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Republican lawmakers call out Rep. Schiff, ask Capitol police for info on arrests of Colbert show staffers

Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, and Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Ill., sent a letter to the chief of the U.S. Capitol Police on Monday, requesting information about how a group of staffers with CBS’s “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” were able to gain access to a House office building last Thursday. 

The group of seven was arrested around 8:30 p.m. in the Longworth House Office Building and charged with unlawful entry. 

Earlier in the day, they conducted interviews with members of the Jan. 6 Select Committee, including Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., Rep. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla, and Rep. Jake Auchincloss, D-Mass.

They were eventually escorted out of the Cannon House Office Building where the Jan. 6 committee conducted its hearing because they didn’t have proper press credentials. 

HOW COLBERT SHOW STAFFERS GOT THEMSELVES HURLED OUT OF TWO HOUSE OFFICE BUILDINGS

Sources tell Fox News that an aide to Auchincloss let them back into the House office buildings around 4:00 p.m. and they were left unattended for several hours. 

Later that evening, members of the Capitol police found them recording comedy skits near the office of Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., a source said. 

From left to right, Rep. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., Rep. Pete Aguilar, D-Calif., Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., and Chairman Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., listen as the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol holds its first public hearing.

Now Reps. Jordan and Davis are asking Capitol police for all reports, witness statements, surveillance footage, and photographs related to the arrests.

“These individuals were arrested and charged with unlawful entry after causing ‘disturbances’ at the offices of several Republican members, including ‘banging’ on their office doors,” Jordan and Davis wrote to UCSP Chief J. Thomas Manger. 

WASHINGTON, D. C. - APRIL 19:  Longworth House Office Building, in Washington, D. C. on APRIL 19.  (Photo By Raymond Boyd/Getty Images)

The letter calls out Rep. Adam Schiff: “The individuals reportedly gained access back into the building through Representative Adam Schiff, a member of the House Select Committee to Investigate January 6, and Representative Jackie Auchinloss.”

A spokesperson for CBS told Fox News last week that the “interviews at the Capitol were authorized and pre-arranged through Congressional aides of the members interviewed.” 

A Capitol police spokesperson said that additional charges could be possible after consulting with prosecutors. 

Fox News’s Adam Sabes contributed to this report. 

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