What is going on with Marjorie Taylor Greene?
Once a champion for our rights standing shoulder-to-shoulder with Matt Gaetz, suddenly she abruptly did a big about-face today.
While previously promising the J6 Tapes would be released “in full”, today she’s done a 180 and that will NOT be the case.
But is the reason valid?
I’ll leave that to you to decide.
Here’s the deal, she essentially claims that releasing the tapes in full will be open season for anyone even standing on the Capitol grounds that day….even if they never did anything wrong.
On first glance, that felt like a cop-out to me, but the more I’ve looked into it the more I think it may have merit.
I’ll show you more in a bit, but let’s start here:
Can someone explain to me why Marjorie Taylor Greene is telling us that releasing the January 6th footage is now a security risk after McCarthy literally promised he would show us the footage and then they censored Tucker after he threatened to publish more of the… pic.twitter.com/QE9uGYrpMB
— DailyNoah.com (@DailyNoahNews) June 4, 2023
Was she flipped?
Or is it a legit concern?
Here’s more discussion from John Solomon:
If we release all the J6 tapes widely for the public, we would endanger many Americans who were simply standing on the Capitol grounds, maybe never even walked through the Capitol or committed any crimes.
Soros groups dox these people then give their information to the FBI. pic.twitter.com/P50blpe1sn
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene🇺🇸 (@RepMTG) June 3, 2023
Nancy Pelosi was warned about potential threats to the Capitol on J6 and she had her daughter there with camera in hand.
I think they clearly knew what they were doing. And they capitalized on it and made millions of dollars. pic.twitter.com/PTUcQjDdim
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene🇺🇸 (@RepMTG) June 2, 2023
Here’s where I started to come around to realizing this might actually be valid.
Check this out:
These people will ruin the lives of anyone who stood on Capitol grounds on J6.
They desperately want access to the J6 video tapes so they can doxx and ruin innocent people’s lives that used their 1st Amendment rights on J6.
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene🇺🇸 (@RepMTG) June 2, 2023
That is a group on Twitter literally called “Hunters” and their sole goal is to “hunt and distribute clear face images” of anyone at the Capitol the day of J6.
You mean anyone who went to the “People’s House” even if just to stand outside, or to witness history, or to participate in Democracy peacefully, or even to protest peacefully….those people are now being “hunted”?
That’s sick stuff!
And this is just one Twitter page.
This stuff is out there and it’s so wrong.
Here’s more from JustTheNews:
Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has described having to evacuate a riotous Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021 as traumatic. But Capitol Police security footage obtained by Just the News shows the long-time Democrat leader exited Hollywood-style from the home of Congress that fateful day with her daughter filming her as security officers tried to guide her through a secret safe passage corridor.
The footage, made available by House Speaker Kevin McCarthy and aired for the first time on the Just the News, No Noise television show on Real America’s Voice on Thursday night, provides three different angles of Pelosi’s evacuation the afternoon of Jan. 6. Each show her daughter Alexandra roving around her mother’s delegation with a camera as they moved briskly through corridors, led by members of the Capitol Police protective detail.
The video shows then-Speaker Pelosi was not in jeopardy after fleeing the breached Capitol chamber, because the footage shows no protesters or rioters penetrated the evacuation route. Capitol Police confirmed to Congress the woman holding the camera in the footage was Pelosi’s daughter, Alexandra.
Steven Sund, the former Capitol Police chief, who was fired after the Jan. 6 tragedy, viewed the evacuation footage Thursday for the first time and said he was deeply concerned that Pelosi’s actions that day put an unnecessary strain on her security detail.
“When you look at the footage, what you need to realize is a protective detail is specifically for the protectee. You’re there, you’re protecting the protectee,” Sund told Just the News. “Now, Capitol Police statutorily do have the authority to protect family members. And it’s my understanding the person holding the camera was Pelosi’s daughter. But she’s there in the position of being media.
“The protective detail isn’t there to protect media. And whoever else was there with her for the sole purpose of videotaping creates a major distraction for the protective detail,” he added. “You know, they don’t train to protect those additional people.”
Sund said the filming operation also likely created consequences for the specialized vehicle that was sent to whisk Pelosi to a safe location at Fort McNair.
“There’s a limited number of seats in the armored vehicles that, you know, if you’re going to put one of those additional people into the armored personnel carrier, or the armored vehicle, you’re going to lose one of your security detail. And that’s not what’s meant to happen so it creates a distraction.”
Georgia Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene reacted to the newly released Capitol security footage of Pelosi being filmed by her daughter during the evacuation.
“They use that situation to film it so that their family can make millions of dollars later by selling the video footage and a documentary,” she said. “I believe that is one of the most abusive things.”
Former Illinois Rep. Rodney Davis, the top Republican on the House Administration Committee when the riot took place, argued that a Republican congressional leader being filmed by a family member on Jan. 6, 2021 during the evacuation would be treated differently.
“If they had somebody, even a family member, filming them, they would have gotten a subpoena in front of the January 6th select committee,” he said.
Spokespersons for Pelosi and her daughter did not immediately respond to a request for comment Thursday.
Just the News blurred portions of the security video that potentially revealed security measures along the secret escape route but left unblurred the heart of the footage showing Pelosi, her daughter and the security detail on the route.
Just the News plans to air several more never-before seen security videos from the Jan. 6 riot in the next month that identify security failures and questions left unanswered by the Democrat-led House Jan. 6 select committee.
Alexandra Pelosi has acknowledged filming her mother that day and using some of the footage to produce a documentary about her mother that was released on HBO last December called, “Pelosi in the House.” That footage showed Pelosi at various points during the riot but it did not show the impact of the video operation on the security detail, as the security footage did.