White House Doubles Down On J6 Narrative In Face Of New Evidence

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy provided Fox News host with more than 40,000 hours of Capitol footage

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre speaks during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, Monday, Aug. 29, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
  • Fox News host Tucker Carlson released the first installment of new footage of the January 6 Capitol breach that was previously withheld from public view by former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the House Select Committee on Monday night.
  • After pouring over more than 40,000 hours of footage, Carlson concluded, “The footage does not show an insurrection or a riot in progress. Instead, it shows police escorting protesters through the building.”
  • In response to the new footage, which shows that the majority of individuals who entered the U.S. Capitol were not violent and walked through open doors, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre doubled down on the administration’s position and said, “The president has been very clear. January 6 was the worst attack on our democracy since the Civil War.”