Rep. Eric Swalwell Shares Chilling Voicemail Sent To Him By Tucker Carlson Fan
Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) Shared a threatening voicemail received from a viewer on Tucker Carlson's Fox News show in which the caller spat out racist, homophobic, and sexist epithets and talked about lawmakers and his family chopped up and fed dogs.
It was "the Tucker-Carlson Effect," wrote Swalwell on Twitter.
“Tucker is attacking me. His fans respond with threats to kill my family. And Tucker knows exactly what he's doing, ”he said.
Speaking to MSNBC's Nicolle Wallace, Swalwell said that this particular threat - out of the hundreds he receives - was different because the caller "identified that he had just seen Carlson's show" at the beginning of the message.
Swalwell said he had "in person, eyeball to eyeball" and texted Carlson not to lie about him on his widely watched show as it was often threatening. In July, Swalwell declined to call Carlson or appear on his programming, which drew the wrath of the TV personality.
Carlson did not comment on voicemail. But Swalwell suggested that the Fox host "knows his followers will be inspired and radicalized and will direct their vitriol on anyone he attacks that day."
"I think in a sick way (Carlson) is joy" when he knows his viewers will respond to his words, added the California Democrat.
This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.
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