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!”
BREAKING. Activists ring doorbell, hold protest at the Washington DC area home of @TuckerCarlson, racist, sexist, bigoted FOX News personality. So far no one has opened the door.— Smash Racism DC (@SmashRacismDC) November 7, 2018
“Tucker Carlson, we will fight!
We know where you sleep at night!”#KnockKnockTucker pic.twitter.com/A3S3c6croi
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.
“Racist scumbag, leave town!”— Smash Racism DC (@SmashRacismDC) November 7, 2018
Every night you spread fear into our homes—fear of the other, fear of us, and fear of them. Each night you tell us we are not safe. Tonight you’re reminded that we have a voice. Tonight, we remind you that you are not safe either.#KnockKnockTucker pic.twitter.com/QlNVKS4oxN
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.
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