AOC Accuses Tucker Carlson, Fox News Of Inciting Jan. 6 Capitol Riots Violence

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) on Sunday accused Fox News and its hosts of inciting violence in the Jan. 6 Capitol riots.

What Happened: The lawmaker on an MSNBC program with former White House press secretary Jen Psaki called for Fox News to be held accountable for dangerous content during the Capitol riots. 

The New York congresswoman discussed the media organization's $787.5 billion settlement with Dominion Voting Systems.

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AOC said the resolution of the case, in which Dominion had accused Fox of defamation for broadcasting baseless allegations about voter fraud during the 2020 election, through a settlement was not "better for the country."

"What would have been best for the country, would have been to demand [an apology] and to not settle until we got that," she said.

She emphasized that the Dominion-Fox case highlights a much larger problem in the media.

"We have very real issues with what is permissible on air," she said. "We saw that with Jan. 6 and we saw that in the lead up to Jan. 6 and how we navigate questions — not just a freedom of speech but also accountability for incitement of violence. This is the line that we have to really explore through law as well."

"When you look at what Tucker Carlson and some of these other folks on Fox do, it is very, very clearly incitement of violence,” she said.

Mike Pence, who served as vice president under former President Donald Trumplashed out at his former boss last month at the annual Gridiron Club Dinner held in Washington. Pence demanded that Trump be held "accountable" for the ​​"tragic day."

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