Carlson's bow-tied brand of conservatism entered the national consciousness during his tenure at CNN, where he co-hosted "The Spin Room" and "Crossfire." He later bolted for MSNBC, where for three years he hosted "Tucker."

Recently, Carlson has made headlines for his vocal defense of a Daily Caller report suggesting that Sen. Bob MenendezRobert (Bob) MenendezThe Hill's Morning Report: Can Trump close the deal with North Korea? Senate must save itself by confirming Mike Pompeo Poll: Menendez has 17-point lead over GOP challenger MORE (D-N.J.) hired prostitutes in the Dominican Republic. The Washington Post reported last week that a Dominican law enforcement official said a lawyer in the country told police he was paid by someone claiming to work for the Daily Caller to find prostitutes to say they had sex with Menendez.

Carlson categorically denied the report in a statement to the Post.

“At no point did any money change hands between The Daily Caller and any sources or individuals connected with this investigation, nor did anyone named Carlos travel to the Dominican Republic on behalf of The Daily Caller," he said.