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January 6 Hearing Day 8: 187 Minutes of Trump’s Inaction
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January 6 Hearing Day 8: 187 Minutes of Trump’s Inaction

For more than 187 deadly minutes, Trump watched his armed mob take over the Capitol and did nothing about it.

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On January 6, 2021, Donald Trump sent an armed mob to the Capitol. Then, he refused repeated requests to call it off—for more than 187 deadly minutes. Trump and MAGA extremists’ attacks on democracy are ongoing. They must be held accountable—and not a minute too late.

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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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