At some point earlier than insurgents took the Capitol and went seeking congressional hostages, that’s precisely what Republican organizations throughout the nation instructed them to do. As Media Matters exhibits, a number of Republican organizations had been straight calling on these attending the Jan. 6 occasion to “Occupy the Capitol.” That message got here from organizations in (no less than) Texas, Oregon, Georgia, and North Carolina.
The flyer handed round urging this occupation makes a number of references to 1776, a reference that was repeated by Boebert on Jan. 6.
As insurgents stormed the Capitol and roamed the halls, Boebert stored them up to date with the place to seek out members of Congress and particularly offered location info on Speaker of the Home Nancy Pelosi.
And somebody clearly offered much more detailed info, as will be seen on this video of insurgents each inside and out of doors the constructing coordinating to realize entry to extra areas of the constructing. When a few of these inside are confused about what occurs subsequent, an individual from exterior speaks via an opened window to inform them she has been there earlier than and provides particulars of a path to get entry to Congressional places of work. (Precise timestamp is 0:34.)
“Hey guys, I’ve been within the different room … within the different room on the opposite aspect of this door, there’s a glass, that may be damaged. You may drop down right into a room beneath it. There are additionally two doorways within the different room, one within the rear, and one on the proper as you go in it. So, we must always in all probability coordinate collectively when you’re going to take this constructing.”
GOP organizations had been explicitly calling on these attending the rally to seize the Capitol. Boebert was helping them in finding potential hostages. And these folks had clearly been offered the knowledge they wanted to maneuver via the constructing and bypass potential roadblocks to be able to attain the Home and Senate chambers.
This was a widespread plot that calls for an intensive ongoing investigation.