Tucker Carlson says Michael Vick 'Should Have Been Executed'
The formerly bow-tied Fox News commentator subbed for Sean Hannity during his Dec. 28 broadcast, and when the subject turned to President Obama's recent acknowledgment of the Eagles giving the ex-convict a second chance, Carlson got heated.
"I'm a Christian, I've made mistakes myself, I believe fervently in second chances," he says. "But Michael Vick killed dogs, and he did in a heartless and cruel way. And I think, personally, he should have been executed for that. He wasn't, but the idea that the President of the United States would be getting behind someone who murdered dogs? Kind of beyond the pale."
That "getting behind" entailed a presidential call to Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie which, among several topics, reportedly included praise for helping reform the quarterback after he served time in prison.
Carlson's panel, though in agreement on how horrible Vick's past is, did not agree with his belated calls for the death penalty or his harsh reprimand of the president.
Watch part of the panel here: