MORE: Rep. Tim Ryan says the allegations center around a "couple" of lawmakers who led "handfuls" of people through the Capitol on Jan. 5. But he says he won't name them until there's more verificaiton.https://t.co/DZiRKpreRl— Kyle Cheney (@kyledcheney) January 13, 2021
BREAKING: Rep. Maloney says it will come out that a member of the House of Representatives gave a tour to the insurrectionists before Congress was attacked.— A Worried Citizen (@ThePubliusUSA) January 13, 2021
"If people are coordinating in real time with people who are behind organized efforts to do violence ... to hell with the ethics committee, these people need to be charged criminally," Rep. Maloney says of the "suspicious" Capitol tours that took place the day before the riot. pic.twitter.com/SHTzYmqFds— MSNBC (@MSNBC) January 13, 2021
They knew where to go. I've been told . . . by some other congresspeople that their staff are saying that they saw people being allowed into the building through side doors. Who opened those side doors for these protesters, or I call them these mobsters, to come into the building, not through the main entrance where magnetometers are, but through side doors. Yes, somebody on the inside of those buildings were complicit in this.
The Honorable Timothy Blodgett
Acting House Sergeant at Arms
Room H-124 U.S. Capitol
Washington, DC 20510
The Honorable Jennifer A. Hemmingway
Acting Senate Sergeant at Arms
Room S-151 U.S. Capitol
Washington, DC 20510
United States Capitol Police
119 D Street, NE
Washington, DC 20510
Dear Mr. Blodgett, Ms. Hemmingway, and Acting Chief Pittman:
a) Do additional law enforcement agencies have access to that database?b) Does SAA/USCP track visitors by Member?c) Does SAA/USCP ask for ID from visitors?d) If yes, will SAA/USCP provide the information, including names of Members or staff who were part of these tours?
a) Does SAA/USCP have logs of which Members signed guests in on 1/5/21?b) If yes, will SAA/USCP provide the information, including names of Members or staff who were part of these tours?
a) If Yes, will SAA/USCP provide the video logs?
a) If Yes, will SAA/USCP provide the facial recognition results?
Frank Pallone, Jr.
Abigail D. Spanberger
Ted W. Lieu
Ann McLane Kuster
Mary Gay Scanlon
Donald M. Payne, Jr.
Norma J. Torres
Kathleen M. Rice
Bill Pascrell, Jr.
WATCH: In a letter to the House and Senate Sergeant-At-Arms, more than 30 Democrats are calling for an investigation into suspicious Capitol tours that took place the day before the deadly insurrection.https://t.co/EgdwH5acJ4— MSNBC (@MSNBC) January 15, 2021
Just in: House Dems Jackie Speier, Mikie Sherrill and Anthony Brown now urge House to create a bipartisan commission to investigate the US govt’s failure to prevent domestic terrorism at the Capitol last week.— Hugo Lowell (@hugolowell) January 14, 2021
In the aftermath of last week’s deadly assault on the Capitol by supporters of President Trump, members of Congress are expressing something once unthinkable: that some of their own colleagues may be endangering their lives. https://t.co/OpH0SWozWJ— MSNBC (@MSNBC) January 15, 2021
“Members right now are not talking about, ‘I’m worried my colleagues will get me killed in some indirect sense,’” says @BenjySarlin.— All In with Chris Hayes (@allinwithchris) January 15, 2021
“They’re worried that members quite specifically either participated in the attack itself, or future ones.” pic.twitter.com/RuLsKKOTo3
“The tours being conducted on Tuesday, January 5, were a noticeable and concerning departure from the procedures in place (due to COVID-19)," Rep. Mikie Sherrill, D-N.J., wrote. https://t.co/V7Q46poUwf— ArgusLeader911 (@Argus911) January 15, 2021
Thanks for your hard work! I saw that same behavior on 1/6 as well! I remember telling my hubby, "They look like they're on an 'eff'in' tour!" People walking through between the velvet ropes! Came out the same way later, some pushing the ropes out of line. A distraction?— Audrey Jackson (@audball515) January 15, 2021
NO! On 1/6, I read an interview with a member of the #CapitolPolice, and he said, quite plainly, the Police themselves can’t do so, but #CongressionalMembers can simply say, “These 15 people are with me,” and require zero advance notice or security clearance to go anywhere there!— amehl (@thatgirlinny) January 14, 2021
