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STATEMENT: Speaker Johnson’s Release of the January 6th Tapes is a Danger to Our Democracy

Nov 17, 2023

PRESS RELEASE         Contact:
For Immediate Release
Date: November 17, 2023

Washington, D.C. – Today, Speaker of the House Mike Johnson caved to the far-right, MAGA wing of the House of Representatives and released the Capitol security tapes from January 6, 2021, one of the worst attacks on our nation’s democracy. 

In response, Congressional Integrity Project senior advisor and former spokesperson for the January 6th Select Committee, Hannah Muldavin, released the following statement: 

“Speaker Johnson’s release of the January 6th tapes is a serious security concern and shows that his allegiance, like Kevin McCarthy’s before him, is to Donald Trump and the ultra-right-wing faction of the House. Not only did Johnson vote against certifying the 2020 election, but he was a leader of the legal campaign to overturn it, and continues to be a danger to our democracy today. The January 6th Select Committee worked with US Capitol Police to ensure no sensitive material was released to the public – Johnson releasing the tapes does the exact opposite.”