Tucker Carlson called Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) a "coward" Tuesday night on Fox News for calling for media censorship and then refusing an invitation to go on his show to discuss it.
In short, Schumer blames Fox News, and Tucker Carlson, for the actions of an 18-year-old gunman who committed a racially-motivated mass murder in Buffalo, NY over the weekend, as well as previous mass shootings by an antisemite in Pittsburgh in 2018, and a man who targeted Mexicans at an El Paso Walmart in 2019. Carlson was CCd on the letter.
Carlson mimicked Schumer, saying, "Maybe taking some names and putting people in jail." He continued, "Hmm. Who would those people be? Well, thanks to the Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York, we now know. Schumer just sent a letter to our bosses here at Fox News blaming this show for the mass murder in Buffalo, as well as several other mass shootings in recent years."
"According to Chuck Schumer, this show spreads 'dangerous rhetoric and needs to be pulled off the air immediately in the name of public safety,'" Carlson added.
"Now, again, Chuck Schumer is a federal official. He is the leading Democrat in the United States Senate and he is calling for media censorship. Now, there was a time like maybe 18 months ago when that would be considered a direct violation of the First Amendment. Now we hear it every day. 'Let's throw them in jail.'"
Carlson concluded, "We wanted to hear more from Chuck Schumer about this. We invited him on the show tonight, as we always do, but because he is a coward, this is the only media appearance probably in history he's turned down."