Tucker Carlson debated public school teacher and national organizer for the activist group BAMN, Yvette Felarca. ‘BAMN’ was among the largest supporters of the protests of Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos’ speech on Berkeley’s campus.
“A fascist is someone who’s organizing a mass movement that’s attacking women, immigrants, black people, other minority groups in a movement of genocide. That’s what a fascist is” Felarca answered when asked to define the term.
“So it’s someone who is committing violence?” Carlson inquired
“It is someone who is committing violence and someone who is trying to organize other people to commit violence,” the professional activist said. “And Milo Yiannopoulos is a fascist.”
“So he’s committed acts of violence against the protected groups you mentioned?” Tucker asked.
Felarca called Yiannopoulos a “token” who is trying to whip up a “lynch mob mentality.”
“Well, what he’s doing is he’s trying to be the youth face and the token that other people who are organizing violence tried to hide behind,” the organizer said. “And so at all of his talks all over the country, what Yiannopoulos has done is whip up a whole lynch mob mentality, where people who come to see him or his supporters not only agree with his views but also attack other people. And tat was certainly true in Washington state when one of his supporters came and actually shot an anti-fascist protester. But in Berkeley, we made sure that didn’t happen because were able to shut it down.”
Felarca said her group would fight “by any means necessary,” referring to the group’s name BAMN, to “shut down” fascists.
“What do you mean by shut down?” Carlson asked. “What if I want to keep talking? What if I’m saying something you find appalling, but I’ve got a First Amendment right. I’m an American. What would you do?”