Tucker responds to fmr. colleague who suggested he be jailed ‘or worse’: ‘This is going to get really ugly, really soon’

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Fox News host Tucker Carlson took time out of his broadcast Monday to caution Democrats and their ilk of the path they’re headed down warning, “this is going to get really ugly, really soon.”

There is nothing new in political opponents hurling accusations at one another as the host indicated during the opening monologue of “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” but there is a logical conclusion when those attacks continue to escalate. This is especially true, Carlson noted, when independent actors such as so-called journalists are party to the same narrative.

So it was when Carlson called out recent remarks from former Fox News chief political correspondent Carl Cameron who suggested “jail” or “something worse” could be in the primetime host’s future.

“It is time to deescalate,” he said in response to Cameron. “Otherwise, this is going to get really ugly, really soon.”

Cameron had been pinning the motivation for the suspect in the Buffalo shooting on statements that Carlson had made on his program, likening his remarks to “screaming fire in a crowded movie house for years,” before the former correspondent expressed that President Joe Biden’s administration cracking down on free speech was “way overdue.”

“‘The administration is beginning to make a move on that,’ says the journalist. Maybe wind up in jail or maybe ‘something worse,'” reacted Carlson. “Well what’s ‘something worse?'”

“Well we’re not sure what ‘something worse’ is, but it certainly feels like we’re moving toward it at very high speed at this point,” he suggested after he had pointed to similar instances of Democrat figures describing political rivals as criminals. “That’s the endpoint to talk like that, ‘something worse,’ because rhetoric has its own internal logic.”

As Cameron had pointed out, “the administration is beginning to make a move,” and they’re currently setting the framework for the actions they intend to take. “You’ve experienced it,” Carlson said, “you can talk yourself into things. We’ve all done that. Democrats are doing it right now, and what they’re talking themselves into right now is ‘something worse.'”

“It’s scary. It is time to pullback. It is time to deescalate. Otherwise, this is going to get really ugly, really soon,” he argued, and it’s not just Democrat against Republican.

There is a certain element of insider versus outsider taking place as Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) had used the exact same style of rhetoric against former Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) in a back and forth pertaining to questions on intelligence reports from Ukraine at the onset of the Russian invasion. Romney had accused Gabbard of “treasonous lies” for seeking answers before blindly getting the American military involved in a war.

“If Mitt Romney had read the Constitution,” Gabbard explained of Romney’s rhetoric, “he would know that treason, the crime that he is accusing me of, that is punishable by death, is so serious that our founders deemed it to be the only crime worthy of being defined in our Constitution. And so the situation that we’re facing here is a very serious one, not because it’s about me, because it has a much bigger impact on our country.”

This, Carlson stated, is because, “Democrats have reached the logical end of name-calling. Why? Because they’ve run out of epithets. Once you’ve accused your political opponents of being Nazis, white supremacists, and then of treason, you have reached the limits of language.”

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