After months of tedious, deliberate, and dramatic effort, the grander narrative of the January 6th select committee appears to have unraveled in the span of a couple of hours of Tucker Carlson’s airtime.
The Fox News host began airing a number of previously-unseen clips from the Capitol on that fateful day, depicting a far more subdued scene than was presented during the aforementioned committee’s congressional hearings. In fact, one clip even showed Capitol Police officers assisting the now-incarcerated “QAnon Shaman” as he was going door-to-door allegedly “insurrecting“.
The reality check infuriated liberals, (and some Republicans, too), leading to heavy criticism and threats against Carlson.
But the primetime cable host has some significant figures in his corner as well, including the Speaker of the House.
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) told Breitbart News on Wednesday that he intends to fully release to the public the tens of thousands of hours of U.S. Capitol surveillance footage from January 6, 2021.
McCarthy’s comments came during a wide-ranging hourlong on-camera interview in the ceremonial U.S. House speaker’s office in his first sit-down interview since Fox News host Tucker Carlson aired on his program some never-before-seen clips of such surveillance footage earlier this week.
“Yeah,” McCarthy said when asked if the tapes will be fully released to the public.
But this wasn’t to be some willy-nilly data dump, either.
“We just want to make sure we go through them all, and it takes time,” he continued. “The first thing that Tucker said too, he didn’t want to show any exits to cause any problems. We asked the Capitol Police, ‘Were there any concerns?’ They came back with one, and we mitigated that, but it was interesting, that one that they had a problem with, Eric Swalwell had had up on the internet for the last two years showing that part.”
If the ancient adage is true, and the truth really shall set us free, what shall we infer from the Democrats’ opposition to transparency?
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