“Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Thursday condemned remarks from Republicans who severely downplayed the violence at the Jan. 6 insurrection, arguing that the comments were ‘beyond denial’ and ‘fell into a range of sick,'” according to The Hill.
“Pelosi was referencing statements made by some GOP members of the House Oversight and Reform Committee during a Wednesday hearing, including Rep. Andrew Clyde (R-Ga.), who said that calling the Jan. 6 mob attack an insurrection was a ‘boldfaced lie.’
“‘Watching the TV footage of those who entered the Capitol and walked through Statuary Hall showed people in an orderly fashion staying between the stanchions and ropes taking videos and pictures,’ Clyde said. ‘You know, if you didn’t know the TV footage was a video from Jan. 6, you’d think it was a normal tourist visit.’
“Pelosi on Thursday expressed her disdain for the remarks, noting that multiple people died amid the violence at the Capitol and more than 100 officers who responded to the rioting suffered injuries.
“‘I don’t know any normal day around here when people are threatening to hang the vice president of the United States or shoot the Speaker … or disrupt and injure so many police officers,’ Pelosi said, referring to threats some rioters directed on Jan. 6 toward former Vice President Mike Pence and herself for not backing former President Trump’s efforts to overturn 2020 election results.
“‘I don’t consider that normal,’ the Speaker added.
“‘You have to see it because it was beyond denial, it fell into the range of sick,’ Pelosi said of the hearing, adding that Republicans downplaying the severity of the mob attack could detrimentally impact efforts to increase security funding measures at the Capitol building.”
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“I don’t know any normal day around here when people are threatening to hang the vice president of the United States or shoot the Speaker… or disrupt and injure so many police officers,” Pelosi said. https://t.co/dxr5Thr1We
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