Speaking on conservative radio show host Glenn Beck’s program this Wednesday, Fox News host Tucker Carlson explained exactly what led him to conclude that the Jan. 6th congressional committee was stocked full of shameless liars.
He started by admitting that he used to trust everything the government said.
“I’ve been in Washington my whole life, and my dad worked for the government, so I had a kind of root-level trust in government,” he revealed.
“The whole thing can’t be fraudulent, because I know the people who work there. My dad was one of them. I’m very much from that world is what I’m saying. So my default setting is not ‘they’re lying about everything.’ I never assumed that,” he added.
And so that’s why, he continued, he was shocked when it dawned on him that members of the Jan. 6th committee have been lying to the public.
.@TuckerCarlson explains the evidence he uncovered that led him to call the January 6 Committee members “LIARS”: “This video, which overturns the story they were telling, they saw, but HID…That just blew my mind.” pic.twitter.com/via8pceFP4
— Glenn Beck (@glennbeck) March 8, 2023
“So I was shocked to learn that they were lying intentionally. And the way we know that — we have a very specific way of knowing that, which is when Jan. 6th committee researchers looked at a video, they bookmarked it. They left an electronic mark on the video they watched. So we know what they watched, and then we watched it,” Carlson said.
“And so there is video of Jacob Chansley, of Ray Epps, of Brian Sicknick that we know they watched, that was not included in the report, that was never mentioned in the hearings, a year and a half, 1000 witnesses, 850-page report. And this video which overturns the story they were telling — proves it was a lie — they saw but hid,” he added.
He concluded his initial set of remarks by ripping into Reps. Adam Schiff and Liz Cheney for their prominent role in the committee’s lies.
“So I’m always hesitant to go to motive, because who understands people’s motives? You can only guess about them. But in this specific case, we know that they lied, and that just blew my mind. Some of these guys, Adam Schiff, I think there are spiritual forces surrounding Adam Schiff. I think he is a force of darkness, and I mean that,” he said.
“But… is Benny Thompson evil? I have trouble believing that. I’ve known Liz Cheney for 25 years. Is Liz Cheney actually a liar? I always assumed she just disagrees on the issues with me. No, it turns out that Liz Cheney is actually, affirmatively a liar. She knew information, she withheld it because it challenged the lie that she was telling the public,” he added.
One thing Carlson had helped expose by sharing previously unseen footage from the riot is the fact that Chansley, dubbed the QAnon Shaman, was not some mastermind ringleader, but just a guy who was led around the inside of the Capitol by the U.S. Capital Police officers.
But the Capitol Police have pushed back on the evidence Carlson has presented, arguing that their officers had followed Chansley around as a “de-escalation tactic.”
Continuing his remarks on Beck’s program, Carlson refuted this argument.
.@TuckerCarlson responds to the Capitol Police Chief’s claim that escorting the QAnon Shaman was a “de-escalation tactic”: “I’m speaking of a very specific case where this was not de-escalation. This was something else.” pic.twitter.com/4854dsCNvU
— Glenn Beck (@glennbeck) March 8, 2023
“I’m sure there was a lot of de-escalation going on. I’m speaking of a very specific case where this was not de-escalation. This was something else. And I can’t really guess as to what it was. I merely put the video up and drew my conclusions, but of course, viewers are welcome to draw their own,” he said.
“But here you have a guy who’s walking alone. There are no other protesters in the frame. And there are nine armed Capitol Hill police officers around him. They do not stop him. They don’t try and slow him down. They don’t try and bring him to an exterior exit. They lead him, trying different doors, into the Senate chamber, at which point he says a prayer of thanksgiving for them and their assistance,” he added.
Yet despite this footage, he wound up receiving three years in prison, in large part, critics argue, because this footage was ignored:
NEVER SEEN VIDEO of January 6 shows Jacob Chansley being LED THROUGH the Capitol by police the ENTIRE time that he was in the building pic.twitter.com/rAqpHoEbIH
— Graham Allen (@GrahamAllen_1) March 7, 2023
“The ex-lawyer for Jacob Chansley, the Navy veteran known widely in the media as the ‘QAnon Shaman’ for his outlandish look during the Capitol riot on Jan. 6, [said] he had not seen the newly-released footage that could have aided his client against federal charges,” according to Fox News.
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