GOP lawmakers request briefing on Dem claims of 'suspicious' Capitol tours before Jan. 6 - 2021-04-01
A group of GOP lawmakers is urging the Justice Department and Capitol Police to update them on a review the agencies are conducting over Democratic claims that some Republicans provided "suspicious" Capitol tours ahead of the deadly Jan. 6 riot.
Rep. Rodney Davis Rodney Lee DavisDemocrat Rita Hart withdraws challenge in Iowa House race McCarthy calls on Pelosi to reject efforts to contest Iowa House race Hillicon Valley: Senate Republicans call for hearing on FTC's Obama-era Google decision | US grid at rising risk to cyberattack, says GAO | YouTube rolls out TikTok rival in the US MORE (Ill.), the top Republican on the House Administration Committee, and Reps. Barry Loudermilk Barry LoudermilkGeorgia elections chief refutes election claims in letter to Congress READ: The Republicans who voted to challenge election results Biden adviser Richmond tests positive for COVID-19 MORE (Ga.) and Barry Steil (Wis.) wrote a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray, Assistant U.S. Attorney Molly Gaston and acting Capitol Police Chief Yogananda Pittman raising concerns over what they said was a lack of evidence provided by the Democrats and requesting a "confidential briefing" on the probe's progress.
"It is our understanding that the accusations included in the letter have prompted an investigation into the validity of its claims. In our capacity as members of the Committee on House Administration, we are deeply concerned about the nature of the allegations, especially considering the lack of evidence that was given in support of the letter's claims," they wrote.