January 6 committee investigating Capitol tour given by GOP lawmaker on the eve of the insurrection

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January 6 committee investigating Capitol tour given by GOP lawmaker on the eve of the insurrection

From CNN Politics by Ryan Nobles, Annie Grayer and Zachary Cohen, CNN

The House select committee investigating the January 6 insurrection said Thursday it has evidence that GOP Rep. Barry Loudermilk led a tour of the US Capitol complex the day before pro-Trump rioters stormed the building, according to a letter requesting the Republican lawmaker’s voluntary cooperation with their ongoing probe.

The letter notes the committee has reviewed evidence that “directly contradicts” previous claims by Republican lawmakers who said security footage from the days before January 6 shows “[t]here were no tours, no large groups, no one with MAGA hats on” of the US Capitol complex.

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