On Monday, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) called upon Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) to create another committee to investigate the January 6th Capitol Riot after the previous January 6th committee led by Democrats and pushed by former Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) deliberately obfuscated the whole truth of what occurred on that day. Greene's call comes after footage has revealed the various instances where police officers let in protesters to the Capitol.
"I'm calling on [Mike Johnson] to create a January 6th Select Committee. Releasing the tapes is not enough! There needs to be investigations and ACCOUNTABILITY for ALL of the lies, deceit, and lives ruined," Greene wrote on X/Twitter. "Every member of the Jan 6th committee, Nancy Pelosi, FBI, DOJ, DC Police, Cap Police, Jan 6 witnesses who lied, all need to be subpoenaed. Criminal referrals must be written, and prosecutions MUST happen under a Trump DOJ. I've said it all along, MAGA did not do this."
As previously reported by the DC Enquirer, Speaker Mike Johnson announced last week that he would be releasing over 40,000 hours of footage from the Capitol complex to show the complete picture of what occurred rather than the biased narrative portrayed by the January 6th Select Committee led by former Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) and Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS).
"I am keeping my promise to the American people and making all the January 6th tapes available to ALL Americans," Johnson wrote on X/Twitter. "When I ran for Speaker, I promised to make accessible to the American people the 44,000 hours of video from Capitol Hill security taken on January 6, 2021. Truth and transparency are critical. Today, we will begin immediately posting video on a public website and move as quickly as possible to add to the website nearly all of the footage, more than 40,000 hours. In the meantime, a public viewing room will ensure that every citizen can view every minute of the videos uncensored."
"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," he continued. "I commend Chairman Loudermilk and his team for their diligent work to ensure the thousands of hours of videos are promptly processed to be uploaded to the committee's public website. 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."
You can view the footage here.
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