Following on from yesterday:

US media reporting Capitol Building CCTV feeds show Rep Louie Gohmert, Rep Jim Jordan, Rep Matt Gaetz, Rep Lauren Boebert, Marjorie Taylor Greene, Paul Gosar & Andy Biggs giving ‘reconnaissance’ tours to Trump supporters groups before insurrection.

From Guardian today:

NJ Rep. Mikierill said in a Facebook Live broadcast she saw Republicans “who had groups coming through the Capitol I saw on 5 January for reconnaissance for the next day.” She said some of her GOP colleagues “abetted” Trump & “incited a violent crowd.”

“I’m going to see they’re held accountable & if necessary, ensure they don’t serve in Congress".

She & other Democrats sent a letter Wednesday asking congress security officials to investigate “suspicious behavior & access given to visitors” the day before attack.

Democrats/staffers “witnessed an extremely high number of outside groups” visiting the Capitol which was unusual as the building has restricted public access since March, due to pandemic. Since then tourists can enter the Capitol only when brought in by a member of Congress.

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