Tucker Carlson sparks outrage with ‘vile’ jokes about AOC fearing for her life during the riots

Tucker Carlson sparks outrage with ‘vile’ jokes about AOC fearing for her life during the riots

Fox News host Tucker Carlson went on a vicious rant against Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez after she said that she feared for her life during the Capitol riots.

Carlson played several clips from the congresswoman’s hour-long Instagram live, then mocked her concerns, called her the “dumbest and most narcissistic” member of Congress, and claimed she was a hypocrite for supporting campaigns to defund the police while also praising Capitol officers.

"I had a pretty traumatizing event happen to me," Ocasio-Cortez told her followers. "And I do not know if I can even disclose the full details of that event, due to security concerns. But I can tell you that I had a very close encounter where I thought I was going to die."

Despite her disturbing account, Carlson continued to mercilessly belittle her. “Narrowly escaped death,” Carlson said sarcastically. “When the most harrowing thing you've done in life is pass freshman sociology at Boston University, every day is a brand new drama! Sandy’s heart is still beating fast!”

The Fox News host also downplayed the severity of the riots. “It was not an act of racism,” he said. It was not an insurrection. It wasn’t an armed invasion by a brigade of dangerous white supremacists. It wasn’t. Those are lies.” This is despite the fact that white supremacist symbols were wielded at the insurrection, including a Confederate flag and a “Camp Auschwitz” hoodie.

People quickly condemned Carlson as “vile” and “dangerous” for his comments.

As Mehdi Hasan also pointed out, Carlson’s dismissal of Ocasio-Cortez’s fears are strange considering he also supposedly had a close encounter. He claimed that antifa protestors threatened his family and left a large crack on his front door, though police said there was no evidence of damage.

In Ocasio-Cortez’s case, there’s actual evidence.

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