Saturday, June 11, 2022

AOC on the Jan. 6 Coup

In the days and weeks after the January 6 attack, right-wingers tried to downplay what happened. They said it was small. They accused us of lying by saying the attack was “only” at the Capitol dome.

The footage and evidence from the January 6th committee hearing in Congress this week proves that no – they were everywhere. The screams were everywhere.

This is what American terrorism looks like.

Here’s just a few of the revelations from the hearing and other crucial facts. 

  • The committee will provide proof that Rep. Scott Perry and multiple other Republican members of Congress sought presidential pardons for their rolesin attempting to overturn the 2020 election and their actions on January 6. It means they consciously knew and believed that their actions were criminal and proceeded to support an attempted coup of the U.S.

  • The committee released not previously publicly seen video footage from police body cameras, Capitol hallway and office footage, as well as police radio communication, that shows just how coordinated and dangerous the events were. Meanwhile, Republicans like Lauren Boebert were tweeting Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s location as this was all happening.

  • Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas’ wife was involved in January 6th. She attended the rally and relentlessly urged the President’s Chief to overturn the US election. Justice Thomas later refused to recuse himself from rulings related to the matter.1

  • 21 Republicans voted against granting the Congressional Gold Medal to Capitol police officers who tried to defend the Capitol on January 6.2 

The facts unveiled are extremely serious and could potentially lead to charges from the Department of Justice. This committee is bipartisan – both Republican and Democratic members were part of the investigation that uncovered these facts – and yesterday was just day one.

Republicans are walking away from this. Trying to pretend it didn’t happen. It’s our responsibility to remember. The next hearings will take place on Monday and Wednesday at 10:00 AM ET. To watch the hearings, visit the Jan 6 Committee YouTube channel here.

Lastly, the choice we are facing this November is not between two political parties. It’s a choice to save our democracy or to turn it over to the rioters that stormed the Capitol. If you’re able to chip in to help us go toe-to-toe with right-wing Republicans who are still trying to spread lies about what happened, you can do so here.

We’ll keep you posted as the hearings continue. 

With resolve, 

Team AOC 


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