Despite the left’s constant drumbeat that a protest on Capitol Hill more than two years ago was actually an insurrection with the goal of overthrowing the U.S. government, evidence that has emerged since then has disproved that theory at every turn.
For starters, the FBI determined about seven months after the Jan. 6, 2021, protest that participants did not appear to be engaged in a coup. The following year, Harvard University released a report that similarly found no evidence that protesters wanted to bring down the government.
Now, Fox News Channel personality Tucker Carlson is in a prime position to shed even more light on the events of that day. Reports indicate that House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) delivered a whopping 41,000 hours of video footage recorded on the Capitol grounds during the demonstration.
“There was never any legitimate reason for this footage to remain secret,” Carlson said. “If there was ever a question that’s in the public interest to know, it’s what actually happened on Jan. 6. By definition, this video will reveal it.”
BREAKING: Tucker Carlson says the Jan 6 footage he has seen directly contradicts what we’ve been told.
It was all a lie.pic.twitter.com/1XMmRy5mE5
— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) February 21, 2023
Elected Democrats, particularly those involved in a congressional probe into the protest, have sought to suppress most of the footage from that day — and Carlson offered a theory last year regarding their motivation.
“You know it tells you a lot about the priorities of a ruling class that the rest of us are getting yet another lecture about Jan. 6th tonight from our moral inferiors, no less,” he said in June. “An outbreak of mob violence, a forgettably minor outbreak by recent standards, that took place more than a year and a half ago, but they’ve never stopped talking about it.”
For his part, McCarthy’s willingness to hand over the footage seems to bolster his credibility among House Republicans after a contentious election process earlier this year.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), a House Freedom Caucus member who supported McCarthy’s speakership bid when others on the panel were holding out, cited the recent development as a sign of vindication.
She tweeted on Monday: 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.”