On Monday evening, Fox News host Tucker Carlson confirmed that he and his team of producers have been given access to over 44,000 hours of footage from January 6th by House Speaker Kevin McCarthy. Furthermore, he said that the footage they’ve seen already proves that we’ve been lied to over what really happened that day in Washington D.C.
“So for really more than 2 years now we’ve been complaining about the fact that the U.S. Congress has held thousands, tens of thousands of hours of camera footage from the public from January 6th. And of course, January 6th has been a transformative event in this country, it’s been used to change the country. So there are about 44,000 hours and we have been granted access to that, we believe we have secured the right to see whatever we want to see,” Tucker began.
“So we’ve been there about a week, some of our smartest producers have been there looking at this stuff and trying to figure out what it means, and how it contradicts or not the story we’ve been told for more than two years. We think already that in some ways it does contradict that story,” he added before promising to release more details next week.
BREAKING: Tucker Carlson says the January 6th footage they’ve reviewed so far already contradicts what we’ve been told about that day
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“We’re going to bring you what we find next week,” he concluded.
Earlier today, Axios broke the story that McCarthy handed the tapes over.
“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,” Axios reported. “Excerpts will begin airing in the coming weeks.”
Axios also noted that Carlson told them there was no reason why remaining January 6 footage should be private.
“[T]here was never any legitimate reason for this footage to remain secret,” Carlson said.
“If there was ever a question that’s in the public’s interest to know, it’s what actually happened on January 6,” he continued. “By definition, this video will reveal it. It’s impossible for me to understand why any honest person would be bothered by that.