Representative Mikie Sherrill (D-NJ) accused Republican members of Congress of making “reconnaissance” visits to the Capitol the night before rioters stormed the building as Congress met to certify the vote of the Electoral college for the president. Sherrill did not name the members of Congress she accuses of colluding with the rioters.
Sherrill brought the charge in a live speech to his New Jersey constituents in support of President Trump’s impeachment by impeachment or by the 25th Amendment.
“We cannot have democracy if members of Congress actively help the president overturn the election results. And so not only do I intend to see that the president is removed from office and never runs for office again and does not have access to classified documents,
I also intend to see that the members of Congress who encouraged him – members of Congress who had groups passing through the Capitol that I saw on January 5th for recognition the next day – those members of Congress who incited this violent mob, these members of Congress who tried to help our president to undermine our democracy, I will see that they are held accountable. And if necessary, make sure they don’t sit in Congress.
🚨BREAKING: Representative Mikie Sherrill (D-NJ), a Navy veteran and Annapolis graduate who sits on the House Armed Services committee, said she saw fellow Members of Congress “who had groups crossing the Capitol that I saw on January 5, a recognition for the next day. ” pic.twitter.com/YbZkW1qq7T
– John Kruzel (@johnkruzel) January 13, 2021
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Sherrill, who is serving her second term in Congress, is a former Navy helicopter pilot and former federal prosecutor.