BREAKING: House Republicans Set To Release 5,000 Hours Of January 6 Footage

On Friday, House Administration's Subcommittee on Oversight Chairman Barry Loudermilk (R-GA) revealed that House Republican leadership would release 5,000 hours of January 6 footage from the public. Loudermilk revealed the development while speaking with The Blaze commentator Glenn Beck.

"An additional 5,000 hours of video footage will be available on Rumble. It is going to be rolling out throughout the day," the GOP lawmaker said, explaining that it has taken a significant amount of time to convert the CCTV video to the file format needed to post online. The Georgia Republican explained that his staff plans to put out 1,200 hours of footage a day.

Loudermilk then explained that Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) approved using a contractor to get the footage uploaded faster. "Every week, we are throwing out more and more," he said, adding that it would take about eight weeks to get all 40,000 hours of footage out to the public.

The chairman then explained that they prioritized footage that would help Blaze reporter Steve Baker, who the FBI arrested on charges related to his reporting during the Capitol riot, in his defense. 

As previously reported by the DC Enquirer, Baker was ordered to appear at the Dallas FBI field office and surrender himself to authorities. "The prosecutor informed my attorney that I am to arrive at the FBI field office wearing 'shorts and sandals,'" Baker said. "They didn't have to go this route, as we've been told that my charges are non-violent misdemeanors. They seem to feel the need to give me a dose of the personal humiliation treatment."

Baker is facing the following four misdeameanor charges: Knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority, disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building or grounds, disorderly conduct in a Capitol building, and parading, demonstrating, or picketing in a Capitol building.

The release of additional footage from that day will likely prove instrumental in Baker's defense, given the impact that previously released footage has had on the January 6 defendants' court cases. Speaker Johnson is doing the right thing by releasing the video to the public, and he should be praised for his transparency.

WATCH: This is a developing story and will be updated accordingly.

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