The Capitol riots forever changed this nation and reports that are now emerging that reveal what really happened on that deadly day are beyond shocking.
According to The Hill, while the riots were bad enough, Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) claimed over the weekend that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) was targeted by a group of people within the ranks of the rioters that were bent on capturing and potentially assassinating the Democrat leader.
Raskin, one of the leaders of the second impeachment movement against President Donald Trump for his alleged role in the tragic events of January 6, made the claim during an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper, making clear that some of the rioters — especially those decked out in tactical gear and carrying zip-tie handcuffs — were part of a much more nefarious plot.
“You don’t need a six-month investigation to figure out what happened,” Raskin said. “There was an assassination party hunting for Nancy Pelosi,” he added, while pointing out that outside of the Capitol building, protesters had set up makeshift gallows and chanted “Hang Mike Pence.”
Raskin, who was appointed by Pelosi as an impeachment manager for whenever the articles of impeachment are sent to the U.S. Senate for a trial, demanded that Republican lawmakers push for serious consequences for those who took part in the attack, saying it “cannot be at the level of normal partisan push and pull.”
According to CNET, it’s still unclear when Trump will face a Senate trial, as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (D-KY) announced last week that the upper chamber will not be reconvening for that type of business until after President-elect Joe Biden is sworn into office on January 20.
“This was the most serious presidential crime in the history of the United States of America. The most dangerous crime by a president ever committed against the United States,” Raskin said.
While it would be impossible to remove the president from office if he’s already out of office, Democrats, including Pelosi, contend that it’s still the right path to pursue a conviction as it will make Trump ineligible to run for office in 2024.