The video shows Georgia Rep. Barry Loudermilk walking around a group photographing areas not usually of interest to tourists.

The U.S. House committee investigating the insurgency at the Capitol building in Washington released video of a tour led by a Republican lawmaker the day before the attack, showing attendees taking pictures of cages. staircase and tunnels in the Capitol complex.

The panel released the video as it renewed calls for Georgia Rep. Barry Loudermilk to speak to the tour committee. Loudermilk has so far declined the interview and denied any wrongdoing.

Committee chairman, Democratic Rep. Bennie Thompson, said the group’s behavior raised questions because they had photographed security checkpoints and other areas not usually of interest to tourists on a day when the resort’s Capitol was closed to the public.

One panel member, Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois, tweeted after the video aired: “Please take a look. These are not normal tour routes, the Capitol was closed to tours.

U.S. Capitol Police said in a letter to Republicans this week that after reviewing surveillance video footage, they “do not consider any of the activities [they] considered suspicious.

Loudermilk has not been subpoenaed and there is no evidence that he knew any of his tour participants were outside the Capitol the following day.

In a letter to Loudermilk renewing the interview request on Wednesday, committee chair Thompson said the panel “hoped to show you the video evidence when you met with us” but was releasing it because it had until now refused.

The back and forth underscored the committee’s difficulty in obtaining information from Republicans who communicated with President Donald Trump, the White House or rioters during or before the insurgency.

In addition to the surveillance video, footage released by the panel also includes video of an unidentified man walking toward the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, holding a flagpole that appears to have a pointed end, which he says, is “for a certain person”.

The committee says the man who took the video, who is not seen in the footage but laughs and urges the man with the flag, is one of the tour participants who was taking photos at the inside the Capitol the day before.

Footage taken later by the same man shows people approaching the Capitol. The man taking the video then makes apparent threats to Democrats, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and New York Reps. Jerrold Nadler and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

“They’re coming, coming like white on rice for Pelosi, Nadler, even you, AOC,” the man says in the video released by the committee. “We come to take you out and pull you by the hair. When I’m done with you, you’ll need a shine on that bald head.

The panel did not say whether the man entered the Capitol or faced charges.

While more than 800 people have been accused of breaking into the building or violently beating police officers, thousands more protesters were outside the building or on the National Mall and did not not commit violence. The breach temporarily halted certification of President Joe Biden’s victory.

While the panel conducted more than 1,000 interviews, five GOP lawmakers defied the subpoenas, including House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy, who spoke with Trump that day.

Bruce Fein, a former US justice official, told Al Jazeera it “seems suspicious” that some members of Congress are not volunteering to speak to the panel.

“Why do you need a subpoena [when] your member of Congress is supposed to uphold and defend the Constitution? ” he said. “You should volunteer like a good Samaritan all you know.”