Mehdi Hasan slams ‘far-right loony’ Tucker Carlson for Paul Pelosi conspiracy
“They spent so much time spreading homophobic conspiracy theories that insinuated there was a secret story behind this attack,” he told fellow MSNBC host Ayman Mohyeldin on Sunday. “And they were obsessed with wanting to see the body cam footage.”
This footage, now released, shows Pelosi being attacked by a hammer-wielding home intruder searching for his wife, Representative Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), who was Speaker of the House at the time.
The 82-year-old was hospitalized for nearly a week after suffering a skull fracture. Police say the alleged assailant, David DePape, 42, wanted to kidnap the speaker at the time, who was not at home.
Hasan played a supercut of Carlson and demanded the body camera footage.
“We’re not the crazies, you’re the liars,” Carlson said of the lack of footage last year.
Hasan wondered if Carlson would apologize now that the footage had been released and none of the conspiracy theories supported.
“No, of course not,” he said, answering his own question. “You just can’t deal with these people in good faith.”
Mohyeldin agreed, saying the footage was eventually released to appease “far-right lunatics” and expose the conspiracies… to no avail as they are already filming new ones.
“That’s the beauty, Ayman, of being a far-right lunatic, of a conspiracy theorist,” Hasan concluded. “You don’t have to worry about evidence. Any evidence to the contrary simply becomes part of the conspiracy.
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