In an attempt to locate goods they left behind during the rioting, protesters called Nancy Pelosi’s office, requesting “lost and found.”
Representative Jamie Raskin reported that several rioters called Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office after the 6 January rioting to inquire about goods they had left in the Capitol building.
rioters were “asking whether there was a lost and found because they forgot their phone there, or they left their pocketbook or whatever,” Mr. Raskin said in an interview.
“The officers promptly got on the phone and said, sure, just give us your name, your address, your social, you know, and we’ll tie up those loose ends,” the Democrat told the Insider.
“But what fascinates me is that there were those who felt as though they had been summoned to Washington by the president,” he continued.
On January 6, rioters took over Ms. Pelosi’s office, forcing her employees to take refuge in a conference room.
“When they [the lost and found callers] were told they were trespassing and invading the Capitol, they said the president invited them to be there,” said Mr. Raskin, a member of the House select committee examining the events of January 6.
“They didn’t have any type of subtle knowledge of the division of powers,” he continued. They simply assumed that because the number one person in the US government had invited them, they had a right to be there.”
“It highlights the major role that Donald Trump played in it,” the representative stated in the interview. However, it complicates assigning guilt at various degrees of behavior.”
“I would like people to understand that it was not one, indivisible sequence of activity, but there were many components to what was happening,” he stated of the events of the day.
Meanwhile, Ms. Pelosi, who is not a member of the committee, said earlier this week that she has “faith in the committee’s bipartisan nature.”