Senate Republican Calls For Investigation Of January 6 Committee


On Friday, House Speaker Mike Johnson began releasing 40,000 hours of security camera footage from the Capitol riots.

The footage that has been released showed people walking peacefully in the Capitol with police officers standing around, contradicting the narrative of the Jan. 6 Committee.

On Saturday, Senator Mike Lee of Utah called for an investigation of the House Jan. 6 Committee, claiming that the committee selectively ignored evidence.

From The Hill:

“Why didn’t Liz Cheney and Adam Kizinger ever refer to any of these tapes?” Lee questioned on X, formerly Twitter, referring to video showing police assisting rioters inside the Capitol on Jan. 6.

Former Reps. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) and Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) were the only Republican members of the committee.

“Maybe they never looked for them. Maybe they never even questioned their own narrative,” he continued. “Maybe they were just too busy selectively leaking the text messages of Republicans they wanted to defeat.”

House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) began releasing 40,000 hours of security camera footage from the Capitol riots on Friday.

“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.

More than 1,100 people have been charged with crimes related to the Jan. 6 Capitol riots and over 400 with assaulting police officers, according to the Justice Department. Rioters caused an estimated $1.5 million in damage to the Capitol Building, the Architect of the Capitol said.

Cheney responded to Lee’s comments on X, leading to a back-and-forth between them.

“Here’s some January 6th video for you,” Cheney wrote in a post accompanied by a video of protesters and Capitol police fighting outside the Capitol.

“Liz, we’ve seen footage like that a million times. You made sure we saw that—and nothing else.

It’s the other stuff—what you deliberately hid from us—that we find so upsetting.

Nice try.

P.S. How many of these guys are feds? (As if you’d ever tell us),” Lee wrote in response.


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