U.S. Senator Schumer condemns Speaker McCarthy for supplying Jan.6 videos to Fox

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By Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer on Tuesday accused House of Representatives Speaker Kevin McCarthy of helping Fox News stoke conspiracy theories by providing videos that were used by the cable network to portray the Jan. 6 Capitol rioters as peaceful. On Monday, Fox’s right-wing commentator Tucker Carlson used some of the security videos, showing protesters walking through the Capitol, to argue that they were merely “sightseers.” He said only a small number of those who illegally entered the Capitol as Congress was attempting to formally certif…

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