MSNBC host Joe Scarborough demanded recently fired Fox News host Tucker Carlson hand back any January 6 Capitol riot footage to House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA).
During his show “Morning Joe” while the panel was discussing Carlson, co-host Mika Brzezinski said, “I think the question about the January 6 tapes is a really big one. What exactly happens to those? Do they stay in his possession?”
“It just shows how ridiculously, outrageously irresponsible of Kevin McCarthy to send security tapes to a conspiracy theorist.”
“Again, just mind-bending that he sends this information to somebody who is supporting an insurrection against the United States of America and provides security tapes,” Scarborough said.
“That’s what any insurrectionist, future insurrectionist, would want to see. It is really it’s frightening. Kevin McCarthy needs to get the tapes back,” he added.
“And he needs to get lawyers to have documents signed that they’re not going to be used anywhere else in the future, or any of its contents revealed.”
Brzezinski said, “I wonder why only Kevin McCarthy has a say over those security tapes?”
“It is really shocking. It puts the Capitol Hill police in danger. It puts members of Congress in danger.”
“It puts everybody in danger that works at the United States Capitol, but he did it. Like you said, where are the tapes now?”
Tucker Carlson was fired from Fox News on Monday.
Fox News released a statement:
“FOX News Media and Tucker Carlson have agreed to part ways. We thank him for his service to the network as a host and prior to that as a contributor.”
“Mr. Carlson’s last program was Friday April 21st. Fox News Tonight will air live at 8 PM/ET starting this evening as an interim show helmed by rotating FOX News personalities until a new host is named,” the statement continued.