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.
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