Tucker Carlson Says U.S. Is 'at War With Russia'

Fox News host Tucker Carlson claimed on Monday night that the U.S. is "at war" with Russia and criticized the Biden administration for making the country a "participant" in the ongoing conflict.

Carlson told his prime time audience that the invasion of Ukraine came as "no surprise" to President Joe Biden's administration and accused the White House of "inserting" the U.S. into a "hot war."

Ukrainian forces are continuing to put up fierce resistance to the Russian invasion that began on February 24 and the country's President Volodymyr Zelensky has pledged that victory will be achieved.

The Fox News host said the Biden administration has "inserted itself with force" into a "hot war between two foreign powers."

"That means the United States is now an active participant in a war. We are at war with Russia," Carlson said.

"Whether or not that war has been officially declared, whether or not Congress has authorized that war. All of that is irrelevant," he said.

"That war is happening right now as we watch. Why is no-one in Washington saying anything about this? Because they support it, they always have," he said.

The U.S. is not at war with Russia and is not a party to the military conflict. The U.S. has provided diplomatic support to Ukraine amid the invasion, while the U.S. and its allies have also provided military aid and imposed harsh sanctions on Russia.

Carlson went on to take aim at Vice President Kamala Harris for remarks she made in Munich on February 20, saying she appreciated Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky's desire to join NATO.

"Message: Up yours, Vladimir Putin, go ahead and invade Ukraine," Carlson said.

"And, of course, Vladimir Putin did that just days later. So the invasion was no surprise to the Biden administration. They knew that would happen. That was the point of the exercise," he said.

"We watched all this happen, we missed it. How? Honestly because it was insane and therefore very hard to take seriously," Carlson went on.

"Why in the world would the United States intentionally seek war with Russia? How could we possibly benefit from that war? We still don't know the answer to that question," he said.

"But it is obvious that permanent Washington has been fixated on war with Russia for a very long time," Carlson added.

Carlson went on criticize Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC), who has been outspoken in his support for Ukraine and has been the target of Carlson's criticism in recent weeks.

The Fox News host also accused the Biden administration of having "a long history of destroying things" and mentioned the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan among other issues, warning that the U.S. could see the end of the dollar as the world's reserve currency.

Newsweek has asked the White House for comment.

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Fox News host Tucker Carlson discusses 'Populism and the Right' during the National Review Institute's Ideas Summit at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel March 29, 2019, in Washington, DC. Carlson has claimed that the U.S. is at war with Russia. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images