GOP representative's tour of Congress on eve of Jan. 6 not suspicious: Capitol Police

GOP representative's tour of Congress on eve of Jan. 6 not suspicious: Capitol Police


On the eve of thousands of rioters storming the halls of Congress, Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-GA) gave a tour of two Capitol complex office buildings, which Capitol Police are now saying was innocuous.

Loudermilk’s Jan. 5, 2021, tour drew scrutiny following the Jan. 6 Capitol riot and prompted the House select committee investigating the Capitol riot to examine the matter to ensure he was not assisting rioters to conduct “reconnaissance.”

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“There is no evidence that Representative Loudermilk entered the U.S. Capitol with this group on January 5, 2021,” Capitol Police Chief Tom Manger wrote in a letter to Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL), ranking member on the House Administration Committee. “We

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