Republican Kevin Cramer attacks House Speaker Kevin McCarthy for releasing J6 footage to Tucker Carlson

 March 13, 2023

Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) went on NBC's Meet the Press to attack House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) for releasing footage of the January 6th protest to Fox News's Tucker Carlson.

Anchor Chuck Todd asked Cramer, “You’ve been on a guest on Fox News. You have seen all these internal communications. Does it given you pause about how they conduct themselves with you?"

Cramer responded by saying, "What I do regret probably as much as anything about the release of 41,000 hours is that it was released to one person in prime time who is rather sensational in his approach and rather than just releasing it to everybody. I think transparency absolutely is the best way to go, and Kevin McCarthy is right to do it. I just wish he had released it to everybody at the same time."

Cramer's complaints are similar to those of Representative Nancy Mace (R-SC), who also bemoaned the exclusive release of the footage to Tucker Carlson.

What is bizarre is both of those Republicans failed to demand answers on why the footage of the protest was withheld from Americans for so long.

It has been over two years since the protest and the lack of transparency allowed Democrats to craft a narrative that was far from reality. Republicans ought to reserve their energy for demanding answers from the Biden administration.