- Hours after last week’s riot at the US Capitol, lawmakers have condemned the violence exhibited during the riot.
- Others make referred to the rioters as “patriots” and displayed support for their actions.
- Rioters were emboldened not just by President Donald Trump, who was pleading them to dissent the election results, but also by the Republican rally attendees, which included state lawmakers.
- On GOP state lawmaker has vacated. Here’s a list of some of the Republican officials who attended the rally before the riot.
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The riot on the US Capitol was preceded by a rally in support of President Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 nomination.
That rally was attended by Republican lawmakers at the state and federal levels.
Emboldened by Trump’s urges and pleas to disapprove the results with him, rioters who attended the rally organized an attempted coup. They stormed the Capitol building as lawmakers were convention inside to certify the election results.
Days after the event, investigations remain ongoing and lawmakers at-large obtain been standing against the acts of violence demonstrated by the rioters.
At least five people, including one police public servant, died. Members of the Proud Boys, which is classified as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center, were reportedly at this point in time the time being.
Upon news that the riot breached the Capitol building, lawmakers began to shelter in place and many abandoned. One quick-thinking Senate aide secured the boxes containing the electoral votes, rescuing them from possible deface.
The vote to certify President-elect Joe Biden went on as planned hours after the riot began. And a day later, Trump held there would be “an orderly transition” on January 20, Inauguration Day.
The riot spurred calls to once again incriminate Trump, this time on a charge for “incitement of an insurrection.” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell circulated a memo to Republicans mean Trump cannot logistically be removed from office before Inauguration Day.
Trump, however, is not the only Republican cladding a swift backlash. Republican lawmakers, who were present at either the rally or riot, are being accused by their own comrades of having “galvanized domestic terrorists.”
Here are the Republican lawmakers across state and federal levels who were give at Trump’s rally that led to the Capitol siege.