Media, defendants to get access to Capitol video from Jan. 6 attack
House Democrats panned McCarthy’s decision at the time. Carlson, meanwhile, used the footage in segments downplaying the severity of the riot. McCarthy said at the time that he favored making the records public, while also criticizing the House select committee that investigated the Jan. 6 attack.
“I think the American public should actually see all what happened, instead of a report that’s written for a political basis,” McCarthy said at a news conference.
House Administration Republicans have endeavored to reexamine the events of Jan. 6. Loudermilk, who was investigated by the select committee for allegedly leading a reconnaissance tour the day before the riot, released an initial batch of records in March that he said cleared him of any wrongdoing.
In August, Loudermilk told Fox News that the select committee had not turned over all Jan. 6-related documents. The Administration Committee is missing certain transcripts, taped depositions and other information relating to how the select committee investigated law enforcement’s response to the attack, Loudermilk said.
Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., who chaired the select committee, defended its record-keeping in a July 7 letter to Loudermilk, first obtained by Fox News.