House Speak­er Says GOP Law­mak­ers Blurred Out Faces In J6 Tapes To Pre­vent ‘Retal­i­a­tion’

House Speaker Says GOP Lawmakers Blurred Out Faces In J6 Tapes To Prevent ‘Retaliation’

House Speak­er Mike John­son (R‑LA) said on Tues­day that Repub­li­cans are blur­ring out the faces of indi­vid­u­als seen in the Jan­u­ary 6 U.S. Capi­tol breach secu­ri­ty cam­era footage — a move his office clar­i­fied would pro­tect Amer­i­cans from being iden­ti­fied by non-gov­ern­men­tal inves­ti­ga­tors and pri­vate cit­i­zens.
“We have to blur some of the faces of per­sons who par­tic­i­pat­ed in the events of that day because we don’t want them to be retal­i­at­ed against and to be charged by …