GOP congressman says Pelosi is trying to ‘silence and destroy’ him for comments on Jan. 6

A Republican congressman said Friday that evidence will soon emerge showing he was “under criminal investigation” last November when a U.S. Capitol Police officer came into his office without permission and started snapping photos.

According to Texas Rep. Troy Nehls, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is trying to “silence and destroy” him for criticizing the House select committee investigating the rioting at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.

In February, Nehls said that on Nov. 20, 2021, a Capitol Police officer entered his Capitol Hill office and took photos of confidential information.

“USCP officer entered Congressman Nehls’ office after allegedly discovering a door left open. Rather than clearing the office, the officer took photos of confidential material in Congressman Nehls’ legislative office that detailed the introduction of a pro-law enforcement bill that would have ensured body armor quality for law enforcement officers,” read a statement from Nehls’ office.

“The photo was passed up to USCP intelligence analysts and a report was filed citing ‘suspicious writings.’ That following Monday, three plain-clothed USCP agents returned to the office, where they questioned a staff member about the contents of the questionably-obtained photo,” the statement added.

Capitol Police Chief Tom Manger presented a different version of events.

“The weekend before Thanksgiving, one of our vigilant officers spotted the Congressman’s door was wide open. That Monday, USCP personnel personally followed up with the Congressman’s staff and determined no investigation or further action of any kind was needed,” he said in a statement.

“No case investigation was ever initiated or conducted into the Representative or his staff.”

Nehls has maintained that he was under “criminal investigation” when Capitol police entered his office — contrary to Manger’s claims that police were simply being vigilant. On Friday, Nehls told the “John Solomon Reports” podcast that a Capitol Police Inspector General’s Office report — whose “executive summary” he recently reviewed — will vindicate him in the coming week.

“What it’s going to show is that the Capitol Police were trying to preserve evidence taking this picture,” Nehls said. “And so the IG will tell you that I was under investigation when you’ve got the chief of police saying I was never under investigation. I can assure you, I was under criminal investigation. So I’m looking forward to getting this report on next week.”

Nehls also revealed why he believes he is being targeted — his statements on the events of Jan. 6.

“I’d been beat up, beat to hell on social media by the far left, everybody calling me an insurrectionist and everything else because they actually felt that I was the threat because of my position on J6,” he said on the podcast. I exposed J6. I exposed the Capitol Police leadership team for failing to do their damn job.

“And if they would have done their job, J6 would have never ever happened. If the National Guard would have been deployed on our nation’s capitol on Jan. 4, and all of the intelligence were there, January 6 would have never taken place. But there are people that wanted it to take place.”

Pelosi is looking to shut down people like him, Nehls said,

“They were coming after me to silence and destroy me,” he said. “That’s what Nancy Pelosi wants to do to guys like me. If I am a vocal critic of J6 and that leadership team, they’re going to go out there and try to destroy me just like they did with Donald Trump.”