Tucker Carlson has accused Texas law enforcement of lying about events in Uvalde, calling their conflicting and frequently changing explanations ‘BS” and describing their handling of the tragedy as ‘a scandal’ and ‘a moral crime’.
The Fox News host on Thursday night admitted that he was normally strongly supportive of police, and rarely criticized their conduct.
But, he added: ‘No matter how pro law-enforcement you are, we are, there’s only so much B.S. you can take in the face of a tragedy like this.’
Carlson said he was horrified by reports of an hour-long gap between the gunman, Salvador Ramos, 18, entering the school and his being shot dead.
He ridiculed Victor Escalon, regional director for Texas’s department of public safety, for saying that the police were waiting for negotiators to arrive before storming the school.
Nineteen children and two teachers died in Tuesday’s shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, 80 miles from San Antonio.