Tiger Beat on the Potomac (thanks Charlie!) tells us that Rep. Barry Loudermilk, he who gave the suspicious, unauthorized, Trump-Virus forbidden tour of the capitol to enthusiastic architectural photographers of stairwells, long corridors, and the occasional wall sconce on January 5th, has decided that if HE chairs the committee in charge of Hill security, that he will investigate the J6Committee:
The House Republican who led a tour of the Capitol complex on Jan. 5, 2021, that further fueled Democratic worries of pre-riot “reconnaissance” could end up leading the GOP’s investigation of the Jan. 6 select committee.
Rep. Barry Loudermilk found himself in the select panel’s crosshairs over his Jan. 5 tour, where participants took photos of stairwells and other elements of the Capitol complex not typically of interest to visitors. The Georgia Republican denied any connection between the tour and the following day’s riot — and he may get a chance to offer his side of the story with a gavel in hand if Republicans take back the House next year, as expected.
In a brief interview, Loudermilk dinged the select committee as giving Capitol security a short shrift in service of “some narrative of pushing blame somewhere.” He added that members of the administration committee, which has jurisdiction over the Capitol complex, “also need to look at things like the false allegations they’ve made against people … because when you make false allegations, that’s in violation of the House rules.”
“Nothing to see here,” Loudermilk said while passing by the Constitution, “just a scrap of paper.”