Capitol Police Downplay Claims From GOP Congressman That They Illegally Surveilled His Office


    U.S. Capitol Police confirmed Tuesday that they had entered Rep. Troy Nehls (R-TX), confirmed that they entered Rep. Nehls stated Tuesday morning that Capitol Police Intelligence Division had investigated his office. “One of my staffers caught them doing it.”

    Capitol Police entered my office on November 20th, 2021 without my knowledge and took confidential legislative items that were protected under the Speech and Debate clause, Article 1 Section 6.

    Special agents disguised as construction workers approached a member of my staff to inquire about the contents of a photo taken illegally just two days before.

    They were not authorized to take photographs of my office or investigate me or my staff. Why is the Capitol Police Leadership intently looking into me to try and destroy my character?

    Perhaps it’s because I was vocal in my criticism of @SpeakerPelosi and the @January6thCmte leadership regarding their handling of January 6th, Ashli Babbitt’s death, and subsequent SHAM investigation.

    In response, the chief of Capitol Police stated that Nehls’ office was open but unsecure.

    One of our officers noticed that the door to the Congressman was open on the weekend before Thanksgiving. USCP personnel followed up on Monday with Congressman’s staff. They determined that no further investigation was necessary. The Representative and his staff were never the subjects of any investigation.

    Rachel Bovard, the Conservative Policy Institute policy Director and former Hill staffer, stated that the U.S. Capitol Police must lock unlocked doors and not “rifle through an office, take photos of what’s written on the whiteboard and then question staff.”