Twitter CEO Elon Musk humiliated Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) after the Democrat leader imploded over Tucker Carlson airing unseen footage from Jan. 6.
As Slay News reported, Schumer went on the Senate floor and threatened Fox News boss Rupert Murdoch over the footage.
Sen. Schumer’s comments have provoked a backlash, however, as he came dangerously close to violating the Constitution with his demands.
Schumer took to Twitter and said:
“Speaker McCarthy has held the gavel for less than three months.
“But by sharing the January 6th security footage with Fox News, he has already done more than any party leader in Congress to enable the spread of Donald Trump’s Big Lie.”
Speaker McCarthy has held the gavel for less than three months.
But by sharing the January 6th security footage with Fox News, he has already done more than any party leader in Congress to enable the spread of Donald Trump’s Big Lie.
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) March 8, 2023
Enter Elon Musk, who humiliated the would-be censor by posting a video from Carlson’s show but with a voice-over of an innocent tour guide.
BREAKING : Previously Unseen January 6th Footage pic.twitter.com/0jxqANbNVn
— @stevenvoiceover (@stevenvoiceover) March 7, 2023
Musk captioned the video with:
“Do you want us to remove this video?”
Do you want us to remove this video? https://t.co/Qaaq4lGc9B
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 8, 2023
During his rant on the Senate floor, Schumer made several false claims about Jan. 6, repeatedly and misleading referring to the events as an “attack” and an “insurrection.”
He also promoted the false claim that Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick was killed during Jan. 6.
Sicknick died of natural causes the next day and was not injured in the Capitol.
The Democrat leader also deceitfully tried to link the Dominion lawsuit against Fox News to Carlson’s Jan. 6 Tapes reporting.
He used the false link to suggest that showing the public unedited security footage was in some way promoting “lies.”
“Last night, millions of Americans tuned in to one of the most shameful hours we have ever seen on cable television.
“With contempt for the facts, disregard of the risks, and knowing full well he was lying, lying to his audience.
“Fox News host Tucker Carlson ran a lengthy segment last night arguing the January 6 Capitol attack was not a violent insurrection.
“By diving deep into the waters of conspiracy and cherry-picking from thousands of hours of security footage.
“Mr. Carlson told the boldfaced lie that the Capitol attack, which we all saw with our own eyes, was somehow not an attack at all.
“He tried to argue it was nothing more than a peaceful sightseeing tour.
“Can you imagine? A nonviolent demonstration, a perfectly fine and appropriate instance of people expressing their opinion.
“I, so many others who were here in the Capitol, and millions and millions of Americans are just furious with Tucker Carlson and Kevin McCarthy today.
“Many of my staff were here at the Capitol on January 6th.
“Their lives were put in danger, as were the lives of many of my colleagues, as well as police, maintenance staff, reporters, countless others.
“At one point, I was within 30 feet of the rioters.
“One of them, I was told, shouted out, “Let’s get him!” before my detail pulled me away and we ran in the other direction.
“To say January 6 was not violent is a lie.
“A lie, pure and simple. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a prime-time cable news anchor manipulate his viewers the way Mr. Carlson did last night.
“I don’t think I’ve ever seen an anchor treat the American people and American democracy with such disdain.
“And he’s going to come back tonight with another segment. Fox News should tell him not to.
“Fox News. Rupert Murdoch. Tell Carlson not to run a second segment of lies.
“You know it’s a lie. You’ve admitted it’s a lie.
“And Speaker McCarthy is every bit as culpable as Mr. Carlson.
“Speaker McCarthy’s decision to share security footage with Fox looked like a mistake from the very beginning.
“But after last night, it looks like a disaster.
“Speaker McCarthy has played a treacherous, a treacherous game by catering to the hard right.
“He’s enabled the big lie. And has further eroded away at our precious democracy.
“It’s all the more shameful because Speaker McCarthy knows precisely what kind of customer Mr. Carlson is.
“He’s not surprised by this outcome.
“What a low point for Speaker McCarthy. What a low point for Fox News.
“As reporting on the Dominion lawsuit shows, Mr. Carlson had no problem admitting behind the scenes that the big lie is pure garbage.
“When Sidney Powell went on the air to push the stolen election narrative, Mr. Carlson told fellow anchor Laura Ingram that Sidney Powell is lying.
“His words by the deposition, Mr. Carlson’s own producer texted him that, quote, ‘I don’t think there is evidence of voter fraud that swung the election.’
“It’s an insult to every police officer who was on the scene that terrible, fearful day.
“It’s an insult to the memory of every single person who perished in connection to the attack, especially to the memory of Brian Sicknick.
“Nonviolent? Ask the Sicknick family.
“It makes me sick just thinking about what his family must be going through this morning.
“I condemn Mr. Carlson for siding with the enemies of democracy.
“I strongly condemn Speaker McCarthy’s actions and fiercely oppose his decision to share this footage with Carlson.
“I urge Fox News to order Carlson to cease propagating the big lie on his network and to level with their viewers about the truth. The truth!
“Behind the efforts to mislead the public conduct like theirs is just asking for another January 6th to happen.”