Tucker is emphatic here. No police officers died that day but as of yesterday the White House spokeswoman was still saying they had. Was it the worst attack on the capitol in history? Not by a county mile. Why was the QAnon Shaman (Jacob Chansley) praying for the Capitol Hill police? Why was the footage of it never shared with his defense team? Why are these people still imprisoned and denied basic human rights?
If you missed the show here it is. Below is information even more shocking.
For all the posturing – the Committee Chair hadn’t even watched the footage
In stunning admission, the chairman of the J6 committee now confesses he never analyzed any footage before running the made-for-TV show trial with Liz Cheney. Absolutely insane. Even worse than we thought. https://t.co/55Cnfo7HMh— Mollie (@MZHemingway) March 9, 2023
Here’s Alanya’s thread:
McCarthy has granted lawmakers the option to view Capitol footage from January 6 if they request to see it. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene told CNN that “any of us can go, you just have to schedule the time with the Speaker’s office. … I am scheduled to go and I can take my staff and with me.”
Greene told me she doesn’t know “who all’s in the room” or if US Capitol Police will be there, but said there are instructions her team has been given, including “how to view the videos, obviously, because there’s so many hours.”
Bennie G. Thompson, former chair of the Jan. 6 committee, said lawmakers were never given that type of access to the footage last Congress. “It’s strictly a new policy that the new speaker has put in place,” he told CNN.
Thompson said he doesn’t think any of the Jan. 6 members themselves ever had access to the footage — they let only staff view it. “I’m actually not aware of any member of the committee who had access. We had a team of employees who kind of went through the video.”