In recent weeks, the newly elected Republican majority in the House decided to release never before seen footage from the unrest at the January 6th ‘Stop the Steal’ rally to FOX News host Tucker Carlson.
Last night, some of the footage released to Carlson was aired on his show.
Information gleaned from the tapes showed that Ray Epps, a suspected FBI informant who stirred up tensions at the rally, lied during sworn testimony.
It also shows police ushering protesters, including infamous ‘QAnon Shaman’ Jake Angeli in and out of rooms in the Capitol building, undermining the narrative that the majority of protesters were violent or trespassing.
Democrats like Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-Ny.) and RINO’s such as former Representative Adam Kinzinger (R-Il.) were not happy that the footage poked holes in their carefully constructed narrative about the events that occurred on January 6th.
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Schumer said that FOX News stakeholder Rupert Murdoch should have prevented Tucker Carlson from airing the footage, while Kinzinger called Carlson a ‘grifter’ and said that him showing another side to the story of what happened at the ‘Stop the Steal’ rally was ‘disgusting’.
They're Freaking Out Big Time
Senator Schumer Went Down To The Senate Floor This Morning To
-Condemn Tucker Carlson's January 6th Tapes Segment Last Night
-Call For Fox News And Rupert Murdoch To Stop Tucker Carlson From Releasing Another Report On The January 6th Tapes… https://t.co/nPqG7adQKx pic.twitter.com/e3z3YBwTFR
— The Columbia Bugle 🇺🇸 (@ColumbiaBugle) March 7, 2023
“Kinzinger said, “It’s disgusting. The sad thing is you’re going to have people that have only gotten their news on Fox News that are never going to have the opportunity to hear the truth.
He continued, “First off, on the opening there where he says, look, there is only like a handful of people here. I know one of those rooms, particularly Statuary Hall, was filled with people. There is tons of pictures of that. At some point leading up to or after, there are moments where there are only a few people in there.”
Kinzinger added, “Secondarily, you look at like, okay, one of the things he said, Josh Hawley was running, and so was every other member of the Senate. Like, okay, yeah, because there was violence that day. He said Officer Sicknick didn’t die at the riots. He was walking around the end of the insurrection. Nobody ever claimed that Officer Sicknick died that moment. He died a day later.”