- The Washington Times - Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Fox News’ Tucker Carlson faced threats of violence Wednesday night when left-wing antifa activists formed a mob outside his home.

Smash Racism DC posted video of its members chanting outside the conservative pundit’s home with refrains like “Tucker Carlson, we will fight! We know where you sleep at night!” and “Racist scumbag, leave town!”

Wednesday’s incident is an escalation for Mr. Carlson’s detractors. He told National Review in October that confrontations at restaurants had forced him to stay in more often.

“I don’t feel threatened, but having someone scream, ‘F— you!’ at a restaurant, it just wrecks your meal,” the Tucker Carlson Tonight host said Oct. 15.

The antifa group justified its actions by saying Mr. Carlson’s political stances are an intrinsic threat to their safety, hence he doesn’t deserve safety either.

Smash Racism DC was also responsible for an altercation with Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas in October. The group harangued the lawmaker and his wife inside the Fiola restaurant over the nomination of Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh until the pair had to leave the eatery temporarily, though the demonstrators were forced out and the restaurant said it was open to customers of all political persuasions.

• Douglas Ernst can be reached at dernst@washingtontimes.com.

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