How many newly elected officials and Congressional candidates were ‘involved’ in the Capitol riot?
A PolitiFact reader forwarded us an emailed claim from a leading Democratic fundraising committee that piqued our interest.
The email, sent by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee on behalf of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, read: "At least 10 people involved in the Capitol riots were just elected to state and local office. At least FIVE more are running for Congress."
When we reached out to Pelosi, her office referred us to the DCCC. Asked for evidence, the DCCC pointed us to an article from HuffPost that named 10 elected officials....