Ben Shapiro praises House Republicans for giving January 6th footage to Tucker Carlson

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Citation From the February 21, 2023, of the Daily Wire's The Ben Shapiro Show

BEN SHAPIRO (HOST): So, things that I like. First thing that I like, the House Republicans have now given access to Tucker Carlson to 44,000 hours, 41,000 hours of Capitol surveillance footage from the January 6th riot.

I think this is good. Again, full transparency would've been a good thing in the first place. I'm bewildered as to why House Democrats didn't do this. If they were so confident about their narrative that there was no one encouraging the riots or that the police were not facilitating or any of this sort of stuff, then why not just release all the footage? I'm always very curious when people don't release all the footage in cases like this. It's always strange.

Maybe they have some reasons they haven't quite expressed as of yet, but releasing it to Tucker – the left, of course, is going nuts because how dare you give it to Tucker Carlson. Well, why not? You guys give it to your favorite people in the media all the time.


I'm very confused as to why it was not given out to the public in the first place. Like, make it searchable online if you can. What's the problem with it? So, good for Kevin McCarthy for doing that. I think that, again, transparency is in the public interest, particularly on matters of high public tension like this one.