A growing number of Democratic lawmakers have alleged that some of their Republican congressional colleagues aided and abetted a mob of mostly pro-Trump supporters who stormed the U.S. Capitol last week.
Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan claimed Wednesday that an investigation is underway over allegations “members of Congress” gave rioters detailed tours of the Capitol ahead of the insurrection prior to the riot.
“All of that is being reviewed, both people on the campus who were here and behavior before and after, a lot of videos floating around out there,” Ryan told NPR. “That’s all going to be considered, including anybody that may have been on the inside, including members of Congress.”
Ryan told reporters earlier that the suspicious tours consisted of “handfuls” of people.
“You know, enough to be a group,” he said. “It wasn’t a one-on-one or a small family.” He added that he was aware of “a couple” of alleged allies of rioters but was