Six days after the January 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol, Rep. Mikie Sherrill (D-NJ11) indicated in a Facebook Live session with constituents that members of Congress may have aided the attack by giving building tours to groups the day before. Today, the House select committee that is investigating the insurrection said in a letter that it has evidence that Rep. Barry Loudermilk, a Georgia Republican, led such a tour and wants him to speak to the committee. The Capitol was closed to the public on January 5 because of COVID protocols.
“Sadly, nothing in the January 6th Committee’s letter surprises me,” Sherrill said in a statement this afternoon. “While one of the proudest days of my life was when I was sworn into office alongside my family, one of the saddest days took place on January 6th when our Capitol was attacked by Americans sent by the President of the United States. I have worked hard to represent my community, the people of New Jersey, and our country. I will continue to work to ensure I’m doing everything I can to shed light on the events that led to January 6th and that took place on that day so we can ensure it never happens again.”
“I have continued confidence in the work of the bipartisan Select Committee on January 6th and their ongoing investigations,” added Sherrill, who serves on the House Subcommittee on Intelligence and Special Operations.
Verona is currently part of Sherrill’s Congressional district, but is being moved into the 10th District in the next elections.