House Republicans Unveil How To Access Never Before Seen January 6 Footage.
Media Access to Capitol Footage
- House Republicans have announced that certain individuals, including media members, can view security footage from the January 6, 2021, U.S. Capitol breach.
- This release aims to promote transparency, counter politicization by former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the January 6th Committee, and address the public’s concerns.
- The Committee on House Administration has outlined a procedure for qualified individuals to request and view this footage, with specific viewing restrictions.
Details of the Program
- Access seekers must schedule appointments.
- Viewing is limited to three hours once a week.
- Recording from the secured terminals inside the Capitol is prohibited.
- Only select footage segments may be provided based on the committee’s discretion.
Lawmakers and the Footage Controversy
- Public pressure to disclose the footage has been building for over two years.
- Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene revealed that three news media outlets received the Capitol breach footage for transparency purposes.
- House Speaker Kevin McCarthy granted access to some journalists, resulting in reports highlighting certain events inside the Capitol.
- Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer criticized McCarthy for potentially compromising the Capitol’s security by releasing the footage.