Tucker Carlson was not surprised that the teenager arrested in connection to a shooting took up arms and tried to "maintain order" during protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
"How shocked are we that 17-year-olds with rifles decided they had to maintain order when no one else would?" Carlson asked on Fox.
Kyle Rittenhouse was taken into custody and charged with first-degree intentional homicide, after two people were killed during protests prompted by the police shooting of Jacob Blake.
Carlson argued that "the authorities in charge of the city abandoned it" and "refused to enforce the law." The Fox News host added police "stood back and watched Kenosha burn" over the last few nights and asked, "So are we really surprised that looting and arson accelerated to murder?"
Carlson is no stranger to being under fire and has been accused of making racist and inflammatory comments on air before.
Carlson himself has pushed back against allegations of racism saying that such accusations are "so far from the truth" that it has "no effect at all other than to evoke in me contempt for the people saying it" because he thinks "it's that dishonest."
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