When Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer tweeted a condemnation of Fox News airing January 6, 2021 video from the U.S. Capitol, Twitter Owner Elon Musk replied to Schumer by retweeting a viral video clip of the footage - to ask the New York Democrat if he wanted it deleted.
“Do you want us to remove this video?” Musk replied to Schumer Wednesday, including a video clip tweeted by @StevenVoiceover, in which the narrator pretends to be a tour guide for the “insurrection” inside the Capitol.
The selected scenes included in the video clip are those of seemingly peaceful trespassers, not violent insurrectionists trying to overthrow the government.
The video, which has 4.7 million views on the @StevenVoiceover Twitter page, has been viewed 15.7 million times on Musk’s Twitter page.
- @SteveVoiceOver has 56.8 thousand followers,
- @SenSchumer has 3.4 million followers, and
- @ElonMusk has 130.9 million followers.
Do you want us to remove this video? https://t.co/Qaaq4lGc9B— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 8, 2023
Musk’s tweet was a reply to Schumer’s tweet earlier in the day, in which the senator slammed House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) for releasing the security video footage to Fox News:
“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.”