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Senator Mike Lee Roasts Liz Cheney After Unseen J6 Footage Is Shown

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Utah Republican Sen. Mike Lee criticized former Republican Rep. Liz Cheney over leaked footage from the Capitol riot, arguing that she selectively showed footage.

House Speaker Mike Johnson promised to release nearly all 44,000 hours of video surveillance from the January 6 riot, with faces blurred to protect privacy and about 5% of footage withheld for security reasons.

“Liz, we’ve seen footage like that a million times,” charged the Utah senator.

“You made sure we saw that—and nothing else, he continued.”

“It’s the other stuff—what you deliberately hid from us—that we find so upsetting. Nice try. P.S. How many of these guys are feds? (As if you’d ever tell us),” Lee mocked.

House Speaker Mike Johnson is still dedicated to releasing most of the video surveillance footage from the Jan. 6th riot at the U.S. Capitol Building.

“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, vowed Johnson.”

“Truth and transparency are critical,” he insisted.

“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,” wrote Johnson on X.

“In the meantime, a public viewing room will ensure that every citizen can view every minute of the videos uncensored,” he concluded.

Johnson’s office stated that faces will be blurred to prevent rioters from being “targeted for retaliation of any kind.”

“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,” applauded Johnson on X.

Adding, “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.

By early Saturday, around 90 hours of video had been released. Rep. Matt Gaetz praised Johnson’s decision, while media organizations demanded equal access to the footage.

“You won’t always agree with @SpeakerJohnson – but know this: HE WON’T LIE,” cheered Gaetz on X.

“If he says he is going to do something, he is going to do it. Thank you for keeping your word on the J6 tapes, Mr. Speaker. It is a refreshing thing in the Swamp of DC,” wrote the Florida rep.

Rep. Chip Roy also saluted Johnson’s effort and posted, “Doing what he said he would do. Good,” on his X account.

Earlier, then-Speaker Kevin McCarthy released some footage to Tucker Carlson, which led to demands for equal access to the footage.

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