Jan 6 Committee Censored by YouTube for Showing Footage of Trump Claiming Voter Fraud
The committee uploaded the footage on Tuesday
Streaming giant YouTube deleted a video from the House committee investigating the Jan 6 Capitol Riot which showed President Donald Trump discussing alleged election fraud.
The committee uploaded the footage on Tuesday, which included an excerpt of a Trump appearance on the Fox Business Network.
Trump claimed the 2020 presidential election was stolen, according to the New York Times.
YouTube confirmed the video's deletion, asserting that the clip violated its election integrity policy.
“Our election integrity policy prohibits content advancing false claims that widespread fraud, errors or glitches changed the outcome of the 2020 U.S. presidential election, if it does not provide sufficient context,” company spokeswoman Ivy Choi said, per the New York Post.
“We enforce our policies equally for everyone, and have removed the video uploaded by the Jan. 6 committee channel," they added.
The Post highlighted that the offending video was also absent from the committee's website as of Friday evening.
The Democrat-led House committee has aired primetime hearings to showcase the findings of its investigation into the Jan. 6 Capitol Riot.
Republicans blasted the hearings as political theater and a distraction from the nation's economic and political woes.
Fueling such accusations, in part, is the participation of former ABC News President James Goldston in helping the committee to produce what Axios's Mike Allen described as a "blockbuster investigative special."
Trump said on Tuesday that Democrats were "desperate to change the narrative of a failing nation, without even making mention of the havoc and death caused by the Radical Left just months earlier."
"Seventeen months after the events of January 6th, Democrats are unable to offer solutions," Trump said, referring to the often destructive Black Lives Matter protests that raged across the country in 2020.
"They are desperate to change the narrative of a failing nation, without even making mention of the havoc and death caused by the Radical Left just months earlier,” he said.
In his 12-page statement (pdf), Trump said the select committee is “making a mockery of justice” by denying him the constitutional right to confront his accusers, have a fair trial, have legal representation, equal representation, and the opportunity to offer rebuttal evidence.
“They have refused to allow their political opponents to participate in this process, and have excluded all exculpatory witnesses, and anyone who so easily points out the flaws in their story,” he said.
The select committee presented evidence and testimony that favored their narrative on the violence at the Capitol in early 2021.
Any such efforts may have fallen on deaf ears, however, as the hearings debuted to dismal ratings for primetime political events, drawing in roughly 20 million viewers on the first day of the hearings.