Tucker Carlson said the January 6 Capitol riot was the second biggest scam of his life Tuesday.
In an interview with an outsider who was at the insurrection on January 6, 2021, Carlson said: ‘Jan. 6 is, I think, probably second only to the 2020 election as the biggest scam in my life.
He said, “You know it’s because they go completely hysterical when faced with any fact that deviates from their lies.”
Last Monday, Carlson had exclusive access to 40,000 hours of footage from the Capitol security building riot, which he used to play down the violence.
Tucker Carlson (C) talks to Daniel Goodwyn (L) and his lawyer (R) on Tuesday’s show
Texas Proud Boy Daniel Goodwyn is seen inside the US Capitol building on January 6, 2021
In the interview, Carlson asks Proud Boy Daniel Goodwyn what people can do for ‘political prisoners’.
goodowyn pleaded guilty last month to trespass in 2021 and will face a sentencing hearing in May.
In the interview, he asks the speaker of the House of Representatives, Kevin McCarthy, to publish all the images of the insurrection.
On Sunday March 12, McCarthy saying the tapes would ‘slowly’ spread to other networks, following the exclusive access granted to FOX.
Goodwyn talks about “the truth, what’s going on… that it’s being covered up by the media that, for example, four people died that day and they were all Trump supporters.”
He says, referring to Carlson: “Of course, he’s revealed that Sicknick died the next day.”
Police officer Brian Sicknick was reported having suffered injuries while ‘being physically involved with the protesters’.
a forensic doctor reported after the insurrection that Sicknick had died of “acute infarcts of the brainstem and cerebellum due to acute thrombosis of the basilar artery”, a form of cerebrovascular accident.
He continued: “There was a lot of police violence that day and that needs to be investigated.”
Carlson responded: “I think January 6 is probably the second after the 2020 election as the biggest scam of my life.”
It recently emerged that the FOX News host told his producer that he “passionately hated Trump,” according to files unsealed by a judge as part of the Dominion Voting Systems defamation lawsuit.
Dominion is suing Carlson’s network, Fox News, in a $1.6 billion case, alleging that the media company defamed the voting firm by questioning its technology and methods. Fox is fiercely contesting the allegations.
The lawsuit claims that Carlson texted Alex Pfeiffer on January 4, 2021 to tell him that he was looking forward to a post-Trump era.
We are very, very close to being able to ignore Trump most nights. I really can’t wait,’ he allegedly said, according to the lawsuit.
The lawsuit filed by Dominion Voter Systems alleges that Fox News promoted former President Donald Trump’s false claims that his equipment was used to rig the 2020 election.
Fox News has said that it was “proud of our coverage of the 2020 election, which is in the highest tradition of American journalism.”
They are contesting Dominion’s lawsuit, saying it is just to create publicity for their voting machines.
Dominion argues that the First Amendment does not allow the media to broadcast conspiracy theories that they know to be false.
Members of the extremist group Oath Keepers stand on the east front of the US Capitol on January 6, 2021 in Washington.
Rioters supporting President Donald Trump storm the Capitol in Washington on January 6
An explosion caused by a police munition is seen as supporters of US President Donald Trump gather in front of the US Capitol building in Washington, the United States, on January 6, 2021.
For his part in the riot, a Department of Justice report shows that Daniel Goodwyn was charged with: entering or remaining in any building or restricted grounds without lawful authorization; trespass and disorderly conduct at Capitol Grounds; obstruction of an official proceeding; disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building or grounds; and parades, demonstrations, or pickets at a Capitol building.
He was arrested on January 29, 2021 and charged on February 24.
Goodwyn was arraigned on April 2, pleading not guilty to all charges.
in the official Complaint and Statement of Factsthe court notes that Goodwyn posted on Instagram: “I didn’t break or take anything, but I did go in for a couple of minutes.”
This January, he pleaded guilty to trespassing into the US Capitol building during the January 6 riots.
In exchange for the guilty plea, prosecutors agreed to drop one felony charge of obstruction of an official proceeding, as well as three other misdemeanor charges.
He is expected to face zero to six months in prison after a sentencing hearing on May 31, 2023.