The Washington Post reports:
Rep. David N. Cicilline (D-R.I.) sent a letter to colleagues Friday asking them to support his effort to censure the three Republican congressmen who this week at a congressional hearing downplayed the Jan. 6 attack, likening the mob to tourists and saying it was not an insurrection.
“These members cannot be allowed to rewrite history at their convenience by disrespecting the sacrifices made by Capitol police officers and downplaying the violent, destructive intent that the rioters carried into this sacred building,” Cicilline said.
The Democratic congressman pointed to GOP Reps. Andrew S. Clyde (Ga.), Jody Hice (Ga.) and Paul A. Gosar (Ariz.) for their comments that he said “dangerously mischaracterized” Jan. 6 and put their political agendas above their country.
Read the full article. Photo: Clyde.
Rep. Cicilline is pushing a resolution to censure Reps. Clyde, Hice and Gosar — GOP members who have aimed to rebrand the Jan 6th insurrection, calling it a “normal tourist trip” and “not an insurrection” pic.twitter.com/ysCDzd6pJp
— Alex Thomas (@AlexThomas) May 14, 2021