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House Democrat Leaders: DNC Riot ‘Exceeded a Peaceful Demonstration’

via Forbes Breaking News

House Democrats issued a statement acknowledging the violent pro-Palestinian riot outside the Democratic National Committee, which resulted in injuries to six Capitol Police officers and the closure of House offices.

The Democrats expressed gratitude to the Capitol Police for ensuring the safety of members, staff, and visitors, while also emphasizing their support for the First Amendment right to freedom of expression.

National Republican Congressional Committee Communications Director Jack Pandol criticized the Democrats for not condemning the protesters earlier. (Trending: Eight Republicans Who Shamefully Sided With Democrats Over Impeachment)

The statement came after criticism and tensions between pro-Israeli and pro-Palestinian Democrats.

“We are thankful for the service and professionalism of the U.S. Capitol Police officers who worked to ensure that Members, staff and visitors were able to safely exit,” wrote the lawmakers.

Adding they “strongly support the First Amendment right to freedom of expression and encourage anyone exercising that right to do so peacefully.”

The riot involved demonstrators engaging in a shoving match with officers, leading to injuries and the evacuation of the building.

The Democrats’ initial silence drew criticism, with the National Republican Congressional Committee condemning their response.

“Sometimes saying nothing says everything. Multiple officers injured in the line of duty and Democrats can’t even offer a simple thank you – let alone condemn the antisemitic riot,” wrote Pandol from the NRCC.

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