Tucker's son Buckley is working for Rep. Jim Banks, and it's not a secret. But Tuckems is very upset that The Daily Beast and NRCC are "outing" his kid?
Tucker Carlson Attacks NRCC Chair To Defend Son Buckley
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October 24, 2022

Tucker Carlson made a phone call and gave an ultimatum to Rep. Tom Emmer (R-Minn.), chairman of the House Republican Campaign Committee.

Either expose who mentioned his 25-year-old son in a Daily Beast article or he would blame Emmer, and most likely attack him.

Buckley Carlson was hired by Rep Jim Banks in 2019 and is now his communications director. His name (Buckley? Yeah.) was briefly mentioned in this Daily Beast article about the inner-workings and the infighting of the Republican leadership.

That was too much for Carlson, so he called Emmer to vent and threaten.

Jonathan Swan of Axios details what Carlson said, "Either reveal which staff member took a swipe at Carlson's son, a Capitol Hill aide, in an article about internal House GOP politicking — or the Fox host would assume Emmer himself was to blame for the quote."

In other words, either give up what Carlson considers to be a "leaker" of his son's name, or Emmer would be blamed, and Carlson would crucify him on his highly rated Fox News program.

Buckley is not a child and is working on Capitol Hill -- that fact is not off-limits to journalists.

In Swan's article, Emmer told Tuckems' that they had nothing to do with the quotes, but Carlson is a right-wing power junkie and would not be satisfied.

The Daily Beast article doesn't attack Tucker Carlson or his son, only mentions that the young Buck only works for Rep. Jim Banks.

“Deep down, he dies to be liked by the Establishment. He hires Tucker Carlson’s son, a 24-year-old kid, to be his communications director,” the first GOP strategist said, referring to Buckley Carlson, whom Banks hired in 2019 as a staff assistant and who is now actually 25.

It appears Tucker Carlson is readying his MAGA firing squad at Emmers for the mere mention of his son's name.

It's thin-skinned. And treating your adult son like he's a snowflake.

But Tucker holds the reins on a lot of violent MAGA types who hang on his every word. Tucker knows what his viewers will do to Emmers, just in terms of threatening voicemails, if not much worse.

Stochastic terrorism over the fact that your adult kid has a job in the House of Representatives offices. How far will Tucker go?

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