Megan Rapinoe, outspoken Trump critic and captain of the U.S. women’s soccer team, said on Tuesday that the people who surged into the U.S. Capitol on January 6 were a “white supremacy mob.”
She called the attack, which included the death of a Capitol Police officer and multiple Trump supporters (one from a gunshot, three from medical emergencies) “a huge stain on the country.”
“This is America, make no mistake about it,” Rapinoe said.
“I think we showed very much our true colors. This is not the first time we have seen a murderous mob like that.
“Unleashing a White supremacy mob is nothing new to America as people of color, Black and Brown, know that very well,” Rapinoe added.
“If we do not punish this and investigate this to the fullest extent it only encourages more of this to happen,” Rapinoe said. “This week certainly will be hugely consequential in