Tucker Carlson hits back as 'The View' hosts call for his ARREST, defends Ukraine biolabs claims
'The View' hosts called for Carlson to face a Department of Justice investigation into his claim that the US government is funding biolabs in Ukraine
Fox News host Tucker Carlson has hit back at 'The View' hosts after they called for him to face a Department of Justice investigation into his claim that the US government is funding biolabs in Ukraine. Carlson laughed off their remark that he had been "shilling" for Putin and Whoopi Goldberg's remark that, "They used to arrest people for stuff like this."
Speaking on his Fox News show on Monday, March 14, Carlson said: "Really? 'They used to arrest people for saying stuff like this.' When did they arrest people for saying stuff like this, and who is they exactly?." He mocked, "So we are at war with Russia! We must send you to the gulag because freedom!". Carlson further said, "The one thing democracy doesn't have patience for is dissenting views from its own citizens, particularly citizens who sincerely hope and pray for the best for their own country."
Defending his claim that the US government is funding Ukrainian biolabs, Carlson said: "The director of the U.S. Cooperative Threat Reduction Program, a man [...] called Robert Pope, has confirmed that scientists are keeping Soviet-era pathogens for research purposes in Ukraine." Carlson continued, "They [U.S. government] told us they were destroying them. They should have destroyed them, but they haven't. What could go wrong in an active war zone? And they knew that those pathogens existed and were being experimented upon, researched." Robert Pope had warned in a report that the material used in biolabs could be released into the air with devastating consequences if the labs are damaged during the war.
Carlson continued: "And they [U.S. Government] didn't secure them before the Russians invaded, though they knew the Russian invasion was coming because they told us." He remarked, "And then, Victoria Nuland, the Under Secretary of State who oversees this disaster, testified under oath that, yes, Russian forces might seize those biolabs in Ukraine, and we should all be very worried about that possibility." Carlson further said, "Over the weekend, CBS News reported that Pentagon officials have confirmed that these biolabs in Ukraine are, in fact, conducting research on anthrax and other deadly pathogens."
Tucker Carlson's remarks came after 'The View' hosts lashed out at him for saying the US government is funding biolabs in Ukraine. Alyssa Farah, a former Trump White House communications staffer and frequent guest on 'The View', remarked, "What Tucker Carlson parrots every night on Fox News, what Tulsi Gabbard is spreading, is actually helping Putin get away with criminal acts against civilians." Ana Navarro, a Republican strategist and permanent host, added: "I think the Department of Justice, in the same way it is setting up a task force to investigate oligarchs, should look into people who are Russian propagandists shilling for Putin." Whoopi Goldberg remarked: "They used to arrest people for doing stuff like this."
On the Fox News show, Carlson also called out 'The View' hosts' remarks about Tulsi Gabbard. He said: "Tulsi Gabbard addressed and only addressed the danger that innocent people could die because these weapons, apparently these pathogens, these agents, exist in Ukraine." He added, "She didn't blame him in Russia - she didn't blame anybody. She just said this is a thing. Unsecured bio weapons in a war zone are a bad idea. That's not reasonable now? That's treason?" He continued: "Reason isn't part of the way people are thinking now. Everybody in leadership has completely lost the ability to think beyond the next week. Who is thinking about tomorrow or next month or 20 years from now? Not one person. And anyone who tries is an agent of Putin."
Carlson invited onto his show Tulsi Gabbard, former congresswoman of Hawaii, who has warned about US biolabs in Ukraine. Gabbard admitted that she was just concerned for the safety of the world from pathogens. She told Carlson, "I think it's important to recognize that facts exist, especially in this case, facts exist and the truth is the first casualty of war. And so this is exactly what we are seeing here." She further added, "People have a very specific agenda, refusing to recognize the truth, refusing to have a conversation and instead were immediately resorting to their tactics of silence, and smear anyone who dares to say anything they don't like."