There are thousands of hours of footage Democrats don’t want the voters to see.
They don’t want to be transparent with the American public.
The January 6 panel Democrat chairman issued a threat when Tucker Carlson received tapes.
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) has reportedly given Fox News host Tucker Carlson access to thousands of hours of security footage recorded at the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.
Carlson and his team will be reviewing 41,000 hours of Capitol surveillance footage and his show will start airing excerpts in coming weeks, according to Axios.
This has sent Democrats into a panic.
Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS) issued a statement warning that there were “potential security risks” of U.S. Capitol security footage being released.
“When the Select Committee obtained access to U.S. Capitol Police video footage, it was treated with great sensitivity given concerns about the security of lawmakers, staff, and the Capitol complex,” Thompson said.
“Access was limited to members and a small handful of investigators and senior staff, and the public use of any footage was coordinated in advance with Capitol Police. It’s hard to overstate the potential security risks if this material were to be used irresponsibly,” he added.
Thompson said McCarthy “owes the American people an explanation of why” he shared the footage with the Fox News host and “what steps he has taken to address the significant security concerns at stake.”
Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) sent a letter to Democratic colleagues on Tuesday saying his team is “working to confirm the precise nature of the video transfer,” which he called a “reported breach” that poses potential national security risks.
Carlson later said on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” that he plans to start sharing part of what he and his team learned from the footage on his show next week.
“Some of our smartest producers have been there looking at this stuff, trying to figure out what it means and how it contradicts, or not, the story that we’ve been told for more than two years,” Carlson said. “We think already that in some ways it does contradict that story.”
“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,” Carlson told Axios.
McCarthy has not publicly commented on the situation but he previously promised to make the footage public. “I think the American public should actually see all what happened instead of a report that’s written for a political basis,” McCarthy said at a press conference Jan. 12.
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