Tucker Carlson Claims Kamala Harris 'Incited' Ukraine Invasion

Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Thursday claimed that Vice President Kamala Harris "incited" the Russian invasion of Ukraine after a joint press conference she attended with Polish President Andrzej Duda.

During the conference, a reporter asked the vice president if "the United States is willing to make a specific allocation for Ukrainian refugees?" while also asking the Polish president if he asked the U.S. to "specifically accept more refugees."

Harris then laughed briefly as she looked at Duda and said "a friend in need is a friend indeed." The Polish president responded to the reporter's question by saying that Poland needs international assistance as it faces the Ukrainian refugee crisis.

"More than a million people fleeing in the wake of an invasion that you, Kamala Harris, incited [and] certainly failed to defuse," the conservative TV host said on his show Tucker Carlson Tonight. "And then you laugh about it. That's who she is."

Carlson took a swipe at Harris earlier this month when he said that he was wrong about Russia potentially invading Ukraine, but still blamed the Biden administration and the vice president for his mistake.

The Fox News host said that President Joe Biden's decision to send Harris to the Munich Security Conference in February made him believe that the threat of war wasn't serious.

"The situation appears to be more chaotic by the day, possibly even spinning out of control," Carlson said of the war in Ukraine on March 3. "And that, we must be honest, is shocking to us. We've been taken by surprise by the whole thing. We're not the only ones who were, but we're willing to admit it. The only thing more embarrassing than being wrong in your estimates is pretending that you weren't. So why didn't we see this coming?"

He continued on by adding, "We assumed that if things were dire, serious people would be involved in fixing them. But we looked up and saw Kamala Harris involved, and that reassured us. Harris had just come back from Europe where she'd been conducting 'diplomacy' with our allies, and that appeared to be proof this could not really be a big deal."

Carlson has been criticized for downplaying the tensions between Russia and Ukraine, and last month he defended Russian President Vladimir Putin before the invasion.

Newsweek contacted the White House for comments and will update the story once a response is received.

 Carlson Claims Kamala Harris ‘Incited’ Ukraine invasion
Fox News host Tucker Carlson claimed that Vice President Kamala Harris "incited" Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Above, Carlson speaks during the Mathias Corvinus Collegium Feszt on August 7, 2021 in Esztergom, Hungary. Photo by Janos Kummer/Getty Images