WASHINGTON — Republicans on the House Oversight Committee are calling for an investigation into violence against supporters of President Trump after the mayhem at the “Million MAGA March” in the nation’s capital last week.
In a letter to the committee’s Democratic chairwoman, New York Rep. Carolyn Maloney, GOP lawmakers also slammed what they said was the “silence” from DC Mayor Muriel Bowser, saying it was part of a “broader pattern” of discrimination, Fox News reported on Thursday.
The streets around the White House were roiled by violence on Saturday as counter-protesters clashed with the president’s supporters, letting off fireworks where people were dining outside, stalking families as they tried to escape, and assaulting people wearing MAGA gear.
“We respectfully request a hearing on the violence directed at supporters of President Trump on Nov. 14, 2020,” GOP committee members Reps. James Comer (R-Ky.), Jody Hice (R-Ga.) and Chip Roy (R-Texas) wrote.
“These supporters were exercising their First Amendment right to