Fox News Host Tucker Carlson just does not seem to be able to stop while he is ahead. Not only has he doubled down on his anti-vaccine mantra, now he is coming down hard on one of the Capitol Police officers who fended off Donald Trump supporters on January 6. He called the man the N-word and described him as an “angry, left-wing political activist.” Officer Harry Dunn told NBC that Black officers were fighting a “different” battle from everyone else.
Dunn’s testimony kicked off a new House Committee dedicated to investigating the Capitol riots.
Carlson spoke about Dunn on his show:
‘Dunn will pretend to speak for the country’s law enforcement community, but it turns out Dunn has very little in common with your average cop. Dunn is an angry, left-wing political activist.’
Then, Representative Eric Swalwell, D-CA tweeted Wednesday:
‘Forever grateful to officers like Harry Dunn. He put his body between lawmakers and an armed mob.’
Forever grateful to officers like Harry Dunn. He put his body between lawmakers and an armed mob. You know who else Officer Dunn protected…Tucker Carlson’s son, a House staffer. RT if you stand with Harry and against white supremacy. https://t.co/3Jxtydyq8n
— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) July 22, 2021
Dunn’s attorneys David H. Laufman and Mark S. Zaid said in a long Twitter statement:
‘Tonight Fox News allowed its host Tucker Carlson, who has not served a day in uniform, whether military or law enforcement, to criticize the heroism and service of African-American U.S. Capitol Police Officer Harry Dunn.’
House Intelligence Committee Chair and member of the House January 6 Committee, Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA) tweeted about “courage:”
‘Speaking truth to power takes courage. Especially when it subjects you to vile, racist hate. Officer Dunn is a patriot who risked his life to protect the Capitol and our democracy, and continues to fight for the truth. That’s far more than anyone can say about @TuckerCarlson.’
Twitter world went wild after people read Schiff’s post. Take a look at some of our favorites below:
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