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Rep. Mikie Sherrill in Montclair on May 5, 2022. (Photo: Kevin Sanders for the New Jersey Globe).

Video appears to validate Sherrill claims of Capitol tours on January 5

By David Wildstein, June 15 2022 8:42 pm

A video released today by the House committee investigating events January 6, 2021 appears to corroborate claims by Rep. Mikie Sherrill (D-Montclair) that she witnessed “reconnaissance tours” given by colleagues on January 5.

A Georgia congressman, Barry Loudermilk, is shown giving a tour that included a man taking photos of entrances and hallways inside the U.S. Capitol.  The panel did not identify the man, but media reports say he has been interviewed.

“I have served our country as a federal prosecutor, and I know how important it is to investigate and collect evidence and to let that process run its course,” said Sherrill.  “The video evidence released today by the bipartisan January 6th committee, combined with the constantly shifting narrative and misdirection from Representatives Barry Loudermilk and (Illinois Republican) Rodney Davis, calls into question their dedication to our common oath as Members of Congress.”

Some Republicans had pilloried Sherrill for her allegation after the Capitol Police said their surveillance tape of the tour did not appear to be suspicious.   At the time, Sherrill cited the ongoing investigation as a reason not to  provide the media with additional details.

“I remain committed to supporting this investigation into January 6th, so we ensure it never happens again,” she said.

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