Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, a Republican from Georgia, announced that House Speaker Kevin McCarthy has fulfilled his promise to disclose thousands of hours of footage from the January 6, 2021 incident at the U.S. Capitol.
In a series of tweets, Greene claimed that Republicans gave “unfettered access” to the 1/6 tapes to certain members of the media, claiming that these media figures would be reporting on the tapes in the upcoming days.
“I’m excited to share the good news that just as I promised the J6 tapes are being released!” Greene tweeted. “[House Speaker Kevin McCarthy] has given [journalist John Solomon], [journalist Julie Kelly], and a third outlet unfettered access to the J6 tapes, and their reporting on it starts tomorrow. This is the transparency the American people deserve and I look forward to their reporting!”
McCarthy released over 40,000 hours of previously unseen Capitol footage on January 6, 2021, alongside former Fox News anchor Tucker Carlson, who spent several days airing the footage on his program.
McCarthy released the tapes to the media and vowed to make them available to the public once his team had reviewed the footage and addressed any potential security concerns.
Greene stated that this will occur by the end of this week.
I’m excited to share the good news that just as I promised the J6 tapes are being released!@SpeakerMcCarthy has given @jsolomonReports, @Julie_kelly2, and a third outlet unfettered access to the J6 tapes, and their reporting on it starts tomorrow.
This is the transparency the…
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene🇺🇸 (@RepMTG) May 31, 2023
“This is the challenge. The Democrats told us it was only 14,000 hours of tapes, lo and behold, we take the majority and it’s 42,000 hours, so that would take me years to go all the way through,” McCarthy told reporters in April. “Yeah, I think the public should see what’s happened to them.”
“We’ve worked with the Capitol Police [to] tell us about [any] section that there was a problem. And that takes a long time. But we want to make sure everybody has the opportunity to come and see what they want,” he said. “So we’ve created the process to make that start happening.”
House Republicans are initiating their own version of a committee on January 6 that will “reinvestigate” the events of 2021 at the U.S. Capitol.
Rep. Barry Loudermilk, a Georgia Republican, will chair the new panel, which he says will “investigate both sides” and “show what really occurred on January 6.”
CBS News reported that Loudermilk stated that the panel would contemplate requesting an interview with former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, as well as any decisions made regarding Capitol security prior to January 6.
On January 6, 2021, House Republicans issued a scathing report implicating Pelosi in security and intelligence failures at the U.S. Capitol.
Emails and text messages from Pelosi’s office reveal that her staff held regular meetings to discuss security detail, assisted authorities in revising their plans, and denied multiple requests from federal law enforcement needed to secure the Capitol on that day.
“Days after Pelosi’s Jan. 6 select committee recommended insurrection charges against former president Donald Trump over the Capitol riot, Republicans have hit back with a counter-investigation apportioning blame for the internal security breakdown on Jan. 6 to Pelosi and a dysfunctional Capitol Police intelligence division,” New York Post reported.
The New York Post said:
House Sergeant at Arms Paul Irving, who reported to Pelosi as one of three voting members of the Capitol Police Board, “caved in to political pressures from the Office of Speaker Pelosi and the House Democrat leadership” and “was compromised by politics and did not adequately prepare for violence at the Capitol.”
More on this story via Conservative Brief:
Pelosi and her staff “coordinated closely” with Irving on security plans for the Joint Session of Congress on Jan. 6, but Republicans were deliberately left out of “important discussions related to security.” CONTINUE READING…