GOP Congressman Claims Capitol Insurrection Was Not an Insurrection, Looked Like a ‘Normal Tourist Visit’

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.

Here’s the bodycam footage of one of the Capitol officers interacting pleasantly with the totally normal tourists that day: