was committing and we know that because just last year, this White extremist, Stephen Colbert, explained that grown men who unlawfully enter the Capitol to harass sitting members of Congress are not pranksters. They’re not protestors. They’re domestic terrorists.”