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‘The Public Should See What Happened’: Tucker Praises Kevin McCarthy For Promising To Release Jan. 6 Footage

Fox News host Tucker Carlson praised House Speaker Kevin McCarthy for promising to release 14,000 hours of video footage from the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the Capitol building.

“I think the public should see what happened on that day,” McCarthy told reporters during a press conference Thursday. “I watched what Nancy Pelosi did, where she politicized it. … I think the American public should actually see what happened instead of a report that’s written for a political basis.”

Supporters of former President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol building, delaying the final certification of the votes of the Electoral College for several hours. Then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi blocked Republican Reps. Jim Jordan of Ohio and Jim Banks of Indiana from serving on the Jan. 6 select committee and later appointed two Trump critics, Republican Reps. Liz Cheney of Wyoming and Adam Kinzinger of Illinois, to serve on the panel.


“Well, yeah. After two full years, after a highly publicized and highly politicized congressional committee, after endless grandstanding in the media, after unprecedented political crackdowns, after nearly 1,000 arrests, after all of that: Americans, yes they do, have a right to know what actually happened on Jan. 6,” Carlson, an honorary member of the Daily Caller News Foundation’s board, said. “That’s what Kevin McCarthy said. Who could argue otherwise? What is the counter argument?”

Carlson noted that some federal prosecutors were claiming that releasing the footage would pose a threat to national security, instead saying that some of the video would show law enforcement officers allowing people to enter the Capitol, citing a brief filed in federal court.

“’You can’t know whether the Capitol’s surveillance cameras pan, tilt or zoom — and if you do know, America is in peril.’ It’s completely absurd. Every human movement in the United States Capitol is recorded by cameras, and you already knew that because the same is true in virtually every public building in the Western hemisphere,” Carlson said. “That is not a secret. That, of course, is not the secret the Democrats fear you might learn if you saw the tape.”

“They are probably a lot more concerned about whether you will discover how many law enforcement agents actively helped Jan. 6 protesters enter the building that day,” Carlson continued. “Some of them definitely did, we know that for a fact because we have the tape.”

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  1. They don’t want the video released because it shows many of the protestors being let in by Capitol Police. We are also learning that the FBI had 1/2 dozen agents embedded with the “Proud Boys” and and unknown number dressed in MAGA hats, leading the charge. Dozens of Jan. 6 defendants continue to be locked up in a D.C. gulag, denied bail and their constitutional rights of due process and a speedy trial. The FBI bragged about the biggest manhunt in their history to charge 2000 nationwide, with over 450 already sentenced for crimes like “walking around in an unauthorized area”. All in a “riot” in which the only person killed on that day was an unarmed protester named Ashli Babbitt, who was murdered by a Capitol Police officer that was never charged. All those protesters have had their lives ruined and because of that, at least two have committed suicide.

    Yet how many of the tens of thousands of rioters and ANTIFA terrorists were hunted down after the riots in the summer of 2020? Riots which did billions and billions in property damage across dozens of states. Riots that injured thousands of police and actually killed at least two dozen innocents. Biden has weaponized the entire apparatus of the state (the DOJ, the FBI, the CIA, the IRS, and even the DOD) against the political opposition. How is that different from what the Stasi in East Germany did or the KGB in Russia. Every American should be outraged. It’s abhorrent and disgusting as we watch our once proud Republic devolve into a Fascist, totalitarian state. Just like every other Socialist/Communist state in history.

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