House GOP Expands Probe into Jan 6 Security Failures

House Republicans, under the leadership of Chairman Rep. Barry Loudermilk, are broadening their inquiry into the January 6 Committee and the security deficiencies that facilitated the breach of the Capitol. The House Administration Subcommittee on Oversight, chaired by Loudermilk, intends to issue a final report by summer, aiming for an impartial exploration of the truth.

Loudermilk's investigative efforts have yielded significant revelations thus far. Notably, the committee has made available thousands of hours of security footage from the January 6 incident. Additionally, it has come to light that encrypted files were deleted by the select committee, and National Guard whistleblowers have provided testimony criticizing the Pentagon's leadership for its delayed response to the Capitol breach.

Among the whistleblowers are Command Sergeant Major Michael Brooks and Colonel Earl Matthews, who have alleged before Loudermilk's committee that senior Pentagon officials were primarily concerned about the "optics" of deploying the National Guard, leading to a tardy reaction to the riot. Loudermilk plans to pursue further inquiries with the Department of Defense and interview key generals involved in the decision-making process.

Despite facing resistance from the Pentagon, Loudermilk's committee remains resolute in its pursuit of the truth surrounding the events of January 6. Loudermilk emphasizes the importance of holding officials accountable and ensuring transparency for the American public. Operating without political bias, the committee's objective is to illuminate the circumstances of January 6 and hold those responsible accountable for their actions.

Written by Staff Reports

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