Democrat Star January 6 Witness: 'Someone in Authority Left the Door Open' at Capitol
British filmmaker throws a spanner in works
The Democrat’s star witness for the January 6 hearing, Nick Quested, claimed “someone in authority left the door open” at the U.S. Capitol.
Quested is a British filmmaker who followed the Proud Boys in the days leading up to and on January 6, 2021.
He confirmed reports that the January 6 Committee would call him to testify as a witness during the committee’s first of six primetime televised hearings.
But in a since-deleted Instagram post, Quested speculated that someone “in authority” opened the door for the protesters to come inside.
He went on to call it a “deliberate act.”
Here is what he wrote:
WOW: Tomorrow's “star”@January6thCmte “witness” is Nick Quested.— Alex Bruesewitz (@alexbruesewitz) June 8, 2022
Here is what he said on January 6: “This is a a deliberate act. Someone in authority left the door open and the mob walked in.”
Let’s see what his story is tomorrow! pic.twitter.com/EzKFNlT6r7
“The proud boys were organized and together" he stated.
“How many police were there at 11.22am on the steps of the capital.”
“I count 1. This is a deliberate act.”
“Someone in authority left the door open, and the mob walked in."
"#maga #riot #capitol #sedition, #senate #congress this is the first time I hear #fightfortrump. Where does it go now?" he added.
Thursday’s hearing will not be Quested’s first time appearing before the January 6 Committee.
The British filmmaker reportedly spent seven hours testifying before the committee earlier this year.
Quested’s film crew reportedly obtained footage of a meeting between Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio and Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes.
The two organizations are likely to be at the forefront of the committee’s Thursday hearing.