The Rolling Stone article claimed that protest organizers worked directly with Republican lawmakers or their top staff, as well as White House staffers.
It also alleged that Arizona Representative Paul Gosar told organizers that Trump was prepared to issue them a preemptive "blanket pardon."
The report was based on anonymous interviews with the purported organizers and Newsweek has not independently verified the article's claims.
"I have angry tears right now," tweeted New York Representative Grace Meng, a Democrat.
Countless people have asked if I've been ok since & I've always answered truthfully that i was fine.
Countless people have asked if I’ve been ok since & I’ve always answered truthfully that i was fine.
Every Member of Congress that helped to plan the attempted coup of our government shouldn’t be allowed to serve in Congress. »