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Dem Rep Claims She Saw GOP Reps Lead Visitors On ‘Reconnaissance’ Capitol Tour On Day Before Riots

Mikie Sherill (D-New Jersey) used to fly Navy jets and is a former prosecutor. She was not a physician or banker. She knows tactics and she knows criminals. She is also trained to observe and look for things that are off.

Last week, over Tuesday and the horrific Wednesday, Sherill noticed something and reports are now leaking out into the media. On Tuesday, she saw some of her colleagues giving the soon to be rioters a tour of the Capitol. In battle, such a move would be called a reconnaissance mission. In law, we call it a conspiracy to insurrection and now possibly felony murder and-or attempted kidnapping. We are also learning that the rioters intended to hold the Capitol overnight.

We wonder if the rioters had been assured that troops would be held back because no matter how badass they might have thought themselves to be, they are not going to hold off real troops clearing a building, something real troops are very much trained to do.

Regardless, according to North Jersey:

“We can’t have a democracy if members of Congress are actively helping the president overturn the elections results.

And so not only do I intend to see that the president is removed and never runs for office again and doesn’t have access to classified material, I also intend to see that those members of Congress who abetted him; those members of Congress who had groups coming through the Capitol that I saw on Jan. 5 — a reconnaissance for the next day; those members of Congress that incited this violent crowd; those members of Congress that attempted to help our president undermine our democracy; I’m going to see they are held accountable, and if necessary, ensure that they don’t serve in Congress.”

This, of course, should not even be in question. Trump and the other MAGAs’ only defense would be to claim surprise that an unforeseeable “spontaneous” mob exploded. But as everyone knows, more and more evidence is pouring in demonstrating that a lot of people planned this operation. There will be nowhere to hide. We will learn the names of the representatives. Keep an eye on Boebert.

We can take some solace in the fact that Trump and his MAGAs were as incompetent executing this as everything else. That’s not much.

Some tweets affirming the above more concretely:

Yes, we deserve to know. We think we know one but will not indict her just yet until we learn her identity.

Yes, she would.

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Peace, y’all
Jason
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Jason Miciak is an attorney, author, political analyst and writer originally from Canada, with dual citizenship, living with his wife and daughter in southern Mississippi. He has an B.S. in Biology and a Minor in American History from Gonzaga University and a J.D. from the University of California. He does as little law as he can get away with while now doing full time writing for Political Flare. He also enjoys gardening, fishing, casual reading in science and dogs.

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