DC mayor: Attack on Capitol is what Trump 'wanted to happen'
Mayor Muriel Bowser also warned that Trump could still do serious ‘damage’ to the country before leaving office in two weeks.
Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) on Thursday said Donald Trump “must be held accountable” for the attack on the U.S. Capitol and expressed concern about damage he might do before leaving office.
“We know that the current president must be held accountable for this unprecedented attack on our democracy,” Bowser said in a press conference.
“We must not underestimate the damage he can do to our nation and our democracy over the next two weeks.”
Trump is facing widespread criticism after he encouraged supporters to march on the Capitol Wednesday, which resulted in an attack on the federal building that left four dead.
More than a dozen law enforcement officers were injured in the chaos, and scores of pro-Trump extremists were able to force their way into the Capitol where they talked about executing lawmakers and the vice president for daring to reject Trump’s demand to overturn the election; stormed the Senate floor, taking pictures from the dais and hanging off the railings; trashed and vandalized offices and hallways; broke windows; and stole furniture and personal items off desks, including a senator’s laptop.
Trump later expressed admiration and support for the terrorist attackers.
From a Jan. 7 press conference:
MURIEL BOWSER: More immediately, we know that the current president must be held accountable for this unprecedented attack on our democracy. What happened yesterday is what he wanted to happen, and we must not underestimate the damage he can do to our nation and our democracy over the next two weeks.
And it’s not just the president who must be held accountable, so too must the domestic terrorists who stormed the Capitol and threatened members of Congress.
Published with permission of The American Independent Foundation.
Cannabis workers across Missouri begin push to unionize dispensaries
The first day was a breeze. Sean Shannon and Danny Foster walked into several marijuana dispensaries around Missouri with their matching “Union For Cannabis Workers” shirts and talked to employees about the possibility of unionizing. “The first day, there were 57 stops amongst the teams,” said Shannon, lead organizer with UFCW Local 655, which actually […]By Rebecca Rivas - December 04, 2023
Curtis Hertel Jr. places public service over politics in Michigan congressional run
'To me, this country is craving people that are problem solvers who will work and put the partisan politics aside,' Hertel said.By Alyssa Burr - October 20, 2023
Republican Virginia Senate candidate Danny Diggs has ties to hate groups and extremists
Diggs accepted payments from anti-immigrant extremists and spoke at a pro-gun rally attended by militia groups.By Josh Israel - October 20, 2023