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Marjorie Taylor Greene calls for new Jan. 6 Committee to investigate Dem panel


Georgia Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene has urged House Speaker Mike Johnson to establish a new House Jan. 6 Select Committee. This committee would be responsible for thoroughly investigating the actions of the original panel.

Last week, Johnson made a significant announcement, revealing that House Republicans planned to make more than 40,000 hours of Capitol Hill security footage available for public viewing. Their intention was to ensure transparency, with only a small fraction of sensitive security information being withheld.

"When I ran for Speaker, I made a commitment to provide the American people with access to the 44,000 hours of video captured by Capitol Hill security on January 6, 2021," said Johnson. "Truth and transparency are of paramount importance." Although Johnson's supporters applauded the release of the tapes, it failed to satisfy Greene's quest for greater transparency on this matter.

In a post on X, Greene called on Mike Johnson to establish a January 6th Select Committee, emphasizing that the release of the tapes was insufficient. She demanded thorough investigations and accountability for all the lies, deceit, and damaged lives associated with the events of January 6th. Greene insisted that every member of the Jan. 6th committee, along with Nancy Pelosi, the FBI, the DOJ, the DC Police, the Capitol Police, and the witnesses who provided false information, should be subpoenaed. She stressed the need for criminal referrals and prosecutions under a Trump-led DOJ, maintaining her stance that the actions of the MAGA movement should not be conflated with those who were responsible for the events of that day.

The original Jan. 6 panel faced criticism from Republicans, who deemed the body and its investigation to be a partisan spectacle. Republican representatives Liz Cheney (Wyo.) and Adam Kinzinger (Ill.), both of whom had previously voted to impeach former President Donald Trump in relation to the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot, were among the committee participants.

The panel's findings were highly critical of Trump and portrayed the incidents as an orchestrated attempt at insurrection with the aim of keeping Trump in power.

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