"I was invited on Tucker Carlson's show," the New York senator wrote on Twitter. "I will agree to go on after Tucker Carlson admits to his viewers live on air that he has been lying to them about the 2020 elections and about what happened on January 6th."
The challenge came after Carlson began sharing video evidence that many peaceful protesters were led inside the Capitol building by police, after being provided thousands of hours of surveillance tapes from House Speaker Kevin McCarthy. After beginning to air the footage on Monday night, Schumer went ballistic on the Senate floor and demanded that Fox News stop sharing the footage — which had previously only been available to the Jan. 6 Committee and law enforcement — with the public.
"Last night, millions of Americans tuned into one of the most shameful hours we have ever seen on cable television," Schumer said Tuesday. "With contempt for the facts, disregard for the risks, and knowing full well he was lying to his audience, Fox News host Tucker Carlson ran a segment last night arguing the January 6 Capitol attack was not a violent insurrection. By diving deep into the waters of conspiracy, and cherry picking from thousands of hours of footage, Mr. Carlson told the bold-faced lie that the Capitol attack, which we all saw with our own eyes, somehow, was not an attack at all."
"I, and so many others who were here in the Capitol, and millions and millions of Americans, are just furious," Schumer continued, before revealing that someone told him he was being targeted by rioters. "Let's get him!" Schumer remembers someone telling him a rioter said.
The Democratic senator went on to call for Carlson's censorship, saying that "Fox News should tell him not to" run another segment with more footage.
"Fox News, Rupert Murdoch, tell Carlson not to run a second segment of lies," he continued, calling on the owner of Fox Corporation. "You know it's a lie, you've admitted it's a lie. And Speaker McCarthy is every bit as culpable."
In the replies to his tweet to Carlson, former OANN host Liz Wheeler wrote, "As a U.S. Senator, you called for a journalist to be censored because he exposed your lies about Jan 6. It wasn't a deadly insurrection. Officer Sicknick wasn't murdered. Ray Epps lied under oath. No wonder 61 percent of Americans think Jan 6 was staged by feds. You should be ashamed."
"You didn't want to talk about Ray Epps? Or Brian Sicknick? Or Ashli Babbitt? Or the Q Anon Shaman? Or the complicit Capitol Police? Or the undercover officers? Or the FBI informants?," wrote former Fox News producer Kyle Becker.
"Wow, what a surprise. I'd figure you'd want to get into the specifics about how exactly Democrats have been lying to Americans for the last two years about January 6."
"How is it lying when it's just a video showing that YOU'VE been lying. Your saying people shouldn't believe what’s right in front of their faces. Major gaslighting," another commenter wrote.
Join and support independent free thinkers!
We’re independent and can’t be cancelled. The establishment media is increasingly dedicated to divisive cancel culture, corporate wokeism, and political correctness, all while covering up corruption from the corridors of power. The need for fact-based journalism and thoughtful analysis has never been greater. When you support The Post Millennial, you support freedom of the press at a time when it's under direct attack. Join the ranks of independent, free thinkers by supporting us today for as little as $1.
Remind me next month