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A spokesman for Tim Ryan, Ohio, says an investigation is underway that is examining “potential members of Congress” who toured pro-Trump rebels before last week’s uprising at the US Capitol.
“All of this is being reviewed, both the people on campus who have been here and the behavior before and after, a lot of videos are being carried outside,” Ryan told NPR’s Michel Martin during the NPR’s special coverage of the impeachment vote in Parliament. .
“All of this will be taken into account, including anyone who may have been inside, including members of Congress.”
Ryan, who chairs the subcommittee on appropriations funded by Capitol police and the sergeant in the arms office, also told Capitol Hill reporters on Wednesday morning that the alleged tours consisted of “a handful” of people.
“You know, enough to be a band,” he said. “It wasn’t one to one or a small family.”
A spokesman for Mikie Sherrill, DN.J., said during a Facebook broadcast Tuesday night that some Republicans in Congress had conducted “reconnaissance” tours of the Capitol before the uprising.
Cheryl’s allegations came the same night when Alexandria Ocasio-Cortes, DN.Y., addressed voters in a live Instagram video, expressing fear that some of her Republican counterparts would reveal her whereabouts during the uprising at 6 p.m. January.
“I myself did not even feel safe going to this extraction point because there were QAnon sympathizers and white Suprematists and outright white members of Congress at this extraction point, whom I know and who I felt would reveal my location and they will allow me who would create opportunities to allow me to be hurt, kidnapped, etc. “, she said.
Neither Ryan nor Cheryl have revealed names or provided evidence, citing an ongoing investigation.
Ryan also told NPR’s Martin that it was “shameful, indiscriminate and irresponsible” that some members of Congress were refusing to go through the newly installed metal detector in the House.
“Seeing members of Congress go around and make their way into the hall without having to go through the magnetometer, you know, because they can, I think, is a sign of how unpleasant things have become for some of these people who support “Donald Trump,” he said.
“The rules don’t apply to them, whether that means wearing a mask, as we saw in the video when we were all congested in the auditorium last week.”
Many Democrats have criticized Republicans for refusing to wear a mask while taking shelter with colleagues during the Capitol lock. Since then, at least three Democratic members of Congress have been tested for coronavirus.