During an appearance on Fox News on Sunday, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) accused Democrats of “railroading” Republicans with the Jan. 6 Committee and told host Maria Bartiromo that he plans to release all the information collected about the attacks that day “exactly” in the style of Elon Musk’s “Twitter files.”
“The best way to handle this is exactly the way Elon Musk [handled it],” McCarthy said. “Just put all the information out there and let people see what is truth and what is not.”
“So, the best way to do that is to release the tapes,” he added. “People can know for themselves instead of picking and choosing what views they want people to see.”
McCarthy said that he had not personally viewed the footage from Jan. 6 but has accused Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi of “politicizing” the MAGA fueled insurrection.
“I watched what Nancy Pelosi did, where she politicized it,” McCarthy told reporters on Friday.
“We watched the politicization of this, I think the American people should see what happened instead of a report that was written on a political basis,” McCarthy said. “I want to be very thoughtful about it, but yes, I’m engaged to do that.”
Naturally, people wasted no time reminding McCarthy that we all saw the attack on national TV, and dared him to release anything we have not seen before.
Watch McCarthy’s remarks and some of the responses below:
Release the tapes!
Kevin McCarthy says he is going release the 14,000 hours of footage from January 6th and specifically mentions that we need to see what Nancy Pelosi was communicating to the Seargent at Arms. pic.twitter.com/ChPq1zBBPn
— ULTRA MAGA 👑 President Trump Patriots Battle (@BattlePatriots) January 15, 2023
Those flags didn't say Pelosi. pic.twitter.com/b2xyWG0xmB
— D Villella ❄️ (@dvillella) January 14, 2023
It happened live on national TV… we all saw it. What else is there to see? pic.twitter.com/FzYVduNf5c
— KWB (@KymberliBrady) January 14, 2023
He also said this, he didn’t do it either pic.twitter.com/kSmFHmWc2V
— Mary Alice Bishop (@MaryAliceBisho2) January 14, 2023
Serious question… what exactly do Republicans think ALL the footage will show.
— Brian Edwards (@BrianE810) January 14, 2023
Only Republicans are afraid of the truth. Bring in the videos!
— American Democracy Matters (@Kreidbicloudco1) January 13, 2023
Ummm…we watched it live.
— edebe49 (@edebe49) January 13, 2023
I watched and you scared the crap outta me.
— 🐱 🐈 🐈⬛ Cat a.k.a Scary Times ☮️ (@catsRgreat1605) January 14, 2023
By all means, let's see more footage of Josh Hawley running for his life from the mob he helped to incite.
But, McCarty will only show video of the protestors who were peaceful and didn't storm the Capitol building. It's all for show for him.
— Al Patten (@al_patten) January 14, 2023
Oh sure…let’s see it then!
— Colour Bars (@colourbars) January 13, 2023
Show how Republicans innsurectioniss ran scared
— @nancympascoe (@nancympascoe) January 14, 2023
The more videos released = the more felonies and misdemeanors revealed = the more insurrectionist traitorous anti-democracy Republican criminals SHOULD be embarrassed.
— Robert Lewis (@bobdevo) January 13, 2023
Is he on crack?
— Paul Wolf (@paulwolfnj) January 13, 2023