Speaker Johnson Releases Tapes Showing What Really Happened On January 6

Featured On Political Intel November 18,2023

House Speaker Rep. Mike Johnson on Friday released several tapes taken inside the Capitol, showing what really took place during the January 6 Capitol protest of 2021.

Johnson on Frida said he was releasing the tapes to restore America’s trust and faith in their Government. The speaker described the decision as another step forward in keeping the promises he made when he was elected speaker.

“This decision will provide millions of Americans, criminal defendants, public interest organizations, and the media an ability to see for themselves what happened that day, rather than having to rely upon the interpretation of a small group of government officials.” Johnson wrote in another X post. “Processing will involve blurring the faces of private citizens on the yet unreleased tapes to avoid any persons from being targeted for retaliation of any kind and segregating an estimated 5% of the videos that may involve sensitive security information related to the building architecture.”

Chairman of the Committee on House Administration Subcommittee on Oversight Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-GA), in a statement, said his committee will continue to release more videos in the coming days as it investigates the events of the January 6 protest.

“The goal of our investigation has been to provide the American people with transparency on what happened at the Capitol on January 6, 2021, and this includes all official video from that day,” Loudermilk said. “We will continue loading video footage as we conduct our investigation and continue to review footage. As I’ve said all along—the American people deserve transparency, accountability, and real answers supported by facts instead of a predetermined political narrative.”

Some of the videos already released showed protesters walking peacefully inside the Capitol, with some of them laughing and fist-bumping Capitol police officers.

The footage contradicts mainstream media reports that protesters turned violent and attacked Capitol police officers.

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