MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell said he will sue House Speaker Kevin McCarthy for giving Fox News host Tucker Carlson exclusive access to hours of surveillance footage from the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.
“Lindell TV is going after Kevin McCarthy in Congress, we’re going after them, because they did it wrong,” Lindell said on Wednesday’s episode of The Lindell Report, according to Newsweek.
Lindell told Steve Bannon on his ‘War Room’ podcast Thursday that McCarthy violated the Constitution’s Equal Protection clause and the First Amendment.
“We’re not gonna sit back and let that happen,” Lindell said. “Why does just Fox get this? So they can cover it up even more? It’s disgusting. All of us, including War Room, we all need to see what’s on those tapes, and we need to see all of them.”
Earlier this week Axios reported that McCarthy plans to hand over 41,000 hours of surveillance footage from the Jan. 6 Capitol riot exclusively to Carlson who has downplayed the insurrection and spread conspiracy theories about the riot.
“By handpicking Tucker Carlson, Speaker McCarthy laid bare that this sham is simply about pandering to MAGA election deniers, not the truth,” Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y) said in a statement. “Tucker Carlson has no fidelity to the truth or facts and has used his platform to promote the Big Lie, distort reality and espouse bogus conspiracy theories about Jan. 6.”
House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries also criticized the move in a statement, calling it an “egregious security breach.”
“The apparent transfer of video footage represents an egregious security breach that endangers the hardworking women and men of the United States Capitol Police, who valiantly defended our democracy with their lives at risk on that fateful day,” Jeffries said.