Tucker Carlson has come under fire over his response to the Derek Chauvin trial verdict during a Tuesday episode of “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”

During the program, Carlson spoke to former New York City corrections official Ed Gavin about Chauvin, the fired Minneapolis police officer who was found guilty on all counts in the death of George Floyd.

However, Carlson and Gavin appeared to have conflicting views about the verdict. “That was clearly an excessive, unjustified use of force. I think the verdict was just,” Gavin said. “I think we had documentary evidence, we had testimonial evidence, and it was an open and shut case.”

Gavin attempted to share his opinion about what he thought should happen in America next but he was interrupted by Carlson. “How about enforce the law? Do we need to do that?” the anchor asked.

“Let’s say people are going through the windows of Macy’s, and the cops are just standing there. Do they resign because obviously their honor is being violated, but they are not doing anything about it, when do they start doing something about protecting everyone else, not just George Floyd?”

Carlson then appeared to grow upset when Gavin attempted to explain why he believed the guilty verdict was justified, but the anchor refused to let the guest finish his statement.

“I just think that it was excessive, and it shouldn’t have happened. What I would like to do… One more thing…” said Gavin, who began to fumble on his word as Carlson interrupted him.

“Yeah, but the guy that did it looks like he’s going to spend the rest of his life in prison so, I’m kind of more worried about the rest of the country, which thanks to police inaction, in case you haven’t noticed, is like boarded up. [Laughs] So, that’s more my concern. But I appreciate it, Gavin, thank you,” Carlson said.

“Nope. Done!” he added after ending his conversation with Gavin.

On Wednesday, Carlson’s name was a trending topic on Twitter as spectators slammed his behavior and his decision to dismiss a guest who disagreed with his opinion.

“Tucker Carlson is a coward. I would say it to his face, but he doesn’t have guests on his show who challenge him or tell the truth,” one person wrote.

After learning about Carlson’s comments, one person compared the anchor to his Fox colleagues.

“Tucker Carlson is actually worse than Sean Hannity and Bill O’Reilly. I didn’t think anyone could achieve that,” the individual wrote.

Following three weeks of testimonies, 12 jurors unanimously found Chauvin guilty of second-degree manslaughter as well as second and third-degree murder.

Second-degree manslaughter could be punishable by up to 10 years. Meanwhile, the third-degree murder charge carries a maximum sentence of 25 years. Chauvin could also face a maximum of 40 years in prison for the second-degree unintentional murder charge conviction.

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