For many years, the only proof that Americans saw coming from inside the US Capitol building on that crucial day early in 2021 was video given by the Democratic-led House January 6 Committee.
But, after allowing Fox News to publish some of the damning tapes on Tucker Carlson’s show, the new House speaker has committed to grant access to all news organizations.
On March 6th, Tucker Carlson published some surveillance footage that House Speaker Kevin McCarthy had given him (R-CA). The footage of Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick touring the Capitol before his death the next day sparked a lot of debate.
Several individuals, including Sicknick’s family, slammed the House speaker with only presenting evidence that backed with his version of events.
Notwithstanding this criticism, McCarthy offered to provide every news outlet the same 41,000 hours of video footage so they could run anything they wanted on Sunday, March 12, during a conversation with Maria Bartiromo on Fox News’ Sunday Morning Futures. His “goal here is honesty,” he stressed.
McCarthy says Republicans will ‘slowly roll out’ Jan. 6 footage to ‘every’ news agency: ‘Goal is transparency’ https://t.co/q7HEZL8w3g— Fox 40 News (@Fox40News) March 13, 2023
The House speaker made a point of comparing violent protests that took place in the summer of 2020 to the Capitol protest in 2021, when considerably more individuals were taken into custody by the police. He demonstrated his viewpoint—that there must be equal justice applied across the board.
Congressman Michael McCaul (R-TX) also disclosed on Sunday, March 12 with CBS’ “Face the Nation” that McCarthy guaranteed him the film will soon be accessible to any media outlets interested in seeing it. But he cautioned that it would depict “a very dark, tragic day” with several injuries and one fatality.
While the majority of news sites will soon get access to the 41,000 hours of footage, sorting through it will undoubtedly take some time. Americans will have more understanding of what transpired on January 6 in the federal buildings in the ensuing months and be in a position to make their own judgments based on the video.