Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks Denouncing Fox News For Continuing To Do Nothing As Host Tucker Carlson’s Repeated Promotion Of A Dangerous, False, And Racist Conspiracy Theory

July 21, 2022

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor to demand that Fox News prevent anchor, Tucker Carlson, from promoting the dangerous, false, and racist great replacement conspiracy theory. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

Earlier this week, Fox News Anchor Tucker Carlson once again used his enormous platform on primetime television to spread the malicious, dangerous, and racist conspiracy of replacement theory. It is far from the first time he has done so, but in light of the recent violence in Buffalo inspired by replacement theory, it is shocking and dangerous for Mr. Carlson to keep propagating this message.

I am deeply disappointed—frankly outraged—that Fox News has taken no action to address the conduct of Mr. Carlson.

It makes me sick to my stomach to think that Mr. Carlson has been given a free pass to amplify racist conspiracy theories to millions of Americans, theories that are eerily similar to those cited by Buffalo’s horrible shooter.

There is only way to describe what Mr. Carlson is doing: he is stoking racial resentment among his viewers with these vile and racist conspiracy theories.

I urge Fox News to compel him to stop this at once.

 

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