Congressman Barry Loudermilk (R-GA) has repeatedly denied that he organized tours around the Capitol before the January 6 uprising, including the day before, and has so far refused to cooperate. with the House Select Committee investigating the riots. But now the panel is pressing even harder for Loudermilk to voluntarily appear, claiming that they have evidence that “directly contradicts” his claims.
In a letter to Representative Loudermilk asking him to sit for questioning, the committee said that Republicans on a separate panel, the House Management Committee, had previously reviewed security footage from the day January 5, 2021 and says “no tours, no large groups, no one wearing MAGA hats. But Loudermilk was a member of that panel, and the Committee’s January 6 review of evidence “directly contradicts that denial,” said House Speaker Bennie Thompson (D-MS) and The request for Loudermilk’s appearance comes just a week after a panel issued subpoenas to five Republicans, including Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Vice President Liz Cheney (R-WY) wrote. .
But as Loudermilk continues to fight the Committee, more evidence is emerging against both him and his colleagues, who are alleged to be involved in the plot to overthrow Joe Biden’s presidential victory. “Public reports and eyewitness accounts indicate a number of individuals and groups were involved in the effort to gather information about the layout of the United States Capitol, as well as the House and Senate office buildings. , by January 6, 2021,” the letter from Reps Thompson and Cheney read.
I have spent countless hours over five decades in the Capitol. I went to the hidden offices of the leaders of both sides – unmarked offices that could never have been found without prior knowledge. Violent insurgents know. How? Ask Barry Loudermilk, MTG and other GOP members
– Norman Ornstein (@NormOrnstein) May 19, 2022
Supreme Court Attorney Neal Katyal joined former RNC President Michael Steele on MSNBC’s “The Sunday Show” to discuss Loudermilk and the panel’s next steps with host Jonathan Capehart. . See their discussion, below.
https://hillreporter.com/watch-select-committee-presses-rep-loudermilk-to-appear-regarding-jan-5th-capitol-tour-132033 [WATCH] Select Committee Presses Rep. Loudermilk to Appear Regarding Jan 5th Capitol Tour