Thompson: We Will Investigate If GOP Reps Helped Capitol Rioters, Could Refer Them to DOJ

Thompson: We Will Investigate If GOP Reps Helped Capitol Rioters, Could Refer Them to DOJ


Representative Bennie Thompson (D-MS), chair of the House Select Committee investigating January 6, said Monday on MSNBC’s “MTP Daily” that the committee will investigate if Republican members of Congress helped Capitol rioters.

Thompson said, “We have to see if there were other members of Congress that perhaps contributed to what went on. There have been allegations that some members of Congress gave tours of the Capitol to people who have been in charge of the insurrection. We also have to get with the Department of Justice. We’re not interested in conflicting with the prosecution. But we think there is significant evidence that they might have been able to ascertain  in their investigation that could be germane to our committee so that we’ll have the best relationship that we can, but we’re not interested in getting into the prosecutorial aspect of what is going on with the Capital.”

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