This article originally appeared on The Gateway Pundit and was republished with permission.
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House Speaker Mike Johnson has recently made the first batch of January 6 footage publicly accessible through the Committee on House Administration website.
The Gateway Pundit previously reported that House Speaker Mike Johnson has declared his intention to release thousands of hours of surveillance footage from the January 6, 2021, events at the U.S. Capitol.
“Today, I am keeping my promise to the American people and making all the January 6th tapes available to ALL Americans.”
This revelation follows an announcement made by Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., during an interview on Sirius XM’s “The Wilkow Majority” on Thursday.
Gaetz shared that the footage will be made available through a special website, enabling any member of the public to view the videos.
‘“The way that the Jan. 6 tapes will be released will be through a website where any member of the public can go and observe the videos that are being released,” Gaetz said.
“My expectation is they’re going to be released in tranches and that the first tranche of the Johnson tapes to be released will be in days, not weeks,” he added.
On Friday, the Committee on House Administration (CHA) publicly launched the website containing the first trance of January 6 footage to the public.
Speaker Johnson issued the following statement:
When I ran for Speaker, I promised to make accessible to the American people the 44,000 hours of video from Capitol Hill security taken on January 6, 2021. Truth and transparency are critical. Today, we will begin immediately posting video on a public website and move as quickly as possible to add to the website nearly all of the footage, more than 40,000 hours. In the meantime, a public viewing room will ensure that every citizen can view every minute of the videos uncensored.
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.
I commend Chairman Loudermilk and his team for their diligent work to ensure the thousands of hours of videos are promptly processed to be uploaded to the committee’s public website. 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.
You can view the videos here.
“Follow the link below to view the January 6th tapes for yourself. 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. This website will be updated continuously with thousands of hours of footage,” Johnson wrote.
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Following the release of the January 6 tapes, Liz Cheney, who recently suffered a crushing 37-point defeat in a bid for Congress, presented cherry-picked footage from January 6, framing it as an insurrection.
The most-like replies in the comment section quickly turned the narrative back on Cheney:
General Mike Flynn’s comment hit especially hard, calling for an investigation into the Pelosi/Cheney “fake committee” in a quote tweet.
Political commentator Tim Pool summarized the aftermath of the J6 tapes on X. His comments received 75K likes and counting:
“The police facilitated January 6th. This is why they withheld the tapes. The J6 committee should be censured and expelled for lying to the public.”