My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell is planning to launch a lawsuit against one of the most powerful Republicans in Washington.
The Trump supporting business executive told Steve Bannon on the “War Room” podcast that his company Lindell-TV will sue Speaker of The House Kevin McCarthy.
Lindell claims that McCarthy violated the First and Fourteenth amendment.
This stems from McCarthy handing over exclusive access to footage from the January 6th attack on the Capitol over to Fox News host Tucker Carlson.
According to The Hill:
The Trump ally said Lindell-TV is “injured by not having access” to the tapes and that the Speaker’s decision represented discrimination.
“We’re not gonna sit back and let that happen,” Lindell told Bannon, former White House chief strategist. “Why does just Fox get this? So they can cover it up even more? It’s disgusting. All of us, including War Room, we all need to see what’s on those tapes, and we need to see all of them.”
McCarthy’s office granted Carlson access to about 41,000 hours of Capitol surveillance footage around the time of the Jan. 6 riot, a Fox News spokesperson confirmed to The Hill on Monday.
Democrats have slammed the decision as a potential security threat for the Capitol.
Some of the Democrats who have taken aim at McCarthy for handing over the tapes to Fox News’ Carlson include Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY).