Representative Zoe Lofgren criticized Republicans who downplay the severity of the January 6th insurrection, suggesting they believe their supporters are gullible.
She expressed embarrassment for her Republican colleagues, highlighting the injuries sustained by police officers and the convictions of rioters, and stated that they must think their supporters are easily swayed to deny the events of that day.
Lofgren began by saying Republican lawmakers “think their supporters are dumb.” (Trending: US Troops Deliver Devastating Blow to Biden)
“These posts by Republicans come after new Speaker of the House Mike Johnson said on Friday he will release all 44,000 hours of January 6th security,” she added.
“When asked for comment from NBC a spokesman for Senator Lee dodged the question about the man with the vape or the E cigarette and then listed questions about other rioters.”
“You were part of the bipartisan congressional panel that investigated the insurrection. You studied this day thoroughly. What do you say back to your Republican colleagues?”
“Well, I’m really embarrassed for them. Many of them were evacuated along with me. They know that this was not a normal day of tourists visiting. They know that more than 160 police officers were injured, some so seriously that they had to leave the force.”
“They know that hundreds of these rioters have been convicted by a jury of their peers because of the overwhelming evidence. I guess they must think their supporters are dumb, that they will somehow convince them that what happened didn’t happen. You know, don’t believe your lying eyes. It’s really pathetic.”