Nancy Pelosi says lawmakers who aided in Capitol attack may be prosecuted

House speaker’s comments come after a congresswoman said she saw colleagues leading ‘reconnaissance’ tours before the riot

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Guardian: The House speaker, Nancy Pelosi, has said it is possible that members of Congress could face prosecution if found to have “aided and abetted” the violent attack on the Capitol earlier this month that left five people dead.

“Justice is called for as we address insurrection perpetrated against the Capitol last week,” the Democratic speaker told reporters on Friday.

“If, in fact, it is found that members of Congress were accomplices to this insurrection,” the Democratic speaker said, “if they aided and abetted the crime, there may have to be actions taken beyond the Congress in terms of prosecution for that.”

Pelosi’s comments came after Mikie Sherrill, a Democratic congresswoman of New Jersey, said she saw colleagues leading groups on “reconnaissance” tours of the Capitol a day before the riot.

More than 30 Democrats have signed on to a letter, spearheaded by Sherrill, seeking more information about the tours that took place at the Capitol on 5 January.

 

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4 COMMENTS

  1. Lol. For an administration that has sold every seat to a MAGA donor, be it republican retards, Israeli firsters, Russians, Saudis, name it, the motto of “we whore in the name of patriotism” is written all over it.
    You guys are funny …

  2. While certain Congress critters are indeed guilty of aiding and abetting 1/6, all of them are guilty of turning a blind eye to 9/11. Looks like we’re headed for some kind of USA Patriot Act II in the next few weeks. My guess is that it had been drawn up months before 1/6… just like with 9/11. The crazy Trumpsters who stormed the Capitol will be hunted down while the real perps will skate… just like with 9/11.

  3. Where is Ted Cruz? He promoted the “assault” on the Capitol while campaigning for the Georgia GOP Senators. Now he is no where to be seen or heard. Silenced or chickened out?? Hopefully he get kicked out of the Senate together with the GOP newbie Josh Hawley and Lindsey Graham. The latter is a pathetic flipper of the worst kind!