Capitol rioter who witnessed attack on Mitch McConnell's office asked to testify before Congress: report

On Tuesday, NBC4 Washington's Scott MacFarlane reported that Capitol rioter Thomas Vinson has told the court that the House select committee wants him to testify on what he saw during the attack.

Vinson, a man from Kentucky who has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges, is scheduled to be sentenced on Friday.

Vinson and his wife Lori took selfies after coming in with the crowd breaking into the Capitol. Lori has subsequently lost her job as a nurse after her involvement in the Capitol riot was reported by the media, but has said she has no regrets and would "do it again tomorrow."

The Louisville Courier-Journal has reported that the couple claims to have witnessed an attack on the office of then-Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), which could potentially be of interest to Congress.

"On a recorded call with the FBI, Lori said she and her husband were at a rally near the White House lawn and walked straight to the U.S. Capitol, up the steps and straight through the door, following a stream of people inside," reported Kala Kachmar. "Vinson denied waiting outside for someone to break down doors or windows to get in. She said they didn't meet any resistance going in and police didn't ask them to leave, the court documents said. They also witnessed people hitting a door with Sen. Mitch McConnell's name on it with a crowd control stanchion three times, after which they decided to leave."

This comes as the committee is also seeking to compel testimony from a number of former President Donald Trump's associates. Some have refused, most notably strategist Steve Bannon, who is facing a criminal contempt referral.