The Republican Governor of Maryland. Larry Hogan lashed out Friday at Republicans who are “whitewashing” the US Capitol uprising.
“We have to get to the bottom of what exactly happened there, and there is no whitewashing,” Hogan told CBS News’ Major Garrett on “The takeaway podcast“On Friday.
“There is no way to bypass this and say it didn’t happen,” Hogan said. “The nonsense that ‘these were just peaceful tourists’ is completely absurd. Talk about the biggest misinformation and lies. That is exactly what it is “.
The tourist comment was made in May by Rep. Andrew Clyde (R-Ga.), Who claimed that the insurgents who stormed the Capitol on January 6 and attacked police officers appeared to be participants in a “normal tourist visit.” The day’s photos showed a terrified Clyde running into the House Gallery and helping to barricade doors for protection.
Former President Donald Trump insisted in a March interview with the Washington Post authors of the new book “I Can Only Fix It,” that police officers The rioters “accompanied” the Capitol Building on January 6.
“The Capitol Police were very friendly. You know what they were hug and kiss“Trump added in comments that were recorded.
Hogan said he does not want an investigation into the January 6 riots to be politicized.
“I don’t want the Republicans to cover up what happened; I don’t want Democrats trying to do politics, “he said on the podcast. “I really want to have a real investigation into what happened.”
Hogan has said Trump was responsible for inciting the crowd that later attacked the Capitol in an effort to prevent Congressional certification of the Electoral College vote that gave Joe Biden the presidential victory.
Republicans rejected a full hearing on the Capitol riots earlier this year. The House is now preparing for what leaders hope will be a bipartisan investigation.
But House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) Turned down two Republican elections for the select committee that were made by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.): Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and Rep. Jim Banks (Bark.). McCarthy later withdrew all of his Republican selections to the committee.
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