Once more, Karine Jean-Pierre, the White House press secretary, has criticized Tucker Carlson, a Fox News host, for his reporting on the Capitol riot of January 6, 2021. Numerous lawmakers from both political parties joined Jean-Pierre in condemning Carlson’s use of video footage that shows Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick walking during the riot. This follows the D.C. medical examiner’s recent determination that Sicknick died from natural causes after experiencing two strokes on January 6, which contradicts earlier reports from media outlets such as The New York Times that had attributed Sicknick’s death to injuries sustained during the riot.
Jean-Pierre condemns Tucker Carlson for telling "a false depiction" about January 6 and then says it was "a violent attack that cost police officers their lives."
No police officers were killed on January 6. pic.twitter.com/qVZ2Q4mPjL
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) March 8, 2023
Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer of New York has spearheaded the campaign against Carlson, urging on Tuesday that Carlson be barred from broadcasting additional footage of the Capitol riot. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, as well as Republican Senators Thom Tillis of North Carolina and Mitt Romney of Utah, have also voiced their disapproval. Carlson called out McConnell and the two senators for aligning with Schumer.
Karine Jean-Pierre Doubles Down On Claim That Capital Riots ‘Cost Police Officers Their Lives’ https://t.co/D2Iqfxtige
— US Burning (@UsBurning) March 8, 2023
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy has responded to the criticism by granting Carlson access to an extensive library of video footage documenting the Capitol riot, which amounts to over 41,000 hours, twice the previously reported amount. This move indicates that McCarthy is taking Carlson’s side in the matter and is striving to equip him with the necessary resources to sustain his coverage of the Capitol riot.
The criticism directed towards Tucker Carlson from the White House press secretary and several lawmakers from both parties is unsurprising. This latest episode serves as a further illustration of how the left is endeavoring to stifle conservative viewpoints and impede their ability to challenge the liberal agenda. Additionally, it is worrying that they are seeking to prohibit Carlson from broadcasting footage of the Capitol riot, as it is crucial to keep in mind the events of that day and to take measures to avoid their recurrence in the future.
The conservative movement must stand up for Tucker Carlson and other conservative voices who are being silenced by the left. We must ensure that our voices are heard and that we are not silenced by those who disagree with us politically. We must also continue to fight for our right to free speech and to ensure that our voices are not censored or silenced by those in power.