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ucker Carlson defended a man accused of storming the Capitol with zip-tie handcuffs, asking for 'perspective' in how he is treated

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Tucker Carlson defended a man accused of storming the Capitol with zip-tie handcuffs, asking for 'perspective' in how he is treated


4/8/21
Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Tuesday defended Eric Munchel, who prosecutors identified as the man pictured during the Capitol riot in the Senate chamber in tactical gear with zip-tie handcuffs. The image - alongside a second figure said to be his mother Lisa Eisenhart - became one of the defining scenes of the unrest on January 6. The two were arrested together. In a monologue Tuesday night, Carlson criticized a decision by a judge to hold the pair in custody until their trial because they were deemed dangerous. The decision was later overturned by a different judge, and the two were freed under house arrest last week. "Neither Lisa Eisenhart or her son damaged any property in the Capitol or committed any violence, they just walked in to what we used to refer to as 'The People's House,'" said Carlson. "And yet somehow Joe Biden's Justice Department convinced a federal judge that Lisa Eisenhart was quote 'a threat to our Republic' and her son was a 'would be martyr.' Keep in mind, these are people whose crime was trespassing in the Capitol. We're not endorsing that, but some perspective please." Both Munchel and Eisenhart have been charged with violent entry and disorderly conduct on the Capitol grounds, conspiracy and civil disorder. They deny the charges. Federal agents had been investigating whether Munchel or others carrying zip-tie restraints had planned on taking hostages. No evidence of such plans has emerged publicly, The Washington Post reported.

Munchel has claimed in court filings he found the zip-tie handcuffs on a table inside the Capitol building and took them to ensure they weren't by police used to restrain protestors, and did not enter carrying them. According to the AP, prosecutors allege that Munchel and Eisenhart wore bulletproof tactical vests while storming the Capitol, that Munchel carried a stun gun and that the pair stashed weapons in a bag outside the building before entering. Carlson has long sought to portray the reaction to the January 6 violence as overblown, and the Biden administration's push to clamp down on far-right extremism as a covert bid to persecute ordinary conservatives. Michael Sherwin, a federal prosecutor who led the investigation into the riots until March, told CBS News that the Justice Department was pursuing 400 criminal cases in relation to the Capitol riots. He said that of those defendants, "the majority of those, 80, 85%, maybe even 90" had been charged with non-violent offences, with 100 charged with violence against police, 25 with destroying federal property, and more than 25 with conspiracy.

Like most Republicans, Tucker Carlson is all for "law and order" unless the perps are Trump January 6 insurrectionists.

Carlson never asked for "perspective" when condemning antifa protesters.
 

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Tucker Carlson defended a man accused of storming the Capitol with zip-tie handcuffs, asking for 'perspective' in how he is treated





Like most Republicans, Tucker Carlson is all for "law and order" unless the perps are Trump January 6 insurrectionists.

Carlson never asked for "perspective" when condemning antifa protesters.
So to Tucker the people who stormed the Capitol were just trespassers, while people protesting police killings of Black Americans are terrorists.
 

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Where's the part where Carlson "defended" the man?
Right here...

"Neither Lisa Eisenhart or her son damaged any property in the Capitol or committed any violence, they just walked in to what we used to refer to as 'The People's House,'" said Carlson"
 

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Right here...

"Neither Lisa Eisenhart or her son damaged any property in the Capitol or committed any violence, they just walked in to what we used to refer to as 'The People's House,'" said Carlson"

and so what are they accused of?
 

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and so what are they accused of?
Jesus. Don't you guys read the reports in the OP's before you reply to threads?

"Both Munchel and Eisenhart have been charged with violent entry and disorderly conduct on the Capitol grounds, conspiracy and civil disorder. They deny the charges."

There's a picture, too. Want to see it?
BB1fo2ck.jpeg
 

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Right here...

"Neither Lisa Eisenhart or her son damaged any property in the Capitol or committed any violence, they just walked in to what we used to refer to as 'The People's House,'" said Carlson"
Despite all the property damage; all the broken windows and doors, it quite interesting that everyone who speaks of invading the capitol as just a peaceful sightseeing stroll thru a wide open government building. Simple question Tucker for this well intentioned patriot, what were the zip ties for?
 

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"Munchel has claimed in court filings he found the zip-tie handcuffs on a table inside the Capitol building and took them to ensure they weren't by police used to restrain protestors, and did not enter carrying them."

Naturally. It's a violent insurrection and we can't have anyone getting hurt during one of those, can we?

:ROFLMAO:
 

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Right here...

"Neither Lisa Eisenhart or her son damaged any property in the Capitol or committed any violence, they just walked in to what we used to refer to as 'The People's House,'" said Carlson"
Sounds like a simple statement of fact, not a defense of what they did..
 

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"Munchel has claimed in court filings he found the zip-tie handcuffs on a table inside the Capitol building and took them to ensure they weren't by police used to restrain protestors, and did not enter carrying them."

