House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Friday that Congressional members may have to be prosecuted if they helped the Capitol rioters.
“If in fact it is found that members of Congress were accomplices to this insurrection, if they aided and abetted the crime, there may have to be actions taken beyond the Congress in terms of prosecution for that,” Pelosi said during a press conference at the U.S. Capitol Friday.
Pelosi specifically referred to a letter to Capitol Police and the Sergeant at Arms that 34 House Democrats signed, requesting for an investigation whether tour groups led by Republican members into the Capitol on Jan. 5 were associated with the Capitol riot the following day.
“When we’re talking about security, we have to talk about truth and trust. In order to serve here with each other, we must trust that people have respect for their oath of office, respect for this institution,” Pelosi said.
Some Democrats have claimed that prior to the Jan. 6 rioting, Republican members encouraged those who participated in various unproven ways.
“Their accomplices in this House will be held responsible,” Democratic Rep. Jerrold Nadler of New York said Wednesday, according to The Washington Post.
Democratic Rep. Mikie Sherrill of New Jersey went a step beyond that to assert without proof that Republicans “had groups coming through the Capitol that I saw on Jan. 5 for reconnaissance for the next day.”
She claimed some Republicans “incited this violent crowd.”
Some have gone even further. Democratic Rep. Cori Bush of Missouri has introduced a resolution to remove any members of Congress who voted to overturn the election results and supposedly “incited violence,” Fox News reported.
This is an excerpt from The Daily Caller.
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