NJDSC Calls Out GOP Candidate for Accepting Support from White Nationalist Fox News Host

NEWARK, NJ — When Republican gubernatorial candidate Jack Ciattarelli appeared on Fox News host Tucker Carlson’s show earlier this week, the host was effusive in his praise for the GOP candidate. Carlson said in part, “I don’t even know everything you stand for. I know you’re not this guy, Murphy. He’s really loathsome, just the worst. So Godspeed. We are rooting for you.”

Now just days later, Carlson is moving on from promoting his new best friend Jack with a sinister suggestion that the U.S. Capitol Insurrection on January 6th was a “False Flag” operation, as seen in the trailer for an upcoming special on the disgraceful attack on Washington D.C. by Carlson’s white nationalist followers. 

“Tucker Carlson is one of the most notorious extremists in right-wing media and now he’s setting his sights on spreading reprehensible levels of disinformation about the attack on the U.S. Capitol by white nationalists, Oath Keepers, Proud Boys, and other far-right Trump supporters,” said NJDSC Spokesman Phil Swibinski. “It’s no surprise that after fanning the flames of the insurrection by attending a ‘Stop the Steal’ rally in NJ, Ciattarelli is begging for Tucker’s support. Jack Ciattarelli should be ashamed to receive the backing of a toxic figure like Carlson and he should join us in forcefully rejecting this kind of extremism and blatant lies about one of the darkest days in American history. Anything less from Ciattarelli is more proof that he supports the far-right’s assault on our democracy and our values.” 

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