Rep. Ilhan Omar Addresses Tucker Carlson’s Remarks About Her: ‘Fox News Is Now Giving a Nightly Platform to White Supremacist Rhetoric’

By A.J. Katz 

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The feud between Fox News prime time host Tucker Carlson and Minnesota Democratic congresswoman Ilhan Omar has turned rather ugly.

On last night’s edition of Tucker Carlson Tonight, the host claimed that the progressive congresswoman “hates” America.

“After everything that America has done for her and for her family, she hates this country more than ever,” he claimed.

He then went on to claim she’s “living proof that the way we practice immigration has become dangerous to this country.”

The congresswoman responded on Twitter by calling him as a “racist fool,” and then not so subtly called for an advertiser boycott of his top-rated 8 p.m. program.

Omar’s Democratic colleague Rep. Katie Hill came to her defense:

On the other side— Carlson’s colleague Mark Levin, a conservative host on the network, came to his defense:

Fox News provided TVNewser with the following statement from Carlson’s senior ep Justin Wells:

“Anyone who values democracy and free expression should be gravely concerned when members of Congress demand that their critics be silenced. Tucker will address this on tonight’s show.”