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- The House Select Committee to investigate the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol shut down in early January. It didn’t disband in connection with a March 6 Fox News segment.
On March 6, Fox News host Tucker Carlson aired newly released security video from the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol, and re-aired old, false claims about the riot.
The segment has drawn condemnation from some Senate Republicans, while other conservatives appeared vindicated by the footage. Steve Bannon, a onetime adviser to former President Donald Trump and host of the podcast "War Room," discussed in a March 7 episode of the podcast what he and a guest characterized as lies about the Jan. 6 attack.
But a Facebook post sharing a clip of that conversation wrongly reframes it.
"The January 6 Committee disbanded immediately after the new Footage was released," the post says.
Such a claim isn’t made in the podcast clip. That’s because it’s not true.
This post was flagged as part of Facebook’s efforts to combat false news and misinformation on its News Feed. (Read more about our partnership with Meta, which owns Facebook and Instagram.)
The House Select Committee to investigate the Jan. 6 attack released its final report on Dec. 22. The committee officially shut down Jan. 3, when the Republican-led House was sworn in. After 18 months of investigation, the committee sent its work to the Justice Department, recommending that Trump be prosecuted in connection with the insurrection.
We rate claims that the committee disbanded because of the new footage False.
Facebook post, March 7, 2023
PBS NewsHour, Jan. 6 panel shutting down after concluding 18-month investigation, Jan. 2, 2023
PolitiFact, Tucker Carlson airs Jan. 6 footage, downplays violence at the US Capitol, March 7, 2023
The Washington Post, ‘Just a lie’: Senate Republicans blast Tucker Carlson’s Jan. 6 narrative, March 7, 2023
War Room, Episode 2567: Trumpism Without Trump Is A Recipe For Disaster, March 7, 2023
GovInfo, Select January 6th Committee Final Report and Supporting Materials Collection, visited March 8, 2023
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