On Wednesday evening, a mob of left-wing Antifa activists marched on the home of conservative political commentator Tucker Carlson.
Shouting profanities and making threatening remarks, 20 or so radicals from the extremist group Smash Racism DC held signs outside his house and called him a “racist scumbag.” Eventually, the front door to the residence was broken.
Thinking it was a home invasion, Carlson’s wife, who was home alone, locked herself in the pantry and called 911.
Blocking off both ends of his street, the group demanded he leave town and chanted “Tucker Carlson, we will fight! We know where you sleep at night!”
Matthew Yglesias, co-founder of the liberal Vox website, seemed to defend the group's behavior.
"I agree that this is probably not tactically sound but if your instinct is to empathize with the fear of the Carlson family rather than with the fear of his victims then you should take a moment to reflect on why that is," he said in a now-deleted tweet.
In another, he said "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."
In an interview with Fox News’ Brian Kilmeade, Carlson, who regularly exposes leftist groups on his show, said the mob was an attempt to intimidate him.
“I don’t feel threatened physically. But, you know, I have five other people in my house, and maybe they do,” he said. “I can’t have my kids stay at home alone now.”
“They weren’t protesting anything," he added. "They weren’t trying to change my mind or advocate for a position, they were threatening my family to get me to stop talking.”
Carlson, a church-attending Episcopalian, has discussed the horror of abortion multiple times on his program Tucker Carlson Tonight.