Washington, June 15, 2022—Chairman Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS) today renewed the Select Committee’s request to Representative Barry Loudermilk of Georgia to provide information for the committee’s investigation. In a letter to Rep. Loudermilk, Chairman Thompson underscored the need for the committee to gather more information about certain individuals who were part of the tour Rep. Loudermilk led through parts of the Capitol complex on January 5, 2021.
Chairman Thompson wrote, “On May 19, 2022, the Select Committee invited you to meet with us about evidence of a tour you provided on January 5, 2021. Based on our review of surveillance video, social media activity, and witness accounts, we understand you led a tour group through parts of the Capitol complex on January 5, 2021. That group stayed for several hours, despite the complex being closed to the public on that day.
“Surveillance footage shows a tour of approximately ten individuals led by you to areas in the Rayburn, Longworth, and Cannon House Office Buildings, as well as the entrances to tunnels leading to the U.S. Capitol.”
Chairman Thompson continued, “Individuals on the tour photographed and recorded areas of the complex not typically of interest to tourists, including hallways, staircases, and security checkpoints.”
Last month, the Select Committee sent its initial request to Rep. Loudermilk.
Relevant portions of the United States Capitol Police surveillance video and other materials obtained by the Select Committee can be found here.
Chairman Thompson’s letter to Rep. Loudermilk can be found here.