Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene responded to criticism on Monday from conservatives who accused her of breaking her promise to secure the release of security tapes from the January 6, 2021, riot at the United States Capitol building.
Greene, a Georgia Republican, “promised” journalists in a social media post on May 31, 2023, that House Republicans would release tapes from the riot during which some Donald Trump supporters violently protested the 2020 presidential results. The GOP lawmaker has previously raised concerns about the treatment of some January 6 protesters who did not engage in the violence that took place during the insurrection, saying they have been mistreated by the criminal justice system.
“I’m excited to share the good news that just as I promised the J6 tapes are being released! @SpeakerMcCarthy has given @jsolomonReports, @Julie_kelly2, and a third outlet unfettered access to the J6 tapes, and their reporting on it starts tomorrow. This is the transparency the American people deserve and I look forward to their reporting!” she wrote at the time in a post to X, formerly known as Twitter.
However, late Sunday evening, journalist Julie Kelly called out House Republicans for never following through with the release of the footage.
“The pledge by GOP to release all the Jan 6 videos has been broken,” she wrote in an X post. “I believed my involvement to make footage available was a temporary fix until staff could protect innocents from DOJ and thugs like Sedition Hunters. Now I see GOP has capitulated to DOJ and Capitol police.”
Kelly’s post came after conservatives questioned Greene and…….