Rep. Troy Nehls (R-TX) told the Todd Starnes Show his office is being “criminally investigated” by the Capitol Police as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D) is covering up what really happened on Jan. 6, 2021.
“I’m being targeted because of my positions as it relates to January 6th,” said Nehls, who was rejected from the select committee by Pelosi.
Nehls said he continued investigating Jan. 6 and discovered disturbing evidence that Capitol Police knew about what was going to happen and did nothing.
“And then all of a sudden, now I find out that I’m being criminally investigated by the Capitol Police as it relates to content on my whiteboard inside my private office,” Nehls said.
The Texas congressman told host Todd Starnes Capitol Police have been investigating him without telling him or his office, claiming his office door was wide open and took photos of his whiteboard, which he called “overreach.”
“Nancy Pelosi doesn’t like me because she knows I have an enormous amount of experience in law enforcement conducting investigations, and she knows I am the member of Congress that has taken that deep dove in the Jan. 6, and I’m uncovering things that she doesn’t want me to talk about,” he said. “With Nancy Pelosi involved in delay in the National Guard on January six… Yes, there’s a cover up here, folks.”
He added, “The American people need to understand this isn’t about Donald Trump. This isn’t Donald Trump. This is Nancy Pelosi and the leadership of the Capitol Police not preventing Jan. six from taking place in the first place.”
Below is a rushed transcript from Rep. Troy Nehls’ interview on the Todd Starnes Show:
Starnes: [00:43:20] Want to go right now to the Patriot Mobile newsmaker line? You know, we were talking about Congressman Troy Nehls yesterday on this program. Congressman, I hope your ears were were burning, but it was all good. What we had to say about you. [00:43:33][13.2]
Nehls: [00:43:34] Well, good afternoon, Todd. It’s good to be with you and with all your listeners. [00:43:39][4.7]
Starnes: [00:43:40] Congressman, you have been targeted and we’re curious to know if you know why. And I want you to take us through and explain to our listeners what happened to you and your staff at your office up on Capitol Hill? [00:43:53][13.7]
Nehls: [00:43:55] Sure. Yes, I’m being targeted because of my positions as it relates to January 6th. Leader McCarthy asked me to be one of the five on the select committee. Of course, Nancy, for the first time in the history of Congress, rejected a minority leader’s pick to be on a select committee so we didn’t get to participate. And so I continued to investigate January 6. Look at all the data. Look at all the intelligence. And what I discovered was very disturbing because what we know is that the leadership in the intelligence section of the Capitol Police, all the information was there. They knew the Capitol was going to be the target. They knew the extremist groups were going to be there. They knew that individuals were threatening with violence and it was just going to be a horrible day. But the intelligence section did nothing with it. They did nothing. They kept it. They hid it. And I’ve also been very vocal about the death of Ashley Babbitt, Lieutenant Byrd killing Ashli Babbitt. I’ve been very vocal critic about that as well, so I feel certain that the leadership of the Capitol Police are not very happy with me. And then all of a sudden, now I find out that I’m being criminally investigated by the Capitol Police as it relates to content on my whiteboard inside my private office. [00:45:09][74.3]
Starnes: [00:45:10] Congressman, can you share with us what was on that whiteboard? [00:45:13][2.5]
Nehls: [00:45:14] Absolutely. So they claim the Capitol Police claim that on a Saturday afternoon, they found my office door wide open and a police officer walks in there from the Capitol Police. And I believe and I told this to Chief Manga, I have no issues with him being in my office because he was there to check to see if there was anyone in there that shouldn’t be there, unauthorized right? My door was apparently far wide open. I had no issues with that. But the problem is is that when he was there, he started snooping around and looking at my legislative materials and and on that whiteboard, that’s where I kept all my legislative priorities, what I was going to try to accomplish this year in Congress. He found some of the language on that whiteboard suspicious, so he took a picture. And then what he did is he sent that to what he calls the command center, who then sent it to a special agent who then sent it to another agent. And then Monday, two days, three days later. I have these three secret squirrels, these deep undercover agents looking like construction workers confront one of my employees at my office, one of my staffers, and ask them about the language on the whiteboard and the language on the whiteboard, like body