Three weeks after being elected House Speaker, Congressman Mike Johnson released a batch of tapes of the Jan. 6, 2021 Capitol mostly peaceful protest that turned ugly at times on a House of Representatives committee website.
Johnson first announced Friday on X, “Today, I am keeping my promise to the American people and making all the January 6th tapes available to ALL Americans.”
He then posted a link to the Committee on House Administration’s website where the files are located. Note: The files do not open in the Safari browser, but appear to work in the Chrome browser. More footage is being uploaded by the committee; only the first tranche is now online.
This is same footage that had been blocked from the public by the previous speakers Nancy Pelosi and Kevin McCarthy, although McCarthy had released much footage to Tucker Carlson.
“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,” Johnson wrote on X/Twitter.
Rep. Barry Loudermilk, Chairman of the Committee on House Administration Subcommittee on Oversight, announced that United States Capitol Police video footage from Jan. 6, 2021 would be made available to the public through another method: in person at the subcommittee’s offices in Washington, D.C.
“Starting today, all video footage previously released to media outlets will be uploaded to an online viewing room for public access. This includes all videos released to Tucker Carlson and other media. Following the initial tranche of footage, the Subcommittee will continue to populate the viewing room with additional footage for public view,” Loudermilk wrote.
“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,” Loudermilk said. “We will continue loading video footage as we conduct our investigation and continue to review footage. As I’ve said all along—the American people deserve transparency, accountability, and real answers supported by facts instead a predetermined political narrative.”
Access the footage via an online public viewing room on the Committee on House Administration’s website here.
Also, beginning November 20, the subcommittee will allow any U.S. citizen to access Capitol Police video footage of the Capitol from Jan. 6, 2021 by scheduling an appointment to view the videos in person in the subcommittee’s offices in Washington, D.C. This is the first time the general public will be allowed to view and request clips from all USCP video footage from the Capitol Police cameras at the Capitol for that day. Click here to view the full policy.