Carlson aired clips of the Capitol riots provided to him by Speaker McCarthy, resulting in outrage from some members of McCarthy’s own party.
- Republican senators have criticized Tucker Carlson for how he used exclusive video footage of the January 6 Capitol riot given to them by House Speaker Kevin McCarthy.
- Carlson shared on his Fox News show portions from the videos that he said depicted rioters as mostly peaceful “sightseers.”
- Almost 1,000 people have been charged for their participation in the riot, including 326 charged with assaulting, resisting or impeding police officers or Capitol employees.
- Former President Donald Trump praised Carlson’s segment on the footage.
Source: Republicans Break With Kevin McCarthy, Tucker Carlson Over Jan. 6 Footage