Tucker Carlson backed conspiracy-theorist and Republican, Marjorie Taylor Greene—the far-right representative for Georgia's 14th Congressional District who was elected in November.
Greene is notorious for embracing QAnon—a discredited far-right conspiracy that a cabal of Satan-worshipping pedophiles runs a child sex-trafficking ring that former-President Donald Trump planned to take down.
She also believed that mass school shootings and 9/11 were staged events.
Recently, the freshman Congresswoman was under fire for her past support on social media for the execution of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
On his Fox News show Monday, Carlson mocked news footage highlighting Greene's conspiratorial threats and suggested she was only being criticized for having "bad opinions."
Tucker Carlson says Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene is only facing criticism for having “bad opinions” https://t.co/RizyVVCtah— The Daily Beast (@The Daily Beast)1612233495.0
"No woman is more dangerous than this freshman member of Congress," he sarcastically remarked.
"The threat that she alone poses, as they say on cable news, is existential. This single congresswoman may be just weeks away from developing nuclear weapons."
After a montage showing CNN and MSNBC news coverage of Greene and Democratic calls for her expulsion from Congress, Carlson snarked:
"Oh. So, how dangerous is this three-named congresswoman you probably have never heard of?"
"Well, so dangerous that in the name of democracy, she must be expelled tonight from the Congress. That's what they're saying."
You can watch the clip from his show, below.
"What do her voters have to do with democracy?" he continued.
That's not how democracy works. In the new democracy, CNN gets the veto. If cable news doesn't like your views, you have to leave Congress. That's the rule."
Carlson said of Greene:
"This new member of Congress has barely even voted, she just got there the other day. But CNN says she has bad opinions. Therefore, she's the greatest threat we face."
"Now if you're skeptical about any of this, our advice is keep it to yourself. Because free inquiry is dead, unauthorized questions are hate speech."
Twitter redefined "bad opinions" for the political firebrand.
@thedailybeast 😂😂😂 How about a bad sick demented mind.— Just Here To Stop The Lies (@Just Here To Stop The Lies)1612235886.0
@thedailybeast Bad opinions, such as it's okay to kill people who you have differ politically to, that Jews want… https://t.co/NqzeAzt7Bo— Peter Simmons (@Peter Simmons)1612234679.0
@thedailybeast Yes I’d say Greene’s statement that Speaker Pelosi should be shot in the head is spectacularly “bad opinion”— M Howard (@M Howard)1612234462.0
@thedailybeast Bad opinions in a position as a lawmaker is a terrible thing.— Timothy Doctor (@Timothy Doctor)1612269995.0
@thedailybeast How about this option Tucker 🤧👆 I hope you going to like my opinion— Michael Green (@Michael Green)1612234612.0
@thedailybeast Carrying a banned concealed handgun into the Capitol is just another bad opinion— Mike Pond Psychotherapist Shame & Stigma Warrior (@Mike Pond Psychotherapist Shame & Stigma Warrior)1612235136.0
@thedailybeast Yep. That about sums it up. Hitler just had a bad opinion too.— Juan Rios (@Juan Rios)1612233572.0
Carlson's rant came after Repulican and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell denounced Greene on Monday for her extremist views and called her embracing of conspiracy theories "cancer for the Republican Party."
"Somebody who's suggested that perhaps no airplane hit the Pentagon on 9/11, that horrifying school shootings were pre-staged, and that the Clintons crashed JFK Jr.'s airplane is not living in reality."
"This has nothing to do with the challenges facing American families or the robust debates on substance that can strengthen our party."