House Speaker Kevin McCarthy released, in an exclusive to FoxNews pundit Tucker Carlson, thousands of hours of security camera footage from in and around the Capitol on January 6, 2021. It shows a much calmer scene than previously released clips, with protestors appearing to walk about taking pictures like tourists, undisturbed by police.
The so-called QAnon Shaman, Jacob Chansley, appears to be escorted around the building and assisted into the Senate Chamber by officers, where he prayed, thanking God for their assistance.
The Capitol Police chief has since said that Carlson’s selective editing and claims about the video are “outrageous and false”, and that outnumbered officers were attempting deescalation techniques to get protestors, including Chansley, to peacefully leave the building. Chansely, in a signed confession, has said police repeatedly asked him to leave.
Do we now know what really happened during the “insurrection”? Will we ever? How can conservatives reasonably evaluate competing claims about the events, and the video, of January 6.
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