Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) put Fox News boss Rupert Murdoch on notice over his recent order to fire star anchor Tucker Carlson.
During a new interview with The Hill, Greene called on Fox News to release Carlson from his contract.
Greene said: “There has been a huge backlash against Fox News.
“Pretty much everyone I know has canceled their Fox News app.
“They’ve taken it off their phone.
“They’ve canceled their Fox Nation subscription and they’ve said they’re walking away from Fox News.
“And I don’t blame those Americans one single bit.
“Tucker Carlson on his show, ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight,’ and on his show on Fox Nation, has been covering the news stories that Americans desperately want to hear.
“Because we don’t hear them largely from the left-biased mainstream media in this country.
“And this is Tucker Carlson, he is someone that will come back around.
“But Fox News needs to do the right thing and work with Tucker Carlson and not keep his mouth shut with duct tape.
“They need to let him go and let him out of his contract.
“So that he can do his show and go on to bigger and better things.
“And we look forward to seeing him come back,” she said.
Carlson hired LA-based entertainment lawyer Bryan Freedman to handle his exit negotiations with Fox News.
He earns over $20 million a year under his current contract which runs through 2024.
Meanwhile, Fox News’s competitors have been scrambling to sign Carlson.
Rupert Murdoch will not want Carlson beating him every night from Newsmax or on social media so it could get ugly.
It’s not all bad news for Tucker, however.
If he is bound by his contract until it expires, Fox will likely have to honor it, meaning he could still get paid whether he works for the network or not.
Marjorie Taylor Greene, a member of Congress, called on Fox News , a private company, to let Tucker Carlson out of his contract.
MTG: “Fox News needs to do the right thing and work with Tucker Carlson and not keep his mouth shut with duct tape. …let him out of his contract.” pic.twitter.com/fNxvHtpJPs
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