Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) blasted Dominion Voting Systems on Saturday over Tucker Carlson’s departure from Fox News amid reports the company’s settlement with the news network was contingent on his firing.
Carlson had reportedly heard from a Fox board member that he was let go from Fox News as part of its $787.5 million lawsuit settlement with Dominion.
“If the public reporting is accurate that Dominion Voting Systems demanded that Tucker Carlson be fired as part of a litigation settlement, then I am happy that Dominion does not operate in Texas, and I don’t think that they should do so in the future,” Abbott wrote, linking to the Axios report detailing Carlson’s allegation.
If the public reporting is accurate that Dominion Voting Systems demanded that Tucker Carlson be fired as part of a litigation settlement, then I am happy that Dominion does not operate in Texas, and I don’t think that they should do so in the future. We may disagree with other’s…
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) May 13, 2023
“We may disagree with other’s positions, but we should never try to improperly silence views contrary to our own,” he continued.
“If Dominion wants to do business with Texas in the future, they should first answer questions about what role, if any, they played in silencing a prominent conservative journalist.”
“The answers to those questions, and other factors, should guide whether we want them to operate here,” he added.
Fox News and Dominion both claimed that Carlson’s employment status had nothing to do with the settlement negotiations.
Carlson announced last week that he would be bringing his show back to Twitter.
We’re back. pic.twitter.com/sG5t9gr60O
— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) May 9, 2023
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