Tucker Carlson is now under fire after airing a shocking theory about what he believed was the real reason the jury in the trial Derek Chauvin reached its guilty verdict so quickly.
According to Carlson, the jury came to its verdict due to mass intimidation and media hysteria not because it was a true reflection of justice.
Tucker Carlson on Tuesday suggested that the jury in the murder trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was pushed to reach a guilty verdict by the possibility of further protests and civil unrest if there was an acquittal.
The Fox News host opened his Tuesday edition of “Tucker Carlson Tonight” by commenting on the decision by the jury in the Chauvin trial to find the former officer guilty on all charges in the murder of George Floyd.
Carlson began, “The jury in the Derek Chauvin trial came to a unanimous and unequivocal verdict Tuesday afternoon: ‘Please don’t hurt us.’ ”
“The jurors spoke for many in this country; everyone understood perfectly well the consequences of an acquittal in this case,” the conservative TV personality continued. “After nearly a year of burning, looting, and murder by BLM [Black Lives Matter], that was never in doubt.”