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Where Things Stand: In Tucker’s World, Insurrectionists Were Just Hanging Out In ‘Their Building’ Prime Badge
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Fox News host Tucker Carlson used his recent appearance at a Turning Point USA event in Phoenix as a barely-veiled soft pitch for his new “documentary” about Jan. 6, a highly produced mashup that nods toward nearly every conspiracy theory about that day festering in the far-right corners of the internet.

Carlson gave a speech at the conservative youth event, regaling the audience with a colorful anecdote about 26th U.S. President Teddy Roosevelt’s proclivity for going out to the White House lawn to speak with American citizens during his presidency … 120 years ago.

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UNITED STATES - OCTOBER 21: Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., talks with reporters after the Senate Republican  luncheon in Hart Building on Wednesday, October 21, 2020. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call/)
Where Things Stand: The Problem With Just Asking Questions Prime Badge
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Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) chose to use his time during a Senate hearing on the Capitol riot last week to read a Federalist column that made unsubstantiated claims about antifa being involved in the insurrection — giving a national megaphone to conspiracy theories about the deadly attack that have been floated by Republicans since Jan. 6.

But now he claims he’s just asking questions ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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