Rep. Mikie Sherrill, D-N.J., said Tuesday that she witnessed some lawmakers leading people through the Capitol the day before the riot in what looked like a “reconnaissance” tour, and said members will be held accountable.
Sherrill made her comments during a roughly 13-minute video on Facebook, where she addressed her constituents about the steps that Congress will take to hold President Trump and “those responsible” accountable for allegedly inciting the riot.
“I also intend to see that those members of Congress who abetted him, those members of Congress who had groups coming through the capitol that I saw on Jan. 5 for reconnaissance for the next day. Those members of Congress who incited the violent crowd. Those members of Congress that attempted to help our president undermine our democracy, I’m going see that they’re held accountable,” Sherrill said.
Rep. Mikie Sherrill, D-N.J., walks up the House steps for a vote in the Capitol on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)
The congresswoman didn’t name any of the lawmakers, or offer additional details into what qualified their actions to be “reconnaissance.” It’s not clear how she determined that