The United States Capitol Police on Tuesday claimed that video purportedly showing their officers “escort” January 6 defendant Jacob “QAnon Shaman” Chansley through the halls of Congress was misconstrued by the media, adding that the police were merely attempting to “deescalate” the situation.
In the security footage released by the Fox News host, Capitol police officers can be observed guiding Chansley past numerous other law enforcement officers outside the Senate chamber doors. As Chansley walked by, the additional officers made no effort to apprehend him.
Virtually no one in Washington, Republican or Democrat, wanted to see this tape released tonight. pic.twitter.com/YfpvaIZTbn
— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) March 7, 2023
After escorting Chansley to few locked entrances to the Senate chamber, the officers ultimately helped him open another door and enter the room. Then they escorted him to various entrances of the chamber that appear to be locked. Eventually, they helped him open a door, and he enters the chamber.
“Before this video was recorded, a violent group of people fought through multiple police lines and illegally broke into the U.S. Capitol, which was closed for a Joint Session of Congress,” Capitol Police told Just the News, citing remarks made by one of the the officers in HBO’s “Four Hours” documentary.
“I knew ahead there was no way we could all get physical with them, so I took it upon myself to try to talk to them,” said Capitol Police.
“Moments earlier, our officers and agents had to evacuate the Senate chamber, which was closed to the public, to rush elected officials and staffers to safety. After that, multiple people snuck into the chamber. The officer was vastly outnumbered by rioters. At this point, it is clear the officer is trying to get everyone out of the chamber,” the law enforcement agency added.
Capitol Police noted that the officer had asked Chansley: “Any chance I could get you guys to leave the Senate wing?” before calling for backup on his radio instructing “several other Capitol Police and DC Metropolitan Police Department officers to clear the Senate Chamber.”
After Carlson released the controversial security tapes on air Monday night, Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) called for the full and total release of all footage to the public, along with a “complete catalog” of all “feds” who were secretly present among the election integrity protestors that day.
BREAKING 🚨@RepThomasMassie calls on ALL 44,000 hours of Capitol Surveillance footage from January 6th to be released DIRECTLY to the American People, along with a full list of EVERY Federal Agent who was present that day. pic.twitter.com/xqzKLycRP4
— Alex Sheppard 🇺🇸 (@NotAlexSheppard) March 7, 2023
“The [tapes] need to be released. In fact, there was a Rasmussen poll that just came out that showed over 80 percent, 76 percent of Democrats and 86 percent of Republicans, say that the video should be released and they should,” the Congressman said.
“Tell us who they were, let’s watch the videos and let’s see what they did because there’s some really strange behavior on those videos of people behind the police lines in plain clothes like, touching them on the shoulder, talking in their ear, walking around boundaries as if they weren’t even there,” Massie continued.
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March 8, 2023 at 4:33 pm
Right. And that video of the cop who supposedly was killed by the fire extinguisher acting as a tour guide AFTER he died wasn’t real. Yet the medical examiner said he died from natural causes. We know the truth and it’s not from the left. The only violence that day was from the cop who killed Babbitt and Antifa.
March 8, 2023 at 6:11 pm
So Capital police are calling themselves cowards in public. That’s a switch huh? Time to fire them all.
March 8, 2023 at 6:13 pm
Let’s get our country back where it use to be does anyone in their right mind think Presidents Roosevelt Truman Kennedy etc would associate with the demos trash that sits in either house including the White House I can well remember the Congress men and women Senators who so proudly served the American people on both sides of the isle this my friends for the last thirty years reguardless of hue is trash let God get his broom and make a large sweep AND PUT HIM ( YES HIM) OUR LORD AND SAVIOR AT THE HELM WHERE HE BELONGS GOD BLESS AMERICA!!
March 9, 2023 at 11:42 am
oh come on man. there’s nothing any of the democrats or capital police can say. everything that happened is on the videos the democrats made to use against trump. only now we see the truth to the democrats lies. everything they cryed about for the last 2 years is a lie. our own people sat in Federal prison for 2 years cause of the lies of the democrats. they had to suffer so the democrats could use these videos against trump. just like the Russian crap schitter tryed to pull on trump. as you can plainly see it’s all democrat lies. and what about them in Federal on made up charges by the democrats. not to mention the murdered unarmed female vet ??? guess she died so the democrats can stay in powe. will she be revenged ??? will justice be served. so many questions and lies with no answers by the democrats. why ???