Former U.S. Capitol Police Lieutenant Tarik Johnson has raised serious questions about the official narrative surrounding the January 6, 2021, Capitol riot. His recent actions and statements suggest an alternative perspective on the events of that day, challenging the dominant narrative presented by the left.
Lieutenant Johnson, who was present at the Capitol during the riot, has indicated that the authorities, including the Capitol Police, were unprepared for the incident. This claim is significant, considering his first-hand experience as a law enforcement officer on the scene. He has gone as far as to imply that there might have been a “set-up” and a cover-up regarding the riot.
Johnson has announced plans to release audio recordings that could further undermine the prevailing narrative about January 6. To ensure he navigates the legal complexities of this release, he sought legal counsel. He has entrusted the information to Tom Fitton of Judicial Watch and a journalist from The Blaze, indicating the seriousness with which he views this matter.
In the audio that Johnson has released, he highlights the actions of Assistant Chief Yogananda Pittman during the riot. He questions whether Pittman’s response was adequate and appropriate, considering her high-ranking position and the unfolding crisis. The audio suggests communication issues within the Capitol Police and a lack of decisive action, despite prior warnings of potential violence.
Johnson’s decision to come forward with this information adds a critical dimension to the discourse surrounding January 6. His perspective as a former police officer directly involved in the events of that day provides a unique and potentially damning critique of the Capitol Police’s preparedness and response. His revelations could significantly impact public understanding and the ongoing political discourse regarding the Capitol riot. Johnson’s actions suggest a commitment to revealing a fuller picture of January 6, which aligns with the broader Republican effort to challenge dominant narratives and seek accountability.