House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) has kept several of his pledges, including convening a Select Committee to investigate the federal government’s “weaponization” against the American people.
That enraged the Democrats. Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) displayed extreme anxiety and blatantly lied on the Committee’s purpose. House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) tarnished the Committee’s reputation by dubbing it the “Select Committee on Insurrection Protection.” He was comically fact-checked by Twitter Community Notes on the untruth. However, you are aware that this implies that they are concerned about what the Committee may uncover and how it may hinder their capacity to influence events.
McCarthy is about to drop something else on the Democrats that will make them even more irate. Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) never intended to disclose all 14,000 hours of security footage from the Jan. 6 Capitol riot as part of their political narrative, but he claimed he was open to doing so.
🚨BREAKING: Speaker McCarthy sends DC in utter PANIC after announcing he wants to release ALL FOOTAGE from January 6th pic.twitter.com/XzkzU0VvM2
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) January 12, 2023
“I think the public should see what happened on that day,” McCarthy declared. “I watched what Nancy Pelosi did, where she politicized it, where for the first time, in the history as a Speaker, not allowing the minority to appoint to a committee, to pick and choose. We watched the politicization of this. I think the American public should actually see all what happened instead of a report that’s written for a political basis.” He said he wanted to be very “thoughtful” about this.
Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) applauded McCarthy’s actions and stated he was happy with the direction they were all headed.
Thank you to the 20 patriots who helped EARN this commitment from the Speaker.
Thank you @SpeakerMcCarthy for affirming this commitment you made.
Keeping promises is how trust is built.
I’m growing more optimistic by the day! https://t.co/uYAaT5sG0f
— Matt Gaetz (@mattgaetz) January 12, 2023
He stated that this was a portion of what McCarthy said to the Republican members in order to provide the whole context and not just the moments centered on the politicized Jan. 6 Committee in order to “inflame and further divide our country.” Gaetz said part of the deal was that they were “going to get the truth out in front of the American people.”
Gaetz: Republicans will release “14,000 hours of [J6] tapes that have been hidden”
Looks like truth about Pelosi’s Fed-Op is going to be exposed even further!
— DC_Draino (@DC_Draino) January 10, 2023
McCarthy’s remark also made a large portion of the base extremely happy, since they have long advocated for this.