Fox News Channel host Tucker Carlson hit out at Senator Ted Cruz Wednesday for branding the Capitol riot ‘a violent terrorist attack.’
Carlson’s opening monologue mocked the idea – as Carlson has repeatedly – that the storming of the building was an ‘insurrection.’
He then went after Republicans, including Cruz, whom he felt took Democratic talking points he claims were first made by Attorney General Merrick Garland to discuss the riot.
‘Now let’s be honest,’ Carlson said. ‘Everyone who’s conservative appreciates Ted Cruz. You may not like him. But you’ve gotta appreciate him. He’s legitimately smart. He’s one of the more articulate people to serve in the Congress, maybe the most articulate.’
‘He doesn’t use a single word by accident,’ Carlson added. ‘Every word Ted Cruz uses is used intentionally. He’s a lawyer.’
Carlson continued by wondering why he was using his carefully chosen words to describe the events of the 6th as a terrorist attack.
‘He described January 6th as a violent terrorist attack,’ the top-rated cable news host said. ‘Of all the things January 6th was, it was definitely not a violent terrorist attack. It wasn’t an insurrection. Was it a riot? Sure. It was not a violent terrorist attack. Sorry! So why are you telling us it was, Ted Cruz?’