BRET BAIER (HOST): What about the reaction to the characterization? And the calls for -- well, I mean, there's frankly calls for censorship about talking about those things.
BRIT HUME (GUEST): Oh, yeah, look, Tucker made an argument based on the tape that he showed, which he's perfectly entitled to do. Normally, of course, this would be done in the course of the committee's business, but it wasn't. So now we have what we have. Much of the reaction seems to me to be hysterical, bordering on, you know, unconstitutional assertions of censorship and so on.
So, my view of this is that sooner or later all of this videotape will be out and the public may have a better chance to make a proper assessment of what happened that day
Basically, it comes down to this question, Bret. Was it a riot -- which I think it was, and which I think Tucker said as well it was -- or was it really an insurrection that threatened the republic as Bennie Thompson put it, we came, as he put it, critically close to losing our democracy that day. I don't think the evidence supports that. Although it certainly had its elements of violence. It was certainly a riot and an ugly one. Insurrection? I doubt the evidence fully seen will support that.