Naturally. It's a violent insurrection and we can't have anyone getting hurt during one of those, can we?

:ROFLMAO:
I would bet that prosecutors are looking very hard to see what he was carrying when he went into the building.
 

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Trumpers will NEVER condemn the events of the 6th to do so would be to betray their leader. It is unconscionable that they are supportive or, for that matter, silently complicit, what happened was inexcusable. Tucker is just doing his typical "keep them enraged" BS. Can't blame him it works.
 

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Jesus. Don't you guys read the reports in the OP's before you reply to threads?

"Both Munchel and Eisenhart have been charged with violent entry and disorderly conduct on the Capitol grounds, conspiracy and civil disorder. They deny the charges."

There's a picture, too. Want to see it?
View attachment 67327483
They look like such nice people.
 

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Sounds like a simple statement of fact, not a defense of what they did..
It's not a statement of fact.

They didn't as Carlson claimed " just walked in to what we used to refer to as 'The People's House'" in reality they are being charged with violent entry.

"Walking in" is definitely a downplay/defense of their actions, no?
 

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Sounds like a simple statement of fact, not a defense of what they did..
From the report which you apparently haven't read...

"Both Munchel and Eisenhart have been charged with violent entry and disorderly conduct on the Capitol grounds, conspiracy and civil disorder. They deny the charges."

That's what Carlson was defending them against. The charges they're facing.
Does it really sound to you like he's not defending them? Nah, you just want to quibble over some stupid semantics because you want to 'defend (is that the right word?) Tucker Carlson. He wasn't really defending them, he just worded it a little different than the prosecutor, right?
 

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It's not a statement of fact.

They didn't as Carlson claimed " just walked in to what we used to refer to as 'The People's House'" in reality they are being charged with violent entry.

"Walking in" is definitely a downplay/defense of their actions, no?
No. He explicitly said he doesn't condone what they did. But they've been held in jail for three months and now are going to be held "indefinitely" without bail. For a charge of trespassing. Seems a bit over the top.
 

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It's not a statement of fact.

They didn't as Carlson claimed " just walked in to what we used to refer to as 'The People's House'" in reality they are being charged with violent entry.

"Walking in" is definitely a downplay/defense of their actions, no?
All those smashed windows and broken-open doors and cops assaulted and chased down the halls, none of that matters.
 

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No. He explicitly said he doesn't condone what they did. But they've been held in jail for three months and now are going to be held "indefinitely" without bail. For a charge of trespassing. Seems a bit over the top.
Trespassing?
Not only haven't you read the OP report, you didn't read my reply to you.

"Both Munchel and Eisenhart have been charged with violent entry and disorderly conduct on the Capitol grounds, conspiracy and civil disorder. They deny the charges."
 

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He explicitly said he doesn't condone what they did. But they've been held in jail for three months and now are going to be held "indefinitely" without bail. For a charge of trespassing. Seems a bit over the top.
Yes, I am sure Tucker laid out all the facts of the court proceedings and the facts going into the original judge's decision......right!

BTW, yet again you have the facts a little confused. By the reporting in the OP they are now out on house arrest not being held indefinitely.
 
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From the report which you apparently haven't read...

"Both Munchel and Eisenhart have been charged with violent entry and disorderly conduct on the Capitol grounds, conspiracy and civil disorder. They deny the charges."

That's what Carlson was defending them against. The charges they're facing.
Does it really sound to you like he's not defending them? Nah, you just want to quibble over some stupid semantics because you want to 'defend (is that the right word?) Tucker Carlson. He wasn't really defending them, he just worded it a little different than the prosecutor, right?
From the video, which you apparently haven't watched, he doesn't defend them. He criticizes the judge for holding them indefinitely, without the possibility of bail for these charges. I agree with him and find the ruling by the judge to be ridiculous as would any liberal that values civil liberties.
 

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From the video, which you apparently haven't watched, he doesn't defend them. He criticizes the judge for holding them indefinitely, without the possibility of bail for these charges. I agree with him and find the ruling by the judge to be ridiculous as would any liberal that values civil liberties.
So you're saying he never said what the report quotes?

"Neither Lisa Eisenhart or her son damaged any property in the Capitol or committed any violence, they just walked in to what we used to refer to as 'The People's House,'" said Carlson"

That's defending them. If you say Carlson didn't say that, I got nothing.
"All I know is what I read in the papers."- Will Rogers
 

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It's not a statement of fact.

They didn't as Carlson claimed " just walked in to what we used to refer to as 'The People's House'" in reality they are being charged with violent entry.

"Walking in" is definitely a downplay/defense of their actions, no?
I walked into the Peoples House more than a few times in my lifetime. I wasn't dressed like a thug carrying cable ties and joining a bunch of traitors screaming about hanging the Vice President. But then again, I have more brains and sense than the morons who think the election was stolen from Trump.
 
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