House Speaker Kevin McCarthy Has Released Thousands of Hours of #J6 Video To Tucker Carlson’s Producers

What is interesting is that Speaker McCarthy released 41,000 hours of video after Capitol Police would only release 14,000 hours and said that is all there was.

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy has given Fox News’ Tucker Carlson exclusive access to 41,000 hours of Capitol surveillance footage from the Jan. 6 riot, McCarthy sources tell me.

  • 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.

Why it matters: Carlson has repeatedly questioned official accounts of 1/6, downplaying the insurrection as “vandalism.”

  • Now his shows — “Tucker Carlson Tonight” on Fox News, and “Tucker Carlson Today” and “Tucker Carlson Originals” on the streaming service Fox Nation — have a massive trove of raw material.

Tucker Carlson has been very supportive of the plight of J6 protesters and it was a good idea for Speaker McCarthy to give the footage to his show’s producers. Hopefully, the metadata (i.e. the location of the camera, the time, etc.) from the videos is included.

Carlson told me: “[T]here was never any legitimate reason for this footage to remain secret.”

  • “If there was ever a question that’s in the public’s interest to know, it’s what actually happened on January 6. By definition, this video will reveal it. It’s impossible for me to understand why any honest person would be bothered by that.”

This will take time and, hopefully, Tucker won’t back down. Not surprisingly, the Biden administration is already attempting damage control:

PHOTO CREDIT: 2021 storing of the United States Capitol – By Tyler Merbler –, CC BY 2.0,