Just prior to the Thanksgiving Day recess, Speaker Johnson (R-LA) announced that he was going to release all of the January 6 footage to the public.
In all, there were 44,000 hours, all of which Johnson said would be available.
There has been a delay, however, which Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-GA) explained this week.
According to Loudermilk, the footage cannot be released until every second of it has been checked for possible sensitive data.
Now, correct me if I am wrong, but they have had months to do this knowing that McCarthy had also made the same promise.
So, once again, Johnson has disappointed by opening up his mouth a bit too early and getting everyone excited that this footage would be made public.
Loudermilk said it could be “weeks into a few months” before we see anything.
He added, "We want to protect innocent people.
"We can use technology to blur out the faces of innocent people and still release the full videos.”
Loudermilk continued, “The Select Committee on Jan. 6 doxxed the name and information of one of the people that just visited my office that day — did not even come to the Capitol on Jan. 6. No one who came to my office did — and he's already been fired from a job."
He also slammed “insurrection hunters” who are out to blame everyone who was at the Capitol that day for the rally.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) has said much the same thing, only using the term “sedition hunters.”
Loudermilk concluded, “There's a lot of videos that we can get out there pretty quickly, and that's what we're going to start with, rolling out more and more of those videos.
“Our goal is as soon as possible to get all 44,000 hours of that to the American people to view.”
My issue here is not the delay, just Johnson making the announcement prematurely and giving the impression that the footage would be released immediately when it is really just another hurry-up and wait scenario.