An angry antifa mob attempted to break into of the home of Fox News host Tucker Carlson, chanting, “Tucker Carlson, we will fight! We know where you sleep at night!”
The mob formed outside Carlson’s home just hours before he was set to go live for his evening broadcast. Carlson was at work when he received several text messages explaining that there was something going on outside his home.
The Fox News host told The Washington Post that he called his wife right away:
“She had been in the kitchen alone getting ready to go to dinner and she heard pounding on the front door and screaming. … Someone started throwing himself against the front door and actually cracked the front door.”
Carlson’s wife believed that they had fallen victim to a home invasion, so she locked herself in the pantry and called for help.
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“Smash Racism,” an antifa group in the Washington, D.C., area, posted a video of the scene outside Carlson’s home. Protesters used a bullhorn to accuse Carlson of promoting “an ideology that has led to thousands of people dying.”
“We want you to know, we know where you sleep at night,” another protester shouted.
Throughout the now-deleted video, protesters accused Carlson of racism. One woman even said they should “bring a pipe bomb” to the home.
“Tonight you’re reminded that we have a voice,” the group said in another deleted tweet. “Tonight, we remind you that you are not safe either.”
Carlson told the Post:
“It wasn’t a protest. It was a threat. They weren’t protesting anything specific that I had said. They weren’t asking me to change anything. They weren’t protesting a policy or advocating for legislation. … They were threatening me and my family and telling me to leave my own neighborhood in the city that I grew up in.”
The Fox News host explained that he will no longer open packages sent to his home, fearing for his family’s safety.
“How can you go out for dinner and leave the kids at home at this point? If they’re talking about pipe bombs … how do you live like that?” Carlson said.
Police officers in the area responded to the 911 call when the mob formed and have told the Post that they will increase their presence in the area in case the group returns.
“We’re going to keep an eye on the block and the area because of the earlier disturbance to make sure that nothing escalates,” Lt. Jon Pongratz of the D.C. police told the Post. “We wanted to make sure that it stayed safe … in case they do come back.”
Several media members from across the political spectrum have condemned the mob’s behavior:
Inexcusable. Whether you love or hate Carlson, we should all be able to see that this behavior is wrong. https://t.co/vfXpKz7usi
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) November 8, 2018
This has to stop. Who are we? What are we becoming? @TuckerCarlson is tough & can handle a lot, but he does not deserve this. His family does not deserve this. It’s stomach-turning. https://t.co/5vOmriGKkV
— Megyn Kelly (@megynkelly) November 8, 2018
Protestors did not merely gather and shout outside @TuckerCarlson's home. They broke his oak front door while his wife was home alone. She locked herself inside the pantry to call 9/11 because she feared a home invasion. https://t.co/44xRsTVZry
— Saagar Enjeti (@esaagar) November 8, 2018
The antifa group responsible doxxed Carlson, posting his address on Twitter as well as the addresses of his brother and his Daily Caller colleague, Neil Patel.
Because the group used Twitter to doxx Carlson and post threatening messages, Twitter suspended its account.
Update: Twitter suspended the account of the Antifa-associated group, Smash Racism DC, sometime after midnight.
Earlier Wed. night, a mob had converged on the home of Fox News host Tucker Carlson, forcing his wife home alone at the time to hide in a pantry until police arrived. https://t.co/IcTGXwCHwv
— Joe Concha (@JoeConchaTV) November 8, 2018
Suzanne Scott, CEO of FOX News & Jay Wallace, President of FOX News, responded to the incident in a statement to IJR:
“The incident that took place at Tucker’s home last night was reprehensible. The violent threats and intimidation tactics toward him and his family are completely unacceptable. We as a nation have become far too intolerant of different points of view. Recent events across our country clearly highlight the need for a more civil, respectful, and inclusive national conversation. Those of us in the media and in politics bear a special obligation to all Americans, to find common ground.”
Carlson is not the only conservative to be targeted by this particular antifa group. It is also responsible for the hecklers that targeted Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) while he was at dinner with his wife.
Editor’s Note: This article was updated after publication.