U.S. Capitol Police: "No Evidence" Rep. Loudermilk Gave Reconnaissance Tours

Jun 14, 2022
Press Release

WASHINGTON - In a blow to the partisan 1/6 Select Committee's credibility, yesterday Capitol Police Chief J. Thomas Manger wrote to Committee on House Administration Ranking Member Rodney Davis (R-IL) that "There is no evidence that Representative Loudermilk entered the U.S. Capitol with this group on January 5, 2021. We train our officers on being alert for people conducting surveillance or reconnaissance, and we do not consider any of the activities we observed as suspicious."  This comes following false accusations from House Democrats and the 1/6 Select Committee that Republicans, including Committee Member Barry Loudermilk, gave reconnaissance tours.

John Solomon of Just the News first reported on the letter.



Highlights from Ranking Member Davis' Interview:
"This is what we knew all along. We knew that there was no Republican who led anyone who breached the Capitol on a reconnaissance tour leading up to January 6th...

"One of my colleagues, Mikie Sherrill, she started this rumor that somehow Republicans were taking people on reconnaissance tours. She said she used her military training to recognize this. Well you know what, there is NO evidence that that's ever happened. This is proof that no Republican, even the one they accused just a few weeks ago -- Barry Loudermilk who serves on my Committee -- he did not take anyone on a reconnaissance tour and frankly the Democrats need to be ashamed of themselves."


Background:
Ethics Complaint Against Rep. Mikie Sherrill et al. for Violations of House Standards of Official Conduct and House Rules

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