Tucker Carlson Questions Kamala Harris Whereabouts on Jan. 6

Tucker Carlson dedicated a segment of his show to what he believes are unanswered questions about the reported presence of Kamala Harris at Democratic National Committee (DNC) headquarters on January 6, 2021.

Carlson, whose recent series pushed the conspiracy theory that the U.S. Capitol riots may have been a "false flag" operation, also criticized the FBI's investigation into the pipe bombs rigged to explode outside of the headquarters of the Republican and Democratic parties.

In January, CNN reported that the then vice president-elect had arrived at the DNC premises at 11:30 a.m. on January 6 and was removed from the building at 1:14 p.m.—seven minutes after Capitol Police began investigating the bomb, which at one stage she came within "several yards of."

The CNN report followed a Politico report which said that Harris had been at the DNC the day that supporters of ex-President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol.

The Fox News anchor said on Wednesday: "Why haven't we heard that before and why didn't the Justice Department know? It's not like Kamala Harris hasn't talked about January 6, she's talked about it constantly since the day it happened.

"Just last month, Harris gave a speech in which she said that January 6 was so traumatic that all Americans remember 'where they were and what they were doing when our democracy came under assault.'"

"It would have been the perfect moment for Kamala Harris to tell us that she herself came within mere feet of a racist insurrectionist bomb," Carlson said, adding that the fact she has not mentioned it is "completely bizarre."

CNN's report pointed out that Harris' movements on January 6 had been shrouded in uncertainty and her proximity to the pipe bomb raised questions about the security measures in place for her.

Harris has said publicly that on the morning of January 6, she was inside the Capitol for a classified Senate Intelligence Committee briefing before leaving.

The FBI said that the bombs, neither of which detonated, were viable, although Carlson said they were "inert."

The Fox News anchor also accused the FBI of withholding information about the still-unsolved case, urging it to release more surveillance footage of the alleged suspect.

"Who's running this FBI investigation?" he said as he described the planting of a bomb near the president-elect as "far more a threat to our democracy than anything that happened at the Capitol building by far."

"Would a Trump supporter have known where Kamala Harris was going to be that morning?" Carlson said. "Even her political allies didn't know for some reason."

Carlson said that it seemed Harris "was not chased into danger on January 6 by insurrectionists" but "driven to danger by a government chauffeur" and then she "hid that fact for more than a year. "

He then said that the question is "not a conspiracy" although his views expressed on Tucker Carlson Tonight are likely to be seen by many as exactly that.

Carlson has repeatedly peddled conspiracy theories over January 6 and has played down the violence that took place that day.

As well as the much criticized Fox Nation series Patriot Purge, Carlson baselessly claimed in June 2021 that the FBI had a hand in organizing the riot. In September 2021, he said in an op-ed there was "no insurrection."

Newsweek has contacted the White House for comment

Tucker Carlson and Kamala Harris
Fox News anchor Tucker Carlson (left) has said there are unanswered questions about the reported presence of Vice President Kamala Harris (right) on January 6. It follows a report that Harris was at the DNC where a pipe bomb was discovered. Getty