McCarthy Says He Will Release All January 6 Video

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) is under fire for giving Fox News exclusive access to security footage from the January 6 U.S. Capitol protest. This led to criticism from both Democrats and Republicans, including former Vice President Mike Pence, who said it was “dangerous” to portray the event as anything other than how the corporate media and Democrats have done.

In response to the backlash, McCarthy is now pledging to release all of the footage to other news outlets in the interest of transparency. In addition, he stated that his goal is to ensure equal justice across the country, pointing to a double standard in how January 6 protestors are being treated compared to those who caused damage during racial justice protests in 2020.

“I think we should have equal justice across this country and transparency,” he said. “And we need to have equal justice across this nation.”

McCarthy’s decision to give exclusive access to Fox News’s Tucker Carlson raised concerns about media bias and the use of the footage to promote a false narrative of events. However, McCarthy insists that his intentions were transparent. He did not give Carlson the tapes but only allowed him to view them like any other news organization.

“I didn’t give Mr. Carlson the tapes. I allowed him to come to see them, just like an exclusive with anybody else. My goal here is transparency,” McCarthy said this weekend on “Sunday Morning Futures with Maria Bartiromo.”

“We will slowly roll out to every individual news agency so they could come to see the tapes as well,” he added.

The release of the footage has been welcomed by many as an opportunity to see the events of January 6 unfold in real-time. However, concerns among the left remain about the potential for the footage to be used to promote a narrative based on objective truth.

The footage’s release could help shed light on the events of January 6 and provide a clearer picture of what happened on that day. However, it remains to be seen how this will impact the ongoing investigation into the events of that day and whether former Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) prepared security measures to handle the number of people who came to Washington at that time.