armor and body armor was related to legislation you probably don’t realize, but we buy body armor from China. I don’t know why in the hell we’re buying body armor from China, so I said we’re drafting, the employee said. We’re drafting legislation as it relates to body armor from China. We shouldn’t be doing it. And then the other question they add grill, my staffer was you also have a hand like a handwritten map of the Rayburn Building with an X on it. And they said, What’s that all about? And my staffer explained Fallon, that was a map. And on that, that map was to tell the intern to show the intern where the ice machine was in the Rayburn Building because the ice machine in our building, Longworth, was broken. That was the explanation. [00:47:15][120.2]
Starnes: [00:47:16] So, so at that point, what happened? Did they say, Hey, look, man, we’re really sorry we screwed up here. [00:47:23][6.8]
Nehls: [00:47:24] No, they left, they left, they never they never came back, they never they never notified me, they never notified my chief of staff. They just left and and I find it very, very disturbing that they took this, this material off of my white board, which has my legislative priorities. I mean, this is a little overreach. And I I reassured the chief. I said, Chief, the question is not about the fate of the officer in my office. The question and the concern is why is he taking pictures of my whiteboard that he said determined was suspicious? And then you investigate me. I have no clue if he only took one picture. I’m not really certain it was that officer that took the picture because the officer that checked my office never even claimed he took a picture. So but the chief has clammed up on me now. He’s gone dark. He’s not willing to answer any of my follow up questions. I just posted a video on the door that they claim was wide open. I just posted a video. My door does not stay open. When you open that door all the way, it closes on its own. So I have even some concern with that. What do you mean? You found my door wide open? It doesn’t stay wide open. It closes on its own. So I have a lot of questions. [00:48:48][84.5]
Starnes: [00:48:49] Congressman, when did this happen? When did they come into your office? [00:48:51][2.6]
Nehls: [00:48:52] This is in November. They say they found my door open on November 20th, which was a Saturday afternoon about 3:30 p.m.. Now I understand everybody. My office left my office staff left Friday afternoon, five o’clock they went home. I said, Everybody go home it’s Thanksgiving Week coming up. Everybody, we’re out of session. Go home and enjoy. Spend some time with your family. So the last office personnel I had there was Friday and they all of my staff that we lock the door. We that we didn’t leave any door open. And then all of a sudden Saturday afternoon, the Capitol Police are saying they found my door wide open. It’s hard for me to believe that. [00:49:32][39.1]
Starnes: [00:49:32] On the Patriot Mobile newsmaker line here in our Liberty University Studios Congressman Troy Nehls from Texas. Congressman, I have to believe there are security cameras. Have you been able to obtain any footage to to show what happened outside of your office? [00:49:47][14.3]
Nehls: [00:49:48] No. The Capitol, the office buildings, the Longworth. There’s three office buildings that House office members of Congress, the Cannon, the Longworth and the Rayburn Building, and then the Longworth Building there are no cameras in the hallways that would show people coming and going from in member office. So now there are there are cameras that are at the entrances, but there are no cameras. So the AP Yeah. [00:50:11][22.9]
Starnes: [00:50:12] So you mentioned you were under criminal investigation, have they? Are you still under criminal investigation? I mean, I mean, and what is the crime, you know, wanting ice for your Diet Coke? I don’t understand. [00:50:21][9.3]
Nehls: [00:50:22] Well, the chief of police when I first confronted him about this and started asking questions. He said that I was never under investigation. He wants this to go away. He’s trying to hide from this. He doesn’t want me talking about this. But and he said, you were never under criminal investigation. I said, Chief, that’s hard to believe that because when he takes a picture of that whiteboard and sent it to the command center and which then was sent to a sergeant, you think a sergeant would have looked at that and said, What do you think is suspicious about this young man to the young officer with this is nothing. What are you doing? But he then sent it to someone else who sent it to someone else. And then I’d get these three secret squirrels knocking on my office on Monday. No this, they know who I am. The leadership knows who I am. They know I’ve been very, very vocal about the leadership and quite honestly, that the incompetence in the leadership of the Capitol Police. They know I’ve been very vocal about Ashley Babbitt, Lieutenant Byrd, and what they’re trying to do is intimidate me. They’re trying to silence me. And quite honestly, I believe they’re trying to destroy me. [00:51:25][62.5]
