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Trump has endorsed a Georgia lawmaker who gave a tour of the Capitol on the day before the insurrection

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Barry Loudermilk
Rep. Barry LoudermilkBill Clark/CQ-Roll Call via Getty Images
  • Former President Donald Trump endorsed Georgia Rep. Barry Loudermilk for Congress.

  • The Jan. 6 committee sent a letter Thursday requesting Loudermilk comply with their investigation.

  • Loudermilk admitted on Thursday that he led a Capitol tour on Jan. 5, 2021.

Former President Donald Trump gave his "Complete and Total Endorsement" to Georgia Rep. Barry Loudermilk, who is being probed by the January 6 committee for a tour he gave the day before the riot.

"Congressman Barry Loudermilk is a fantastic Representative for the incredible people of Georgia's 11th Congressional District," Trump said, The Hill reported.

"A U.S. Air Force veteran, Barry is working hard to Support our Vets, Grow the Economy, Lower Gas Prices, Secure our Border, Defend the Second Amendment, and Shrink the Size and Scope of the Federal Government by holding it accountable for unacceptable performance – just like we did with Accountability at the VA! Barry Loudermilk has my Complete and Total Endorsement!"

The US House of Representatives Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol requested Loudermilk meet with them in a letter sent on Thursday. In the letter, the commission said they found evidence contradicting Republican claims that there was no evidence of tours occurring on the day before the riot.

Loudermilk admitted in a statement Thursday that he brought a "constituent family" on a tour of the Capitol the day before the riot, but said the family did not enter the Capitol building on Jan 6.

"The facts speak for themselves; no place that the family went on the 5th was breached on the 6th, the family did not enter the Capitol grounds on the 6th, and no one in that family has been investigated or charged in connection to January 6th," the statement read.

Representatives for Trump and Loudermilk did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment.

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