Twitter is on fire following word that House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) may be breaking his promise to release 14,000 hours of video footage from the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the Capitol building.
The fury began with a tweet from controversial independent journalist Laura Loomer — who may have missed a report that the GOP leader was giving Fox News host Tucker Carlson “exclusive access” to the footage.
“I’ve been told @SpeakerMcCarthy isn’t planning to release all of the J6 footage like he promised,” she wrote. “He told members of Congress that it’s a ‘national security risk’ to release the raw footage. J6 defendants who want it have to ask their rep to issue a written request on their behalf.”
I’ve been told @SpeakerMcCarthy isn’t planning to release all of the J6 footage like he promised.He told members of Congress that it’s a “national security risk” to release the raw footage.J6 defendants who want it have to ask their rep to issue a written request on their behalf.
— Laura Loomer (@LauraLoomer) February 19, 2023
“I always knew @SpeakerMcCarthy was a lying POS,” Loomer fumed in a separate tweet. “I always knew he would never publicly release the footage for EVERYONE to see. He’s an enemy to all J6ers which is why I wrote and produced this national TV ad for ALF months before the Speaker vote.”
“I called it!” she claimed. “Kevin McLIAR!”
I always knew @SpeakerMcCarthy was a lying POS. I always knew he would never publicly release the footage for EVERYONE to see. He’s an enemy to all J6ers which is why I wrote and produced this national TV ad for ALF months before the Speaker vote.
I called it! Kevin McLIAR! 👇🏻 https://t.co/zawUIRM7op pic.twitter.com/QIFnkroMar
— Laura Loomer (@LauraLoomer) February 19, 2023
As BizPac Review reported in January, McCarthy received widespread praise when he told members of the press, “I think the public should see what happened on that day. I watched what Nancy Pelosi did, where she politicized it. … I think the American public should actually see what happened instead of a report that’s written for a political basis.”
If Loomer is correct, it’s taken the speaker just over one month to break that promise.
Kevin McCarthy crawled back to the SWAMP.
J6 security videos will not be released.
It didn't take a month for him to break his promise. pic.twitter.com/lQxrFJku4Y
— .🇺🇸 SGTValadez 🇺🇸 (@SGTValadez) February 20, 2023
The rumor sparked a Twitter spat between Loomer and McCarthy supporter, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.).
“There are grifters and liars that our base believe. Unfortunately,” Greene tweeted on Sunday. “These people always claim to know ‘the truth’ and have ‘sources’ but always mislead people and grift for donations.”
“Can’t wait for the real news tomorrow,” the outspoken lawmaker teased. “I love being right.”
There are grifters and liars that our base believe. Unfortunately.
These people always claim to know “the truth” and have “sources” but always mislead people and grift for donations.
Can’t wait for the real news tomorrow.
I love being right.
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene🇺🇸 (@RepMTG) February 20, 2023
“This is rather Ironic coming from you,” Loomer shot back. “You campaigned on America First, claimed to be anti establishment, then you turned around & stumped for Kevin McCarthy who said the police officer who murdered Ashli Babbitt was ‘doing his job’.”
This is rather Ironic coming from you. You campaigned on America First, claimed to be anti establishment, then you turned around & stumped for Kevin McCarthy who said the police officer who murdered Ashli Babbitt was “doing his job”.
RELEASE THE FOOTAGE @SpeakerMcCarthy!
WATCH👇🏻 https://t.co/u1LSzyq1Oy pic.twitter.com/v3hkyhJIUE
— Laura Loomer (@LauraLoomer) February 20, 2023
But it appears Loomer may indeed end up with egg all over her indignant face.
In an exclusive report citing McCarthy sources, Axios reported on Monday that the Speaker handed over 41,000 hours of Capitol surveillance footage from Jan. 6 to none other than Fox News’s Tucker Carlson.
“The process with Carlson started in early February, according to a communication between the show and a McCarthy representative that I was shown,” Axios author Mike Allen reports.
If accurate, there are going to be a whole lot of people eating crow in Elon Musk’s birdhouse, starting with the popular Twitter account, Catturd, who declared on Sunday, “I warned you about Kevin McCarthy.”
I warned you about Kevin McCarthy.
— Catturd ™ (@catturd2) February 20, 2023
Every thinking American knows why Kevin McCarthy won’t release the 14,000 hours of #J6 footage.
It would destroy the mainstream narrative, debunk the lies Americans have been told about it and expose the federal government as complicit in allowing the “insurrection” to happen.
— Kyle Becker (@kylenabecker) February 20, 2023
Kevin McCarthy knows releasing all the footage would prove once and for all that January 6th was a Fed operation.
Instead of doing the right thing & exposing the truth to the American people, he’s going to assist the coverup and allow political prisoners who were entrapped to… https://t.co/Rx7HwrPIeH
— David Giglio (@DavidGiglioCA) February 19, 2023
With the report from Axios, folks are now popping popcorn and changing their tune.
“[T]here was never any legitimate reason for this footage to remain secret,” Carlson told Allen. “If there was ever a question that’s in the public’s interest to know, it’s what actually happened on January 6. By definition, this video will reveal it. It’s impossible for me to understand why any honest person would be bothered by that.”
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