Watchdog: Do Republicans in Congress Agree with Trump That Deadly January 6 Riot Was a Legitimate Protest?
Washington, D.C. — In light of reports today that former President Donald Trump celebrated the January 6 insurrection attempt at the Capitol as a legitimate protest and claimed the 2020 Presidential Election was “the real insurrection,” government watchdog Accountable.US called on lawmakers to take a stand: do they agree with Trump, or do they condemn his reckless attempts to further undermine our democracy?
“It took less than a year for twice-impeached former President to go from shirking all responsibility for the deadly insurrection on January 6th to effectively embracing the riot as a good thing,” said Kyle Herrig, president of Accountable.US. “The violent assault on the Capitol and our democracy that day will be forever etched in the national conscience, and Republicans in Congress who helped incite it have done everything they can to sweep it under the carpet. Every Trump ally in Congress — especially those who voted against certifying the results of the 2020 Election and spread the Big Lie in the following months — needs to answer today for whether they agree with Trump’s endorsement of sedition.”
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