James Clyburn says “somebody on the inside” of Capitol was “complicit” in letting rioters inside the building

“They knew where to go. I’ve been told … by some other Congress people that their staff are saying that they saw people being allowed into the building through side doors. Who opened those side doors for these protesters, or I call them these mobsters, to come into the building, not through the main entrance where magnetometers are but through side doors. Yes, somebody on the inside of those buildings were complicit in this.”

Clyburn also said he felt something was “amiss” Wednesday morning when he arrived at the Capitol and “the perimeter had not been established.” 

“There were no security people on the steps. They were all out in a place which I thought gave low security,” he said, adding, “They were not just derelict. You could say they were complicit.” 




One thought on “James Clyburn says “somebody on the inside” of Capitol was “complicit” in letting rioters inside the building

  1. Michael Moore was talking about this Saturday night. He said he’d been in the Capitol for interviews and filmmaking oodles of times, and it’s damned easy to lose your way or not know where to go. There are so many halls and tunnels to go to different offices and the like, and the floor layouts. But some of these guys knew exactly how to get to these leaders’ offices.

    Clyburn’s small office being found definitely says something’s up. I think some Capital Police were trying to do their job with their minimal numbers, but others were supporting the mob and it made it all go to hell.

    I don’t quite get the rationale in some areas where they relaxed the security a bit to let them in, but then created a human barrier. The sheer press of people in the back thinking “yay, we’re in” was gonna overwhelm them. They need an overhaul of security badly. Loose to tight tactics don’t seem to work well in a place like the Capitol.

    Well, I guess they have a chance to do a major practice… as will all the statehouses come the 16th or 17th.

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