‘Someone started throwing himself against the front door and actually cracked the front door…’
(Kaylee McGhee, Liberty Headlines) Tucker Carlson’s family was targeted by the same radical, leftist group that harassed Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) and his wife a few months ago.
Carlson said the protesters showed up to his house while his wife was home alone, screaming “You are not safe!” and cracking their front door.
The group, known as “Smash Racism” on Twitter, posted a video of their activists attacking the Fox News personality’s home.
“BREAKING. Activists ring doorbell, hold protest at the Washington DC area home of @TuckerCarlson, racist, sexist, bigoted FOX News personality. So far no one has opened the door. ‘Tucker Carlson, we will fight! We know where you sleep at night!’ #KnockKnockTucker,” the group tweeted, shortly before Twitter suspended its account.
Carlson told the Washington Post that he began receiving multiple text messages less than two hours before his 8 p.m. live show.
“I called my wife,” Carlson said. “She had been in the kitchen alone getting ready to go to dinner and she heard pounding on the front door and screaming. … Someone started throwing himself against the front door and actually cracked the front door.”
Thinking it was a home invasion, Carlson said his wife locked herself in the pantry and called 911.
None of the couple’s four children were home at the time, he said.
In the since-deleted video, one person can be heard screaming, “Tucker Carlson, we are outside your home.”
The person, using a megaphone, accused Carlson of “promoting hate” and an “ideology that has led to thousands of people dying.”
Another woman can be heard saying that she wished she could “bring a pipe bomb” to his house.
The D.C. police responded to the scene “within a few minutes,” according to the Post.
Lt. Jon Pongratz said that when he arrived, about 20 people were outside Carlson’s residence.
They had blocked off both ends of Carlson’s street and were carrying signs that listed his home address.
“It wasn’t a protest. It was a threat,” Carlson said. “They weren’t protesting anything specific that I had said. They weren’t asking me to change anything. They weren’t protesting a policy or advocating for legislation. … They were threatening me and my family and telling me to leave my own neighborhood in the city that I grew up in.”