Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) urged Fox News to put an end to Tucker Carlson’s January 6 footage reviews. “I don’t think I’ve ever seen a primetime cable news anchor manipulate his viewers the way Mr. Carlson did last night. I don’t think I’ve ever seen an anchor treat the American people and American democracy with such disdain,” said Schumer. “And he’s going to come back tonight with another segment. Fox News should tell him not to.”
From The Epoch Times:
Schumer claimed that Carlson “told the bold-faced lie that the Capitol attack, which we all saw with our own eyes, was somehow not an attack at all.” Carlson did not say that. Schumer’s office did not respond to a request for comment. Schumer also said that what happened was “an insult to the memory of every single person who perished in connection to the attack, especially to the memory of Brian Sicknick.” A medical examiner ruled Sicknick, who perished the day after the breach, died of natural causes. No officers died on Jan. 6, though several committed suicide within months. Schumer condemned House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), who gave Carlson access to the footage, as well as Fox. “I strongly condemn speaker McCarthy’s actions, and fiercely oppose his decision to share this footage with Carlson,” Schumer said. McCarthy, whose office did not return an inquiry, has defended giving Carlson access and has said the footage will be made available more widely in the future.