House Republicans Launch Investigation Into Jan 6 Committee ‘Misconduct’

House Republicans are launching their own January 6 committee that will investigate what took place in 2021.

  • House GOP members are creating their own committee to probe what happened during the original “investigation” into the events that took place on January 6, 2021.
  • Republican Representative Barry Loudermilk will serve as chair and says they will “show what really happened on Jan. 6.”
  • Rep. Loudermilk also said his panel will “aggressively work to review the security failures that contributed to the breach of the Capitol on Jan. 6 and will investigate the conduct and performance of the prior House Jan. 6 committee.”
  • The congressman said the GOP members would consider briefing former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi about decisions made beforehand about Capitol security.
  • “If we need to, we would like for her to come and talk to us about it,” Loudermilk said. “Where was the security failure and why were we not ready?”

“What I’d like to do is show what really happened on Jan. 6,” Loudermilk said.

  • Earlier this month, CNN reporter Alayna Treene reported the original January 6 committee didn’t view Capitol surveillance video before or during the committee’s hearings.
  • Treene said the revelation was made after House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) permitted controlled access to the video for House members.
  • The select committee tasked with investigating the riot consisted of nine members of Congress who spent 18 months probing the event, none of whom reviewed the surveillance footage, which is the primary evidence.
  • Committee co-chair Bennie Thompson (D-MS) admitted that instead of personally reviewing the footage, they outsourced this task to a team of employees.
  • β€œI’m actually not aware of any member of the committee who had access. We had a team of employees who kind of went through the video,” Thompson said.