Jan. 6 protest organizers say they met with GOP representatives such as Paul Gosar, Madison Cawthorn, and Lauren Boebert ahead of Capitol insurrection: report

Rolling Stone was told by two Jan. 6 protest organizers that they had met more than "a dozen" GOP officials.
They claim they spoke with several members of Congress, including Lauren Boebert and Paul Gosar.

Although it is not clear what they discussed, three of the named individuals have been previously credited with helping to plan a Jan. 6 rally.

A daily selection of top stories, based on your reading preferences, is available to you. Loading Click Sign up to receive marketing emails and other offers from Insider.

Two pro-Trump rally organizers, who planned protests across the US including Washington DC on January 6th, said that they met regularly with GOP representatives and their top staff during the weeks leading to the attack at the Capitol.

Rolling Stone published an exclusive interview on Sunday in which organizers claimed they spoke to "a dozen" representatives. They referred to Rep. Paul Gosar of Arizona and Rep. Andy Biggs, respectively, as well as Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene and Rep. Lauren Boebert from Colorado, Rep. Madison Cawthorn, North Carolina, Rep. Louie Gohmert, Texas, and Rep. Mo Brooks, Alabama.

One organizer stated that they would like to talk to Boebert's and Cawthorn teams, Gosar's teams, as well as Gosar's teams.

The same organizer said, "I remember Marjorie Taylor Greene specifically." Rolling Stone reports that the names of both sources are kept secret as they cooperate with the House select committee's investigation into the Capitol rebellion.

They stated that they would be willing to share information about the protests as they were angry at the siege of the US Capitol.

Although it is not clear what was discussed with each representative of the organization, Rolling Stone received an example from Gosar and stated that he offered them the possibility to receive a "blanket Pardon" to motivate them for organizing the rallies.

Biggs (Brooks), and Gosar were previously given credit by Ali Alexander, a "Stop the Steal” movement organizer, for their role in helping to plan the rally that day. Brooks and Biggs denied this.

Rolling Stone was told by a spokesperson for Greene that the representative had nothing to do "with any protest planning." The spokesperson wrote that Greene was actually preparing to challenge current President Joe Biden on the House floor.

He wrote that she objected "just like Democrats have objected over the years to Republican presidential victories," according to Rolling Stone.

Insider reached out to the offices of Greene and Gosar, Biggs Brooks, Boebert Brooks, Cawthorn, Cawthorn, Cawthorn, Boebert, Cawthorn and Gohmert for comment but they did not immediately reply.

0 Comments

Post a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

0 comments