MTG Calls For New Jan 6. Committee

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) pleaded with Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) to form a new select committee on J6. According to her, this committee would exonerate the Republican Party’s so-called “MAGA” faction from any accountability for the assault on the Capitol in 2021.

Greene discussed her goals for the committee in a post she published on X. Her remarks centered on summoning the initial committee members, the witnesses who testified, and former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).

She said everyone involved should face the consequences for the many lives destroyed by lies and dishonesty.

According to Johnson’s statement on Friday, a substantial quantity of surveillance video will be released beginning January 6, 2024. That was the day when a mob of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol to prevent President Biden’s election from being certified.

Rather than depending on the interpretation of a select few government officials, this decision will allow millions of Americans, criminal defendants, public interest groups, and the media to understand what transpired that day, according to Johnson, who announced the release.

The Capitol rebellion has resulted in the prosecution of more than 1,100 people.

A House committee looked into the incident and found strong evidence that implicated former president Trump. Members of the panel voted unanimously to urge the DOJ to investigate Trump for instigation of an insurrection, defrauding the United States, obstructing an official process, and conspiring to make false statements after the panel’s inquiry.

In addition to other criminal allegations, Trump is facing federal and state charges related to his efforts to remain in power after his loss to Biden.

Greene said in her post that her goal with the new committee is to make similar recommendations and to launch investigations if Trump’s second term comes to fruition.

She emphasized that the Trump DOJ must initiate criminal referrals and prosecutions because MAGA was not responsible for that day.