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‘We’re ashamed of nothing,’ Republican congressman says of Jan 6. riot

‘We’re ashamed of nothing,’ Republican congressman says of Jan 6. riot

Rep. Matt Gaetz is planning a press convention and a peaceable stroll from the White Home to the Capitol

Throughout a fiery look on Steve Bannon’s podcast, Florida’s Rep. Matt Gaetz stated he and his colleagues will not be “ashamed” of their efforts on January 6 final 12 months, regardless of the last word storming of the US Capitol.

Talking about his press convention marking the one-year anniversary of the Capitol riot, Gaetz stated he’s “proud” of the work Republicans did a 12 months in the past.

“We’re ashamed of nothing. We’re happy with the work we did on January sixth to make authentic arguments about election integrity,” he stated. Gaetz was joined by Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Georgia), just lately booted from Twitter for allegedly spreading Covid-19 misinformation, who will accompany him on the press convention. 

Gaetz revealed additionally they plan to “stroll the grounds that patriotic People walked from the White Home to the Capitol,” that day, including that these People had “no intent” to trigger violence. 

Gaetz and Taylor Greene are two of Trump’s most vocal supporters within the Republican Get together. Whereas they’re holding their press convention, Trump really canceled his personal this week, following objections from different Republican lawmakers and pundits. 

The previous president nonetheless launched an announcement on Thursday, nonetheless, pushing again towards accusations from President Joe Biden that he’d “rallied” his supporters to assault the Capitol by insisting the 2020 presidential election was fraudulent. 

Gaetz has been clear that he believes the roughly 700 rioters arrested, jailed or awaiting trial one 12 months after the incident have seen their civil rights violated, even referring to Democrats as “the actual insurrectionists” on his Firebrand podcast, claiming they’re “perverting the Structure and Congress” for political functions. 

Taylor Greene theorized on Bannon’s podcast that the Home committee investigating the riot will finally attempt to “disqualify” individuals like her from serving in Congress.

“That is what they do. They’re good at regime change, and the way do you do it? You lay it out in a superbly executed plan, and that’s what they did. They’re professionals,” she stated.