Kevin McCarthy struggles to respond when asked ‘what have we learned’ about the Capitol riots after his release of the Jan. 6 tapes

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy deflected when asked what new information was revealed about the Capitol riots by the stash of tapes he had given to Fox News host Tucker Carlson.

In an interview with Maria Bartiromo on Sunday Morning Futures, McCarthy defended his decision to release 41,000 hours of Capitol surveillance footage from the January 6, 2021, riot. 

“Do you have any regrets about that,” Bartiromo asked McCarthy. “And what have we learned from these tapes that have been on Tucker Carlson Tonight?”

The chief of the Capitol Police, the White House and Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell have all criticized Carlson for presenting a misleading picture of the riots through his use of the footage. 

Around 1,000 people have been charged with crimes in relation to the event.