Kevin McCarthy gives Tucker Carlson access to Jan. 6 riot surveillance tapes

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) has granted Fox News host Tucker Carlson access to tens of thousands of hours of closed circuit camera footage from the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the Capitol Building, leading to an outcry from some Democratic lawmakers. 

The 44,000 hours of footage, most of which Carlson claims has never been seen by the public before, has been under review by the Fox News host’s producers “for about a week,” and Carlson said Monday that he plans to air some of the footage starting next week.

“So, there are about 44,000 hours. And we have, you may have heard this, we’ve been granted access to that, and we believe that access is unfettered. We believe we have secured the right to see whatever we want to see,” Carlson said on his show “Tucker Carlson Tonight” Monday.