Tucker Carlson: Democrats want to hunt down conservatives like they’re ‘Al Qaeda’

Speaking on his Fox News show this Wednesday, Tucker Carlson suggested that the U.S. law enforcement agencies’ focus on right-wing extremism and the rise of conspiracy theory cults like QAnon is akin to “a new war against our own population.”

“Hunt them down like Al Qaeda,” Carlson said, suggesting that regular every day conservatives are being lumped in with those who stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. “And to be completely clear, we are not over stating this. We are not hysterical. We’re just close listeners.”

“By ‘them’ they mean Americans who were nowhere near the Capitol on January 6, had no role in what happened that day, and didn’t support it,” he continued. “That’s the assessment from a former CIA official who spent years hunting Al Qaeda in the Middle East.”

According to Carlson, Republican leaders like Mitch McConnell don’t realize that their own voters are he ones “now being re-classified as the Al Qaeda terrorists and treated accordingly.”

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