Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) has kept his commitment to make all surveillance videos from January 6th available to the public.
The tapes are now available at the CHA Subcommittee Reading Room on the internet. Following a period of restricted release and failed attempts under his predecessor, former Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), Johnson made the decision to release them “all.”
Today, I am keeping my promise to the American people and making all the January 6th tapes available to ALL Americans.
— Speaker Mike Johnson (@SpeakerJohnson) November 17, 2023
“Today, I am keeping my promise to the American people and making all the January 6th tapes available to ALL Americans,” wrote Johnson.
It became readily apparent why the January 6 committee under Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s tenure had refused to release the footage.
Many videos have already surfaced that run contrary to the narrative that all of the Trump supporters who entered the capitol posed an existential threat to the country and were trying to “overturn the election.”
Previously unreleased footage shows the calm manner that many protesters displayed.
There were more examples of peaceful protesters near Capitol Police officers.
Perhaps most controversially of all, a protester was uncuffed