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On Thursday, Congressman Andy Biggs (R-AZ) issued the following statement in response to the 41,000 hours of January 6th surveillance footage granted by House Speaker Kevin McCarthy to Fox News’ Tucker Carlson:

“I had the opportunity to review the January 6th footage aired by Fox News’ Tucker Carlson this week. The footage confirms what most Americans already knew: The January 6th Committee was a partisan sham and the perfidious members of the committee misrepresented the events of that day.

“Claims of an armed insurrection or likening the Capitol Riot with the terrorist attacks of 9/11 were wild inventions of the fevered minds of Leftists in Congress and the media. 

“Video footage shows many individuals peacefully walking and taking pictures throughout the U.S. Capitol Building. In some cases, these individuals were directly escorted around the complex by U.S. Capitol Police. If these individuals’ actions were so-called ‘attacks on American democracy,’ they would have been immediately apprehended—not chauffeured.  

“I condemn the violence at the U.S. Capitol during the Capitol Riot. However, what transpired does not permit violation of due process or disproportionate sentencing, which, in some cases, is longer than those for more grievous crimes. 

“The video also refutes the narrative of the mainstream media, the illegitimate January 6th Committee, and the DC Cartel. 

“Virtually all footage aired by these co-conspirators for the past two years has been deceptively edited and cherry-picked to benefit an anti-Trump narrative. Their visceral reactions to Tucker Carlson’s segments this week further evidence that they created a misinformation campaign to smear President Trump and his supporters. They continue to try to silence those who challenge their concocted view of the world. 

“While the release of this footage is a step in the right direction, there is still more work that needs to be done. I call upon Speaker McCarthy to release the same footage he provided to Tucker Carlson to all Americans as soon as possible. They deserve to reach their own conclusions about what really happened on January 6, 2021, without interference and being deceived.” 

Author: Press Release


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