• Tucker Carlson contributed to Marjorie Taylor Greene’s reelection marketing campaign, FEC filings present.
  • A supply conversant in the donation stated it was associated to a marketing campaign public sale Greene held final yr.
  • Federal election information checklist Carlson because the contributor of a $250 donation to “Greene for Congress.” 

Fox Information host Tucker Carlson contributed to GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s reelection marketing campaign final yr, in keeping with federal election information.

A September 15 FEC submitting lists Tucker Carlson because the contributor of a $250 donation to “Greene for Congress.” Federal election legislation requires all contributions above $200 to incorporate the donor’s title and occupation. Carlson’s employer, Fox Information, can be listed on the submitting.

A supply conversant in the contribution, which was first reported by The Hill, advised Insider that the donation was not a strict political contribution, however as an alternative associated to a raffle bid Carlson made on a rifle that Greene was auctioning off as a part of a marketing campaign fundraiser final yr. 

A web site for the prize contains particulars concerning the Barrett M8 2A1 sniper rifle, which is valued at $10,000. The web site claims the gun is “the identical sort of gun that TRIGGERS the Faux Information Media and Democrats all throughout the nation.” 

“And it is the identical sort of gun the hate-America gun-grabbers in DC would like to BAN in the event that they ever get the votes,” the web site states. 

Since she was elected in 2020, Greene made nationwide headlines as an outspoken, far-right participant in Congress. She has refused to put on a masks on a number of events regardless of COVID-19 well being tips; defended Capitol rioters; pushed anti-Semitic conspiracy theories; and been accused of “berating” her fellow lawmakers with aggressive habits.   

As reported by The Hill, Greene appeared on “Tucker Carlson As we speak” final spring and claimed nearly all of lawmakers in Congress “should not certified to be there.”

“They sound like losers,” Carlson stated in response.

“Plenty of them are losers,” she replied.

A spokesperson for Greene’s workplace didn’t instantly reply to Insider’s request for remark. 

Carlson is among the many hottest conservative figures within the nation as essentially the most watched cable information host. In latest days, the TV host has taken warmth from critics accusing him of spreading pro-Kremlin rhetoric as Russian troops collect alongside Ukraine’s border. 

Carlson didn’t instantly reply to Insider’s request for remark.

A 2016 Middle for Public Integrity examine cited by The Hill revealed that journalists, reporters, information anchors, and different media members donated greater than $390,000 to presidential campaigns that cycle, and greater than 96 p.c benefited the 2016 Democratic candidate, Hilary Clinton.