Dem Rep. Jayapal: 'Diminishing' January 6 'Is Its Own Form of Violence'

Dem Rep. Jayapal: 'Diminishing' January 6 'Is Its Own Form of Violence'

Representative Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) said Thursday on CNN’s “Situation Room” that downplaying what happened during the riot at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021 was “its own form of violence.”

Jayapal said, “I think what the president did today was very important because we cannot ever forget how fragile our democracy is, how close we were to losing it and how critically important it is right now in this moment that we protect it.”

Wolf Blitzer said, “You say that the danger is still clear, that it is still present. Are things better or worse today than they were one year ago on January 6?”

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Jayapal said, “Well, obviously we’re not in the middle of an insurrection today, but the reality of

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