Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) told reporters on Thursday that he’s considering releasing security footage taken from the Capitol on January 6, 2021; “I think the American people should see all that,” McCarthy says.
From The Epoch Times:
During his first press conference as speaker, McCarthy was asked about revealing all the tapes recorded that day to the public, an initiative pushed by many Republicans during the 117th Congress.
In the last Congress, around two dozen Republicans penned a letter to then-Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) seeking the release of these tapes. This request was ignored, however.
McCarthy was asked if he would acquiesce to the release of the tapes now that he is the speaker. While his response indicated openness to revealing the tapes, McCarthy demurred from making a full commitment.
Despite going all-in on releasing the footage, Speaker holdout vote Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) says he’s optimistic about McCarthy’s commitment.
“Thank you to the 20 patriots who helped EARN this commitment from the Speaker. Thank you @SpeakerMcCarthy for affirming this commitment you made. Keeping promises is how trust is built. I’m growing more optimistic by the day!”
Thank you to the 20 patriots who helped EARN this commitment from the Speaker.
Thank you @SpeakerMcCarthy for affirming this commitment you made.
Keeping promises is how trust is built.
I’m growing more optimistic by the day! https://t.co/uYAaT5sG0f
— Matt Gaetz (@mattgaetz) January 12, 2023
More over at The Epoch Times:
“I think the American public should actually see all what happened instead of a report that’s written for a political basis,” McCarthy said.@SpeakerMcCarthy indicated that he would release all the US Capitol’s security footage from #Jan6, 2021. https://t.co/1s9ID8G4id
— The Epoch Times (@EpochTimes) January 12, 2023