Arizona lawmakers attempting to rationalize U.S. Capitol siege

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The siege of the U.S. Capitol by pro-Trump supporters has been described as everything from an insurrection to a riot. Though largely condemned, some Arizona lawmakers have attempted to rationalize the uprising. We talked about all this with Arizona Republic columnist Laurie Roberts.

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State lawmakers took to social media to support the President. State representative Mark Finchem in a tweet saying, “What happens when the People feel they have been ignored, and Congress refuses to acknowledge rampant fraud. #stopthesteal.” “These are people justifying what happened and in fact, there is no justification,” Roberts said. State senator-elect Wendy Rogers tweeting “The machines in Maricopa County have still not been audited. There is an active subpoena to audit them yet no one has gotten it done. I don’t understand it. Unheard of in a free country.” Roberts said that politicians can’t even agree on the facts of the election. “For the last two months, people like Kelly Townsend and Kelli Ward, have misconstrued the facts to suggest that there is some sort of mass conspiracy theory going on to steal the election from Donald Trump when there is just no evidence of that.”

Laurie Roberts, The Arizona Republic

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