Tucker Carlson Given ‘Unfettered’ Access to Jan. 6 Riot Surveillance Tapes

Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy has granted Fox News host Tucker Carlson access to 44,000 hours of closed circuit camera footage from the January 6th riot at the Capitol Building.

According to Axios, Carlson’s producers were on Capitol Hill last week “digging through the trove, which includes multiple camera angles from all over Capitol grounds. Excerpts will begin airing in the coming weeks.”

Carlson acknowledged the unprecedented access on Monday’s episode of “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”

“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,” Carlson said on Monday evening. “We believe we have secured the right to see whatever we want to see.”

“So, we’ve been there about a week, our producers, some of our smartest producers, have been there, looking at this stuff and trying to figure out what it means and how it contradicts or not the story that we’ve been told for more than two years,” Carlson added.

Democrats are blasting Speaker McCarthy for the move.

“It’s hard to overstate the potential security risks if this material were to be used irresponsibly,” wrote Homeland Security Committee ranking Democrat Bennie Thompson in a statement.

“If Speaker McCarthy has indeed granted Tucker Carlson — a Fox host who routinely spreads misinformation and Putin’s poisonous propaganda — and his producers access to this sensitive footage, he owes the American people an explanation of why he has done so and what steps he has taken to address the significant security concerns at stake,” Thompson added.