Luna Says January 6th Tapes Will be Released, Loomer Doubtful

Luna Says January 6th Tapes Will be Released, Loomer Doubtful

Grayson Bakich
Grayson Bakich
November 6, 2023

Releasing the January 6th security footage has been bandied about by House Republicans. Representative Anna Paulina Luna (R-FL) recently claimed on X (formerly Twitter) that Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) intends to release the tapes, although journalist and activist Laura Loomer has expressed skepticism.

On Friday, conservative influencer Ryan Fournier said, "Speaker Johnson is moving forward with releasing all 40,000+ hours of J6 footage to The Blaze. Good move. But I’d support a large dump on an open-source website so we could all download the footage. It’s going to take AGES to review 40,000 hours of tape."

Rep. Luna seemingly confirmed in a now-deleted reply, saying she could "confirm this is true and something is in the works." However, The Blaze's Steve Baker denied this, comparing the initial rumor to a game of telephone.

"No. @SpeakerJohnson is NOT turning over all 41,000 hours of Capitol CCTV J6 video to @theblaze. Remember the whisper game (or telephone game) when you were a kid? You whisper a phrase or a story to someone and then have everyone repeat the process, each passing the story they heard, whispering to everyone in the room. By the time the last person repeats the story aloud, it has morphed into something completely different from what was initially told," Baker tweeted.

Rep. Luna then gave clarity to her initial post: "I know for a fact that there WILL be footage released to public. I am going to personally push for it to be open source. As soon as I know more info I will let you all know."

Loomer, however, accused Luna of lying and being "irresponsible" by giving those imprisoned for January 6th "false hope."

Nevertheless, Luna remained persistent, saying that "[Johnson]'s releasing footage. Hours are still being worked through. I clarified my tweet and confirmed this myself. You know @LauraLoomer it is possible to not jump to the worst conclusion."

Loomer continued to remain skeptical: "This is why I don’t trust any politicians. When I asked you why you voted for @GOPMajorityWhip Tom Emmer, you said "sometimes you have to trust us Laura." I don’t trust any politician or member of Congress because I am over the gaslighting. @SpeakerJohnson isn’t releasing the J6 tapes to @theblaze."

Luna replied that she spoke with Speaker Johnson and was "pushing for it to be open source."

Luna gave further proof by reposting footage of her colleague Representative Byron Donalds (R-FL) appearing on Fox and Friends Weekend saying the January 6th tapes are likely to be released:

"Boom. Here you go. Byron was there during the convo a few days ago. Told you. Jan 6 tapes are in the works. If I was in control of these, I’d release them ASAP but I am not. We will continue to push," said Luna.

On Sunday, Luna proposed an ultimatum to Loomer: "If I am right, I expect a full apology from you on this platform. Deal?

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Grayson Bakich

Grayson Bakich

Florida born and raised, Grayson Bakich is a recent recipient of a Master’s Degree in Political Science at the University of Central Florida. His thesis examined recent trends in political polarization and how this leads into justification of violence.

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