I visited the Capitol back in 2016. I don’t remember the tour guide mentioning that we were free to attempt to kill the VP during it.
During a House Oversight hearing titled “The Capitol Insurrection: Unexplained Delays and Unanswered Questions,” Rep. Andrew Clyde (R-GA) expressed disagreement with the name of the proceeding.
“There was an undisciplined mob. And there were some who committed acts of vandalism. But let me be clear: There was no insurrection. And to call it an insurrection, in my opinion, is a bold-faced lie.”
The Georgia congressman went on to compare the rioters to ordinary tourists.
“You know, if you didn’t know the TV footage was a video from January 6, you would actually think it was a normal tourist visit,” Clyde said.
According to Congressman Andrew Clyde"If you didn't know the footage was from January 6, you would actually think it was a normal tourist visit" Is this the new version of Republican tourism? #CapitolRiot https://t.co/lSD7K1P0Dv pic.twitter.com/AgzixpWGw7
— #SeditionHunters (@SeditionHunters) May 12, 2021
Here’s the bodycam footage of one of the Capitol officers interacting pleasantly with the totally normal tourists that day: