Democrats Plan Meeting For ‘Reported Breach’ Of J6 Footage

House Democrats plan to meet and talk about Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s (R-CA) decision to grant Fox News host Tucker Carlson access to 41,000 hours of Capitol surveillance footage captured on Jan. 6, 2021.

Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) drafted a letter to Democratic colleagues on Tuesday indicating his team is “working to confirm the precise nature of the video transfer,” referring to it as a “reported breach” that could possibly jeopardize national security.

Jeffries indicated that Democrat members will have a digital meeting on Feb. 22, featuring presentations led by House Administration Committee ranking member Joe Morelle (D-NY) and Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS), who helped lead the now-declining January 6 Committee.

The news of McCarthy sharing the approximately 41,000 hours of footage captured on Jan. 6, 2021, was first reported by Axios.

Fox News host Tucker Carlson later announced on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” that his producers had been offered what they considered to be “unfettered” access to the tapes, with drops planned over the next week.

“Some of our smartest producers have been there looking at this stuff, trying to figure out what it means and how it contradicts, or not, the story that we’ve been told for more than two years,” Carlson stated on his primetime show, “We think already that in some ways it does contradict that story.”

A spokesperson representing Fox News reportedly told The Daily Wire that Axios’ piece was accurate.

This news of a Democrat meeting comes after some leftists expressed anger at the prospect of Tucker Carlson or the American public seeing more footage of what transpired in the U.S. Capitol on that fateful day. One was Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), who vented his complaints on social media.

“Kevin McCarthy turned over Jan 6 videos to right-wing propagandist Tucker Carlson,” the California congressman complained on Monday. “A man who spews Kremlin talking points. Suggests Jan 6 was a false flag. And spreads the Big Lie. Make no mistake: This isn’t about transparency, it’s about fueling dangerous conspiracy theories.”

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, (R-GA), who received a fair amount of criticism from some over her support of House Speaker McCarthy’s recent election bid, posted online that she is “very happy to be right again” for her decision to back his run.