Starnes: [00:51:26] Is it working? Have you been bullied? Have you been intimidated into silence? [00:51:29][3.0]
Nehls: [00:51:30] Congressman, I’ll guarantee you this, Todd. I am one tough sheriff. Nancy, you are toying with the wrong sheriff. [00:51:38][8.2]
Starnes: [00:51:40] Well, said. Congressman, we want you to keep us updated on this and we stand alongside of you. This is reprehensible and it harkens back to the Watergate era where you had the secret break ins that when I first heard about what happened to you, that’s it was. It was. It was, you know, political games is what’s going on here. [00:52:00][19.9]
Nehls: [00:52:01] Yes, and here we are today now, so the AIG was in my office that his name is Michael Bolton, he’s not the senior, the IG is Michael Bolton. And he is looking into this, he said he is going to conduct an investigation. I appreciate that. I said I would appreciate it if it would be an independent, standalone investigation. And he is doing such. And we’ve also asked through our social media. We told the chief Capitol Police chief, Hey, chief, this picture that was so alarming and so suspicious. And this language on my board is so threatening. Why don’t you release the photo. Release the picture that you have that you took and investigated me for. Show the picture. Released the photo and they still have not done so. Someone told me they deleted it. Todd, not a good thing. Not a good thing at all. [00:52:53][51.5]
Starnes: [00:52:53] That’s just unacceptable. And we need answers and we need to pray that the Republicans take back control of the House and the Senate so we can launch investigations to find out what they did to you and the reason why. [00:53:07][13.1]
Nehls: [00:53:09] Yes, sir. But again, Nancy Pelosi said yesterday she doesn’t have any power over the Capitol Police. That is a bold faced lie. She is. She oversees the Capitol Police. She oversees the Capitol Police Board. She appoints one of the three members. Let me tell you something. Nancy Pelosi doesn’t like me because she knows I have an enormous amount of experience in law enforcement conducting investigations, and she knows I am the member of Congress that has taken that deep dove in the Jan. 6, and I’m uncovering things that she doesn’t want me to talk about. With Nancy Pelosi involved in delay in the National Guard on January six. I believe she was. But but the chair of this committee there’s Bennie Thompson, said Nancy is off limits. Yes, there’s a cover up here, folks. The American people need to understand this isn’t about Donald Trump. This isn’t Donald Trump. This is Nancy Pelosi. In the leadership of the Capitol Police not preventing Jan. six from taking place in the first place. [00:54:05][56.0]
Starnes: [00:54:05] It’s a fair point. It really is. And congressman, I hate to do this, but we’ve got to run for a break here. God bless you and you keep fighting the good fight. [00:54:12][6.8]
Nehls: [00:54:13] God bless you and all your listeners. [00:54:14][1.0]
Starnes: [00:54:15] All right, that’s Congressman Troy Nehls out of Texas. And it sounds like Pelosi picked the wrong congressman to pick on. Wow. Good for this, congressman. He’s fighting back, and that’s what you got to do. But again, he brings up a great point and something that we have we have been talking about since January the 7th, the day after all of this, the day after the riot at the Capitol. It all could have been prevented if Pelosi had not told the Capitol Police to stand down. They had opportunities. As a matter of fact, President Trump himself suggested, Hey, you guys might want to think about getting the National Guard up here. Now the mainstream media turns it around, and they’re saying Trump never ordered. No, the president cannot order that, but he suggested it. So even the president? And just think about this for a moment. If Donald Trump was really trying to stage an insurrection, why would he tell them call out the National Guard to protect the Capitol building? Why would he do that? That is an end there. There is no dispute that that fact that Trump was actually talking about the National Guard and suggesting the National Guard should get should get to D.C.. Nobody’s disputing that. Nobody is. So the congressman has a very valid point and a it’s a terrific question. And that is why that one issue right there is why I’m not prepared to weigh in on what really happened on that day. Why did Nancy Pelosi? Why did congressional leadership tell Capitol Police to stand down? Why did they want the Capitol building unprotected on that day? Someone needs to answer that question, and the only person who can answer that question is the person in charge of the Capitol Police and who is that person? Nancy Pelosi. [00:56:12][116.8]