McCarthy Backs Tucker, Calls For ‘Transparency’ On J6 Tapes

  • Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) defended his decision to release footage of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot to Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Tuesday, splitting with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), who blasted the move after the conservative media personality downplayed the severity of the siege.
  • The California Republican repeatedly sidestepped questions on whether he agreed with Carlson’s assertion that the riot was “mostly peaceful chaos,” telling reporters that he “didn’t see what was aired” and decided to provide the video in an effort to increase transparency.
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