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Democratic Lawmaker Claims Capitol Raid Was An Inside Job

by Arden Dier, Newser Staff

Rep. Mikie Sherrill, D-N.J., joined at right by Rep. Chrissy Houlahan, D-Pa., leave a House Democratic Caucus meeting with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., at the Capitol in Washington, on… (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Rep. Mikie Sherrill is claiming that members of Congress led people through the Capitol on a “reconnaissance” mission a day before last week’s riot. Sherrill, a New Jersey Democrat, took to Facebook Live on Tuesday to explain why she voted in favor of a resolution asking Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment and remove President Trump from office.

She said Trump had incited a mob in an attempt to overturn valid election results. She then referenced congressional colleagues who “abetted” the president, including those “who had groups coming through the Capitol that I saw on Jan. 5–a reconnaissance for the next day,” per NorthJersey.com. She added, “I’m going to see they are held accountable, and if necessary, ensure that they don’t serve in Congress.”

These aren’t the first whispers from Democrats of an inside job. “I’ve been told … by some other Congresspeople that their staff is saying that they saw people being allowed into the building through side doors,” House Majority Whip James Clyburn said Friday, per Business Insider, concluding “somebody on the inside of those buildings were complicit in this.”

One leader of the Stop the Steal movement, Ali Alexander, has even claimed he worked with Reps. Paul Gosar and Andy Biggs of Arizona and Rep. Mo Brooks of Alabama to put “maximum pressure on Congress while they were voting.” But Biggs denies knowing anything of Alexander, per the New York Times. Sherrill hasn’t said how she linked the Jan. 5 Capitol visits to the next day’s riots or to “reconnaissance” actions. (Read more U.S. Capitol stories.)

Edited via Newser.

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5 Responses to Democratic Lawmaker Claims Capitol Raid Was An Inside Job

  1. Bill Formby Reply

    January 14, 2021 at 11:25 am

    All we need now is a declaration of war then we can imposed the death penalty on the offenders and be done with them. No, I haven’t suddenly started supporting capital punishment, but I would not mind banishing them to a deserted island forever. Let them set up their own government there.

  2. jess Reply

    January 13, 2021 at 10:31 pm

    Of course it was, when many of them were there the day before being guided arounf by congresscritters. Also that new one from Colorado, the tupid wpman that thinks she should be able to carry her gun around the halls of congress, she was telling people on Twitter where Nancy Pelosi was.

  3. Linda Reply

    January 13, 2021 at 10:19 am

    This sounds completely over the top even for a fiction novel, a Narcissistic failed business man seated as president after losing by millions of votes due to help from a foreign enemy leader. The businessman proceeds to destroy every department by putting in people who are against that department such as a education department with a leader who is against public schools, A big oil man to handle environmental concerns etc. he then does horrible things such as locking children in cages, Taking away environmental controls, allowing a mass epidemic to kill 400 thousand people and finally after losing The election plans an uprising with the help of other government officials who blindly support him.

    • Glenn Geist Reply

      January 13, 2021 at 10:54 am

      Well, that old cliche that truth is stranger than fiction remains valid. Sad to say, I think it’s gonna get stranger still.

    • Call Me Steve Reply

      January 13, 2021 at 12:30 pm

      I believe it was indeed an inside job, and those 3-4 reps named were helping them along. Hang ’em or fire ’em, just get rid of them.

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