WASHINGTON (NewsNation Now) – More than 30 Democratic members of Congress are calling for an investigation into what they believe to be suspicious visits to the U.S. Capitol, alleging visitors to the Capitol complex on Tuesday appeared to be “associated” with Wednesday’s rally outside the breach of the Capitol building.
NewsNation affiliate PIX11 reports that Rep Mikie Sherrill (D-NJ) in a Facebook Live Tuesday night, unidentified colleagues allegedly had groups walking the Capitol in “recognition for the next day.”
Sherrill, along with more than 30 other lawmakers, on Wednesday formally called for an investigation of the Acting Sergeant-at-Arms, Acting Senate Sergeant-at-Arms and the Acting U.S. Capitol Police Chief of Police on what ‘They called’ suspicious behavior and access given to visitors to the Capitol complex ‘on Tuesday, the day before the complex was violated as Congress certified the Electoral College vote for President-elect Joe Biden and Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris.
According to the letter, tweeted by Sherrill on Wednesday afternoon, she and other lawmakers noted visits scheduled for Tuesday, January 5, which were “a noticeable and concerning deviation from procedures in place in March 2020 which limited the number of visitors to the Capitol. ”The letter continues to say that the tours were“ so worrying ”that they were reported to the Sergeant-at-Arms on Tuesday.
“The visitors met by some members of Congress on this letter appeared to be associated with the rally at the White House the next day,” the letter alleges in part, before declaring “In view of the events of January 6, the links between these groups inside the Capitol complex and the attacks on the Capitol must be investigated. “
The letter concludes, before asking a number of questions, “the fact remains that there were unusually large groups of people all over Capitol Hill who could only have accessed the Capitol complex by a member of Congress or an official. member of their staff.
No Republican lawmaker has signed the letter calling for the investigation.
The letter provides no evidence for the allegations.
Read the full letter below:
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