Trump’s Closest Ally Sues McCarthy

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( – My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell has expressed plans to sue Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) for giving access to over 40,000 hours of footage from Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol insurrection to Fox News host Tucker Carlson.

During an episode of Steve Bannon’s “War Room” podcast on Thursday Lindell claimed that he would be suing McCarthy through his streaming platform Lindell-TV. He added that McCarthy’s decision was in clear violation of the First Amendment’s freedom of the press provision and the Fourteenth Amendment’s Equal Protection Clause. He added that his own platform was going to be “injured” because it has not been given access to the footage.

Lindell told Bannon, former White House chief strategist, that he would not “let that happen,” he added that there is no reason for Fox to be the only one to gain access to the tapes and that those tapes belong to everyone. 

Democrats have also been extremely critical of McCarthy’s choice to give Carlson access to around 41,000 hours of Capitol surveillance footage from the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. As many Republicans have pointed out this footage could end up being a security risk, as it could reveal information regarding the safety plans that are in place in the capitol.

House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) pointed out that sharing the footage was an “egregious security breach” which could end up endangering the people serving in the United States Capitol police. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) also noted that this decision could expose the Capitol complex to “one of the worst security risks since 9/11.”

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