(FixThisNation.com) – On Sunday, Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) announced that he would begin to start giving access to official footage from the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol insurrection to other news outlets. McCarthy has in the past month received a lot of criticism over his decision to provide Tucker Carlson with exclusive access to the security footage.
During an interview with Fox News’s “Sunday Morning Futures,” he noted that they would begin “slowly roll out” the tapes to all news agencies so that everyone can “bring their own judgment” based on what they see.
Both Democrats and Republicans have criticized McCarthy for providing Carlson with exclusive access to more than 41,000 hours of tapes, especially after Carlson attempted to present the riot as a peaceful tour of the Capitol.
Over the weekend former Vice President Mike Pence blasted Carlson for his portrayal of the event which had put both him and his family in danger. In his speech Pence called what had happened a “disgrace” and added that “it mocks decency to portray it any other way.”
Despite the criticisms, McCarthy has defended his decision stating that he had provided Carlson with access to the footage so that there would be greater transparency.
McCarthy has also added that there should be “equal justice” in the U.S. when it comes to how rioters and demonstrators are handled in different cities across the country after the unrest.
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