Carlson: Political Violence 'Threatens the Basic Stability of Our Country'
Tucker Carlson reacted to the Alexandria, Va. shooting that critically wounded Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) and injured four others.
Suspect James Hodgkinson opened fire at a baseball field off Jefferson Davis Highway early Tuesday.
Carlson said Hodgkinson apparently asked Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.) which party's team was practicing at the diamond.
Carlson said the shooter was an "enthusiastic progressive" and a supporter of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.).
He slammed several journalists and Gov. Terence McAuliffe (D-Va.) for politicizing the shooting.
McAuliffe called for gun control and repeatedly claimed erroneously that 93 million people are killed daily by gun violence.
Former Bush aide David Frum listed the Old Dominion's lax gun laws, apparently linking them to the attack.
Carlson said another freelance journalist criticized Scalise as "David Duke without the baggage."
He said the shooting was horrifying not because of the weapon used, but because it was "political violence."
He said incidents like that one "threaten the basic stability of our country.
"Political violence could lead to a dissolution of a country they despise," Carlson said.
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