There are several unanswered questions about this visit, which appears to have violated normal Capitol protocol in various ways.
It's not clear who authorized it, since Boebert was not yet a member of Congress and had no official standing in D.C.
It's perhaps even stranger that it occurred on a Saturday night, when the Capitol complex is closed.
Later, in the aftermath of the Jan. 6 attack, Boebert repeatedly denied rumors that she had offered "reconnaissance tours" to would-be rioters shortly before that event.
But her ambiguous comments appeared to avoid any specific discussion of this unexplained December tour.
A maskless Capitol Police officer accompanied Boebert's mother and teenage son to the observation deck at the top of the Capitol Dome for a photo taken by a fourth person, presumably Boebert herself.
In a January interview with Salon, Boebert denied giving "reconnaissance tours" on Jan. 5, the day before the Capitol assault, saying, "I did not. »