House Speaker Mike Johnson has fulfilled his long awaited promise and has released the first set of surveillance videos from the Capitol on January 6th.
Johnson released the videos on the Committee on House Administration website.
As many people expected the videos did not show violent insurrectionists as many mainstream media outlets and the January 6th Committee reported but rather it showed peaceful protestors walking inside of the Capitol and even mingling with the police.
One video however blows the lid completely off the narrative and that is a video that shows police officers even opening up the doors for the protesters.
Just take a look:
— Glenda (@Glendaragnarson) November 17, 2023
Talk about walking into a trap! Unfortunately, they had no idea how truly evil the people in our government, the MSM, and in our judicial system truly were, before they followed those corrupt Capital police officers through those open doors pic.twitter.com/35Gk9SouVY
— Vince Langman (@LangmanVince) November 18, 2023
Here’s what Newsweek reported:
Prominent conservatives have shared footage from the January 6, 2021 Capitol Hill riot, released by new House Speaker Mike Johnson, which one said means the “J6 Committee’s violent insurrection narrative has crumbled.”
On Friday, Johnson made around 90 hours of January 6 footage security footage available via a committee website. There, he said the remaining 44,000 hours of video, taken from surveillance and police body cameras, would be posted over the coming months, fulfilling a vow he made while running for speaker.
A number of short clips from the footage were shared on X, formerly Twitter, where some have received hundreds of thousands of views. Charlie Kirk, head of pro-Trump campaign group Turning Point USA, shared a 37-second clip showing police officers at one end of a congressional corridor and demonstrators at the other, without any apparent conflict between the two. Kirk wrote: “And just like that the J6 Committee’s violent insurrection narrative has crumbled.
Here we see capitol police HOLDING OPEN DOORS FOR THE "INSURRECTION" https://t.co/AToWxY4jUC
— Corky Knightrider (@c_knightrider) November 18, 2023
Over 29 J6 defenders have previously told prosecutors that the police let them in and this video solidifies their argument even more.
Per ABC News:
As authorities continue to pursue individuals who participated in the Jan. 6 insurrection at the United States Capitol, a growing number of those charged are employing a new defense: blaming the police for letting them in.
At least 29 people arrested for their role in the Jan. 6 events have claimed they thought they were free to enter the Capitol because law enforcement authorities either didn’t stop them from coming in or never told them they were not allowed to be there, according to affidavits and court filings reviewed by ABC News.
“He was not at the front of the lines, he didn’t see barricades being knocked down, he didn’t see officers getting assaulted, he didn’t see anything other than large crowds at the Capitol,” Thomas Mayr, the lawyer for Christopher Grider, one of the people accused of participating in the riot, told ABC News. “He went through an open door.”
Grider, of Texas, is one of dozens of suspected rioters who claimed to be unaware they were not allowed inside — some of whom argued that they were actually ushered in by officers. He now faces multiple charges including violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.
No Capitol police to open the doors and welcome them in this time. pic.twitter.com/ZwaatGKK4K
— Grace Chong 🇺🇸 (@gc22gc) November 18, 2023