Antifa activists tied to the Smash Racism D.C. group terrorized Tucker Carlson’s home last night with at least one person using their body as a battering ram to smash into the front door.
These Antifa members were loud and shouted all manner of things, of which many could be considered threats. They were heard shouting, “Tucker Carlson, we are outside your home,” as well as “We want you to know, we know where you sleep at night.” The group even chanted, “Tucker Carlson, we will fight! We know where you sleep at night!” A number of the Antifa members referred to Carlson as a “racist scumbag.” Others demanded he “leave town.” One woman even stated she wished to “bring a pipe bomb.”
Carlson’s wife, who was home alone believed she was facing a home invasion, quickly contacted police. Lt. Jon Pongrats of the D.C. police told The Washington Post that around 20 people were outside Carlson’s home when police arrived.
Carlson detailed to The Washington Post how his wife initially handled the situation:
“She had been in the kitchen alone getting ready to go to dinner and she heard pounding on the front door and screaming. … Someone started throwing himself against the front door and actually cracked the front door.”
She then hid in the pantry and called 911.
“It wasn’t a protest. It was a threat. They weren’t protesting anything specific that I had said. They weren’t asking me to change anything. They weren’t protesting a policy or advocating for legislation. … They were threatening me and my family and telling me to leave my own neighborhood in the city that I grew up in,” said Carlson.
Smash Racism D.C. took to Facebook and encourage their supporters to confront Tucker Carlson and others at their homes.
The post (Archive link: http://archive.is/q8P08) reads, “Protecting ourselves and our communities means interfering with those who make a platform for hate. So we will go to their homes and their workplaces, and find them in restaurants. We invite others to do the same!”
The post would also assert, “This is our world, all of ours. White supremacy should have no home. Fascist pundits who promote violence deserve no peace.”
After the Antifa members finally dispersed, police remained. Lt. Pongratz noted, “We’re going to keep an eye on the block and the area because of the earlier disturbance to make sure that nothing escalates.” He added, “We wanted to make sure that it stayed safe … in case they do come back.”
Carlson already indicated this situation has affected his daily routine, “How can you go out for dinner and leave the kids at home at this point? If they’re talking about pipe bombs … how do you live like that?” He added, “I probably won’t open another package sent to our house from now on.”
Tucker Carlson did indicate he plans on fighting back, “I don’t think I should be threatened in our house. I think I should fight back, and I plan to. I’m not going to be bullied and intimidated.”
Stephen Colbert Responds
Talk show host Stephen Colbert defended Tucker Carlson stating Carlson’s home and family should not be terrorized. In fact, he noted it was “an act of monstrous cowardice.”
Fighting Tucker Carlson’s ideas is an American right. Targeting his home and terrorizing his family is an act of monstrous cowardice. Obviously don’t do this, but also, take no pleasure in it happening. Feeding monsters just makes more monsters.
— Stephen Colbert (@StephenAtHome) November 8, 2018
Megyn Kelly Weighs In
Tucker Carlson’s former co-worker Megyn Kelly added her own thoughts stating the acts against Carlson and his family were “stomach-turning.”
This has to stop. Who are we? What are we becoming? @TuckerCarlson is tough & can handle a lot, but he does not deserve this. His family does not deserve this. It’s stomach-turning. https://t.co/5vOmriGKkV
— Megyn Kelly (@megynkelly) November 8, 2018
Twitter Takes Action
Twitter would suspend the Smash Racism DC account which documented and promoted the threats made against Carlson and his family.
What do you make of the actions against Tucker Carlson? Do you think this behavior will begin spreading to others who support Donald Trump and his policies?