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Mitt Romney rebuked some of his Republican Senate colleagues, calling January 6 Capitol riots an 'insurrection against the Constitution'

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Sen. Mitt Romney speaks during a news conference in the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington on December 1, 2020.
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Sen. Mitt Romney rebuked some of his Republican colleagues after a hearing about the January 6 Capitol insurrection.
Romney reiterated the riots at the Capitol amounted to "an insurrection against the Constitution."
Several Republicans at a hearing on Wednesday downplayed the insurrection, which resulted in five deaths.
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GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski says she's 'offended' by House Republicans minimizing the Capitol riot

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Sen. Lisa Murkowski , foreground, speaks during a Senate Appropriations Committee hearing as Sen. Susan Collins listens.
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Sen. Lisa Murkowski criticized House GOP efforts to downplay the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.
"I'm offended by that," Murkowski told CNN. "This was not a peaceful protest."
Murkowski said she would be open to backing an investigation examining the riot.
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GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska on Friday said that she was "offended" by a number of House Republicans who have sought to minimize the Jan. 6 Capitol...
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