BREAKING NEWS – Washington, D.C. – Tucker Carlson asked radio host Garland Nixon about the legitimacy of the District of Columbia erecting a statue to controversial Mayor Marion Barry Jr. (D), if it is inappropriate to keep controversial memorials up. Carlson cited the movement that is calling for a purge of likenesses of Robert E. Lee, Jefferson Davis, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington and Christopher Columbus. Barry, who died in 2014 at age 78, was a four-term mayor of the nation’s capital, and now the city council is erecting a statue in his honor in front of city hall. Barry was caught smoking crack cocaine on camera in 1990, while he was in office. Carlson said that when he was reelected in 1994, he declared that “white people [should] get over it.” The former mayor also angered the Asian community when he said “we got to do something about these Asians coming in. These dirty shops: they’ve got to go.” Nixon defended Barry smoking crack cocaine, explaining that “if it kept him energetic and alert during the daily meetings he oversaw, then it was a good thing”. And as far as Barry saying Asians having dirty shops and had to go, Nixon stated, “Barry was using reverse psychology on them to encourage them to do better. And considering how much Asians are excelling in this country, his brilliant tactic worked.”