Capitol Police turned attention from ’200’ Proud Boys gathered on Jan. 6, lawmaker says

Rep. Zoe Lofgren says the department’s intelligence resources instead focused on a few counterdemonstrators leading up to the insurrection.

The U.S. Capitol Police identified about 200 members of the Proud Boys assembling on the morning of Jan. 6, but officials sent the department’s intelligence resources elsewhere, a key lawmaker said on Monday.

Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), chair of the House Administration Committee, said at a hearing that the department’s timeline made no further reference about the Proud Boys, many of whom breached the Capitol later that day. Less than half an hour later, the timeline said, the department opted to monitor three to four counterdemonstrators who had been “setting up props,” she said.

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