LifeSite launches petition requesting prayers for Tucker Carlson and his family
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WASHINGTON D.C., November 9, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) — Americans across the country are being asked to offer up prayers for the protection of political commentator Tucker Carlson and his family after a mob of radical leftists descended on his personal residence in Washington, D.C. Wednesday evening.
LifeSiteNews launched the petition Friday after learning 20 or so extremists were shouting profanities and cursing the conservative television host, with one person going so far as to throw himself against and break Carlson’s front door. An anarchy symbol was spray painted on his driveway as well.
The attack comes on the heels of several other confrontations led by liberal activists. Over the last several months, leftists have physically confronted Texas Senator Ted Cruz and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjin Nielson at D.C. restaurants. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was also confronted by a group of men while eating with his wife at a restaurant in Louisville.
Neither Carlson nor his four children were home at the time of the incident, which is being investigated as a hate crime. His wife, however, was. Believing it to be a home invasion, she locked herself in the pantry and dialed 911. Police arrived not long after.
Blocking off both ends of his street, the group of “Smash Racism DC” radicals demanded Carlson leave town and chanted, “Tucker Carlson, we will fight! We know where you sleep at night!”
One female activist said she wanted to bring a pipe bomb to the house. On its twitter account, the group tweeted: “Tonight, we remind you that you are not safe either.”
The LifeSiteNews petition, addressed to Carlson, says, “I stand with you and your family, especially your wife, during this time and will offer up in my prayers a special request that God bless and protect you and your family.”
“This despicable attempt by radical leftists to intimidate you is a disgusting display of the worst elements in American society today.”
Matthew Yglesias, co-founder of the liberal Vox website, seemed to defend the group’s behavior.
In a since-deleted tweet, he said, “I agree that this is probably not tactically sound but if your instinct is to empathize with the fear of the Carlson family rather than with the fear of his victims then you should take a moment to reflect on why that is.”
In another, he said, “I honestly cannot empathize with Tucker Carlson’s wife at all — I agree that protesting at her house was tactically unwise and shouldn’t be done — but I am utterly unable to identify with her plight on any level.”
In an interview with Fox News’ Brian Kilmeade, Carlson, who on his show often exposes globalist George Soros and his shadowy dealings, said the mob was an attempt to intimidate him.
“I don’t feel threatened physically. But, you know, I have five other people in my house, and maybe they do,” he said. “I can’t have my kids stay at home alone now.”
“They weren’t protesting anything,” he added, referring to the thugs. “They weren’t trying to change my mind or advocate for a position, they were threatening my family to get me to stop talking.”
Carlson, a church-attending Episcopalian, has discussed the horror of abortion on his program on multiple occasions. He ends his show each weeknight noting that it’s the “sworn enemy of lying, pomposity, smugness, and groupthink.”