THE NEW YORK TIMES: In Sharing Video With Fox Host, McCarthy Hits Rewind on Jan. 6

February 22, 2023

Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s decision to grant Fox News host Tucker Carlson exclusive access to thousands of hours of security footage from inside the Capitol during the Jan. 6, 2021, attack was his latest move to appease the right wing of his party, this time by effectively outsourcing a bid to reinvestigate the riot to its favorite cable news commentator, who has circulated conspiracy theories about the assault.

The most conservative Republican members of Congress — many of whom have worked to downplay or deny the reality of the Jan. 6 attack — have been pushing Mr. McCarthy for weeks to release the video after he promised to do so during his campaign for speaker.

ROKK Solutions co-founder and partner Ron Bonjean discussed how this move helps McCarthy solidify his speakership among the right. Get the full story in The New York Times, here.