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‘You Sound Guilty’: Panicked GOP Lawmaker Ripped For Claiming Capitol Police Want To ‘Destroy’ Him



Troy Nehls

GOP Rep. Troy Nehls, of Texas, sparked an avalanche of mockery after firing off a frantic Twitter thread this morning claiming that Capitol Hill police want to destroy him, accusing officers of illegally infiltrating his office and taking pictures of what he described as “confidential legislative products.”

In his manic rant, Nehls claimed that on Nov. 22, 2021, “special agents dressed like construction workers” questioned one of his staff members about photographs that they had supposedly taken two days before.

Nehls’s bizarre claims come as he and other Republicans seek to shift blame for the Jan. 6 insurrection away from Trump and the rioters and onto what they describe as inept Capitol Police leadership.

Hours after Nehls made his accusation, Capitol Police Chief J. Thomas Manger issued a statement, explaining that the door to the congressman’s office was “left open and unsecured” and officers on the force are “directed to document that and secure the office to ensure nobody can wander in and steal or do anything else nefarious.”

“The weekend before Thanksgiving, one of our vigilant officers spotted the Congressman’s door was wide open,” the statement reads. “That Monday, USCP personnel personally followed up with the Congressman’s staff and determined no investigation or further action of any kind was needed.”

A copy of a Capitol Police report posted by a Twitter user describes elements of the encounter that doesn’t line up with Nehls’ account at all.

Other users followed up mocking the Texas Republican for his bizarre attention-grabbing maneuver. Check Nehls’s Twitter thread and some of the reactions below.

Naturally, Twitter users had a lot to say about his public freak out:

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