Dem Rep Makes Startling But Unproven Claim About GOP Aid For Siege Plotters

WASHINGTON, D C , UNITED STATES - 2019/07/10: U.S. Representative Mikie Sherrill (D-NJ) speaking in favor of inclusion of House Amendment # 270 to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) aimed at preventing war with Iran, at the Capitol in Washington, DC. (Photo by Michael Brochstein/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
Rep. Mikie Sherrill (D-NJ) speaking at the Capitol on July 10, 2019. (Photo by Michael Brochstein/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
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January 13, 2021 8:09 a.m.

Rep. Mikie Sherrill (D-NJ) made a shocking accusation against some of her GOP colleagues late Tuesday night in wake of the pro-Trump insurrection at the Capitol last week.

During the House’s vote on a resolution calling on Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25 Amendment, Sherrill gave a speech alleging that besides merely helping President Donald Trump incite the siege through rhetoric or objecting to certification, several Republican lawmakers had provided direct assistance to the insurrectionists prior to the attack.

“Those members of Congress who had groups coming though the Capitol that I saw on January 5, a reconnaissance for the next day,” the Democrat said. “Those members of Congress that incited this violent crowd, those members of Congress that attempted to help our President undermine our democracy-I’m going to see that they’re held accountable and if necessary, ensure that they don’t serve in Congress.”

Sherrill did not identify the lawmakers by name or provide evidence of what she claimed to have witnessed.

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