Comment Of Senator Patrick Leahy On The Riot At The U.S. Capitol

The criminals who injured people, defiled the Nation’s Capitol, and destroyed thousands of dollars’ worth of property should be prosecuted for their felonies.  And Senators tonight should and are reconvening without delay to resume the electoral count.  

President Trump doesn’t want to accept defeat, so he instead promotes delusional conspiracy theories and encourages felonies.  But the Senate has a job to do.  We must protect the Constitution and prepare for the new President.  It’s the American way, and the American people deserve nothing less.

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