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Barry Loudermilk Capitol Tour Video Released By January 6th Committee

The Jan. 6 Committee today released pictures and video showing visitors through the Capitol complex on Jan. 5, 2021, by Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-Ga.) and said he gave 10 people a “tour” of tunnels . This includes areas such as security checkpoints, which the committee notes are not normally “of interest” to tourists.

One of the people on the tour who reportedly showed Loudermilk around was filmed the next day, Jan. 6, shouting, “There’s no escaping Pelosi, Schumer, Nadler. We come for you.”

The Daily Dot was the first to report Loudermilk’s real behavior in the run-up to the Jan. 6 Capitol riots. After the committee requested Loudermilk’s testimony about possible tours, Loudermilk denied he had been involved in any and then changed his story to say he had met with a constituent family.

But in a radio interview unearthed by the Daily Dot, Loudermilk revealed he had met with nearly a dozen people on January 5, all of whom planned to protest the next day. Loudermilk was also instrumental in boosting conspiracy beliefs in the Republican Party after former President Donald Trump lost the 2020 election.

The letter released today by the committee said Loudermilk was showing people around places in the Capitol complex that weren’t considered standard visitor locations.

“Persons on the tour photographed and recorded areas of the complex that are not normally the case
Interest for tourists, including corridors, stairs and security checks. For example… a person who appears to be photographing a staircase in the basement of the Longworth House office block.”

According to the committee, some of the people Loudermilk was carrying plotted violence on January 6.

“The select committee understands that you have sponsored some individuals into the complex
attended the rally at the Ellipse on the morning of January 6, 2021. According to video recordings
Received from that date by the Special Committee, the person who appeared to a
Stairs in the Longworth House Office Building filmed an attendant with a flagpole emerging
having a sharpened end that spoke into the camera and said, ‘It’s for a specific person.'”

The person who made the video was also filmed and said on January 6: “They surrounded it. It’s way up there on the hill, and it’s all around, and they come in, come in like white on rice for Pelosi, Nadler, even you, AOC.

Loudermilk, for his part, stood by expression of the Capitol Police released this Wednesday that the tunnels Loudermilk was taking people into did not lead to the actual Capitol building and that they did not believe the behavior was suspicious.

in one expression According to Loudermilk, released today, the Jan. 6 committee said it was “undermining” Capitol Police by sharing this footage. He said the images showed people photographing the Rayburn train, not reconnaissance, and that there was nothing suspicious about it.


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*Initial publication: June 15, 2022 at 11:19 am CDT

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