House Republicans have filed an ethics complaint against Democrats who accused Republicans of bringing in domestic terrorists from the right into the Capitol for reconnaissance tours so they would be familiar with the place before January 6th.
They were specifically complaining about a letter from 34 Democrats sent to the Capitol Police, asking for an investigation.
The complaint was filed by Illinois Rep. Rodney Davis, Georgia Rep. Barry Loudermilk, and Wisconsin Rep. Bryan Steil.
Rep Mikie Sherrell sent a letter to her constituents in a Facebook video that she was worried some of her colleagues had provided “reconnaissance” tours to Capitol rioters.
The Capitol police never replied, probably worried that they could not keep a straight face.
Either that, or they just don’t have the time to pick the fly crap out of the pepper.
The Democrats wrote in the letter:
“The visitors encountered by some of the Members of Congress on this letter appeared to be associated with the rally at the White House the following day. Members of the group that attacked the Capitol seemed to have an unusually detailed knowledge of the layout of the Capitol Complex. The presence of these groups within the Capitol Complex was indeed suspicious.”
From The Republican letter:
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“Respondents claimed — without evidence — that Republican Members of Congress conducted these alleged tours in order to provide ‘unusually detailed knowledge of the layout of the Capitol Complex’ to ‘group[s] that left the White House and marched to the Capitol with the objective of preventing Congress from certifying our election’ on January 6, 2021.
“In an official appearance from her congressional office, which was broadcast on her official Facebook account, Rep. Sherrill doubled down on these unsubstantiated allegations, arguing for punishment for crimes that did not occur: ‘I also intend to see that . . . those Members of Congress who had groups coming through the Capitol that I saw on January 5th for reconnaissance for the next day—those Members of Congress who incited the violent crowd, those Members of Congress that attempted to help our president undermine our democracy—I’m going to see that they’re held accountable.’”