Members of the House committee investigating the Capitol riot say unequivocally that Donald Trump is responsible for the violence and they say lawmakers will recommend ways to prevent another Jan. 6.
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As the committee wrapped up its prime-time hearing on Thursday, Democratic Representative Elaine Luria of Virginia said, “President Trump did not have then and does not now have the character or the courage to tell the American people what that his own people know to be true. He is responsible for the attack on the Capitol on January 6.
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And another member of the committee, Adam Kinzinger, a Republican congressman from Illinois, said that “whatever your politics, whatever you think about the election results, we as Americans must all be d agree on that. Donald Trump’s conduct on January 6 was a supreme violation of his oath of office and a complete dereliction of duty to our nation. It is a stain on our history.
Vice President Liz Cheney, a Republican from Wyoming, said Trump “made a deliberate choice to violate his oath of office, to ignore ongoing violence against law enforcement, threatening our constitutional order.” .
Kinzinger said it was important for the committee to recommend ways to prevent a future Jan. 6 because “the forces that Donald Trump unleashed have not gone away.”