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WATCH: Jamie Raskin & Marjorie Taylor Greene Square Off Over Evidence J6 Rioters Had Firearms

WATCH: Jamie Raskin & Marjorie Taylor Greene Square Off Over Evidence J6 Rioters Had Firearms

While the January 6th Committee continues to reveal more and more horrifying facts about the ways that Donald Trump and those around him worked to change the outcome of the 2020 Presidential Election, there’s still a concerted effort among a significant contingent of Republican legislators to downplay the whole series of events. (Unsurprisingly, many of these are the same who are alleged to have asked for pardons afterwards — including Marjorie Taylor Greene.)

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Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) appeared as a witness before the House Rules Committee, of which Jamie Raskin (D-MD) is a member. During the proceedings, Raskin asked her about her views on access to weapons, linking it to the January 6th attack with questions about whether everyone in the crowd should have been legally able to carry a firearm on the Capitol grounds.

Greene tries to deflect, calling the January 6th Committee the “Trump Derangement Committee,” and ultimately refuses to answer the question. In the meantime, though, there’s a significant exchange between the two.

Raskin: You’ve been quoted, at least as saying that the January 6th riot at the Capitol was in the spirit of the Declaration of Independence which says you can overthrow tyrants. You’ve also testified that people have a right to carry guns, presumably wherever they want to go. So it seems to me that lost of people were armed that day, but the logic of your argument is that everybody could have been armed, and brought their weapons with them.
Greene: What evidence do you have that a lot of people were armed that day? Mr. Raskin do you have that to introduce into the record?
Raskin: Just wait for it.

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