A leftist mob from the Antifa group “Smash Racism DC” surrounded Tucker Carlson’s house Wednesday evening and shouted threats through a bullhorn.
They chanted, “Racist scumbag, leave town!” “You are not safe” and “Tucker Carlson, we will fight! We know where you sleep at night!” The group also chanted “No Borders, No walls, No USA at all!”
The group posted a picture of the sign with the Carlson family’s address on it to Twitter. They also posted videos of their actions on both Twitter and Facebook.
Twitter removed the videos and tweet with Carlson’s address Wednesday night after an inquiry from The Daily Caller News Foundation.
Carlson said that only his wife was home at the time. Fortunately, his four kids weren’t there.
From Daily Wire:
“I called my wife,” Carlson told The Washington Post. He was prepping for his show “Tucker Carlson Tonight” when he caught wind of the incident via text message.
“She had been in the kitchen alone getting ready to go to dinner and she heard pounding on the front door and screaming,” he continued. “Someone started throwing himself against the front door and actually cracked the front door.”
His wife, who was the only person home at the time of the ambush, initially thought it was a home invasion after hearing the screaming and banging on the door. She locked herself in their pantry and called the police, Carlson said.
The cowards scattered when the police arrived.
Carlson also said that on one of the videos you can hear a woman say that they should “bring a pipe bomb” to his home.
They carried signs with his address on it and blocked off the street. And before their Twitter account was suspended not only posted his address but that of his brother and that of one of his friends.
“It wasn’t a protest. It was a threat,” Carlson clarified. “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.
“How can you go out for dinner and leave the kids at home at this point?” he asked. “If they’re talking about pipe bombs … how do you live like that?”
“I probably won’t open another package sent to our house from now on,” added Carlson….
“I think I should fight back, and I plan to,” he said. “I’m not going to be bullied and intimidated.”
Carlson’s employers also condemned the group’s actions.
From Daily Caller:
Fox News CEO Suzanne Scott and president Jay Wallace released a statement Thursday denouncing the mob’s actions.
“The incident that took place at Tucker’s home last night was reprehensible. The violent threats and intimidation tactics toward him and his family are completely unacceptable,” Scott and Wallace said, adding:
“We as a nation have become far too intolerant of different points of view. Recent events across our country clearly highlight the need for a more civil, respectful, and inclusive national conversation. Those of us in the media and in politics bear a special obligation to all Americans, to find common ground.”
NBC’s Megyn Kelly also condemned the mob.
“This has to stop. Who are we? What are we becoming? @TuckerCarlson is tough & can handle a lot, but he does not deserve this,” Kelly, a former Fox News host, wrote on Twitter.
“His family does not deserve this. It’s stomach-turning,” Kelly added.
Smash Racism DC is also the group that harrassed Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and his wife while they were out to dinner at a restaurant, trying to threaten him to vote against Kavanaugh. They also threatened Cruz later, posting he’s “not safe.”
The co-founder of the group, Mike Issacson, has actually appeared multiple times on Carlson’s show. He’s the guy who used to teach at John Jay College of Criminal Justice but got fired after making a comment about dead cops.
Issacson said he hadn’t worked with Smash Racism in three years, but supported their actions.