Former President Donald Trump celebrated the historic release of unseen Jan. 6 footage by Fox News’s Tucker Carlson by calling it one of the best scoops in the nation’s history.
Trump demanded that Jan. 6 protesters currently incarcerated be released. He further labeled the House committee as “a giant scam” that has been exposed by the long-awaited airing of unedited footage from the eventful day at the Capitol.
On his Truth Social account, Trump proclaimed the official story as “sad” and “difficult to watch.” The former president also praised House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) for making the footage available to Carlson.
As Trump said, “a whole new, and completely opposite, picture has now been indelibly painted.”
The leftwing media is melting down claiming Tucker Carlson "cherry picked" J6 footage. But all of this is NEW video the public hasn't seen before.
So who is guilty of cherry picking? Tucker Carlson, or the people who refused to show us all 45,000 hours of footage?
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) March 7, 2023
In fact, the footage aired through Carlson’s Monday night segment threw waves of cold water on the Democratic narrative of the day’s events. The Jan. 6 committee’s heavily edited version of events did not correspond well to what viewers saw on the screen.
Far from the appearance of an “insurrection,” it instead looked to be an almost completely peaceful demonstration.
One memorable segment showed Jacob Chansley, a.k.a. the “QAnon Shaman,” walking calmly while being escorted through the building by Capitol Police officers.
This is in stark contrast to the selective images provided by the committee.
Chansley, a Navy veteran, was later arrested and charged with the federal crimes of “knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority, and with violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.”
The veteran was sentenced to almost four years in prison. As Carslon asked, if he was committing federal crimes, why was he not arrested by officers on the scene?
Yet another startling and more significant segment of the footage appeared to show U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick walking around after he was allegedly killed by protesters at the site. This was footage that the Jan. 6 committee refused to release.
The House committee was anything but a partial arbiter of the truth of events of Jan. 6. As has been clearly displayed, they instead chose to piece together only evidence that suited their narrative, and it has taken until now for the unfiltered truth to emerge.