In a surprising turn of events, My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell is now looking to sue House Speaker Kevin McCarthy for giving Fox News’s Tucker Carlson 41,000 hours of footage from the Jan. 6 Capitol riot and nobody else.
According to The Hill, Lindell is claiming that Speaker McCarthy violated the First Amendment’s freedom of the press provision as well as the Fourteenth Amendment as well.
Lindell explained, “We’re not gonna sit back and let that happen. Why does just Fox get this? So they can cover it up even more? It’s disgusting. All of us, including War Room, we all need to see what’s on those tapes, and we need to see all of them.”
Lindell does have a point. Should more media outlets have access to the massive amount of footage that Tucker Carlson was given. There is no telling what Fox News may or may not find. There needs to more transparency regarding all of this.
Mike Lindell isn’t the only one angry about this. Democrats such as Hakeem Jeffries is also angry that the footage was handed over. Sadly however Democrats are not angry that only Fox News obtained the footage. They believe no one should be allowed to see the footage at all.
Jeffries attacked McCarthy and said, “The apparent transfer of video footage represents an egregious security breach that endangers the hardworking women and men of the United States Capitol Police, who valiantly defended our democracy with their lives at risk on that fateful day.”
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said, “The footage Speaker McCarthy is making available to Fox News is a treasure trove of closely held information about how the Capitol complex is protected and its public release would compromise the safety of the Legislative Branch and allow those who want to commit another attack to learn how Congress is safeguarded.”