Members of Congress interacted with Jan. 6 rioters, Rep. Thompson says

“Assisted means something else here,” he said. “Some took photos with people coming to the ‘Stop the Steal’ rally. Some have allowed them to come and meet in their offices and other things throughout the week of the rally. So there is some participation. We have no real knowledge of people giving tours. We heard a lot about it, but to be honest, we’re still reviewing much of the film that the property management and others provided to the committee. “

Thompson, who said some members of Congress provided information to his panel, said the committee wanted to hear from Reps Scott Perry (R-Pa.) And Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) about their activities, though he said that this was not the case it was clear whether his panel would or even could summon them.

The Mississippi Democrat said the committee is trying to learn more about the time President Donald Trump was in the White House before issuing a public statement urging an end to the attacks on the Capitol.

“It’s about 187 minutes,” he said to Karl. “We have now established that he was in the White House. We noticed that several people tried to contact him through his chief of staff. “

Thompson added, “The president was told, ‘You need to tell your people directly to go home and get out of the Capitol.’ And so it took over 187 minutes to make that simple statement. Something is not right.”

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