11:30 AM PT — The CEO, along with the President of FOX News, released a joint statement, saying, “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.”
The statement continues, “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.”
FOX News Channel’s Tucker Carlson’s home came under siege Wednesday night while he was at work, as his wife was left alone to fend for herself.
Tucker’s wife, Susie, called cops around 6:30 PM ET to report a mob that had formed outside the Carlson home in D.C. Several people in the crowd started banging on the front door.
BREAKING:A mob has gathered outside Tucker Carlson’s home demanding his family leave DC because he is a “racist scumbag.” “Every night you spread fear into homes — we remind you that you are not safe either”Tucker has 4 children. The Left is sick.https://t.co/rXs8pUmhxu pic.twitter.com/1R9O9UcTYM
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) November 8, 2018
According to a police report, obtained by TMZ, the mob was chanting loudly with a bullhorn. Susie retreated to a rear room in the house and dialed 911. When police arrived, cops say they found around 20 people who had sprayed an anarchy symbol on the driveway.
Video obtained from outside the home shows the group chanting, “Racist scum bag, leave town.” The group has reportedly been identified as an Antifa-affiliated group called Smash Racism DC.
Aside from the anarchy symbol, cops say they also found multiple signs posted on cars in Tucker’s driveway and the front door that made reference to his political affiliation — Republican.
Tucker was not home at the time of the incident … it’s unclear if his and Susie’s 4 children were home. He recently said he avoids eating out because he doesn’t want people confronting him.
We’ve seen quite a lot of that lately within the GOP … from Mitch McConnell to Senator Cruz, and others.
Originally Published — 6:44 AM PT