Tucker Carlson makes triumphant return to television in intense interviews with presidential hopefuls

 July 16, 2023

Tucker Carlson made a triumphant return to television on Friday at the FAMiLY Leadership Summit in Des Moines, Iowa, where he conducted interviews with Republican presidential candidates.

The summit is considered the "Midwest's largest gathering of Christians seeking cultural transformation in the family, church, government, and more," and  BlazeTV's coverage featuring Carlson made it one of the biggest events of the campaign trail so far.

Carlson's interviews were seen as a combative stress test for hopeful candidates, as the former Fox News host is known for his thorough questioning and staunch conservative values that leave no room for political word salad.

The popular media personality was particularly tough on former Vice President Mike Pence and grilled him on Jan. 6-related questions. Carlson rattled Pence so badly that the evangelical crowd that would normally cheer Pence on actually jeered him instead.

While Carlson didn't get the opportunity to cross examine former President Donald Trump, he still made the most of his time and reminded the nation why Fox News made a massive mistake by firing him.

Carlson has quickly established himself as one of the best at weeding out fake Republicans, and he is likely just getting started. It wouldn't be crazy to think that Carlson could end up determining the winner of the Republican presidential nomination.