The January 6th insurrection still stands as one of the nation’s darkest days. Those on the right, however, are ready to pretend that it never happened.
Maria Bartiromo is one of the leading voices attempting to gaslight the public about the incident. During her Sunday show, she interviewed Kevin McCarthy. She asked the GOP lawmaker if he would be willing to free the people in prison for the insurrection if he is to regain power.
The host asked, “I know that we’re 156 days away from the midterm elections. What are you going to do to that committee, the Jan. 6 Committee, should you become the majority because right now as we speak, there are honest — and people sitting in jail because they were at the Capitol on Jan. 6. They are still in jail a year later.”
“We live in America,” McCarthy said. “People have a right to have a say and to go to court. They shouldn’t be held for this long inside. You watch what is happening to political opponents with this one-party rule. In 156 days, we’re going to become energy independent, we’re going to secure our border, we’re going to make our streets safe again but we need you to help us.”
The California congressman continued, “We are not going to bend. We are not going to let them go after our First Amendment rights and go after the individuals that they’re trying to do for political purposes.”
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