A coalition of more than 30 houses of Democrats is calling for an investigation into “suspicious” tours of the Capitol that took place the day before the deadly attack by a crowd of Trump supporters last Wednesday.
The coalition led by resp. Mikey CherylRebecca (Mickey) Michelle Cheryl Five centrist Democrats oppose Pelosi as public speaker in a popular vote Pelosi wins fourth term in dramatic voting LIVE COVER: Voting in the Chamber to appoint a lecturer MORE (DN.J.) sent a letter to Acting Sergeant Timothy Boget, Acting Sergeant Jennifer Hemingway and Acting Capitol Police Chief Johanananda Pittman requesting “immediate investigation into suspicious behavior and access to visitors to the Capitol complex.”
Today, I joined more than 30 of my colleagues in requesting an investigation by the SAA Acting Senate and the USCP on suspicious behavior and access granted to visitors to the Capitol on January 5, 2021, the day before the attacks on the Capitol. pic.twitter.com/zpPUSUuSrj
– Representative Mikie Sherrill (@RepSherrill) 13 January 2021
Lawmakers say they witnessed “an extremely large number of outside groups in the complex on January 5, which is unusual since the Capitol’s public tours ended in March 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.”
They also write that some of the visitors met by lawmakers “seem to be connected” to the Stop Theft rally, which took place at the White House the day after Congress certified Joe BidenJoe Biden An increasing number of Republican lawmakers say they support impeachment The House is adopting a measure calling for Pence to remove Trump Disney, and Walmart says they will block donations from lawmakers who have objected to Election College results.victory in the Electoral College.
“The members of the group that attacked the Capitol seemed to have unusually detailed knowledge of the structure of the Capitol complex. The presence of these groups in the Capitol complex was really suspicious, “the deputies wrote.
“Given the events of January 6, the links between these groups in the Capitol complex and the attacks on the Capitol must be investigated,” they added.
The letter comes after Cheryl said on Tuesday during a live stream on Facebook that she had witnessed colleagues leading people in “recognition laps“On the Capitol before the attack, which killed five people and damaged the building.
She said she intended “to see that those members of Congress who incited him; those members of Congress who had groups coming through the Capitol that I saw on January 5 – intelligence for the next day; those members of Congress who incited this cruel mob; those members of Congress who tried to help our president undermine our democracy; I’m going to see that they have a responsibility and, if necessary, to make sure they don’t serve in Congress. ”
Cheryl is not alone in her security concerns at the Capitol complex on the eve of the attack on the building.
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A Pressley spokesman later told The Hill that the matter was being investigated.
The former Capitol police chief and chamber and senate sergeants resigned after the violation.
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