Two House Republicans issued a letter to the U.S. Capitol Police requesting more details on the arrest of seven staffers from CBS' "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert."
The congressmen requested all reports, witness statements, as well as all security footage and photographs related to the arrest of the seven staffers.
According to the version of events, Schiff's office initially let the group into the Cannon House Office Building while a Jan. 6 committee hearing was underway. The U.S. Capitol Police removed them because they did not have proper press credentials. Later, a staffer with Auchincloss's office let the group enter the Longworth House Office Building, which was nearby.
Spokespersons for Schiff and Auchincloss did not return queries from The Epoch Times.
Jordan and Davis noted in their letter, "The individuals were originally in the Capitol Complex in connection with the activities of the January 6th Select Committee, but it is unclear whether the Select Committee had any involvement in or awareness of these individuals’ planned harassment of Republican offices."
"Much has been made lately about unauthorized access to House office buildings, including debunked Democrat allegations that Republican members led so-called reconnaissance tours of the Capitol Complex in advance of January 6," the letter continued. "Unlike the Democrat allegations of reconnaissance tours, however, the events on June 16 actually resulted in arrests for unlawful entry."
A spokesperson for CBS previously told The Epoch Times in an email that the group was recording interviews for a comedy segment of "Triumph the Insult Comic Dog," and that the interviews were pre-arranged with congressional aides.
“After leaving the members’ offices on their last interview of the day, the production team stayed to film stand-ups and other final comedy elements in the halls when they were detained by Capitol Police,” the spokesperson said.