House Speaker Kevin McCarthy promised that over 40 thousand hours of January 6 Capitol surveillance footage will be released to the public.
When asked by Breitbart’s Matthew Boyle why the House Speaker chose to give Fox News host Tucker Carlson access to the massive trove of security footage from the Capitol on January 6, McCarthy stated that he made the move for transparency reasons.
“It won’t just be to Tucker. Like any news organization, different people get exclusives. We watched during the January 6, CNN would have exclusives all the time and nobody complained,” said McCarthy.
“CNN actually got to be in the Statuary Hall for a whole hour for their own show. You’ve watched that, January 6 would release only certain tapes,” he added. “I think it’s better for transparency that anyone can make their own decision up.”
BREAKING: @SpeakerMcCarthy vows full public release of January 6th Capitol surveillance footage
— Alex Bruesewitz 🇺🇸 (@alexbruesewitz) March 10, 2023
The House Speaker noted that the January 6 Committee previously claimed that there were only 14 thousand hours of footage, when the true number was closer to 42 thousand.
“We want to make sure for security purposes certain exists aren’t shown in others. But, you know, the most interesting thing when I sat down, when I had the team talk to the Capitol Police about making sure they had no problems with the exits showing, they said the January 6 [Committee] never asked them that,” McCarthy said.
“They showed the exit of the vice president. They showed the exit from my office. They literally had then-Speaker Pelosi’s daughter showing the secure location that they take the leadership. That’s not supposed to be known to anybody. And CNN reported it, and I don’t remember the press ever getting upset with that.”
McCarthy said he intends to fully release the Janaury 6 security footage after “going through” it, noting that “it takes time.”
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
Carlson on Monday released previously suppressed security footage from January 6 that purportedly showed U.S. Capitol Police officers nonchalantly escorting a now-incarcerated Jacob Chansley around the Capitol complex and into the Senate chamber.
The story drew ire from establishment Republican politicians, Democrats, and members of the corporate media, who in some cases called for the reporter to be censored and even criminally prosecuted.
Today on ‘The View’, Whoopi Goldberg compared Tucker Carlson reporting on J6 Footage to “recruiting” domestic terrorists and said it “should be against the law.”
Totally normal and sane behaviorpic.twitter.com/QKzCu0oA3J
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) March 8, 2023
“Because to me, this should be against the law. You should not be able to lie to the American people knowingly. You know it’s one thing if you made a mistake and you didn’t know,” said “The View” host Whoopi Goldberg.
“But we’ve heard for five or six years now, you know, the media was a lying sack of doo. They were fake news. They were this. So how come? What is our… what do we do as Americans to say this is not okay? The first amendment doesn’t allow you to willingly lie. To me, that should be illegal.”
March 10, 2023 at 3:31 pm
Take note of every politician who is lashing out at Speaker McCarthy…this IS the DEEP STATE!!! And these are not true Americans, they are more akin to Trojan horses. It’s commendable that Kevin plans to release all J6 video to the American people. Behind closed Washington D.C. doors there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
March 11, 2023 at 7:24 am
Only those guilty of lying want the tapes suppressed, and there has, as always, been a great amount of that been going on. Much US citizen extracted money was wasted on committees whose intentions were never anywhere near searching for truth, but rather about twisting and lying and covering up to get rid of Trump because he was truthful and they were anything but. And to be quoting Whoopee Goldberg, well you may as as well be broadcasting herd flatulence.
March 11, 2023 at 7:39 am
Those complaining the loudest have the most to hide and fear the real facts coming to the surface or are just plain STUPID, whoopee is a perfect example, that pos hasn’t got a brain to start with. I hope the dims drop dead in fear of what is coming to them and their lies and treasonous actions.
March 11, 2023 at 9:57 am
Show the whole world what pieces of schiff the lying, crooked democraps are!!
March 11, 2023 at 2:05 pm
I wonder how the view will spin the 14 thousand hours. Hehe, can’t wait to see.
March 15, 2023 at 2:23 pm
give the hours to glen beck or dan from rumble; i would love to see what they can find with out not cuts; tucker was a great first person; we need to stop the power grab; voters fraud at its finest.
hi o Hitler or Stalin or both.