Marjorie Taylor Greene Flips On Major Promise

Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

On Friday (June 2), Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (Ga.) reversed her stance on releasing the tapes documenting the January 6, 2021 riot, with a warning that their release would threaten the security of the Capitol.

Greene made her statements in an interview with the right-wing channel Real America’s Voice that the release of the footage would jeopardize the security of the Capitol grounds and endanger those who were on the Capitol on January 6 but did not come to the Capitol and commit crimes.

She noted that the “real concern” about releasing the videos to the public was placing the “security of the Capitol at risk” and “endangering” those who were “simply standing on the Capitol grounds, maybe never even walked through the Capitol or committed any crimes,” highlighting that there are 1,700 at the Capitol.

Greene also expressed concern that left-wing groups would use facial recognition technology to identify individuals seen in the video and “hand them over” to the FBI and Department of Justice.

The Georgia Republican acknowledged that some people were violent and broke the law and should be held accountable, but many others did not commit crimes.

Later, in a tweet, Greene suggested “Sedition Hunters” would analyze every second of the video to hunt down the innocent people standing on the Capitol grounds on January 6.

Those comments are a complete 180 of Greene’s previous demands that the tapes be released so “everyone knows what did or didn’t happen.”

On Wednesday (May 31), she announced that House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA.) has plans to release the tapes to three outlets that would have “unfettered access.”

One of the recipients of the unfettered access was Just News founder John Solomon, who interviewed Greene on Friday.