Last Updated on February 25, 2023
House Speaker Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) has come under fire for not allowing the general public to view footage from the Jan. 6th protests.
Mike Lindell, the CEO of MyPillow told Steve Bannon he intends to sue Rep. McCarthy over his decision which exclusively gave Fox News’ Tucker Carlson access to Jan. 6 footage.
Lindell contested that McCarthy’s move was a violation of the freedom of the press provision in the First Amendment and the Fourteenth Amendment’s Equal Protection Clause.
The MyPillow CEO went on to suggest Fox News can not be trusted to report the truth about what is in that footage. “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 argued his network was “injured” by not having access to the over 40,000 hours worth of Jan. 6 content. He went on to say he will not allow Fox News to be a “filter to the world in their exclusive Jan. 6 coverage. “Fox News will get to put out whatever they see fit. We don’t even know what they’re filtering! Really? Fox is going to be the filter to the world? Not gonna happen on my watch!”
Lindell TV is suing Kevin McCarthy over the J6 tapes only going to Tucker: “Fox News will get to put out whatever they see fit. We don’t even know what they’re filtering! Really? Fox is going to be the filter to the world? Not gonna happen on my watch!” pic.twitter.com/EyO5DLPxiC
— Ron Filipkowski (@RonFilipkowski) February 23, 2023
Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ) also echoed calls for McCarthy to release the footage to all members of Congress and the public.
The Arizona Republican, speaking with Emerald Robinson, dismissed any security concerns which could arise from the full release of the footage. Biggs said “in the spirit of truth and transparency” the tapes should be released.
BREAKING NEWS🚨: Congressman Andy Biggs (@RepAndyBiggsAZ) reacts to the announcement that Mike Lindell (@realMikeLindell) is serving Speaker Kevin McCarthy with papers after he denied Americans access to the J6 surveillance footage.
MUST WATCH🚨: pic.twitter.com/fIN2girVwn
— The Absolute Truth with @EmeraldRobinson (@AbsoluteWithE) February 24, 2023
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