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Kamala Harris' motorcade went right past pipe bomb planted at DNC headquarters on Jan. 6, report

The complete timeline of Harris movements on Jan. 6, 2021, are just now emerging

Published: January 31, 2022 9:16am

Updated: January 31, 2022 9:52am

A motorcade on the day of the Capitol riot transporting then-Vice President-elect Kamala Harris drove just a few yards away from a pipe bomb lying next to a bench outside of the Democratic National Committee headquarters, in Washington, D.C.

Harris then remained inside the headquarters, on Capitol Hill, for close to two hours before the bomb was discovered, according to a CNN report based on accounts of law enforcement officials. 

CNN reports that Harris's motorcade arrived at roughly 11:30 a.m. on Jan. 6, 2021.

The parade of cars drove through the building's garage near where the pipe bomb was eventually found. Harris's movements that were not previously known until earlier this month when Politico reported her presence at the headquarters.

On the one-year anniversary of the Capitol breach, in a speech, Harris said she had been at the Capitol complex receiving a brief in her capacity as a U.S. senator on the morning of the riot.

The pipe bomb and another at the Republican National Committee – also on Capitol Hill, in Washington, D.C. – were discovered around 1 p.m., just as a crowd began to breach the complex. Neither device detonated before being neutralized, but the FBI had made it clear that both bombs were viable. 

News of Harris' extended presence at the offices raises questions about security measures that day of the riot, including whether a thorough sweep of the place Harris would be was conducted. 

Law enforcement has released videos of a suspect but no arrests have been announced in connection with the pipebombs.

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