WASHINGTON — The chief of the U.S. Capitol Police Sharply condemned a highly misleading Fox News reports downplay the impact of Jan. 6?, 2021. Attack on the Capitol.
“Last night, an opinion program aired commentary that was filled with offensive and misleading conclusions about the January 6 attack,” Capitol Police Chief J. Thomas Manger made the following statement in a departmental bulletin, Tuesday.
In a major escalation of the Republican party’s efforts to rewrite the history of that day, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) granted Fox Hosting Tucker Carlson Hours of footage taken by security cameras during the riot.
After having apparently reviewed the material Carlson claimed snippets of calm scenes better represent the day’s events than footage of rioters fighting against the police.
“They were peaceful,” Carlson This was a statement about the pro-Trump mob. “They were orderly and meek. These were not insurrectionists. They were sightseers.”
Carlson Manger claimed that Manger never asked the police to provide context.
“The program conveniently cherry-picked from the calmer moments of our 41,000 hours of video,” Manger wrote. “The commentary fails to provide context about the chaos and violence that happened before or during these less tense moments.”
Several Republicans blasted Carlson’s false portrayal of the riot. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell made an unusual move of rebuking Fox News, the Republican party’s greatest partner in media, and saying he associated himself with Manger’s letter, which he held up for the cameras at a press conference.
More than 500 rioters have pleaded guilty to federal charges for their actions that day, which had been inspired by Donald Trump’s lies that the 2020 election was stolen. More than 300 individuals were charged by federal prosecutors with assaulting and interfering in police investigations. Trump is still being investigated for his attempts to overthrow it.
Carlson The video claimed that officers were acting in this way. “tour guides” Jacob Chansley is also known as the shirtless rioter Jacob Chansley “QAnon Shaman,” Famously, he stood on the Senate rostrum in a fur-hat with horns.
Manger claimed that Manger was lying about the claims made by the tour guides and pointed out the fact that the mob is more numerous than the police. (*6*) Manger said.
Carlson’s “most disturbing” Manger stated that it was an accusation that Officer Brian Sicknick had been “healthy and vigorous” after rioters attacked him with pepper spray, implying that Sicknick’s death had nothing to do with the day’s events. According to the D.C. medical inspector, Sicknick was killed by natural causes. He suffered from stroke.
Manger stated that the department has, “as anyone with common sense would, that had Officer Sicknick not fought valiantly for hours on the day he was violently assaulted, Officer Sicknick would not have died the next day.”
Sicknick’s family, meanwhile, put out a statement calling Fox News sleazy Dishonest.