Tucker Carlson, long a vocal supporter of the White House and all of it’s policies, has had an interesting month. He stood out among his Fox peers as one of the channel’s only personalities taking the COVID-19 epidemic seriously.
On Thursday, Pro Publica published a story detailing how Richard Burr sold off $1.7 million in stock a week before the market took a sharp dip. Burr is the Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee and received classified information about the virus. On Thursday night’s show, Carlson said that if Burr doesn’t have “an honest explanation,” then he needs to resign.
Carlson addressed the situation at the end of his broadcast. “Maybe there is an honest explanation for what he did,” he said. “If there is, he should share it with the rest of us immediately. Otherwise, he must resign from the senate and face prosecution for insider trading.”
The host continued, “Senator Burr filed a financial disclosure form for personal transactions made several weeks before the U.S. and financial markets showed signs of volatility due to the growing coronavirus outbreak.”
Carlson closed the segment with strong words, “There is no greater moral crime than betraying your country in a time of crisis.”
Watch a video of the segment below, courtesy of Fox News:
Tucker Carlson calls for Senator Burr to resign and await prosecution for insider trading if he cannot provide a reasonable explanation for his actions. He goes on to say it appears that Senator Burr betrayed his country in a time of crisis pic.twitter.com/q7yJa5wjuA
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