Republicans Gave Tours of Capitol Before Attack, According to Jan. 6 Committee

The House select Committee investigating the attack on Capitol Building that occurred on January 6, 2021 is asking for information from a Republican legislator. He previously claimed that he didn’t host a tour of the building the day before the attack.

New evidence obtained by the committee suggests that Rep. Barry Loudermilk’s (R-Georgia) and other Republicans’ claims that such a tour never took place were false.

“Based on our review of evidence in the Select Committee’s possession, we believe you have information regarding a tour you led through parts of the Capitol complex on January 5, 2021,” the committee wrote in a letter to Loudermilk yesterday.

The Georgia Republican hasn’t explainedHe and other Republicans were lying about the fact that they offered a tour on that day. After the committee stated that it had evidence showing a tour had taken place, Loudermilk did acknowledge that he led a group of people around the Capitol grounds, but claimed that no one in the group — which he and other Republicans denied even existed up until yesterday — had been criminally charged for participating in the breach of the U.S. Capitol building.

In a press releaseLoudermilk claimed that the tour group was made up of a family and not members of the mob who attacked the building. “A constituent family with young children meeting with their Member of Congress in the House Office Buildings is not a suspicious group or ‘reconnaissance tour,’” he said.

However, any Capitol tour on that date would be considered suspect as the Capitol was closed to the public due restrictions regarding the coronavirus epidemic. It’s also possible that the information Loudermilk shared with members of the tour group could have been shared with people who weren’t present during the tour.

According to the select committee, Loudermilk has information that is crucial to understanding the events leading up to the attack on the Capitol building by Trump loyalists. The committee also claimed that it has evidence to show that such tours were used in order to provide information about how the building was laid out.

“The foregoing information raises questions to which the Select Committee must seek answers,” the committee’s letter to Loudermilk said. “Public reporting and witness accounts indicate some individuals and groups engaged in efforts to gather information about the layout of the U.S. Capitol, as well as the House and Senate office buildings, in advance of January 6, 2021.”

Loudermilk was not the only Republican in the House to vote against certification of the 2020 presidential elections, which saw Joe Biden defeat former President Donald Trump. by an Electoral College vote count of 306-232. In a press statement following the election Loudermilk said that he would vote against certifyingNow-President Biden is the winner Fraud claims debunked and other dubious evidenceThis was untrue at the time.

It’s possible that the evidence the committee has regarding the tours will be showcased during its upcoming public hearings, which are It will begin on June 9,The month will continue for the remainder of the month. The committee’s hearings will also likely include video evidence, Witnesses from individuals who have met investigators are also welcome.