Republican Rep. Troy Nehls is accusing House Speaker Rep. Nancy Pelosi of weaponizing the Capitol Police force against those who don’t bow to her wishes as it emerges that Capitol Police officers, dressed as construction workers, entered Rep. Nehls’ office without permission and even photographed confidential documents.
What’s more, one “worker” later returned to question staff members about the document which, according to Rep. Nehls, contained draft legislation designed to ensure body armor quality for law enforcement officials.
It appears the officers didn’t bother taking much time to read the file and subsequently categorized the photo as containing “suspicious writings,” because it included the phrase “body armor.”
It’s not hard to see why Rep. Nancy Pelosi would be furious with Rep. Nehls and wants to get revenge on him.
Rep. Nehls, a former sheriff, was one of nearly 140 representatives in the House to object to “President” Joe Biden’s election.
Furthermore, he voted against impeaching “former” President Donald Trump, and has since been highly critical of the way in which the J6 Congressional Committee is handling the investigation into the events of January 6, 2021.
However, what’s even more alarming than the fact that a powerful politician is weaponizing law enforcement officials against someone she doesn’t like is the fact that the Capitol Police’s intelligence unit has given itself new powers that run afoul of Constitutional Fourth Amendment rights.
The intelligence unit can now investigate the backgrounds of people who meet with lawmakers either publicly or privately; what’s more, it also has the power to search for information about lawmakers’ opponents and those opponents’ supporters.
The new powers are ostensibly designed to help Capitol Police improve security services for lawmakers; however, the fact that law enforcement officials are now allowed to search through the social media feeds and records of people who aren’t suspected of committing any wrongdoing should alarm anyone who is concerned about basic rights.
While Rep. Troy Nehls is a vocal conservative politician, he is also a practical one who has partnered with Democrats in the past to draft and pass legislation.
He approached “President” Joey nearly one year ago to let that assh*le know he was willing to work together with him on criminal justice reform.
Rep. Nehls has also partnered with Democrat Rep. Val Demings to draft legislation that would direct grant funds to county jails to provide career training programs for non-violent inmates.
If House Speaker Rep. Nancy Pelosi can treat him with total disdain, even though he has done nothing wrong, and there is no reason to suspect that he has ever broken any rules or laws, one can only imagine what could or would be done to conservative House members who are even more outspoken against the Democrat agenda.
The Capitol Police have no right to enter a congressional representative’s office, even if the door was left open, as Rep. Nehls has conceded.
Photographing confidential papers should likewise be illegal, and the police had no right to interrogate and threaten Rep. Nehls’ staff members over the incident.
However, it appears the only consequence for the blatant violation of Rep. Nehls’ rights is a “formal investigation into the matter” by the USCP Inspector General, which means the matter could very well be swept under the rug, increasing the odds that such unacceptable conduct may reoccur, perhaps repeatedly, in the future.