GOP Rep. Lauren Boebert gave Capitol tour to ‘large’ group before the riots, Democratic lawmaker says
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Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) said on Monday that he and Rep. John Yarmuth (D-Ky.) had both seen Boebert in the tunnel outside the Cannon House Office Building with a group sometime in the three days before the riots…. Boebert… called Cohen’s remarks “false” and “slanderous” in a letter sent to the congressman on Monday, which she also shared on Twitter. Boebert said she had taken a number of family members into the Capitol on Jan. 2 for a tour and Jan. 3…but had not given any other tours. “I haven’t given a tour of the U.S. Capitol in the 117th Congress to anyone but family,” Boebert said on Twitter…
“Congressman [John] Yarmuth refreshed my recollection yesterday,” Cohen told Jim Sciutto on “CNN Newsroom.” “We saw Boebert taking a group of people for a tour sometime after the 3rd and before the 6th. … Now whether these people were people that were involved in the insurrection or not, I do not know.”
Cohen’s claims are the latest tumultuous episode for Boebert, whose spokesman resigned after the Jan. 6 riots as she faced blowback for voting against certifying President-elect Joe Biden’s victory and for tweeting about the location of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) during the attack. Dozens of Colorado lawmakers have also demanded her resignation.
Last week, a group of Democrats asked congressional security officials to investigate “suspicious behavior and access given to visitors” one day before the Jan. 6 attack. In the days before the pro-Trump mob stormed the Capitol building, the Democrats said, lawmakers and their staffers witnessed an “extremely high number of outside groups” touring the Capitol, which closed its doors to the public in March as a coronavirus precaution.
On Jan. 12, without naming anyone, Rep. Mikie Sherrill (D-N.J.) said she saw her colleagues leading “reconnaissance” tours a day ahead of the Capitol riots. Then, a day later, Rep. Sean Maloney (D-N.Y.), echoed Sherrill’s allegations in an interview with MSNBC where also without disclosing any names he said a GOP lawmaker had given protesters a tour of the Capitol on Jan. 5.
Although Maloney didn’t name her in his interview, Boebert on Thursday denied she had had anything to do with the incident. Boebert sent a letter to Maloney last week accusing him of implying that she was the House member who had given tours to “insurrectionists,” and said she had been subject to “death threats and hundreds of vile phone calls and emails” as a result…Cohen became the first Democrat to accuse Boebert of leading a tour of the Capitol before the riots…
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It will be interesting to watch the Democratic Party embrace McCarthyism as political witch hunts (real or imagined) envelop DC for the next four years.
Hedges and Greenwald discuss the unfolding censorship to come.
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January 19, 2021 at 11:19 PM #396427incognitoParticipant
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in the Capitol. I’m sure the FBI knows exactly who she gave a tour to by now. They can easily match them to people at the riot too. So if she’s lying, she’ll be outed in due time.
Those people had maps of the Capitol and tunnels and they knew where Pelosi’s and McConnell’s offices were and where Clyburn’s SECRET, UNMARKED OFFICE was. Someone told them/showed them where to go. I would place my bet on that little snot Boebert.
January 19, 2021 at 11:39 PM #396442SatanParticipant
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This cult has proven itself to be at minimum, unstable mental cases, and in some cases, as seen on January 6, actual terrorists who intend to overthrow the US government.
There’s been some speculation whether the MAGAtt terrorist with the bullhorn, who seemed to have extensive knowledge of the Capitol buildings floor plan may have been Boebert’s mother, who is herself a Q-Anus cult member. Haven’t heard any definite confirmation or refutation of that allegation, but “bullhorn lady” clearly got her inside knowledge of the building from somebody.
The main reason for doubting the relationship would be that Boebert doesn’t actually have a mother, as she’s a lab experiment hybrid clone made up of DNA from Sarah Palin & Michelle Bachmann. (that also is an unconfirmed rumor, but Hell…. just look at her! )
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