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Nancy Pelosi says lawmakers who aided in Capitol attack may be prosecuted

House speaker’s comments come after a congresswoman said she saw colleagues leading ‘reconnaissance’ tours before the riot

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The House speaker, Nancy Pelosi, has said it is possible that members of Congress could face prosecution if found to have “aided and abetted” the violent attack on the Capitol earlier this month that left five people dead.

“Justice is called for as we address insurrection perpetrated against the Capitol last week,” the Democratic speaker told reporters on Friday.

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