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VIDEO: Speaker McCarthy VOWS To Release All J6 Capitol Tapes

VIDEO: Speaker McCarthy VOWS To Release All J6 Capitol Tapes

( – Tens of thousands of hours of U.S. Capitol surveillance footage from January 6, 2021, will be ultimately released to the public, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) said in a statement to Breitbart News on Wednesday.

McCarthy made his remarks during a comprehensive hour-long on-camera interview in the official U.S. House speaker’s office.

This was McCarthy’s first sit-down interview following Fox News host Tucker Carlson’s earlier this week airing some previously unreleased clips of such surveillance footage on his program.

He said it takes time, “but we simply want to ensure we get through them all.” Tucker also mentioned up front that he didn’t want to display any exits in case it caused any issues.

We inquired of the Capitol Police if there were any worries. They returned with one, which we were able to mitigate. Still, it was fascinating to note that Eric Swalwell had posted the image online for the previous two years.”

McCarthy’s interview was recorded for Breitbart News’ most recent On The Hill video special, a lengthy collection of in-depth interviews and specials.

He previously took part in one that was recorded in late 2021 and released in January 2022 and served as the basis for the House Republicans’ messaging for the midterm elections.

In that event, McCarthy first described the “Commitment to America” platform of the House GOP and made several significant pledges, including that if elected speaker, he would kick Democrats Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Adam Schiff of California off the House Intelligence Committee.

McCarthy followed through on these commitments and removed Swalwell, Schiff, and Omar from those committees more than a year later, just days after being elected speaker.

The dangers of the Chinese Communist Party, the border problem, and the debt ceiling are just a few of the pressing issues addressed in our most recent edition.

In the following days and weeks, more information from the interview will be disclosed. McCarthy responded to criticism from the media and individuals like Democratic Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) for providing the surveillance data in the most detailed and timely manner yet with his remarks regarding the surveillance on January 6.

The video Carlson broadcast refuted many of the narratives that the January 6 select committee of the previous Congress and mainstream media outlets had advanced.

As an illustration, Carlson displayed videos of January 6 demonstrators queued up and taking pictures inside the Capitol; Carlson referred to them as “sightseers” rather than “insurrectionists.”

However, in a different video Carlson released, Capitol Police officers can be seen roaming around the Capitol building for a while with the now-famous “QAnon Shaman” Jacob Chansley and even attempting to assist him unlocking doors.

McCarthy gave Carlson access to some of these tapes when he took over as speaker of the House a little over two months ago out of an abundance of transparency.

McCarthy, however, told Breitbart News that Carlson has only just begun to scratch the surface and that after crucial security material is deleted, these tapes will be made available to a larger audience in the upcoming weeks.

When asked why he published the audio, McCarthy responded,

“Oh, this is all about openness. It won’t only apply to Tucker. Every news organization gives exclusives to different people.

When we were watching on January 6, nobody seemed to mind that CNN frequently had exclusives. CNN had an entire hour to use Statuary Hall for their own show.

“You saw that just some cassettes will be released on January 6. When we go through these, we find many more hours of tapes than the January 6 committee had indicated.

This is better for transparency since everyone can come to their own conclusion. Not 14,000, it is. It’s been 42,000 hours. We want to ensure that specific exits, among others, aren’t displayed for security reasons.

The Capitol Police claimed that January 6 had never asked them that when I had the team check with them to make sure they had no issues with the departure and other things.

The vice president’s departure was shown. They demonstrated how to leave my workplace. Speaker Pelosi’s daughter was present when they revealed the safe spot where they assumed power.

Nobody is supposed to know that, but CNN broke the story, and I don’t recall the media ever objecting. Therefore, we want to ensure this is posted so everyone can see it.”

Carlson strongly argued that the January 6 committee members lied to the public about their conclusions in several cases, including the false allegations that Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-GA) led a tour of January 6 rioters inside the Capitol the day before so they could conduct surveillance.

Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS), the chairman of the now-defunct January 6 committee, made an intriguing statement to reporters this week, claiming that he and other committee members never had access to the surveillance footage—only staff did.

McCarthy responded that he has not yet personally viewed all of the tapes and is not prepared to draw any judgments when asked if he believes the recordings demonstrate that the January 6 committee misled the public.

