VP-elect Harris compares Capitol riots to 2017 ‘Unite the Right’ rally

VP-elect Harris compares Capitol riots to 2017 'Unite the Right' rally

Vice Presidente eletto Kamala Harris said Thursday that last week’s assault on the U.S. Campidoglio reminded her of the 2017 “Unite the Right” rally nel Charlottesville, volontà.

In an interview on NPR, l'ex Democratico California senatore said photographs of rioters carrying the Confederate flag and wearing Camp Auschwitzhoodies reminded her of images taken during the white nationalist demonstrations that eventually turned deadly.

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It was the same thing that went through my mind when I saw Charlottesville,” disse Harris. “intendo, it’s the same thing that went through my mind when I saw a picture of Emmett Till.

A supporter of President Trump holds a Confederate flag outside the Senate Chamber during a siege of the Capitol in Washington, D.C., a gennaio 6, 2021. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Foto di SAUL LOEB / AFP tramite Getty Images)

A supporter of President Trump holds a Confederate flag outside the Senate Chamber during a siege of the Capitol in Washington, D.C., a gennaio 6, 2021. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Foto di SAUL LOEB / AFP tramite Getty Images) (Getty Images)

“Purtroppo, it is not the first time I have seen a demonstration like what you are describing in the history of our country,” Harris ha detto. “And it isit is a reminder that we still have a lot of work to do.

The Jan. 6 siege of the Capitol left five dead, including 42-year-old Capitol Police officer Brian D. Sicknick and 35-year-old NOI. Air Force veterano Ashli ​​Babbitt, one of the protestors.

Washington, D.C., NOI. Attorney Michael Sherwin told reporters on Tuesday quella più di 70 people have been charged e almeno 170 cases have been opened.

Inoltre, il FBI — che ha issued multiple calls for help with identifying suspectshas received more than 100,000 suggerimenti, according to FBI Washington Field Office head Steven D’Antuono.

In a tweet on Thursday, D’Antuono’s office announced the arrest of Delaware resident Kevin Seefriedidentified as the individual shown carrying the Confederate flag through the Capitol.

It was horrific,” Harris continued.

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It was a day that wherein we witnessed an assault on America’s democracy, a day when we witnessed the terrore that a few can wreak on so many,” ha notato. “And it was probably, sai, it will be in history recorded as one of the worst days in terms of an attack on the integrity of our democracy.

I think that we cannot yield to those who would try and make us afraid of who we are,” Harris concluded. “Noi siamo, for all of our faults and imperfections, we are a nation that was founded on very important principles and guided by extremely important ideals. And we cannot abandon that.

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