US Senate hears testimony on Capitol riot: 'These criminals came prepared for war' – live

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The Guardian’s Kari Paul reports:

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Senator Amy Klobuchar, the Democratic chairwoman of the House rules committee, condemned disinformation about the Capitol insurrection after one of her Republican colleagues questioned who carried out the January 6 attack.

Klobuchar said in a tweet, “As our hearing concludes, I want to make one thing clear: ‘provocateurs; did not storm the Capitol. They were not ‘fake Trump protestors.’ The mood on January 6th was not ‘festive.’ That is disinformation.”

As our hearing concludes, I want to make one thing clear: “provocateurs” did not storm the Capitol. They were not “fake Trump protestors.” The mood on January 6th was not “festive.” That is disinformation.

Complete statement from @SenRonJohnson at hearing on January 6th U.S. Capitol Attack.

Full video here: https://t.co/SiKgEk7L2M pic.twitter.com/PfpBc7KleC

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Source: theguardian