On Tucker Carlson Tonight Tuesday, Carlson put an abrupt end to an interview with a former New York City deputy sheriff and corrections officer, Ed Gavin, who disagreed with him on the outcome of the murder trial of Derek Chauvin. Hours earlier, Chauvin, a former Minneapolis police officer, was found guilty on all counts for the murder of George Floyd last May. Carlson opened the show claiming that the jury only voted to convict Chauvin because they were scared, and later questioned if we can “trust the way this decision was made.” This came just a day after Carlson accused the media of “lynching” Chauvin. Gavin, on the other hand, couldn’t have seen things more differently.
“That was clearly an excessive, unjustified use of force. I think the verdict was just,” Gavin said. “I think we had documentary evidence, we had testimonial evidence, and it was an open and shut case. But moving forward, what we need to do, in my opinion, is we need to have…” “How about enforce the law? Do we need to do that?” Carlson interrupted before proceeding to trash the police. “Let's say people are going through the windows of Macy's and the cops are just standing there. Do they resign because obviously their honor is being violated, but they are not doing anything about it, when do they start doing something about protecting everyone else, not just George Floyd?”
Carlson would once again interrupt later in the interview as Gavin attempted to elaborate on his thoughts, but this time, Gavin wouldn’t get another chance. As Carlson finished what he had to say after interrupting, Gavin tried to finish what he was saying but the camera cut away and Carlson said, “Nope. Done.”