MSNBC’s Figliuzzi Suggests ‘Civil Consequences’ For Boebert, FNC’s Carlson On CO Shooter
MSNBC national security analyst Frank Figliuzzi said Monday on “Deadline” that Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) and Fox News host Tucker Carlson could face civil lawsuits from the victims of Saturday’s shooting at Club Q in Colorado Springs, CO if discovered the shooter is a Fox News “consumer” or congresswoman.
Figliuzzi said: “It’s about instilling fear, and the right response for the rest of us is to step in and push them back. So it’s hate. He clings to weapons. It is to ignore the other, to demonize the other. We have said it over and over again. But strategically what seems to be happening is that they want to deny people safe haven and safe harbor, whether it’s kids in school who don’t feel safe because of fire arms. Black churches feel like they are going to get shot, like in a Bible study that took place in South Carolina. Whether it’s synagogues or a gay club on a weekend night, there seems to be a concerted effort not only to sow fear, but also to deny safe places.
He continued: “We have to see the responsibility and the consequences. So first, a very quick hate crime charge here in addition to the homicide charges. I applaud that. That tells me prosecutors and police, they quickly found what they needed. It means they know it was a bias crime. This is likely because we’ve heard reports that the subject isn’t cooperating with the police, which means they likely found clear and convincing evidence on his devices. If he is a consumer of the people we just mentioned, from Lauren Boebert to Tucker Carlson. Let’s take it out. Let’s take him out to trial. Let’s expose it for what it is, name it and shame it. He. is a consumer of these people, and these people should face civil consequences from the victims.
Figliuzzi added: “The other thing they want to deny is not just Safe Harbor, but how we solve this. By that, I mean you asked earlier how to end hate. One of the things you would normally do is teach young children in school, this is what race is. Here’s what these other people here, who may look different to you, have a different orientation. But more and more, states are saying, no, no, no, you can’t talk about race, say the word gay, or teach anything in school.
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