Members of the European Parliament are calling for sanctions against Tucker Carlson after he announced an interview with Russian leader Vladimir Putin.
Carlson posted a video to X on Tuesday announcing that he was in Moscow to interview Putin. Carlson’s sit-down with the Russian president is the first time Putin agreed to speak with a Western newsperson since Russia invaded Ukraine two years ago.
European Parliament member Guy Verhofstadt, former prime minister of Belgium, said the bloc should consider imposing a “travel ban” on Carlson for serving as a “mouthpiece” for Putin.
“As Putin is a war criminal and the EU sanctions all who assist him in that effort, it seems logical that the External Action Service examine his case as well,” Verhofstadt told Newsweek.
The External Action Service