(TheRedAlertNews.com) – Former President Donald Trump has called for an investigation of the Democrat-run January 6, 2021, Select Committee after Fox News aired previously unseen footage from the events at the US Capitol.
Other Republican figures also urged a probe into the panel established by then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to investigate the alleged “riot” that breached the Capitol on January 6, 2021.
Their reaction came after Fox News host Tucker Carlson aired on his show video footage provided to him by the new House Speaker, Republican Kevin McCarthy.
“Great courage shown by Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy in releasing the surveillance footage to Tucker Carlson so that our Country, and indeed the World, can see what really went on during the January 6 events,” former President Trump wrote in a Truth Social post.
“A whole new, and completely opposite, picture has now been indelibly painted. The Unselect Committee LIED, and should be prosecuted for their actions,” he added, as quoted by Newsmax.
The Monday night episode of “Tucker Carlson Tonight” showed a tiny bit of the over 40,000 hours of video footage from the 1/6 events at the US Capitol handed over to Fox News by the new House Speaker.
“The footage does not show an insurrection or a riot in progress,” Tucker Carlson said in a commentary on his show.
“The video record does not support the claim that January 6 was an insurrection. In fact, it demolishes that claim. And that’s exactly why the Democratic Party and its allies in the media prevented you from seeing it,” he added.
Democrat US Rep. Bennie Thompson of Mississippi, who chaired the committee, denounced McCarthy for giving the footage to Fox News.
He described the day the Capitol was breached as “one of the darkest days in the history of democracy.”
However, GOP legislators celebrated the revelations from the aired footage.
“The J6 Committee LIED to America … They must be held accountable,” tweeted US Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia.
“The January 6th Committee was a partisan disgrace … We knew it then and now we have proof,” posted US Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado.
Several hundred protesters who penetrated the US Capitol on January 6, 2021, have been convicted of various crimes. Justice Department figures show 326 have been charged with “assaulting, resisting or impeding law enforcement officers,” and 106 have been charged with “using a deadly or dangerous weapon or causing serious bodily injury to an officer.”
One of the more outspoken international reactions to the newly released 1/6 footage came from Nayib Bukele, the president of El Salvador.
“The United States Government is putting PROVEN INNOCENTS in jail, and is, at the same time, concerned about us putting PROVEN CRIMINALS in jail,” he tweeted.
In his commentary, Tucker Carlon underscored significant “Capitol riot” aspects, such as the role of “QAnon Shaman” Jacob Chansley, who is now serving a 41-month prison term over it.
The video shows that at least nine officers escorted him through the Capitol building.
Chansley was kept in solitary confinement for 300 days before he pleaded guilty to obstruction of an official proceeding, which is a nonviolent offense.
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