A group of protesters showed up at Tucker Carlson’s house Wednesday night with signs, shouting insults at the Fox News host who was not home at the time.
“You promote hate and an ideology that has led to thousands of people dying by the hands of the police to trans women being murdered in the streets,” one protester shouted. “Your policies promote hate and we want you to know we know where you sleep at night,”
Fox News condemned the protest, led by a group called Smash Racism DC, Thursday.
“The incident that took place at Tucker’s home last night was reprehensible,” Fox News CEO Suzanne Scott and president Jay Wallace said in a statement to the Daily News.
“The violent threats and intimidation tactics toward him and his family are completely unacceptable.””We as a nation have become far too intolerant of different points of view,” the executives said. “Recent events across our country clearly highlight the need for a more civil, respectful, and inclusive national conversation. Those of us in the media and in politics bear a special obligation to all Americans, to find common ground.”
Carlson, an outspoken supporter of President Trump, said he was at the Fox News studios preparing for his “Tucker Carlson Tonight” show that night, but his wife was home
“It wasn’t a protest. It was a threat,” Carlson told the Washington Post. “They were threatening me and my family and telling me to leave my own neighborhood in the city that I grew up in.”
According to a police report acquired by The News, Carlson’s wife reported “loud banging and pounding on her front door” before going to investigate. After seeing about 20 people, she “retreated to a room in the rear of her home” and called authorities.