Babbit was one of the many rioters at the Capitol on January 6th. She was fatally shot by a Capitol Police officer.
“We are living through the transformation of a formerly democratic republic into something else. We’re looking at growing authoritarianism. That’s not an overstatement,” he continued.
Carlson then invoked the Russian leader and said, “Vladimir Putin knows authoritarian systems very well, and he sees clearly what is happening in this country.”
He played part of Putin’s interview with NBC News.
Keir Simmons asked Putin if he ordered the assassination of Alexei Navalny.
He went on to say the rioters “didn’t go there to steal a laptop, they came with political demands.”
Carlson followed that up by saying that Vladimir Putin is raising “fair questions”:
Okay. So yeah, we just played tape of Vladimir Putin. Now, under normal circumstances, we would never play tape of a foreign adversary criticizing our government. But honestly those are fair questions.
“Who did shoot Ashli Babbitt and why don’t we know?” Carlson continued. “Are anonymous federal agents now allowed to kill unarmed women who protest the regime? That’s okay now? No, it’s not okay.”
“If all that was going on in Russia, we would rightly call it scary. We would call Putin a dictator. In fact, we do call him a dictator,” Carlson added.
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