House Speaker Releases January 6 Footage: Surprising Interactions Between Capitol Protestors And Officers

Written By BlabberBuzz | Sunday, 19 November 2023 08:35
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House Speaker Mike Johnson has taken a significant step towards transparency by releasing the first batch of January 6 footage to the public.

The footage, which is accessible on the Committee on House Administration website, aims to restore trust and faith in the government, according to Johnson.

In a post on X, Johnson expressed his commitment to fulfilling the promises he made as Speaker. He stated, "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." He also mentioned that the website will be continuously updated with thousands of hours of footage.

Currently, over 90 videos have been released by Rep. Johnson, ranging from 20 seconds to 10 minutes in length. The majority of the footage depicts protestors peacefully entering the Capitol.

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One particular video captured by surveillance cameras near the Capitol's west staircase shows an officer smiling and interacting with protesters. In a friendly gesture, some protesters even tapped the officer on the shoulder. Additionally, other officers were seen shaking hands with the protesters at one point.

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It is worth noting that when the protesters eventually left the Capitol, they did so peacefully.

The release of this footage provides the public with a firsthand look at the events that unfolded on January 6. By sharing these videos, Speaker Johnson aims to foster transparency and accountability, allowing the American people to form their own judgments based on the evidence presented.

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