My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell has announced plans to take legal action against Republican Speaker Kevin McCarthy for only providing the January 6 footage exclusively to Tucker Carlson. Lindell believes McCarthy violated the First Amendment’s freedom of the press provision and the Fourteenth Amendment’s Equal Protection Clause.
Mike Lindell says he is serving papers on Kevin McCarthy today for access to the January 6th Capitol footage.
Lindell: “It needs to go to everybody so we can all look at it together.” pic.twitter.com/Z1ur5fY5RM
— PatriotTakes 🇺🇸 (@patriottakes) February 23, 2023
On Thursday, Lindell appeared on Steve Bannon’s “War Room” podcast and declared that his streaming platform, Lindell-TV, would be suing McCarthy for “injury” caused by not having access to the tapes. He argued that McCarthy’s decision to provide the footage to Carlson was a form of discrimination. Lindell also stated that he was “not gonna sit back and let that happen” and that “everyone, including War Room, must see what is on those recordings, and we must see them all.”
McCarthy provided Tucker with nearly 41,000 hours of Capitol surveillance footage from the Capitol riot. Lindell then announced that he was “serving papers this morning” and that “it needs to go to everybody so we can all look at it together!” He also declared that he would “take this matter to the Supreme Court” if he had to.
The Democrats have expressed their strong disapproval of the publication of the video footage, claiming that it poses a threat to the security of the Capitol. Chuck Schumer, the leader of the Senate, accused McCarthy of putting the Capitol complex in unnecessary danger, likening it to one of the most significant security threats since the 9/11 attacks. Hakeem Jeffries, the House Minority Leader from New York, also gave his opinion, saying that the transfer of video footage appeared to be a serious security breach that jeopardizes the brave men and women of the U.S. Capitol Police, who risked their lives to defend democracy on that tragic day.
McCarthy defended his decision to release the footage, telling the New York Times that “I was asked by the press whether these recordings belong to the American people, and I said that they do. I believe that the sun permits each individual to have their own opinion.”
The legal battle between My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell and Republican Speaker Kevin McCarthy is sure to be a heated one. Lindell is determined to get access to the January 6 footage for his streaming platform, Lindell-TV, and has vowed to take it all the way to the Supreme Court if necessary. Democrats have strongly opposed the release of the footage due to security concerns, while McCarthy has argued that it should be made available to the public so they can make their own judgments. It remains to be seen how this dispute will be resolved, but one thing is certain: it will be closely watched by many.
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