Tucker Carlson shares new footage from Jan. 6 showing Capitol police officers escorting “QAnon Shaman” to the Senate floor, with a dead officer seen “unharmed” after an assault — and violators filmed walking “respectfully” through the running congress
- Fox News host obtained more than 40,000 hours of January 6 surveillance footage from Kevin McCarthy
- Carlson began airing clips Monday night, notably highlighting the movements of “QAnon Shaman” and Officer Brian Sicknick, who later died
- Carlson said the footage showed “shaman” Jacob Chansley being “escorted” by the Capitol, claiming Sicknick was “healthy and vigorous”
Surveillance footage from inside the Capitol on Jan. 6 shows “mostly peaceful chaos,” Tucker Carlson said Monday night. powerful” after the riot, which is widely believed to have caused his death.
Carlson has obtained more than 40,000 hours of unseen CCTV footage of the riot and will air selected clips during the course of this week.
The Fox News host told viewers that the footage — given to him by House Speaker Kevin McCarthy — challenged the prevailing narrative of the riot as a violent uprising.
He also referred to Ray Epps – a rioter who supporters of Donald Trump believe was an FBI informant. Epps himself has stated that he did not work for the government.
“They were orderly and meek,” Carlson said of those storming the Capitol. ‘These were not insurgents; they were tourists.’
Tucker Carlson released footage Monday night from inside the Capitol on Jan. 6, including clips showing the “QAnon Shaman,” Jacob Chansley (above), apparently being “escorted” through the building
Carlson said they “revere the Capitol, obviously,” noting that they took selfies and “lined up in neat little lines.”
“Deadly Revolt.” Everything about that sentence is a lie,” he said.
“Very little around January 6 was organized or violent.
“Surveillance videos from the Capitol show mostly peaceful chaos.”
Carlson pointed to images of the “QAnon Shaman” — a bare-chested, Viking-helmeted Jacob Chansley — in the Capitol.
Chansley, a 33-year-old Navy veteran from Arizona, was one of the most high-profile figures to enter the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.
He was sentenced to nearly four years in prison for ‘obstruction of official proceedings’.
In the footage, Chansley appears to be guided by an official as he wanders around the Capitol.
He passes a line of riot police, who make no move to stop him.
They then escort him to various entrances to the room that appear to be locked, eventually finding him an open door through which he disappears.
“Virtually every moment of his time in the Capitol was captured on tape,” Carlson said.
“The tapes show that the Capitol Police never stopped Jacob Chansley. They helped him. They acted as his guides.’