Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., may soon be making good on his promise of releasing the U.S. Capitol footage from Jan. 6, 2021, a new report from Trending Politics suggested.
“Speaker McCarthy says he’ll be releasing ALL the footage from January 6th,” Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., recently stated on Twitter regarding the issue. “Considering all the public has seen are edited clips from a bunch of Democrats with an axe to grind, it sure will be nice to get some unbiased footage.”
As previously reported by RSBN, McCarthy said in January that he would like to allow Americans to view the footage from the events of the Jan. 6 Capitol “insurrection.”
He stated at a press conference, “I watched what [then-House Speaker] Nancy Pelosi did, where she politicized it. For the first time in the history as a speaker, not allowing the minority to appoint to a committee,” he told reporters. “We watched the politicization of this. I think the American public should actually see what happened instead of a report that’s written on a political basis.”
Per The Week, there are more than 14,000 hours of footage from Jan. 6 that has been kept tightly under wraps from the American public, prompting outcry and suspicion. In March 2022, The Gateway Pundit highlighted the fact that then-Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., had refused to hand over video and emails from Jan. 6 for a FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) request, claiming “sovereign immunity.”
The unilateral obfuscation of the Jan. 6 security tapes has been a complaint for many Americans. To add insult to injury, around 25 people are sitting in jail in Washington, D.C., for taking part in the Jan. 6 protests at the U.S. Capitol, according to Just the News. The release of the security footage could make a difference in their cases.