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Senate Republicans condemn Tucker Carlson portrayal of Jan. 6. attack

Posted on AllSides March 7th, 2023
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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and other Republicans pushed back on Fox News host Tucker Carlson's characterization of the deadly Capitol riot as "mostly peaceful chaos."

Driving the news: In an internal letter Monday night, Capitol Police Chief Thomas Manger blasted Carlson for spreading "offensive and misleading conclusions" about the Capitol riot, per NBC News, which obtained the memo.

In brief, but direct remarks, McConnell told reporters Tuesday that as far as the Fox News segment went, he wanted to "associate myself entirely with the opinion of the chief...

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