Tucker Carlson blames affirmative action for the killing of Tyre Nichols

Carlson: “These were affirmative action hires”

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Citation From the January 30, 2023, edition of Fox News' Tucker Carlson Tonight

TUCKER CARLSON (HOST): The race riots of 2020 were never about George Floyd, obviously. That's why there are no statues of him in American cities. They were about changing the country forever. The first step, of course, was defunding police departments across the country and forcing them to lower their standards to attract unqualified applicants: hiring officers based on skin color, rather than integrity or skill or self control, all in the name of equity.

Does that result in better policing? Well what happened in Memphis a few weeks ago is one indicator. At least two of the five officers that apparently beat Tyre Nichols to death were hired under lax diversity-driven standards. They were affirmative action hires. Yet instead of admitting that, and it's true, the media are diverting attention from this fact by accusing these five officers, who are all Black, of somehow being white supremacists.