Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) is going to make 95% of surveillance footage in existence of the Capitol riot that took place on Jan. 6 completely public. The 5% that will be left online is only left offline due to sensitive security information.
According to the House leader, the footage at issue will be able to be viewed online immediately.
The videos will have blurred faces to protect the identity of those on camera.
If you are one of the countless Americans who is champing at the bit to get a good look at this footage after all this time, get ready to make some popcorn and crack a Red Bull.
It is, however, highly unlikely anyone in the public will be actually watching all of the footage.
There is more than 44,00 hours of footage to go through.
That would take you more than five years to watch!
The footage will be posted in segments to a public website over the next couple of months.
So, what led to the decision to share the surveillance footage with America?
"This decision will provide millions of Americans, criminal defendants, public interest organizations, and the media an ability to see for themselves what happened that day, rather than having to rely upon the interpretation of a small group of government officials," said Johnson.
If you don’t want to go to the website to view the footage, it may be time to book your flight to the Capitol, as there is also an option to view the footage in person!
Just reserve a time slot and head on down to the Capitol complex for your turn to watch. Those slots become available to reserve on Monday.
Although, those who take a look in person must leave behind cameras, phones, and any device that could be used to record.
So, are you going to watch online or in person?
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