Tucker Carlson broke the news Thursday evening that a rioter bail organization led by a “pampered group of revolutionaries” was responsible for bringing rioting supplies to downtown Louisville after the charges in the Breonna Taylor case were announced on Wednesday. Sitting on the organization’s board is a former president at NBC and a finance CEO with Princeton University ties.
“These are violent thugs obviously — many of them, by the way, have college degrees from expensive universities. But in the end, they’re all just foot soldiers. There are legions behind them. People you don’t see on camera. It takes legions, it takes money, and it takes organization to stage effective riots for three and a half months,” Carlson stated.
In a viral video from Wednesday, rioters are seen unloading a truck of supplies such as Black Lives Matter and “abolish the police” signs, shields, water bottles, and more just minutes after the verdict was issued.
“It’s worth asking who is funding all of this? That is a central question. Too few have tried to answer it,” Carlson said, as clips of people unloading the truck played.
A parked U-Haul was waiting for the crowd up the street. It contains supplies such as signs, shields, water etc. I’m not sure how people knew what it contained. Police are up ahead pic.twitter.com/qObHK3E83y
— Shelby Talcott (@ShelbyTalcott) September 23, 2020
This U-Haul, according to Carlson, was organized by Holly Zoller, a self-descrived “Bail Disruptor” for The Bail Project, which “helps get suspected criminals and rioters back out on the street as quickly as they can.”
The organization’s board, Tucker explained, is filled with elites such as Michael Novogratz and Lisa Gersh, who have ties to Ivy League schools, the corporate media, the financial world, and law. He also noted that a first-term Democrat congressman also sits on the board.
“Why are the most privileged people in our society, rich executives like Gersh and Novogratz, supporting an organization that bails people out of jail who are destroying our cities and attacking our police?” Carlson questioned.
According to Carlson, these board members who “live far from the scenes of riots” might have a greater economic stake in the game than just inciting violence and destruction in the name of racial justice.
“America’s core problems are not racial. America’s core problems are economic: a small group of people have a disproportionate amount of money. Everyone else is getting poor. For the majority of the population, the American Dream is dying,” Tucker said. “But if you were on the right end of that equation, you wouldn’t want the public to think too much about this. So maybe you had to fund racial conflict so they wouldn’t think about it. It’s pretty clever.”
Correction: An earlier version of this article stated Carlson’s claim that a Democratic congressperson is on the board of The Bail Project. That is incorrect and we regret the error.