Matt Gaetz and Lauren Boebert Say All Jan 6 Footage Will Be Released by GOP House

Republican Reps. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) and Lauren Boebert (R-CO) have revealed that the GOP-controlled House is planning to release all U.S. Capitol security footage from January 6, 2021.

Gaetz appeared on Tucker Carlson’s Fox News show last night and said Republicans will make all of the footage available to the American people.

The congressman said he is unsure what the footage will show but it is important to make it all public.

“The American people deserve to know the truth about what happened on January 6th.

“We have demanded to see all the footage.

“Transparency is coming.

“Every time from the JFK files to 9/11, to now January 6th.

“It’s our own government, our own Department of Justice that seems to stand in the way of transparency.”

Boebert also echoed Gaetz’s comments and confirmed plans to release the tapes.

“Speaker McCarthy says he’ll be releasing All the footage from January 6th,” Boebert said.

Gaetz doubled down on his call to give C-SPAN cameras more access in the House chamber like during the Speaker vote:

“If we had cameras on the floor, my suspicion is we would have far better attendance during debates that impact the lives of our fellow Americans.

“The public value of being able to see the human interactions in frustration, in warmth, in all of those things far outweighs the risk that people will play to the cameras.

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“I mean, we have that during debate one way or the other,” he said.

“I think some of the old guard in Congress opposes this because they want to continue to maintain the fiction that when four or five people are on the floor spending millions of dollars, that is actually the action of the whole legislative body when the reality is far different.”

Gaetz also commented on new GOP Rep. George Santos (R-NY).

“George Santos will have to go through the congressional ethics process.

“I don’t want to prejudge that process, but I think he deserves the chance to at least make his case.

“There are requirements members of Congress have to meet when it comes to the money that they donate to their own campaigns.

“But until then, I don’t think that George Santos should be subject to shunning because the Americans he serves deserve representation, and they have real challenges, and we ought to work together to solve their challenges and meet their needs.”

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By David Hawkins

David Hawkins is a writer who specializes in political commentary and world affairs. He's been writing professionally since 2014.

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