NJ Rep. says lawmakers held ‘reconnaissance’ tours before Capitol riot

A New Jersey congresswoman accused some lawmakers of leading groups around the Capitol for “reconnaissance” a day before the riot carried out by a pro-Trump mob.

New Jersey Rep. Mikie Sherrill said in a Tuesday night Facebook live address to her constituents that she witnessed the alleged exploratory tours.

The unidentified members of Congress “had groups coming through the Capitol” in “a reconnaissance for the next day,” Sherrill said.

In the over 13-minute video, Sherrill said she intends to see those lawmakers “are held accountable, and if necessary, ensure that they don’t serve in Congress.”

Sherrill did not identify the lawmakers, or provide any further information about what constituted reconnaissance.

She did recall her account of the Capitol siege, and explained to constituents steps the House is taking to impeach President Trump.

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