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NBC News analyst Frank Figliuzzi demanded on Monday that Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) and Fox News host Tucker Carlson be held partially responsible for the attack at Club Q, an LGBT nightclub in Colorado Springs.
Speaking on MSNBC, Figliuzzi encouraged the families of the Club Q victims to take action against people like Boebert and Carlson, whom Figliuzzi suggested are partially responsible for the tragedy.
"Prosecutors and police, they found quickly what they needed. That means they know this was a biased crime," Figliuzzi said. "This is likely since we've heard reports that the subject isn't cooperative with police, that means they likely found clear and convincing evidence on his devices."
Authorities have charged the suspected perpetrator with hate crimes, but accusations, of course, are not declarations of guilt. That is something that Figliuzzi, a trained lawyer and career FBI official, should know, yet he declared the crime "biased" anyway.
"If he's a consumer of the people we just rattled of — from Lauren Boebert to Tucker Carlson — let's get it out. Let's get it out at trial, let's expose it for what it is, name it, and shame it," Figliuzzi continued.
"He's a consumer of these people and those people should face civil consequences from the victims," he declared.
There is no evidence, in fact, that the perpetrator is a "consumer" of Boebert and Carlson.
\u201cMSNBC analyst Frank Figliuzzi calls for @LaurenBoebert, #Tucker Carlson, @FoxNews, and others to face charges in civil court for causing the mass shooting at the Colorado Springs gay nightclub.\n\nHe adds teaching "young children" about sex will "put a stop to hate."\u201d— Curtis Houck (@Curtis Houck) 1669067618
What about the law?
While Figliuzzi did not clarify what those "civil consequences" should be, the First Amendment protects Boebert, Carlson, and others who share their views about the LGBT agenda.
At any rate, neither of them have called for violence against the LGBT community.
And despite what progressive activists claim, disagreeing with the LGBT agenda is not the same thing as calling for violence against the LGBT community or directly inciting violence, which is unlawful.
Ironically, the same free speech principles that protect Boebert and Carlson also allow Figliuzzi to claim that the solution "to put a stop to hate" is to teach "young children in school" the LGBT agenda.
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Chris Enloe is a staff writer for Blaze News