New Footage Blows Holes In Popular Jan 6. Conspiracy

A newly released video of the incident that occurred on January 6, 2021, at the United States Capitol building disproves a conspiracy theory that said government agents were involved.

The Republican from Louisiana who serves as House Speaker, Mike Johnson, made 90 hours of recordings available starting January 6. On that day, Trump supporters attempted to block Congress from confirming Joe Biden’s Electoral College win in 2020 by protesting the presidential election results.

Following the incident, more than a thousand people, including Trump, have been indicted on crimes related to the unrest.

According to some Republicans, the DOJ is politically targeting certain persons suspected of involvement in the January 6 disturbance. The possibility that federal agents were involved in coordinating and instigating the riots is another contention.

Some people thought that federal agents were present during the violence because of specific video footage. Their footage purports to show rioter Kevin Lyons donning a “Make America Great Again” cap and waving a government ID badge in the direction of the camera.

Skeptics pointed out that he was carrying a vape, not a badge. In response to criticism, some prominent conservatives who had previously advocated for the theory had to back down.

One Republican who lent credence to the claim was Utah Senator Mike Lee, who retweeted a message from Saturday night on X that cast doubt on the possibility that Lyons was an undercover government agent.

According to a community notice that refutes the “government agent” theory, it’s been shown that Lyons referred to police officers as Nazis.

Georgia Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene changed a post on X that said Lyons was posing as a Trump fan wearing a MAGA hat while carrying a police badge.

Even though Greene deleted that sentence from her post, it was still visible in Monday’s platform revisions.

Benny Johnson, a conservative influencer, also seemed to remove a post that supported the hypothesis.

By Monday morning, the message had disappeared from his X page.