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January 6 Hearing Day 7: Donald Trump Summoned a Mob

January 6 Hearing Day 7: Donald Trump Summoned a Mob

What happened on January 6, 2021, was not an accident; Donald Trump invited a violent mob to the Capitol in an effort to overturn a valid election.

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Donald Trump invited a violent mob to the Capitol.

Are we going to let this happen again, or are we going to hold Trump and MAGA extremists accountable?

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Donald Trump and MAGA extremists carried out a violent attempt to take over the Capitol and overturn the 2020 presidential election. The January 6 House Select Committee hearings continue to provide evidence of these activities and illustrate how MAGA extremists will keep fighting to put themselves in power regardless of future election outcomes. Americans must hold those involved accountable and show that no one is above the law in the United States.


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