Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) used his personal X account to boost a conspiracy theory that one of the Jan. 6 videos released at the order of House Speaker Mike Johnson shows an undercover federal agent disguised as a Trump supporter. But in reality, the video shows Kevin Lyons, a convicted Jan. 6 rioter sentenced to 4 years in prison, who told the court "I let the crowd and the mob and stuff kind of take over me. …I’m an idiot, I realize that"
When NBC News reached out for comment, Lee spokesman Billy Gribbin in a statement dodged questions about the false claim. NBC News Justice Reporter Ryan Reilly breaks down the debunked theory.
» Subscribe to MSNBC: http://on.msnbc.com/SubscribeTomsnbc
About: MSNBC is the premier destination for in-depth analysis of daily headlines, insightful political commentary and informed perspectives. Reaching more than 95 million households worldwide, MSNBC offers a full schedule of live news coverage, political opinions and award-winning documentary programming — 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Connect with MSNBC Online
Visit msnbc.com: http://on.msnbc.com/Readmsnbc
Subscribe to MSNBC Newsletter: MSNBC.com/NewslettersYouTube
Find MSNBC on Facebook: http://on.msnbc.com/Likemsnbc
Follow MSNBC on Twitter: http://on.msnbc.com/Followmsnbc
Follow MSNBC on Instagram: http://on.msnbc.com/Instamsnbc
#MikeLee #Trump #January6