Liz Cheney Erupts On Speaker Johnson

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( – On Friday, Liz Cheney, the former Republican congresswoman reacted to the recent announcement of House Speaker Mike Johnson that he would be releasing the 44,000 hours of security footage from the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol attack.

Johnson was elected as the new House Speaker following the ousting of Kevin McCarthy from the position last month. On Friday, he announced that the first batch of the 44,000 hours was already released and that the rest of the footage would be released during his time serving as the Speaker.

Republicans in support of former President Donald Trump have been calling for the release of the footage for the last three years. They have frequently argued that the release of the footage would confirm their narrative of what had occurred on that day, which Republican Representative Andrew Clyde had described as a “normal tourist visit” and not a violent storming of the country’s Capital.

This is a narrative that the majority of people on the outside, including Republicans, and Democrats have denied. Still, there is a group of Republicans who have argued that through making the footage available people would be able to see that January 6 was not actually violent.

Cheney, who has emerged as one of the most vocal Republican critics of former President Donald Trump and who had served in the special committee investigating the January 6 attack, took to X, formerly known as Twitter, to share a clip where rioters are seen fighting with the Capitol police and security. In the clip that was edited by The New York Times, the rioters can be seen hitting the police officers, using pepper spray against them, and forcing their way into the building.

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