Violence erupted when House Speaker US Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) revealed 41,000 hours of surveillance footage of Capital Police and others captured on January 6, 2021, at the US Capitol during the enormous gathering that day to support President Donald J. Trump.
Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) kept the video evidence from the general public and even from the individuals on trial for government-related offences.
US Representative Marjorie Taylor Green (R-GA) tweeted her support for McCarthy’s actions, causing some to question if McCarthy was keeping his word. According to a report by Martin Walsh for Conservative Brief, “In a plot twist, McCarthy did not release the tapes to the public — but to Fox News host Tucker Carlson, according to Axios.”
“For all of you that doubted we would release the tapes. Here you go! I’m very happy to be right again in my support for Kevin McCarthy as our Speaker. Americans deserve to see the truth, not a one sided narrative and unfair two tiered justice system,” MTG posted on Twitter Monday night in reaction to the Axios announcement.
Mike Allen, co-founder of Axios, stated on Monday morning that “Carlson TV producers were on Capitol Hill last week to begin digging through the trove, which includes multiple camera angles from all over Capitol grounds. Excerpts will begin airing in the coming weeks.”
The report continued:
A few weeks ago, Republican Reps. Matt Gaetz of Florida and Lauren Boebert of Colorado announced that McCarthy had agreed to release more of the footage to the public.
Gaetz said McCarthy agreed to do so as part of a deal to win his and Boebert’s support, two Republicans in a group of about 20 that held back their support for days, denying him the speaker’s gavel.
“The American people deserve to know the truth about what happened on January 6th. We have demanded to see all the footage. Transparency is coming,” Gaetz said. “Every time from the JFK files, to 9/11, to now January 6th. It’s our own government, our own Department of Justice that seems to stand in the way of transparency.”
He also reiterated his demand for more CSPAN cameras on the House floor.
“If we had cameras on the floor, my suspicion is we would have far better attendance during debates that impact the lives of our fellow Americans,” he said. CONTINUE READING…