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McCarthy says Republicans will ‘slowly roll out’ Jan. 6 footage to 'every' news agency: 'Goal is transparency'

McCarthy says Republicans will ‘slowly roll out’ Jan. 6 footage to 'every' news agency: 'Goal is transparency'

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy has announced that the Republican Party plans to release footage related to the January 6th Capitol riots to "every" news agency. McCarthy said the goal is transparency and that the footage would show what happened that day.

The announcement comes after weeks of disagreement between Republicans and Democrats over forming an independent commission to investigate the January 6th attack. While Democrats have been pushing for a bipartisan commission, Republicans have argued that a commission would be too politically charged and have called for a narrower scope investigation.

McCarthy's statement suggests that the Republican Party is taking matters into their own hands by releasing the footage to the media. The footage is expected to include security camera footage and body camera footage from police officers who were present during the attack.

The move has been met with mixed reactions. Some have applauded the decision, arguing that the public deserves to see what happened on January 6th. Others have criticized the move, saying that it is an attempt to control the narrative and avoid a full investigation into the events that took place.

The announcement also follows news that several Republicans have been downplaying the seriousness of the January 6th attack. Rep. Andrew Clyde recently said that the riot was like a "normal tourist visit," and Rep. Paul Gosar has suggested that the rioters were "peaceful patriots."

The January 6th attack on the Capitol has become a divisive issue, with many arguing that it was an attempt to overturn the election results and undermine democracy. The attack resulted in the deaths of five people, including a Capitol police officer, and led to the impeachment of former President Donald Trump.

In other news, the United States has announced that it will donate 80 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to other countries by the end of June. The announcement comes as the U.S. has made significant progress in vaccinating its own population, with over 50% of adults having received at least one dose of the vaccine.

The donation includes both Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines, as well as doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine once it receives approval from the Food and Drug Administration. The vaccines will be distributed through COVAX, a global initiative aimed at ensuring equitable access to vaccines in low-income countries.

The announcement has been welcomed by international leaders, who have called on wealthier countries to do more to address the global vaccine shortage. However, some have criticized the U.S. for not doing enough to help other countries sooner, noting that other countries have been providing vaccines and aid to low-income countries for months.

Finally, the U.S. economy added 559,000 jobs in May, according to data from the Labor Department. The unemployment rate also fell to 5.8%, down from 6.1% in April.

The job gains were driven by gains in the leisure and hospitality sector, as well as in education and health services. However, the economy is still short over 7 million jobs compared to pre-pandemic levels, and many businesses are struggling to find workers.

The report is seen as a positive sign for the U.S. economy as it continues to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. However, some experts warn that the recovery may be uneven, with some sectors and communities continuing to struggle

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy has announced that the Republican Party plans to release footage related to the January 6th Capitol riots to "every" news agency. McCarthy said the goal is transparency and that the footage would show what happened that day.

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