Suspicions Build In Capitol Attack As Democrats Call Out White Supremacists In Congress

The con­tin­ued unfold­ing of last week’s white suprema­cist coup attempt at the U.S. Capitol is now rais­ing ques­tions about the poten­tial com­plic­i­ty and out­right dan­ger posed by some mem­bers of Congress them­selves dur­ing the insur­rec­tion — even beyond their role in incit­ing the mob by push­ing the lie that the pres­i­den­tial elec­tion was stolen from Trump.

On the heels of New Jersey Rep. Bonnie Watson’s announce­ment that she test­ed pos­i­tive for COVID-19 after shel­ter­ing with col­leagues at the Capitol who refused to wear a mask, two addi­tion­al Democratic mem­bers of Congress have since revealed they now have the virus — which they attribute to being on lock­down with Republican mask-deniers.

Following those announce­ments, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D‑Mass.) said on Tuesday that she chose to leave a des­ig­nat­ed safe room for elect­ed offi­cials dur­ing the riot when she clocked that some of her co-work­ers on the oth­er side of the aisle them­selves also posed a safe­ty threat.

The sec­ond I real­ized our ‘safe room’ from the vio­lent white suprema­cist mob includ­ed trea­so­nous, white suprema­cist, anti masker Members of Congress who incit­ed the mob in the first place, I exit­ed,” Pressley said on Twitter.

The ease with which the coro­n­avirus was appar­ent­ly allowed to spread was only one of many seem­ing­ly delib­er­ate dan­gers let loose inside the Capitol on that har­row­ing day. Pressley’s chief of staff, Sarah Groh, told the Boston Globe that dur­ing the incur­sion she dis­cov­ered that the pan­ic but­tons in her office had been removed.
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