Eric Swalwell Posts DMs From Man Radicalized By Tucker Carlson Who Threatened To Shoot Him

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Eric Swalwell Posts DMs From Man Radicalized By Tucker Carlson Who Threatened To Shoot Him

Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) posted direct messages to him from a man who threatened to shoot him who was radicalized by Tucker Carlson.

Swalwell tweeted:

A man DM’d I should be shot. For my family’s safety, I asked Twitter for help ID’ing him. When Twitter fell short (thanks for trying!) I asked the guy his name (stringing him a bit) & why he threatened me. Meet Jeremy Marshall who told me he was radicalized by Tucker Carlson. ?

— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) December 30, 2021

— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) December 30, 2021

After Twitter was unable to track down the name of the person who sent the DM’s, Rep. Swalwell replied and engaged in conversation with the man who admitted that he had radicalized into threatening Swalwell by watching Fox News and Tucker Carlson.

The man ended up apologizing to Rep. Swalwell and said that he was embarrassed by the way he behaved.

Tucker Carlson Is Radicalizing People To Violence With Lies And Misinformation

Tucker Carlson has been out to get Rep. Swalwell ever since the California Congressman stopped returning his texts. 

The point of publishing this interaction one assumes is to show how dangerous Tucker Carlson and his lies and misinformation are. Rep. Swalwell is married with a young family, and Carlson is placing them in grave danger with his misinformation.

Tucker Carlson and the Fox News lie machine are the main cogs in the radicalization of the right. The people that are being radicalized aren’t being turned into motivated voters. The radicalized are the people who attacked the Capitol and who threaten elected officials with violence and death.

People like Tucker Carlson are not just dangerous to democracy, but their lies will get more people killed.

Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.

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Member of the Society of Professional Journalists and The American Political Science Association