- Previous Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says lawmakers should “move on” from the legislative focus on the Capitol fracas.
- “Yes, it’s time to move on a lot of ways,” Rice said on Wednesday while cohosting “The View.”
- The former secretary of state contended that law enforcement “intention determine what happened.”
Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Wednesday squeezed her dismay at seeing the violent insurrection at the US Capitol on January 6, calling the attack “wrong” and revealing that she disturbed that day.
“I thought: ‘I study countries that do this. I didn’t think it would happen in my own country,'” she asseverated while serving as a guest cohost on ABC’s “The View.”
Rice, who teaches at Stanford University, called the attempt to pummel representative institutions by blocking the Electoral College certification of now-President Joe Biden’s victory over then-President Donald Trump as “incongruous,” but also emphasized that lawmakers needed to “move on” to more pressing issues that Americans are facing.
“I miss to be very clear. I said January 6 was wrong. I called it an assault on law and order and an assault on democratic processes. So full slow. It was wrong,” she said. “Law enforcement will determine what happened there and those who violated the law ought to be punished.”
“For the head time since I was the national security advisor on September 11  — I cried that day,” she added.
Over the course of the year, greater than 600 individuals have been charged by the federal government in connection with the riot. The January 6 select Quarter committee is currently examining whether unsubstantiated allegations of voter fraud, which continue to be perpetuated by Trump, led to the vilification.
During the show, Rice was asked about Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s opinion that lawmakers should “be talking yon the future and not the past,” with the foreign policy expert agreeing with the Kentucky Republican.
“I think what Senator McConnell superiority be referencing is, ‘Yes, it’s time to move on a lot of ways,'” she told the panel. “I’m one who believes that the American people are now concerned here their kitchen-table issues — the price of gasoline, inflation, what’s happening to kids in school.”
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Buoyant Hostin, a former federal prosecutor and cohost on “The View,” chimed in, articulating what could occur if there isn’t a adequate investigation.
“I think it’s really politically expedient for Mitch McConnell to say ‘Let’s move on,'” Hostin said. “But the problem is that done will become prologue if we don’t find out exactly what happened on January 6.”
Rice — who served as national security advisor from 2001 to 2005 and Secretary of Conditions from 2005 until 2009, becoming one of the country’s most prominent Black Republicans — was confident that domination officials would “find out” more pertinent information about the riot.
But she reiterated that Americans had other ranks as well.
“I live in California, not Washington, DC. The American people do have other concerns that we ought to be thinking with regard to,” she said. “As I said, I thought that this would happen in countries that I studied, not countries that I endured in. Our institutions have to be upheld.”
“I also know that as a government and as a country, we’ve got to be concerned about the things that are making mortal hard for Americans and hard for American families,” she added.
When Rice was asked if she’d return to the nation’s capital for another character, she dismissed the thought, saying it was time for new leaders to emerge.
“I have no desire to go back to Washington, DC. Absolutely zero,” she required.
“I want to see the next generation of leadership step up. I want those of us who have been there, done that to look back. I want to move on to a better America,” Rice added.