Fox News host Tucker Carlson has ripped into his own network, and fellow Republicans, for spending the past week focusing on the "human rights situation in Cuba" instead of paying attention to the ongoing crackdown on free speech at home in the US.

"I'm glad you mentioned Cuba, because even today idiot Republicans on the Hill spent their whole day talking about the lack of freedom in Cuba", Carlson said, speaking to independent investigative journalist Glenn Greenwald on his Friday programme.

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