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Republican party calls January 6 attack ‘legitimate political discourse’

By Martin Pengelly

04 Feb 2022 · 4 min read

In an extraordinary move, the Republican party officially said Donald Trump’s attempt to overturn his 2020 election defeat and the deadly attack on the US Capitol were “legitimate political discourse”.

A leading Democrat on the House committee investigating the January 6 insurrection said historians would be “aghast”.

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