Former J6 Committee Member Defends Keeping Footage Hidden from Public: It Was ‘National Security’ Risk

Far-left U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) justified the January 6 Committee’s decision to suppress security camera video of the demonstrations, claiming that it posed a “security risk” despite the fact that individuals may request tours of the Capitol Building.

Raskin was questioned by CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer about House Speaker Mike Johnson’s decision to disclose the recordings, as well as the logic for the committee’s decision to keep the tapes hidden from the public.

“Speaker Johnson is clearly on the run from the MAGA, the extreme MAGA caucus, Chip Roy and the strongest pro-Trump elements,” Raskin said.

The January 6 committee member went on to claim that Johnson was already facing a motion to vacate due to last week’s continuing budget resolution and decided to release the tapes in order to “placate” the “extreme MAGA Republicans.”

“Obviously, Tucker Carlson did his best to torture out of tens of thousands of hours of footage, some kind of concocted story, which of course went nowhere. We went through all of that,” Raskin said, referencing a previous batch of footage that was released by the then-Fox News host. Carlson’s footage showed protesters walking in an orderly fashion and also showed how Capitol Police officers escorted Jacob Chansley, commonly referred to as the “January 6 shaman,” to the Senate chambers.

“We had more than a thousand witnesses come and talk to the January 6th committee. All of it on a bipartisan basis in search of the truth, not in search of lies. And most of the witnesses, of course, were Republicans, people in the Trump administration, people in the Trump family, and we delivered a complete report. Beyond the partisan nature of it, it’s truly a security risk what they’re doing,” Raskin told CNN.

“The reason why the Capitol Police have opposed releasing tens of thousands of hours from every House office building, every Senate office building, every part of the Capitol is because it’s like giving a diagram to future insurrectionists and terrorists and anybody who wants to invade our body,” he continued. “So if the Speaker thinks it can be done safely or securely, why doesn’t he rely on the Capitol Police to determine what should be given out and what shouldn’t be given out? What shouldn’t be given out? Because that’s the principal concern here, which is security.”

The only risk to come thus far out of the J6 footage release is the risk to the Democratic Party’s “insurrection” narrative.

By Melinda Davies
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Al Johnson
Al Johnson
6 months ago
Last edited 6 months ago by caught
Sandra Smith
Sandra Smith
6 months ago
Reply to  Al Johnson

Millions have toured that building including foreign nationals tourists. What’s to hide?

Last edited 6 months ago by Sandra Smith
;^)
;^)
6 months ago

Raskin, Pelosi and ALL of the J6 Inquisitors should be tried and imprisoned for their charade to vilify Trump and Republicans! Not to mention imprisoning many Patriots, without trials, based on their “script” of what these Commies WISHED had happened.
There has never been a more heinous act by “legislators!” There must be reprisal to assure such a misguided idea will never again occur in AMERICA!
REPARATIONS must be paid to every Patriot unfairly jailed! That restitution should come from the salaries of the Grand Inquisitors themselves! Each one should be relieved of their lofty positions in government, to live out the remainder of their lives as FELONS! A classification they happily meted out to others, ruining lives…based on lies!

Sandra Smith
Sandra Smith
6 months ago
Reply to  ;^)

That’ll never happen. But JUSTICE will be meted out, and I believe when it is, those will WISH MIGHTILY it had been your version!

RJ O'Guillory
RJ O'Guillory
6 months ago

….Liar…and traitor….that’s Raskin….

John
John
6 months ago

Ahhhhhh

I think what he ment was, it would effect corpoRATe security of the USAinc.!!!

IF the people wake up, they are DEAD!
AND THEY KNOW IT!!!

Sandra Smith
Sandra Smith
6 months ago

The ONLY “security” at risk is the truth about y’all’s LIES, and how y’all unlawfully entrapped hundreds of loyal American patriots protesting y’all’s coup d’état! I went on a tour of the Capitol with about 100 or so of my 9th grade school mates, and on a tour of the WH that same day. It was perfectly legal to do so back when Americans still had rights. Like to legal representation, speedy trials, and such (see 4th A). There is a place awaiting y’all and all those paid perjurers as well… Y’all chose that fate.

Graham Booker
Graham Booker
6 months ago

LIAR!

PithyKat
PithyKat
6 months ago

Hiding the truth for three years is a threat to ‘National Security’ – what else are you all hiding from the citizenry – I’m almost afraid to even know. Raskin – you’re a disgusting and despicable piece of trash. No different than your cohorts – ALL LYING SCUMBAGS.

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