Congressman Kevin McCarthy Defends Tucker Carlson’s Access to Jan. 6 Footage, Calls Media Jealous

From a Washington Post story by Jacqueline Alemany, Marianna Sotomayor, and Leigh Ann Caldwell headlined “McCarthy defends Carlson’s access to Jan. 6 footage, calls media ‘jealous'”:

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) on Tuesday defended his decision to give conservative TV host Tucker Carlson access to roughly 40,000 hours of security footage from the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol, telling reporters that the footage will soon be released broadly and that his office is taking measures to address concerns about security risks.

“It almost seems like the press is jealous,” McCarthy said. “And that’s interesting because every person in the press works off exclusives on certain things.