GOP Governor Demands Answers Over Tucker Carlson’s Firing

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( – Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is pushing for answers from Dominion Voting Systems on whether the company played any part in Fox News firing host Tucker Carlson.

Abbott took to Twitter on Saturday to comment on the public reports that wanted Carlson to have been fired as part of the settlement between Fox News and Dominion. Dominion had previously sued the outlet for defamation over their coverage of former President Donald Trump’s 2020 presidential election fraud claims. Abbott proceeded to state that he was happy that Dominion was not working in his state, especially if the accusations about them pushing for Carlson’s firing is true. As he noted, while it is okay to disagree with the stance others take, that does not mean one should try to silence anyone with views that don’t align with their own.

Abbott proceeded to state that if Dominion was interested in ever doing business in Texas they would first need to answer questions about whether they played any part in Carlson getting fired. He added that the answers they provide to those questions would play an important role in the decision regarding whether they should be allowed to work in the state.

A Dominion spokeswoman told Newsweek that the claims about Carlson’s departure from Fox News being part of the defamation lawsuit settlement were “fake.”

Still, according to the Axios article that Abbott included in his tweet, the outlet reported that two separate sources had informed Carlson that he was being fired as part of the Dominion lawsuit. A Fox spokesperson has also informed Axios that this information was “categorically false.”

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