Sherrill Hints That Some Reps May Have Aided Capitol Rioters

Joanna Estrada
January 14, 2021

"I myself did not even feel safe going to that extraction point, because there were QAnon and white supremacist sympathizers and frankly white supremacist members of Congress in that extraction point, who I know and who I had felt would disclose my location and allow me to, who would create opportunities to allow me to be hurt, kidnapped, etc.", she said.

Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-N.Y.) also said that his office did not have a panic button, although he noted that he had only been a member of Congress for three days on January 6. Sherrill did not provide any names during her statements on social media.

In the wake of last week's pro-Trump breach on the Capitol Building, metal detectors were installed outside of the House chambers, which everyone, including members, must walk through in order to get to the floor. Davis went through the metal detector, but then came back and was heard telling House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer that the new measures were "bulls***", and they were diverting valuable resources.

On Tuesday night, the House adopted new rules to mandate fines for lawmakers who fail to follow rules requiring masks on the House floor during the COVID-19 pandemic. Lauren Boebert, Louie Gohmert, and Steve Scalise - scoffing at the newly installed metal detectors at the US Capitol. It wasn't clear if she had a cellphone or other metal object in her purse. Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert said, 'You can't stop me.

Reporters at the Capitol building saw GOP lawmakers - including Reps. This is unusual, considering it's not like they've never arrested sitting lawmakers before.

"Do these people not understand that literally everyone else has to go through metal detectors to get in here?" tweeted Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA).

Hmm, unusual to see the "law and order", "blue lives matter" party suddenly show such disregard for police officers, no? It's nearly like their performative principles were never meant to apply to themselves.

Freshman Congresswoman Cori Bush lays it out the best though.

The view that Boebert's rhetoric in the weeks leading up to what is usually a ceremonial Electoral College count helped lead to the violence at the Capitol last Wednesday is shared by some of her colleagues. "If you work at McDonald's, you have to wear the uniform or you're not working today".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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