120 House GOP Members Share Incendiary Social Media Content Leading Up to Capitol Attack
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) published a review of her colleague’s social media histories, creating a permanent record of any tweets or posts that may have encouraged or aided in the Jan. 6 insurrection on the U.S. Capitol. All 120 members of Congress across 33 states featured in the report voted to overturn the 2020 election results.
The review includes social media posts from Election Day to the end of January “related to the violence on January 6, 2021 and claims regarding the legitimacy of the 2020 presidential election,” as well as other relevant contributions to the culture of misinformation and violent rhetoric that led to the siege on the Capitol.
Lofgren argues that members of Congress who threatened the peaceful transfer of power are subject to the same constitutional provision under which former President Donald Trump was impeached. Her office aggregated this report as evidence for expulsion of each of the members listed. The report is almost 2,000 pages, sorted by state and allows readers to quickly see which of their elected officials egged on the insurrectionists in the days leading up to Jan. 6.
The full report can be found here and state-specific reports can be found below.