Fox News host Tucker Carlson recently debated a new Jersey Democratic operative who posted a tweet encouraging people to “hunt Republicans” following the shooting at a Republican practice for a charity baseball game in which Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) and others were wounded.
“We are in a war with selfish, foolish, foolish & narcissistic rich people. Why is it a shock when things turn violent? #HuntRepublicanCongressmen,” James Devine tweeted on June 14.
We are in a war with selfish, foolish & narcissistic rich people. Why is it a shock when things turn violent? #HuntRepublicanCongressmen
— James Devine (@James_J_Devine) June 14, 2017
Carlson confronted Devine regarding his tweet, contending that it would be “hard to imagine” justifying such sentiments while Scalise is fighting for his life. During the debate, Carlson called Devine, a previous candidate for mayor of Rahway, N.J., an “unbalanced person.”
— FOX & friends (@foxandfriends) June 20, 2017
Devine claimed that he does not condone violence, and that his tweet was an attempt to highlight hypocrisy.