Trump supporters charged in the Jan 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol reportedly planned to “gas” lawmakers in tunnels where GOP Rep. Barry Loudermilk led a tour the previous day.
As noted by Raw Story, “the Georgia Republican led a group of 15 individuals later identified by police as constituents on a tour of the Capitol complex, where one participant took photos of hallways, staircases and tunnels, and that same man was shown on video from Jan. 6 shouting threats against individual Democratic lawmakers.”
“We’re coming to take you out and pull you out by your hairs,” the man says, referring to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY). “When I get done with you, you’re going to need a shine on top of that bald head,” he added.
Court documents showed a group of three Oath Keepers were particularly interested in lawmakers’ movements in the tunnels underneath the Capitol complex, and one of them, Thomas Edward Caldwell, allegedly received a Facebook message about them.
“All members are in the tunnels under capital seal them in,” reads the message. “Turn on gas.”
Caldwell also received another message on the topic, according to an affidavit that replicates spelling errors in the original statement.
“Tom all legislators are down in the Tunnels 3floors down,” the message reads. “Do like we had to do when I was in the core start tearing oit florrs go from top to bottom.”
Read it at Raw Story.