Fort Bend Congressman Troy Nehls Selected for Capital Insurrection Investigating Committee


July 20, 2021

By Natalie Cook Clark

Fort Bend Congressman Troy Nehls is one of five Republicans picked for the Select Committee to investigate the January 6 insurrection. Nehls stood by Capital police that day and spoke to the rioters, trying to bring peace to the escalating situation.

Texas Representative District 22 Congressman Troy Nehls.

Rioters Targeted Members of Congress

On January 6, 2021 rioters protesting the Presidential election breached the capital and targeted the U.S. Congress. They were meeting in the House Chamber in a joint session to count the electoral votes and officially name President Biden the next President of the United States.

Nehls Stood with Capital Police

Newly sworn in Texas Representative for District 22, that covers a lot of Fort Bend County, Troy Nehls was there and quickly jumped to action helping the Capital police.

“I wasn’t going to leave,” says Rep. Troy Nehls. “I was going to stay and support my brothers and sisters.”

Nehls was experienced to offer aid as he served previously as the Fort Bend County Sheriff and the served in the military.

For a new congressman, Nehls quickly became one of the most photographed on that day as he was seen in his blue dress shirt and Texas state flag mask up against the broken door talking to the rioters.

“One of them told me that I was from Texas and that I should be with them,” says Nehls. “I told him, oh no sire we are conducting official business here and what you are doing is un-American.”

Nehls described that day as being a very sad day and a black eye in our country’s history.