According to the British newspaper The Independent on the 13th, Democratic Party members of the United States are investigating whether some members of Parliament have allowed some protesters to visit the Capitol as a pre-investigation before the Capitol riots on January 6.
There has been speculation that Republican congressmen and congressional police may have played a role in organizing or facilitating Trump supporters to try to reverse the 2020 presidential election results.
Tim Ryan, a Democratic congressman from Ohio and chairman of the Congressional Police Oversight Committee, said that the focus of the investigation was not only one congressman.
Someone had led a “blah” of people to the Capitol the day before the riots.
On Wednesday, as Congress convened to impeach President Trump for his role in the congressional turmoil, Representative Cedric Richmond, a Democrat from Louisiana, delivered a censenatory speech to the House of Representatives, condemning “some of my colleagues, one of whom Some people are likely to be complicit in the attack.
Mikie Sherill, a congresswoman in the New Jersey State Assembly, said she believed that on January 5, a congressman led protesters into the Capitol to “do reconnaissance work for the next day”.
She said: “I saw people coming in groups in the Capitol on January 5th, which was to do reconnaissance for the next day. The members of Congress who incite violent crowds, those who try to help the president (Trump) have undermined American democracy.
Tim Ryan, a Democrat from Ohio, reported that at least two congressional police officers were suspended from duty and a dozen more police officers were under investigation.
He noted that during the riots, one policeman took a selfie with the protesters, and the other policeman wore a hat of “Make America Great Again”.
House Majority Chief James Clyburn made a similar statement Friday, telling CBS News that the protesters knew exactly where they were “go”.
He said congressional staff reported seeing protesters “allowed to enter the building through the side door.” He said, “Who opened the side door and let the rioters – I call them rioters – into the building?
They did not enter through the main entrance with metal detectors, but through the side door, and some people in the building are their accomplices.
Val Demings, one of the House impeachment managers during the first Trump impeachment in 2019, said: “We will find out the stones and if any congressman participates or helps organize the planning of an attack on the United States Congress, they will be held accountable.”