Finally, Some Transparency

The Committee on House Administration Subcommittee on Oversight has announced that United States Capitol Police video footage from 6 January, 2021 will be made available to the public through two methods, a new online viewing room and in person at the subcommittee’s offices in Washington, D.C.

The public will be able to access the footage via an online public view room on the Committee on House Administration’s website. As an example, here’s a random screenshot from the video file 0126USCS01UpperWestTerrace_2021-01-06_15h29min53s277ms_1.mp4If, in fact, there are over 44,000 hours of video, it’s gonna take a while to screen everything. However, it won’t be long before the coverage of certain times and places has been reviewed.

Everything Proceeded As I Had Foreseen

At the end of 2020, various friends from around the country asked me for advice about the where to stay in the DC area and the best routes in and out of town. They were all coming for rallies on 6 January. I gave my opinions on accommodations and other logistics—and I advised them to stay away from the Capitol Building and to let Congress do whatever it would do. Given that the Democrats were in control of both houses, it seemed to me that they had some sort of trap set for any demonstrations that strayed onto the turf under their exclusive control.

Thus far, nothing on the surveillance video aired by Fox has surprised me, and I presume the worst is yet to be revealed.