VIDEO: Republicans Scold Jan 6th Rioters?

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( – Following the third anniversary of Jan. 6, 2021, a new video shows two GOP congress members who scolded a couple of Capitol rioters who were trying to enter the House of Representatives chamber. On Jan. 6, thousands of supporters of former President Donald Trump stormed into the Capitol in an attempt to block the certification of Joe Biden’s electoral college victory in the 2020 presidential election. At the time, Trump had repeatedly claimed that the presidential election had been stolen.

The Department of Justice (DOJ) indicted Trump on four counts in August 2023 relating to his role in the Jan. 6 attack. The charges he is now facing include conspiracy to defraud the United States; conspiracy to obstruct an official proceeding; obstruction of and attempt to obstruct an official proceeding; and conspiracy against rights.

Following his indictment Trump pled not guilty and has repeatedly claimed that he committed no wrongdoings and that the cases against him were politically motivated.

NBC News through a records request managed to gain access to the 8-minute video that Damon Beckley, another Jan. 6 rioter, had introduced as evidence during his trial. In the video Rep. Troy Nehls of Texas, and then Rep. Markwayne Mullin of Oklahoma, who now serves as a Senator, could be seen trying to talk to the rioters through the broken glass as many others were attempting to enter the chamber.

Nehls had told them that they needed to be “ashamed” of themselves and that never in 30 years in law enforcement had he ever seen people acting this way. In response, a rioter had called out that what they were actually ashamed of was the members of Congress.


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