The district director for newly elected Rep. Bob Good (R-Va.) was in the crowd outside the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 after the building was invaded, but did not join those who pushed their way inside, according to an email obtained by The Washington Post.
Good’s district director, Sandy Adams, went with her husband, Melvin Adams, the chair of Virginia’s 5th District GOP Committee, “to join with many, many thousands of wonderful red-blooded American patriots in Washington DC,” Melvin Adams wrote in the Jan. 7 email. His description of the events was sent to undisclosed recipients from his 5th District chair email account.
Melvin Adams confirmed the contents of the email in an interview, saying he and Sandy Adams stood at the police line but did not breach it or go onto the balcony.
“We tried talking some people down who were trying to push back and open the barriers,” Adams said. “Eventually, people were agitated and pretty soon there was no sense of rationality anymore with some.”