Democrats had a veritable freakout earlier this year after House Speaker Kevin McCarthy provided former Fox News host Tucker Carlson with access to security videos from the January 6 riot on Capitol Hill.
In a move sure to cause more discontent, Georgia Republican Rep. Majorie Taylor Greene just announced that the footage will be made available to other reporters as well.
According to the Washington Examiner, that revelation came via a tweet that Greene put out on Wednesday, saying, "This is the transparency the American people deserve and I look forward to their reporting!"
I’m excited to share the good news that just as I promised the J6 tapes are being released!@SpeakerMcCarthy has given @jsolomonReports, @Julie_kelly2, and a third outlet unfettered access to the J6 tapes, and their reporting on it starts tomorrow.
This is the transparency the…
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene🇺🇸 (@RepMTG) May 31, 2023
The news comes just over three weeks after Greene demanded that the footage be made public, declaring, "We need to release the J6 tapes to a public on line source so that everyone knows what did and didn’t happen, we need to restore fair justice, and America can move on."
A lot of people are asking me when we are going to release the J6 video tapes.
Well I’m wondering the very same thing and waiting too.
The American people paid for the video cameras that are installed all over the Capitol building that they also pay for.
And most of all the…
— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@mtgreenee) May 7, 2023
Many of the images that Carlson focused on featured Navy veteran and so-called "QAnon Shaman" Jacob Chansley, who was sentenced to nearly four years behind bars.
Despite his outlandish dress, Chansley was shown to be calmly interacting with police, some of whom attempted to open doors for him. Chansley was released from federal custody late last month.
I was told the QAnon shaman was leading an insurrection not the one who is being led by police throughout the capital building. No wonder all the footage was kept from us for 2 years.
As always they lied to us all! pic.twitter.com/nzWWIgryiz
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) March 7, 2023
Among them was Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, who lashed out over the decision from the Senate floor in March.
"Last night millions of Americans tuned into one of the most shameful hours we have ever seen on cable television," Schumer was quoted as saying.
"With disregard of the risks and knowing full well he was lying, lying to his audience, Fox News host Tucker Carlson ran a lengthy segment last night, arguing the Jan. 6 Capitol attack was not a violent insurrection," he complained.
"I and so many others who were here are just furious with Tucker Carson and Kevin McCarthy today," the New York Democrat insisted.