GOP Reps Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.), Mo Brooks (R-Ala.), and Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) are now the target of a potential investigation for their “active roles” in provoking and aiding the deadly January 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol.
The three lawmakers have been referred to the House Ethics Committee and Office of Congressional Ethics in six separate letters demanding a probe to determine the extent of “their involvement in the deadly attack on the Capitol.”
“It is critical for the functioning of Congress—and therefore the functioning of our democracy—that this investigation is conducted,” wrote Washington Rep. Pramila Jayapal, “I urge the House Committee on Ethics and the Office of Congressional Ethics to thoroughly investigate Representatives Boebert, Brooks, and Gosar’s conduct, and refer any appropriate findings to the Department of Justice.”
I didn’t know if I would make it out alive on January 6th.
GOP members who aided insurrectionists or stoked the flames that day must be held fully accountable. That’s why I’m calling for ethics investigations to be launched into the actions of three members. https://t.co/dEbEIuQMKl
— Rep. Pramila Jayapal (@RepJayapal) March 11, 2021