Fox News host Tucker Carlson went after guest Quentin James, founder of The Collective PAC, over CA Rep. Maxine Waters’ harassment comments, asking on Thursday whether James would have felt threatened by her apparent call to action.
“Let me just get factual on you here,” Carlson said. “Maxine Waters a couple days ago said, ‘If you see a Trump cabinet member, assemble a group and confront that person.’ If I said on my show, if you see Quentin, I don’t like Quentin James’ politics, if you see him out at the mall with his kids, you ‘assemble a group and go confront him,’ how would you feel about that?”
James dodged the question, deflecting to other policy talking points. “We are talking about ripping children away from their parents. We are talking about banning Muslims. People have a right to speak out against that,” he said.
“I’m just asking you, is there a difference between disagreeing with someone and assembling a group, as Maxine Waters said to confront him in public?” Carlson pressed. “Please answer my question. How would you feel if I did that right now to you on the show, which I would never do? Would that be threatening or not?”
Waters made comments inciting harassment against those with differing political viewpoints. She said, “If you see anybody from that cabinet in a restaurant, in department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd. And you push back on them. Tell them they’re not welcome any more, anywhere!” (RELATED: CNN Guest Defends Maxine Waters’ Harassment Comments: ‘Her Words Are So Powerful’)
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