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House GOP releasing Jan 6 footage – but there’s a catch

Protesters at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. on on Jan. 6, 2021. (Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
September 05, 2023

House Republicans announced Friday that media members and other individuals will soon have access to watch security video footage from the breach of the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021.

The Committee on House Administration announced guidelines explaining how members of the media, defendants charged with crimes pertaining to January 6 and nonprofit organizations focused on the government will be able to request access to video surveillance footage.

The guidelines unveiled by the Committee on House Administration require individuals requesting access to the surveillance videos to set up an appointment for a limited three-hour viewing, once per week.

Those granted access to view the footage from January 6 will be prohibited from making any recordings of the footage. The footage shown to authorized individuals will be determined by the discretion of the committee.

“House Republicans are continuing to deliver on our promise to bring transparency and accountability to the People’s House by increasing access to security footage of the U.S. Capitol from January 5th and 6th, 2021,” Loudermilk said. “This announcement stands in stark contrast to the previous Democrat leadership, who blocked access to the footage and only showed carefully edited clips to the public.”

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) shared a copy of the Committee on House Administration’s guidelines on X, formerly Twitter, saying, “Here’s the instructions on how to see January 6th Capitol video footage and who is allowed access.”

Earlier this year, Republican lawmakers announced that the House would slowly release over 40,000 hours of security video footage to various news agencies.

Republicans claimed that the release of surveillance footage would serve as a way to remove the “politicization” surrounding the events of January 6, which occurred under the January 6th Committee and former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).

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