Fox News Executives ousted Tucker Carlson last month.
Carlson was a firebrand who pushed back on the political establishment.
And Tucker Carlson just addressed rumors that he might run for President in 2024.
Tucker Carlson shares his plans for the future
A month has passed since Tucker Carlson was given the ax at Fox News. The conservative talk show host and rebellious personality has sparked a lot of conversation about his future plans.
It’s been made clear at this point that Carlson is still under contract with Fox News, which prevents him from signing with another network. Due to a social media clause in his contract, Tucker Carlson does have the option of broadcasting his stream on Twitter.
Some people aren’t happy enough with his return to reading the news on Twitter. Many conservative commentators have been suggesting he should run for President in 2024. One group even created the Draft Tucker PAC to encourage Republicans to consider him as the “new leader.”
That PAC has now earned a response from Tucker Carlson, but what he said might shock you.
Attorney for Carlson issues cease-and-desist to PAC encouraging him to run for President
An attorney for Tucker Carlson responded to the PAC that is advocating for him to run for President. They said the PAC needed to stop any activities related to a Carlson Presidential run in 2024. They said that he would not run in the next cycle “under any circumstances.”
“It has come to Mr. Carlson’s attention that you are soliciting contributions and donor contact information from the public by representing that the funds will be used to draft Mr. Tucker to run for President in 2024,” Republican Party official and Carlson attorney Harmeet Dhillon wrote.
She stated that the PAC’s “misrepresentations are damaging to Mr. Carlson and defrauding his supporters.” She went on to demand that they “immediately cease and desist [their] efforts to solicit money to ‘draft’ Mr. Carlson.” She also warned that they would use “every legal means” necessary to stop it.
The letter was sent directly to the executive director of the PAC, who responded right away.
Executive Director for Draft Tucker promises to honor request while chairman slams Dhillon
Charlie Kolean, the Executive Director of Draft Tucker PAC, said that he had been contacted by Tucker’s attorney and that he understands “Tucker is not a candidate for President.” He added they would “honor” the request to end all marketing activities associated with the PAC.
The Chairman of the PAC had a lot more to say about the cease-and-desist letter. He said that Draft Tucker was largely a personal project and had only raised $212 so far. Then he went on to attack Harmeet Dhillon in defending himself.
“I’d like to add that I am TOTALLY OPPOSED to SCAMPAC’s & have NEVER profited (unlike Harmeet) from my political activities,” he wrote in a text message to a journalist at The Hill. He said that he had been spending “a great deal of money exposing…[the] abysmal SEWER of losers, weaklings, and liars.”
This is definitely not a typical response to a cease-and-desist. It’s possible that he will try to push back on their request.
Patriot Political will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.