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Mitch McConnell slammed Fox News for airing Tucker Carlson’s misleading portrayal of January 6.
He held up a letter from the Capitol Police chief calling the depiction “offensive and misleading.”
But he notably declined to fault House Speaker Kevin McCarthy for handing over the footage.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday criticized Fox News for airing selectively editing footage of the January 6 assault on the Capitol.
At the top of his weekly press conference at the Capitol, McConnell produced a print-out of an internal letter from US Capitol Police Chief Thomas Manager describing the footage as “offensive and misleading.”
“With regard to the presentation on Fox News last night, I want to associate myself entirely with the opinion of the chief of Capitol Police about what happened on January 6,” said McConnell.
But he notably declined to criticized House Speaker Kevin McCarthy for handing over 40,000 hours of footage to Carlson in the first place.
“My concern is how it was depicted, which is a different issue,” he said.
Manger’s letter, a copy of which was obtained by Insider, specifically rebutted a series of claims Carlson made on his show on Monday night, including that officers acted as “tour guides” for rioters.
“You fought like hell on January 6 and risked your lives to protect the Constitution and everything this country stands for,” said Manger. “You, along with our law enforcement partners, saved every Member of Congress and their staff.”
“TV commentary will not record the truth for our history books. The justice system will. The truth and justice are on our side,” Manger also wrote.
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