Republican congressmen rebuked Tucker. Carlson on Tuesday for characterizing the deadly January 6 riots as “Peaceful chaos,” citing the police and their own life experiences. It’s evidence to the contrary.
“I want to associate myself entirely with the congressional police chief’s comments about what happened on January 6th,” Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) told reporters Tuesday, according to NBC News. In my view, it is a mistake that Fox News describes this in a completely different way than what our chief law enforcement officer here at the Capitol thought.”
McConnell picks up the letter and cites a letter written by Capitol Police Chief Tom Manger that rips up footage of the incident. Carlson’s “disgusting and misleading” speech during his Monday night broadcast. Carlson presents footage from that day. which was given to him specifically by House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), where he claimed to “destroy” the idea that January 6th was a deadly riot. and the death of congressional police officer Brian Sicknick the next day resulted in from the incident that his family disputed
“This program was selected from the calm moments of our 41,000 hours of video,” Manger wrote in a letter to his staff. which was first reported by politics. “The review does not provide context on the chaos and violence that preceded or during these less tense times.” Manger also asserted that if Sicknick had not been attacked by rioters while defending Capitol, he “would not have. Died the next day.”
Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC) speaks to reporters at Capitol.
“I think it’s absurd,” he said, according to NBC News. “I’m here. I went down there and saw a couple of tourists. A few people who are immersed in things.”
If the attackers at City Hall were just visitors, he said, they “would have been in line at the visitor center and entered in order”.
That sentiment was echoed by Sen. Kevin Cramer (R-ND), who told NBC News, “When you come into the room, When you start to open a member’s desk When you stand up on their balcony in the same kind as you know Allowed peaceful protests are just lies.”
Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT), who is often controversial among the GOP, told reporters: “So sad. who saw Tucker Carlson freaked out like that,” and claimed the Fox News host “joined the shock show. That frustrates America and feeds lies.”
“The American people saw what happened on January 6th,” Romney said. Other Republican senators, including Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Mike Rounds (R-SD), also attended. as well
“I think the committee on January 6 has a partisan view. And I want to know more about what happened that day and the day before,” Graham said, according to NBC News. “But I’m not interested in whitewashing the COVID lab theory. And I’m not interested in baptism on January 6th.”
Carlson’s criticism extends to GOP House members. “I have no problem with going public with all the information,” said Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX). politics. “But what if your message is to try and convince people that nothing bad is going to happen? It would make us look stupid.”
“I don’t think transparency is always a mistake. I think Tucker’s statement made no sense at all,” he added.
Seven people were killed in the riots. According to a bipartisan Senate report released in June 2021, two DC police officers died by suicide the following month. Nearly 140 police officers were injured that day. and the Ministry of Justice stated that More than 1,000 people were arrested.
Carlson promised to show more council surveillance footage on Tuesday. which he claimed Monday was reviewed by Capitol Police with “minor” reservations. Monday only and are not allowed to view further samples.
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