New House Speaker Mike Johnson has fulfilled his promise and has released the first set of videos from the Capitol on January 6th.
Johnson released the videos on the Committee on House Administration website.
The videos did not show violent insurrectionists attempting a coup as many mainstream media outlets and the January 6th Committee reported but rather it showed peaceful protestors walking inside of the Capitol and even mingling with the police.
Take a look at some of the videos below:
BREAKING: In this never-before-seen footage of the January 6th insurrection, you can see capitol police officers fighting for their lives as the violent insurrectionists endanger American democracy in real-time pic.twitter.com/DDqPWafrHI
— George (@BehizyTweets) November 17, 2023
People were freely walking in and out of the Capitol on J6 and the cops were just standing there.
Clearly NOT an “Insurrection”
The J6 tapes would have exonerated every person charged… obviously this is why they didn’t want them released
— ShotGunBonnie (@ShotGun_Bonnie) November 18, 2023
And just like that the J6 Committee’s violent insurrection narrative has crumbled
The Capitol Police facilitated the protesters passage through the building
The vast majority of J6ers should be immediately released.pic.twitter.com/Lb1dEGT1yI
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) November 17, 2023
Capitol Police were giving handshakes to protesters.
Now ask yourselves this;
In which “insurrection” or “Rebellion” in history would this have happened in?
None — because this is not an “insurrection “
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) November 17, 2023
Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) announced on Friday he is releasing more than 40,000 hours of footage from the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. On that day, a mob of Donald Trump supporters stormed the building in an effort to stop the certification of the 2020 presidential election by Congress.
Many conservatives hailed the move.
Four rioters died and hundreds of police officers were injured. One 42-year-old police officer died of a stroke a day after a rioter sprayed him with some type of chemical. Much of the footage has already been released, showing Trump supporters breaking through windows, committing vandalism, and assaulting police officers.
More than 1,100 people have been charged in connection with the breaching of the Capitol, most of whom were indicted for entering restricted grounds. Others were charged with assault and conspiracy.
Here’s a video of streamer Baked Alaska talking with the Capitol Police in a friendly manner.
He was sentenced to 60 days in prison.
— The Triune Times (@TriuneTimes) November 17, 2023
Here’s what The Guardian reported:
House speaker Mike Johnson said Friday he plans to publicly release thousands of hours of footage from the January 6, 2021, attack on the US Capitol, making good on a promise he made to far-right members of his party when he was campaigning for his current job.
“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 said in a statement.
The newly elected speaker said the first tranche of security footage, around 90 hours, will be released on a public committee website Friday, with the rest of the 44,000 hours expected to be posted over the next several months. In the meantime, a public viewing room will be set up in the Capitol.