After months of enduring the January 6th select committees’ heavily-produced and made-for-TV narrative of the events of that fateful day, we are finally going to see what the organization omitted from their arguments thanks to Tucker Carlson.
The Fox News host has now received exclusive access to vast selection of footage from in and around the Capitol on January 6th, 2021, and some of the unreleased clips are simply shocking.
For instance, Carlson released footage on Monday night that showed the so-called “QAnon Shaman” being calmly led around the inside of the Capitol by the police.
Newly revealed surveillance footage from Jan. 6, 2021, shows two Capitol police officers escorting Jacob Chansley, the be-horned so-called “QAnon Shaman” who has come to symbolize the riot, through the halls of the Capitol and to the very door of the US Senate.
The footage aired on Tucker Carlson’s Fox News show Monday night shows the officers closely following Chansley as he wanders the corridors of the Capitol, bare-chested and wearing face paint and a luxuriant fur hat with Viking horns.
“Virtually every moment of his time inside the Capitol was caught on tape,” says Carlson, who was granted exclusive access by Speaker Kevin McCarthy to 40,000 hours of surveillance footage from that day inside and around the Capitol, which has never been seen before by the public.
“The tapes show the Capitol police never stopped Jacob Chansley. They helped him. They acted as his tour guides.”
The video paints a very different picture of the tone of Chansley’s visit.
At one point, the officers are seen walking Chansley past seven other police officers milling around outside the Senate chamber, who barely give him a second look.
Then they escort him to various entrances of the chamber which appear to be locked. Eventually they help him open a door, and he enters the chamber.
The strange footage can be seen below.
🚨BREAKING: Never before seen video of January 6 shows Jacob Chansley, the QAnon Shaman, being led through the Capitol by police the entire time that he was in the building. pic.twitter.com/rikoRMWezF
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) March 7, 2023
Carlson is believed to be in possession of several additional hours of previously-unreleased footage, and will likely be continuing to release these images in the coming weeks.