House Speaker Kevin McCarthy recently released previously unseen footage from the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, which has sparked controversy among Democrats and the mainstream media. McCarthy shared the footage with Fox News host Tucker Carlson, who spent several days airing it on his program.
Despite criticism, McCarthy stands by his decision and promises to make the footage available to the public after his team reviews it for any potential security concerns.
In response to the release, nine major media organizations, including The New York Times, CNN, the Associated Press, and ProPublica, have sued the Justice Department and the FBI for access to the video footage of the Jan. 6 insurrection.
Additionally, House Republicans are launching their own committee to “reinvestigate” what happened at the U.S. Capitol in 2021. Georgia Republican Rep. Barry Loudermilk will chair the new panel and says they will “investigate both sides” and “show what really happened on Jan. 6.”
The move comes after House Republicans issued a report exposing former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for her role in security and intelligence failures at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021.
Pelosi’s staff held regular meetings discussing security detail, helped edit authorities’ plans, and turned down several requests from federal law enforcement needed to protect the Capitol on that day.