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Democratic lawmaker accuses Boebert of giving tours prior to insurrection

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Democratic Rep. Steve Cohen of Tennessee said that he and a fellow lawmaker personally saw Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado guiding a group of people through the Cannon House Office Building tunnel in the days leading up the Capitol insurrection on January 6. 

Cohen's accusation is significant because it is the first time a member of Congress has specifically accused another member of giving a tour of the Capitol complex prior to the riot. It comes after several Democratic members have suggested that their Republican colleagues may have been providing the tours as an opportunity for the would-be rioters to get the lay of the land ahead of a planned insurrection. 

"Only thing that I've seen, Congressman Yarmuth refreshed my recollection yesterday. We saw (Rep.) Boebert taking a group of people for a tour sometime after the 3rd and before the 6th. I don't remember the day we were walking in a tunnel and we saw her and commented who she was and she had a large group with her. Now whether these people were people that were involved in the insurrection or not, I do not know," Cohen told CNN's Jim Sciutto on "CNN Newsroom."

Cohen continued, "She was a freshman, she might have had a large number of people coming to be with her on this historic occasion and just wanting to give them the opportunity to have a tour. But it is pretty clear that her team is the team -- she's not on the home team. She was with the visitors."

Boebert sent a letter to Cohen responding to the allegations he made on CNN, disputing the congressman's characterization and saying his comments "repeat irresponsible lies in order to elevate his own political relevance and to further fuel the division of our country."

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ThisGuyTony

I hope her 2021 mugshot is better than her last one. :giveup:

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stevana229

this is true though.. even before the riots, many congressman and women said they saw tours going on in the Capitol despite tours being cancelled for months due to Covid... 

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shoful

This is absolutely disgusting. They should be expelled from Congress!

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Lion Heart

Okay but where any of the 'tourists' involved in the insurrection? I vaguely recalled a segment in CNN saying that the Congressman had no proof that any of the people Boebert gave a tour to were involved in the insurrection. Now that could change if an investigation proves that, but in the meantime it just feels opportunistic and deceptive.

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bionic

I just finished listening to the Hillary Clinton/Nancy Pelosi podcast and from what they say, it was definitely an inside job

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PunkTheFunk

Did they really need a tour to figure out how to navigate the Capitol? Aren't there maps on Google or something? :bear:

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skaxboy

I read somewhere it was her family since she was sworn in a few days prior. Regardless, it was closed to the public so why think you’re above that rule for your own family. People who she was photographed with were identified as being inside the Capitol. 
 

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