This is some of the footage that I found worrying, as a Veteran I noticed how easy it was for them to find the places they were looking for..— Kev Nathan Warriner (@warriner_kev) January 14, 2021
Congresspeople were so concerned abt 1/6: Mikie Sherrill told her staff not to come in, Barbara Lee wore sneakers on Wednesday & another member told her husband where her will was. WHY DID THEY KNOW THIS & THE FBI DIDN’T? #maddow— Rabbi Jill Zimmerman (@RabbiJill) January 14, 2021
GOP Rep. Curtis shares concern for his safety after a “Wanted for Treason” flyer was taped to his office door.https://t.co/cozWhKJr0b— MSNBC (@MSNBC) January 14, 2021
(Rep. Curtis clarifies flyer is in reference to not objecting to Electoral College vote, not the impeachment vote)
. @RepJohnCurtis shows @KatyTurNBC a paper that he says was taped to his door just minutes ago that says "Wanted For Treason...For resisting the true electoral victor Trump..." pic.twitter.com/zGL0u81t0m— MSNBC Live with Katy Tur (@KatyOnMSNBC) January 14, 2021
She also said she didn't feel safe being held with Republican congress members who "would create opportunities to allow me to be hurt.”— Josh Wingrove (@josh_wingrove) January 13, 2021
She added: “There was a sense that something was wrong from the inside," implying the mob had help.
So, 48 hours after @RepSherrill went public, we still have no names, details or pictures to go with these alleged Capitol tours that dozens of House members say they saw on Jan. 5? I don't get that.— Dan Froomkin/PressWatchers.org (@froomkin) January 14, 2021
The way she phrased it last night talking to Rachel Maddow, my impression was that it is being considered part of an open investigation and being held back until they're ready to do the equivalent of "charging" some folks. But I could be mis-reading.— Mel Powell (@MelPowell) January 14, 2021
One of The Terrorists' Tour Guides (She Strongly Denies It)
Here is Lauren Boebert's mother quoted as saying she had gone on detailed tours of the Capitol buildings with her daughter, and that she tweeted "See you soon PATRIOTS" prior to the Jan 6 riot. 👀 pic.twitter.com/NMmlE9wmVW— sartory (@jsartory) January 14, 2021
Especially when she was live tweeting Intel to her army, which she identified as revolutionaries bent on overthrowing the government with her 1776 tweet.— A Better, More Hopeful America (@ConcernedThan) January 14, 2021
It's not just the tours, it's also her texting the insurgents and reporting on Pelosi's location, the member's locations, carrying a gun into House Chamber, and openly supporting conspiracy theories with no proof of truth.— Nietzsche Is Dead (@BlueDragonfly76) January 14, 2021
All should be considered traitorous actions.
Rep. Sean Maloney made false and baseless conspiracy claims about me that led to death threats and hundreds of vile phone calls and emails. His comments were extremely offensive, shameful and dangerous. https://t.co/4ETahOn53n pic.twitter.com/qmmsV7u86n— Rep. Lauren Boebert (@RepBoebert) January 15, 2021
NOTE: Some exSpecial Forces twitter #Boogaloo bros who call themselves #GoldCorp PMC took part in the reconnaissance tour of Capitol Hill on Jan 5th. They’re scrambling now saying it was for a MoH award ... but they took & distributed these pictures ... https://t.co/tSozlgWs7S pic.twitter.com/l9hI69E8nx— Malcolm Nance (@MalcolmNance) January 14, 2021
WATCH: Militia movements "have gotten more extreme," broken away from QAnon and are "talking about actionable steps to commit terror attacks." @oneunderscore__ : "They've realized Donald Trump is no longer their savior. They still want to overthrow the government." pic.twitter.com/JCvK7LidTj— Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) January 14, 2021
At least 12 House Republicans were reportedly seen not complying with metal detectors at the Capitol on Wednesday. https://t.co/xXfo7kJPR7— MSNBC (@MSNBC) January 15, 2021
Whoa. Pelosi is moving forward with a rules change to impose fines on lawmakers who refuse to go through the metal detectors at the entrance to the chamber. The first offense will be $5,000. The second offense will be $10,000. Fines deducted directly from Members' salaries.— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) January 14, 2021