Congressman Troy Nehls tweeted about the investigation at his workplace involving Capitol Police. The authorities looked into the political documents. However, the US Capitol Police brushed aside the allegations citing the investigation as political retribution. The Republican from Richmond condemned the absence of concrete evidence in the inquiry.
Texas Tribune reports that Nehls suspected that the investigation occurred due to his criticism of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the select committee regarding the Capitol insurrection. The politician believed that the investigation targeted former US President Donald Trump.
Police Terms It ‘Routine Investigation’
Texas Tribune cited Nehls’ tweet; it read, “Upon discovering a member of my staff, special agents dressed like construction workers began to question him as to the contents of a photograph taken illegally two days earlier.” The police department assured that the investigation was routine and didn’t bear any other motives. Texas Tribue quoted Nehls,” Somebody in the Capitol Police took a picture of the whiteboard, shared it with the command center, who shared it with a special agent, who shared it with another supervisor who then had three guys show up at my office. All I’m asking is, let’s see the photo they took. In what world does Capitol Police leadership encourage officers to enter a Member’s private office, take photographs, collect evidence, dispatch intelligence staff- and then say that’s not an investigation?”
Nehls Accused The Capitol Police Chief
Nehls accused Manger of manipulating evidence hiding vital information. Earlier, he assisted the House Chamber from the Trump supporters; they halted electrification during the 2020 elections. However, he changed sides to support the Republicans. Texas Tribune quoted Capitol Police Chief Tom Manger, who said,” If a Member’s office is left open and unsecured, without anyone inside the office, USCP officers are directed to document that and secure the office to ensure nobody can wander in and steal or do anything else nefarious. No case investigation was ever initiated or conducted into the Representative or his staff.” The House Select Committee came into existence after House Democrats voted unanimously for the investigation of the Jan 6 attack. Nehls said that he suggested the committee’s launch along with four Republicans.