During an argument with Republican presidential nominee Asa Hutchinson, conservative commentator Tucker Carlson stated that he had never received the COVID-19 vaccine.
Carlson questioned the former governor of Arkansas about his views on the COVID vaccine and other mandates during a presidential summit hosted by Blaze Media on July 14.
“How did you feel about [COVID mandates] and how many COVID shots did you take, and how do you feel about it now in retrospect?” Carlson asked Hutchinson.
“How many COVID shots did you take?” Hutchinson replied.
“Zero,” answered Carlson, at which point the crowd erupted with applause. “But I think it’s fair, and I can see that you recoiled when I asked you that question, and I don’t think honestly that you should be asking people about their medical care, but that became a matter of public policy and I do think that the whole country ought to pause and assess like ‘What did we just go through, how do we feel about it now?’”
Hutchinson explained that while he was governor of Arkansas during the so-called COVID-19 epidemic, his administration prohibited the imposition of vaccination requirements as a condition of employment for public sector workers.
The social media uproar was prompted by Carlson’s forthright response that he had not received any experimental COVID injections. Even his then-so-called conservative employer, Fox News, had implemented a workplace vaccination policy at its New York City headquarters, as numerous individuals pointed out.
— TheBlaze (@theblaze) July 14, 2023
Tucker: How many vaccines and boosters did you take?
Asa: Well how many did you take?
— Jessica O’Donnell 🏈 (@heckyessica) July 14, 2023
The admission that Carlson has never been vaccinated stands in stark contrast to the rhetoric employed by other members of the mainstream media, including so-called conservative reporters and anchors.
According to LifeSiteNews, Hannity promoted the COVID-19 vaccine on his prominent Fox News program in July 2021.
Numerous left-leaning media channels disseminated similar content to the public.
Many alternative media outlets, including LifeSiteNews, have instead published a number of articles on the frequently concealed reality of the COVID-19 vaccines, including their experimental nature and the rising number of reports of health complications and even deaths that have followed receipt of the novel injections.
During their heated discussion, Carlson questioned Hutchinson about his evident support for the chemical and surgical mutilation of gender-confused neonates.
Former Arkansas governor Hutchinson vetoed a measure that attempted to criminalize “sex-reassignment” of children in 2021, but the state legislature ultimately overrode his veto.
Hutchinson ultimately failed to clarify his position, stating that he supports the “rights” of parents who choose to inject their child with “puberty blockers” and cross-sex hormones, both of which can result in serious and harmful permanent changes, but opposes the “rights” of surgically mutilating children because it is “permanent.”