On Saturday, Rep. Cori Bush (D-MO) spoke at the “March for Our Lives” gun control demonstration in Washington D.C., where she claimed the shooter who murdered ten people in New York had been indoctrinated by Fox News and Tucker Carlson.
During her remarks, Bush recalled her experience talking to family members of those who had perished in the Uvalde shooting.
“My congressional friends and I heard these terrible stories from gun violence survivors and the bereaved families of victims,” Bush added. “Miah Cerrillo, a fourth-grader from Uvalde, covered herself in her friends’ blood to seem dead in order to survive.”
“We spoke to the parents of Lexi Rubio, who is an angel now, who were just 10 years old when she died.” Bush continued.
He went on to refer to the 2016 shooting at a Buffalo food shop, where a shooter killed ten people and wounded three more.
“I’m joining you some weeks after a white supremacist, who was indoctrinated by Fox News and Tucker Carlson, following his targeting of a black community in Buffalo,” Bush added.
Bush is not the first Democrat to attempt linking Carlson with the Buffalo gunman. Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) sent out a fundraiser email blaming Tucker for “using racism to his advantage” shortly after the buffalo shooting last month.
“The white supremacist Buffalo shooter took language directly out of Tucker Carlson’s show, which is no coincidence,” Swalwell posted. “We already knew that Tucker takes advantage of racism by instilling fear to get people to tune into his white supremacist tv program.”
In the aftermath of the shooting, MSNBC anchor Joy Reid said Tucker inflicted “racist conspiracy theory” into the hearts of GOP voters.
“The fact is, Tucker isn’t some deep thinker. He’s just feeding the repulsive material that his audience may easily discover on the internet and feeding it to GOP voters and politicians as infotainment, which has a frightening feedback loop,” Reid added.
“That scumbag in Buffalo would only need to listen to Tucker. He wouldn’t have to watch his show since they’re drawing from the same sources.”
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