(AmericanProsperity.com) – The integrity of the Capitol Police hangs in the balance as the department digs itself in deeper as more and more scandals emerge — the most recent controversy involves an accusation from a Republican lawmaker.
US Representative Troy Nehls (R-TX) claims Capitol Police entered his office without permission and took pictures of confidential documents, including pending legislation.
The congressman took to Twitter to detail the account.
The @CapitolPolice Intelligence Division investigated my office illegally and one of my staffers caught them in the act.
— Congressman Troy Nehls (@RepTroyNehls) February 8, 2022
Nehls explained that Article 1, Section 6 of the US Constitution, otherwise known as the Speech and Debate clause, protects the documents in his office that Capitol Police allegedly photographed. The Republican noted that Capitol Police did this not once but twice, with the first incident occurring on November 20, 2021, and the second coming only days later on November 22, 2021.
Nehls details how one of his staffers caught them in the act during the second incident. At that point, the police, disguised as construction workers, questioned them about the documents photographed the first time they entered Nehls’ office.
The congressman also said representatives of the Capitol Police never informed him or senior staffers of the investigation. However, he believes he knows why. He thinks they remained silent on the issue because they lacked the authority or proper authorization to search his office.
Nehls rhetorically asked why the Capitol Police would even be interested in investigating him and members of his team. He believes they’re doing it because he’s an outspoken critic of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and that she’s using the department as a political weapon to investigate opponents.
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