(TheLastPatriotNews.com) – In a bold move that patriotic, freedom-loving Americans had long hoped for, the new House Speaker, Mike Johnson, has made public a trove of tapes from the January 6, 2021 events at the US Capitol, which the left continues and mainstream media keep brandishing as an “insurrection.”
Johnson (R-LA), who became the House Speaker only last month, has made a significant move by releasing a collection of January 6 videos on a public platform, allowing Americans to personally view the footage and form their own opinions.
On Friday, Speaker Johnson declared his intention to release these tapes and promptly shared a link to them on the Committee on House Administration’s website.
“Follow the link below to view the January 6th tapes for yourself,” emphasizing the importance of transparency in government. “To restore America’s trust and faith in their Government we must have transparency. This is another step towards keeping the promises I made when I was elected to be your Speaker.”
These tapes, some of which were previously shared with former Fox News host Tucker Carlson by former Speaker Kevin McCarthy, are now accessible to a broader audience.
Starting November 20, the Committee on House Administration’s Subcommittee on Oversight will facilitate in-person access to the January 6 footage.
“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,” Speaker Johnson said, explaining his rationale.
“Processing will involve blurring the faces of private citizens on the yet unreleased tapes to avoid any persons from being targeted for retaliation of any kind and segregating an estimated 5% of the videos that may involve sensitive security information related to the building architecture,” he elaborated.
The footage, captured by US Capitol Police security cameras, includes the videos released by Tucker Carlson. More footage will be added to the website following the initial release.
“The goal of our investigation has been to provide the American people with transparency on what happened at the Capitol on January 6, 2021 and this includes all official video from that day,” stated Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-GA), Chairman of the Oversight Subcommittee.
As of November 6, 2023, the Department of Justice has prosecuted over 1,200 individuals from nearly all 50 states in relation to the January 6 riot.