James Clyburn: House Majority Whip Wants Investigation into Rioters

Home Bulk Whip James Clyburn (D-SC) (Joshua Roberts/Reuters)

Home Bulk Whip James Clyburn (D., S.C.) on Friday required an examination into how rioters who stormed the U.S. Capitol previously today understood where to discover his workplace.

In an interview with SiriusXM Radio’s Joe Madison, Clyburn stated that he had actually never ever previously seen such a failure of law-enforcement management and declared “something else is going on.”

“My office, if you don’t know where it is, you aren’t going to find it by accident,” he stated. “The one place where my name is on the door, that office is right on Statuary Hall. They didn’t touch that door. But they went into that other place where I do most of my work. They showed up there, harassing my staff.”

“How did they know to go there? Why didn’t they go where my name was?”  he included. 

“Something else is going on untoward here,” he stated. “We need to have an extensive investigation to find out.”

He stated that while he supports the Capitol Authorities, the firm’s leaders stopped working to do their tasks. 

He questioned why videos distributing on social networks appeared to reveal officers opening barriers and taking selfies with rioters who got into the structure. 

“Why were they out there waving people on to the grounds? Why were they allowing people through those doors?” he asked. 

The rioting, which happened Wednesday as Congress fulfilled to count the Electoral College votes and verify President-elect Joe Biden’s triumph, left 5 individuals dead, consisting of Capitol Policeman Brian D. Sicknick. 

Clyburn stated those included requirement to be held liable.

“We’ve got to indict. We’ve got to convict these people because one of those Capitol Police [officers] died and somebody should be tried for their death,” he stated. “All those people who were on those grounds the other day were complicit in that.”

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Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.