Smash Racism D.C., has been linked to an attack outside of Fox News pundit Tucker Carlson’s home on Wednesday night.
Currently, the D.C. police are investigating the group that is in question as an “anti-political hate crime.”
The anti-fascist group has been known to target Ted Cruz, Kristjen Nielsen, and other right-wing political pundits in the Washington area.
A mob was sent to the political news host’s home after his address was posted online by Smash Racism D.C.
As shown by videos from the group’s Twitter account, members were chanting, “Tucker Carlson, we will fight! We know where you sleep at night!”
Video of the “protest” Far-left extremist group Smash Racism DC held outside Tucker Carlson’s house. pic.twitter.com/qPGiAdikEi
— Nick Monroe (@nickmon1112) November 8, 2018
The group screamed different explicit and derogatory phrases during their violent protest outside of the Fox News host’s house.
Members of the group demanded that Carlson and his family leave the city.
Carlson’s wife was home alone when the attack took place
Carlson’s driveway was spray painted with an anarchy symbol along with signs referring to Carlson’s “political affiliation” on his front door and cars on the property, as listed by the police report.
Carlson’s wife was the only one home that night reported hearing loud banging and pounding at her door.
According to police reports, she claims that someone started throwing himself against the front door, almost cracking it.
It is estimated that around 20 people attacked the Carlson home.
According the The Daily Caller, Smash Racism D.C. posted in a deleted Tweet, “Tonight, we remind you that you are not safe either.”
Because of the threats posted on Twitter by the antifa organization, the account has been suspended as of Wednesday night.
However, no arrests were made although police arrive on the scene. D.C. Police spokeswoman, Alaina Gertz, did not comment on why the police failed to arrest the mob.
Attack was premeditated and planned in advance
Apparently, Smash Racism D.C. had been planning this attack a few weeks in advance.
Although co-founder Mike Isaacson is not with the group anymore, he posted on his blog that a member of the group had obtained personal information of conservative personalities.
The same co-founder of the anti-fa group appeared on Tucker Carlson’s show in 2017, stating he believed in political violence, but wouldn’t personally attack Carlson.
However, after this recent attack, Isaacson came out on Twitter to support the violent actions of Smash Racism D.C.
Isaacson had previously been an economics professor at John Jay College but had been fired after trying to ensue political violence and laughing at dead police officers through Twitter.
While numerous news outlets report the incident as a protest, Tucker Carlson told The Post that it was a threat.
Smash Racism co-founder and progressive blogger defend the political violence
Co-founder of Smash Racism DC, Mike Isaacson, who was also a former guest on the Tucker Carlson’s show took to defending the group’s actions on social media.
I haven’t worked with Smash Racism DC in three years but support their actions. Thanks for playing.
— Mike Isaacson (@VulgarEconomics) November 8, 2018
Progressive blogger and columnist Matthew Yglesias also claimed the actions were justified because of Mr. Carlson’s views on illegal immigration and that he couldn’t sympathize with Carlson’s wife “at all”.
I honestly cannot empathize with Tucker Carlson’s wife at all — I agree that protesting at her house was tactically unwise and shouldn’t be done — but I am utterly unable to identify with her plight on any level. https://t.co/1YRAY8DuWC
— Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias) November 8, 2018
On the other hand, progressive pundit Stephen Colbert denounced the political violence, calling it an “act of cowardice”.
Fighting Tucker Carlson’s ideas is an American right. Targeting his home and terrorizing his family is an act of monstrous cowardice. Obviously don’t do this, but also, take no pleasure in it happening. Feeding monsters just makes more monsters.
— Stephen Colbert (@StephenAtHome) November 8, 2018