Fox News Tucker Carlson blasted the DOJ for having different laws for different people. He demanded that the Department of Justice put late-night host Stephen Colbert’s staffers in solitary confinement after they were arrested for illegally storming the Capitol. Carlson explained that the J6 protesters were held in confinement but noted that Colbert’s staffers, who targeted Republicans, will not face the same punishment.
“Nine individuals were arrested on Thursday night for entering the Longworth House Office Building, which was closed to the public at that point, after they previously had been escorted out of another building for trying to conduct interviews related to the January 6 committee hearings,” The Daily Wire reported. The staffers were found near the offices of Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA).
“We learned that last night producers for Stephen Colbert’s show on CBS committed insurrection at the United States Capitol,” Carlson started off the segment. “The point of them being there was to harass sitting members of Congress — Marjorie Taylor Greene, Lauren Boebert.”
The Fox News host said the Colbert staffers were “charged with unlawful entry into the Capitol complex — now that’s the exact same charge that many January 6 defendants face.”
“We’ll just get right to it: It’s likely that some members of Stephen Colbert’s team will be held in solitary confinement for a year and a half without being charged,” he asserted. “Why? Because this is an insurrection.”
“Joking aside,” Carlson continued, “how could they not be held for a year and half in solitary confinement without being charged? Because the precedent is in place. And how in the world can Adam Schiff, again, who spent the last year and a half eliminating the civil liberties of Trump voters on the basis of January 6, do the exact same thing and not face punishment?”
WUSA9 confirmed last year that certain January 6 defendants are being held in jail without bond before their trials. Several J6 protesters reported that they were held in solitary while held in prison awaiting trial.