Tucker Carlson Demands Answers on Texas Tragedy: ‘We Need to Know Exactly What Happened’

Fox News host Tucker Carlson is demanding answers from authorities about the tragic school shooting in Texas.

Although he’s an outspoken supporter of the police, Carlson says the public has questions that need answers.

“No matter how pro-law-enforcement you are, we are, there’s only so much B.S. you can take in the face of a tragedy like this,” Carlson said.

“So two days after this massacre, authorities are slowly admitting that everything they told us was untrue.

“So the second the shooting starts anywhere at any time, things get very confusing.

“They used to call it the fog of war, it’s entirely real.

“It’s hard to figure out exactly what happened when people start getting killed.

“But in the big questions, it’s very obvious immediately.

“Was there a school resource officer who exchanged fire with the gunmen?

“That’s not something you would imagine,” the host said.

“That either happened or it didn’t and you would know right away if it happened or it didn’t.

“It didn’t happen, but they said it did happen.

“That’s a lie,” Carlson noted.

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“Why did they lie?

‘So the point is not to point fingers or blame people.

“Nobody wants a school shooting, everyone’s heart is broken by it.

“But the authorities are not allowed to lie to us in the aftermath of an event like this.

“Our federal officials are not allowed to take an event like this, ignore the facts, and then use it to take our constitutional rights away.

“Within hours of Tuesday’s massacre, Democrats in Congress announced they planned to clamp down on your ability to defend yourself with a firearm.

“Why is that? Apparently, the Uvalde shooting was your fault, so you are going to pay the price.

“In all, there was a 16-minute gap until the police showed up and responded.

“So why did that take so long?”


“That is a fair question,” Carlson continued.

“In fact, it’s a critical question.

“Even at the Parkland school shooting, when police staged outside and students were being murdered, police wound up inside the building 11 minutes after the shooter.

“But in this case, it was 16 minutes.

“Why was that? We have a right to know.

“But today police wouldn’t say.

“You have an 18-year-old with a firearm and little kids being killed.

“What kind of specialty of equipment do you need?

“Negotiators? Really? As children are being murdered?

“It seems apparent that when that video was shot, the gunman was still alive with the firearm in the school with children in the school.

“A Texas official later suggested on camera that while all of this was happening, some members of law enforcement in Texas went into the school to get their own children out.

“Is that true? If it is true it’s a moral crime at the very least.

“This mother was cuffed, freed, ran into the school, and still had time to get her kids out as the police stood outside.

“Now, if that’s true it’s a scandal.

“We should demand the truth, we should demand to know what happened.

“The children who were murdered deserve at least that,” he said.

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By David Hawkins

David Hawkins is a writer who specializes in political commentary and world affairs. He's been writing professionally since 2014.

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