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Members of Congress interacted with Jan. 6 rioters, Rep. Thompson says

Members of Congress interacted with Jan. 6 rioters, Rep. Thompson says

“Now, ‘assisted’ means various things,“ he stated. “Some took footage with individuals who got here to the ‘Cease the Steal‘ rally. Some, you recognize, allowed them to come back and affiliate of their places of work and different issues throughout that entire rally week. So, there’s some participation. We haven’t any actual data that I am conscious of of individuals giving excursions. We heard numerous that, however we’re nonetheless, to be trustworthy with you, reviewing numerous the movie that the Home administration and others have offered the committee.“

Thompson, who stated some members of Congress had offered info to his panel, stated the committee wished to listen to from Reps. Scott Perry (R-Pa.) and Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) about their actions, although he stated it was not clear if his panel would and even might subpoena them.

The Mississippi Democrat stated that the committee is making an attempt to be taught extra concerning the time that day during which President Donald Trump was within the White Home earlier than he launched a public assertion urging for an finish to the assaults on the Capitol.

“It is about 187 minutes,” he instructed Todd. “We’ve now decided he was within the White Home. We have decided that plenty of folks made makes an attempt to contact him by way of his chief of employees.“

Thompson added: “The president was instructed, ‘It’s essential to say on to your folks to go residence, depart the Capitol.‘ And so it took over 187 minutes to make that easy assertion. One thing’s improper with that.“

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