Sen. Mike Lee calls for an investigation of Jan. 6 panel following release of the footage
Lee alleged on the social media platform X that the committee selectively ignored evidence.
Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, says that the House Jan. 6 Committee should be investigated, following the release of the Jan. 6 videos.
On Friday, House Speaker Mike Johnson announced that he would be releasing all of the Capitol Hill security footage from the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot online for the public to view.
"When I ran for Speaker, I promised to make accessible to the American people the 44,000 hours of video from Capitol Hill security taken on January 6, 2021," he said in a statement obtained by Punchbowl News' Jake Sherman. "Truth and transparency are critical."
Sen. Lee alleged on the social media platform X that the committee selectively ignored evidence.
"Why didn’t Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger ever refer to any of these tapes?" Lee wrote on X. "Maybe they never looked for them. Maybe they never even questioned their own narrative. Maybe they were just too busy selectively leaking the text messages of Republicans they wanted to defeat."
Cheney and Kinzinger were the only Republicans on the original Jan. 6 committee, as then-Speaker Nancy Pelosi wouldn't allow two of the members chosen by then-House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., to participate. McCarthy then withdrew all of the GOP members he had chosen.
Pelosi later selected Cheney and Kinzinger, the only two Republicans to vote to empanel the January 6 select committee.