Tucker Carlson claims that one of his children was present in the Capitol during the riots on January 6th

Carlson also said during the podcast episode that 'anyone who calls Jan. 6 an insurrection is a liar at this point.'

Fox News host Tucker Carlson revealed in a podcast released on Thursday that one of his children was in the Capitol during the Jan. 6 riot.

During an episode of "The Fourth Watch Podcast," presenter Steve Krakauer interviewed Carlson about his documentary "Patriot Purge," which tries to give an alternate narrative to the events surrounding the Jan. 6 riot, including one individual citing a disproved "false flag operation" conspiracy theory.

“What is it about the focus on Jan. 6, but then the focus on very specific areas of Jan. 6, that made you say, ‘We need to give a different look at this,’” Krakauer asked Carlson.

“Well, I hated what happened on Jan. 6, you know one of my kids was actually in the building when it had happened — I was on the phone in real time,” the Fox News host answered.

Though Carlson did not specify which of his children was present in the Capitol on Jan. 6, it was most likely his son, Buckley Carlson, who works for Rep. Jim Banks' (R-Ind.) office.

Carlson also said during the podcast episode that “anyone who calls Jan. 6 an insurrection is a liar at this point.”

More than 500 individuals have been detained in connection with the disturbance on Jan. 6 in which supporters of former President Donald Trump sought to prevent Congress from recognizing Vice President Joe Biden's 2020 election.

According to NPR, multiple Fox stars have expressed reservations about the controversial documentary, prompting Carlson's remarks. On Brian Kilmeade's radio broadcast in November, Kilmeade questioned Fox News anchor Bret Baier if he was "bothered by it."

“There’s a ... Brian, I don’t want to go down this road,” Baier answered at the time. “You know, I mean, there were concerns about it definitely ... I think that the news division did what we do, we do when we covered the story.”

The Hill has reached out to Buckley Carlson for comment.

 

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