The same people who helped tearing the Capitol up want to work IN IT?
Next to same people they attacked?
Ya can’t make this shit up….
Nearly 900 people have been convicted of crimes related to breaching the Capitol during the Jan. 6 insurrection. Now, at least four of them are trying to make their way inside the building again, but this time as elected officials.
House Republicans say they’re fine with it.
“Obviously, I want to see the best candidates possible run,” Arizona GOP Rep. Eli Crane told NOTUS. “But at the end of the day, I love it when the American people have variety and choice because that gives them the opportunity to send the best people up here, and I do believe we need better people up here.”
“For any candidate in our great country, voters are able to evaluate what their background is and make that decision,” said Rep. Doug Lamborn of Colorado, who is retiring.
“It’s not my position to comment on who is eligible and who is not. The Constitution is clear,” Florida’s Byron Donalds said.
While these Republicans agreed it’s a question for voters to decide, others aren’t concerned for another reason: They say many rioters that day were merely sightseers, caught up in chaos that might have been instigated by federal agents. (There’s no evidence to support that conspiracy theory.)
Top GOP lawmakers have also pushed for lighter treatment of defendants. Earlier this year, when Rep. Elise Stefanik was asked if people who stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6 should be held accountable in court, she said she is worried about how Jan. 6 “hostages” are being treated. House Speaker Mike Johnson, too, opted to blur faces in some footage from that day because“we don’t want them to be retaliated against and to be charged by the DOJ.”….