MP Barry Loudermilk denies offering terrorists a reconnaissance tour and says he only gave family tours.
Loudermilk and Rep. Rodney Davis said in a statement:
MORE: …. The committee “is spreading a provably false narrative that Republicans conducted reconnaissance tours on Jan. 5. The facts speak for themselves; no place the family visited on the 5th was injured on the 6th, the family did not enter the Capitol grounds on the 6th. .”
— Scott MacFarlane (@MacFarlaneNews) May 19, 2022
The 1/6 committee claims to have video evidence of the tour. Republicans claim they just showed a family around on the 1/5. If Republicans stick with this story, things could quickly get ugly when the video tells a different story.
The Republicans lied and refused to testify before the committee, so there’s no good reason for anyone to believe them when they claim they do “family tours.”
If Loudermilk was just giving a family tour, he should have no problem explaining that to the committee. The denial and claim that the 1/6 Committee is pushing a false narrative is a political twist, not an explanation for what happened at the Capitol on 1/5.
House Republicans have gone from denying there were any tours of the Capitol prior to the attack to claiming they only offered family tours.
Something doesn’t add up and the 1/6 committee should release the video and allow the American people to see who is telling the truth.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House press pool and congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor’s degree in political science. His thesis focused on public policy with a specialization in social reform movements.
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