Marjorie Taylor Green praises Speaker McCarthy for transparency with Jan. 6 footage

"It's been opened up for all members of the media to look at, and that is a very good thing," Greene said.

Published: September 7, 2023 6:26pm

Updated: September 7, 2023 6:42pm

Georgia GOP Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene praised House Speaker Kevin McCarthy for his actions on making the Jan. 6 tapes more transparent.

"It's been opened up for all members of the media to look at, and that is a very good thing," Greene said on the "Just the News, No Noise" TV show Thursday. "I believe in transparency across the board, and I really commend the speaker's office for doing that."

Earlier this week, a new transparency policy was established in the House of Representatives regarding the Jan. 6 capitol riot footage. 

The new policy opens the database of full 24/7 U.S. Capitol Police security video from Jan. 5th and 6th of 2021 and will allow media and individuals who fall under certain categories to review the footage. 

Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-Ga.) chairman of the Committee on House Administration Subcommittee on Oversight said in a statement that "starting September 2023, representatives of U.S. news outlets, qualifying non-profit organizations, as well as defendants charged with crimes related to January 6, 2021 and their counsel, and individuals who were physically harmed on January 6, 2021 at the United States Capitol and their counsel are allowed access to the terminals."

Greene said that while this is a step in the right direction, she wants the public to eventually have access to all the footage. 

"I really do believe at some point we need to release these tapes for the American people, whether it's good, bad or ugly, in the way it looks. We have to protect the security of the Capitol," she stated. "But I really do think that everyone deserves to get to see exactly what happened there."

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