Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Wednesday, Sept. 23, blasted mainstream media for using the death of Breonna Taylor to push their political narrative, which would benefit Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s campaign.
Taylor was killed in the crossfire during a drug raid of her home by police in Louisville, Kentucky. A grand jury in Kentucky did not recommend murder charges against several police officers for the shooting death of Taylor.
Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron said Wednesday that no police officers would be charged directly for Taylor’s death because they knocked before entering her boyfriend’s apartment who then opened fire at police.
The death of Taylor triggered another wave of national protests calling for social justice and an end to racial discrimination and police brutality. These protests have included some violence and shooting. Carlson slammed the left-wing media, arguing they just used Taylor’s death as a race card to “encourage” violence.
“Her death is sad. It’s a tragedy, but it wasn’t an act of racism,” Carlson said. “There’s no evidence for that, and if there was, we would admit it. But [the media] don’t care. All they care about is getting people to believe that this dystopia they describe is real. Why? It’s an election year. If enough property burns, if enough public streets are impassible, in the end, people may decide, ‘I’ll vote for Joe Biden to make it stop.'”
Following the Kentucky grand jury’s decision, Biden and his running mate Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) tweeted the street slogan “Say Her Name,” which is frequently used to rally protesters against police, according to Breitbart News.
Biden acknowledged that the decision did not “answer that call” for justice and condemned all forms of violence in a statement.
We must continue to speak Breonna Taylor’s name, support her family still in grieving, and never give up on ensuring the full promise of America for every American. https://t.co/KJU21tQq4B
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) September 24, 2020
Tonight, I’m thinking of Breonna Taylor’s family who is still grieving the loss of a daughter and sister.
We must never stop speaking Breonna’s name as we work to reform our justice system, including overhauling no-knock warrants.
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) September 24, 2020
Earlier in the day, Biden tweeted out his promise to tackle “systemic racism.”
“This is our moment to tackle systemic racism head-on and build a nation true to our founding ideals,” he said. “A nation where all men and women are not only created equal—but treated equally.”
This is our moment to tackle systemic racism head-on and build a nation true to our founding ideals. A nation where all men and women are not only created equal — but treated equally.
Here’s how we’ll advance racial economic equity: https://t.co/Tjgyn1gR2V
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) September 23, 2020