Tucker Carlson: 'Our public conversation has been hijacked by extremists'

Tucker Carlson: 'Our public conversation has been hijacked by extremists'
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Tucker Carlson on his show Thursday night blasted protestors who had gathered outside his home on Wednesday night, saying the demonstration was "totalitarian in its intent" and made his family feel unsafe.

“What’s it like to find out that your wife is hiding in the pantry because people are threatening her? I mean, it’s upsetting,” he said, calling into his Fox News show “Tucker Carlson Tonight” from vacation.

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“This has a chilling effect on people’s ability to speak and to think freely. That’s the point, it’s totalitarian in its intent and we should fight it… Our public conversation has been hijacked by extremists like this,” he added.

Protestors chanted slogans in front of Carlson's Washington, D.C., house on Wednesday night, including "Tucker Carlson we will fight. We know where you sleep at night."

The D.C. Metropolitan Police Department is investigating the incident as a possible hate crime.

"Last night, a group of protestors broke the law by defacing private property at a Northwest, DC residence," the police said in a statement. "MPD takes these violations seriously, and we will work to hold those accountable for their unlawful actions. There is currently an open criminal investigation regarding this matter."

The statement added that an anarchist symbol was spray-painted across Carlson's driveway. Police characterized the defacement as a "suspected hate crime" motivated by "anti-political" bias. 

The television host on Thursday said he was pleased with the support he received following the protest. 

“For every masked lunatic in front of my house, there have been a hundred people, some of whom I don’t agree with politically, sending texts of support and kindness, and it’s just a reminder of what a really nice country it is,” he said.

“Nobody is really for this except for a tiny minority of people,” he added.