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Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene is searched by U.S. Capitol Police after setting off the metal detector. She is wearing a mask reading

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U.S. Rep. Mikie Sherrill, a Democrat from the 11th District, made the comments during a 13-minute Facebook live video on Tuesday night in which she outlined what Congress is doing to hold those responsible for the attempted insurrection while blasting colleagues she alleges incited the violence in an attempt to overturn the results of President-Elect Joe Biden's November 6 victory over Trump.

Her congressional district includes parts of Essex, Morris, Passaic and Sussex counties.

"To see members of Congress go around and push their way into the chamber without having to go through the magnetometer, you know, because they can, I think is a sign of how obnoxious things have become for some of these folks who are supporting Donald Trump", he said.

Although Sherrill did not name any of the Republicans she accused of leading the alleged reconnaissance tours, far-right Trump supporters including Reps.

"We're talking about your job", she told MSNBC's Chris Hayes.

In a letter to the head of the Capitol Police and the sergeants-at-arms for the House and Senate, Sherrill (D-N.J.) requested an "immediate investigation into the suspicious behavior and access given to visitors to the Capitol" on the day before it was stormed. He also said GOP members weren't consulted by security officials before they were installed.

Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, told reporters at the Capitol: "I've heard a couple but I'm gonna wait to make sure we get verification". Enough to know that these weren't "one-on-one" tours or "a small family".

"One thing I do know is that Ms. Boebert's rhetoric, in particular, was extremely unsafe and that's why I've been pushing back on it for some time now because I could tell which way it was going to go", Crow told Denver news station KDVR.

A number of House Republicans sparred with Capitol police Tuesday over new security measures that were implemented in the wake of the Capitol siege on January 6. Federal investigators say they're pouring enormous resources into unearthing details of a potential "seditious conspiracy" and that some of the undisclosed evidence about what happened inside the Capitol will be "shocking".

Some Democrats, like Sherrill, are also calling for punishment for the Republicans who - like Trump - delivered incendiary remarks that preceded the violence at the Capitol, as well as others who joined Trump's effort to delegitimize the 2020 presidential election.

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