He did, however, criticize the committee’s partisanship on January 6 — the now-former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) took an unprecedented step by forbidding Reps. Jim Jordan (R-OH) and Jim Banks (R-IN) from joining the committee — and he defended Loudermilk from the unfounded accusations he has been subjected to.

In the end, McCarthy added, he hoped the public would listen to the audio and draws its own conclusions.

McCarthy added, “There were some things that the January 6 committee did that I knew was completely political. I haven’t been able to watch all the tapes yet. “First, we won’t allow Republicans to serve on the committee.

Second, they leveled claims we were aware were unfounded. One Republican representative allegedly conducted a tour. The recordings indicate that he did not offer a tour.

Still, one of the Democrats on the committee that met on January 6 did give a tour of the Capitol the day before.

We observed several charges that they made. Transparency provides the solution to every issue. It is not my responsibility to judge whether they are right or wrong; instead, I must be open and honest so that others may draw their own conclusions.”

McCarthy asserted that all the January 6 defendants should be permitted to utilize any tapes in their defense even though he was unsure how they would impact any trials or convictions.

According to McCarthy, the ability to view the videos should be available to anyone who has been detained pending trial.

“The tapes ought to work for them. I’m unsure if Chansley was allowed to use the records then, but equal justice is necessary for America. I observed what happened in America, with the courthouses being set on fire.

I don’t condone anything that occurred on January 6, believe me. I didn’t appreciate what happened on January 6, but I saw Seattle’s courthouses burn. They attacked government employees, and I saw it.

I observed what occurred, but nobody was detained or brought before the law. What worries me is that I believe equal justice is desired in America.”

McCarthy added that he was unsure whether anything on the tapes may cause convictions to be reversed or result in future presidential pardons.

McCarthy remarked, “I have not been able— there are 48,000 [hours] of tapes. I don’t know because I haven’t gone through them, but I’d let the legal system decide.

Nonetheless, if somebody is accused, they should have the right to access the records to present their case fairly and under the principles of equal justice.”

When asked if he intended to “probe the investigators” (i.e., now-former Reps) in light of these findings and others. McCarthy mentioned that Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) and Liz Cheney (R-WY) no longer serve in Congress.

Regarding Thompson, the former chair of the now-shuttered committee, McCarthy claimed that Pelosi’s choice to nominate him was questionable in light of his opposition to prior GOP presidential elections, such as in 2004 when he formally objected to the certification of then-President George W. Bush’s reelection.

“You are aware that Adam and Liz are no longer present. What’s intriguing is that Thompson was even selected for this committee by Pelosi,” McCarthy added.

“You may recall that he disapproved of the presidential election. Bennie just stated that Nancy Pelosi and the Sergeant of Arms were off-bounds. Thus we could not learn the contents of their emails, texts, or discussions.

I firmly believe that the Capitol Police were not protected that day and were not provided with the information in advance. Should the National Guard have been sent here? What knowledge did you possess? I was unaware of any threats beforehand, and since you do not want a repeat of that security issue, you should also consider the security implications.

What caused it, and how can you prevent it from happening again? The fact that January 6 never stated anything strikes me as highly intriguing.”

In addition, McCarthy criticized Schumer, the Senate Democratic leader, for supporting censorship in response to McCarthy’s transparency stunt. After Carlson made some of these videos public on Monday night, Schumer demanded that Fox News and Rupert Murdoch restrict Carlson on Tuesday.

“I implore Fox News to issue a directive to Carlson to stop spreading the great deception on his network and to be honest with their viewers about the real motivations behind the public relations campaign.” Schumer stated on the Senate floor that “conduct like theirs is just asking for another January 6 to happen,” adding that he thinks Murdoch has a “particular obligation” to censor Carlson:

McCarthy criticized the Democrats for attempting to restrain themselves in response to Schumer.

McCarthy told Breitbart News, “I hope Charles Schumer would study the Constitution. “Censorship is the Democrats’ go-to strategy. You observed their laptop-related activities. You observed their use of Twitter.

They aim to censor what people can see and learn by using the government as much as possible. The distinction between us is this. I support the U.S. Constitution. I have faith in the people of America, so give them access to all the facts and let them decide for themselves.”

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