- Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene defended the idea of Tucker Carlson interviewing Vladimir Putin.
- The former Fox News presenter arrived in Moscow in recent days, claimed a Russian Telegram channel.
- Carlson has been a defender of Putin and has echoed Kremlin talking points.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene defended the prospect of Tucker Carlson interviewing Russian President Vladimir Putin amid rumors that the former Fox News host is in Moscow.
Carlson was spotted in Moscow in the audience at the world-famous Bolshoi Theater, according to Russian Telegram channel Mash.
The report that Carlson is in Russia sparked speculation that he might interview Putin while there, who has been largely isolated from the world stage following his unprovoked invasion of Ukraine.
“Democrats and their propagandists in the media are spasming at the prospect of Tucker Carlson interviewing Putin,” Greene wrote on X.
The Georgia Rep. added: “They HATE when someone like Tucker goes ‘off script.’ We have a free press in this country and its people like Tucker Carlson who we depend on to speak the truth!”
Carlson, who has defended Putin and echoed Kremlin talking points, said last year that he had previously tried to interview the Russian leader but that the US government had stopped him.
He has been one of the strongest voices of opposition to US support for Ukraine and implied that the West is to blame for the invasion after admitting Ukraine into NATO.
Carlson is often mentioned on Russian TV by propagandists. Leaked memos from the Kremlin to Russian state media in the week after the invasion instructed them to use “as much as possible fragments of broadcasts of the popular Fox News host Tucker Carlson.”
He left Fox News in April last year and has since been hosting his show online.
According to the report from Mash, Carlson arrived in the Russian capital on February 1, flying via Istanbul, and this is his first time in the country.
It remains to be confirmed that he is in Russia and plans to meet with or interview Putin.
Representatives for Carlson did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Business Insider, made outside normal working hours.