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Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, in a new op-ed said she initially thought “the Iranians” were attacking when a mostly white, pro-Trump mob descended upon the Capitol on January 6.
“My first thought was that the Iranians had followed through on their threat to strike the Capitol, but a police officer took over the podium and explained that violent demonstrators had breached the entire perimeter of the Capitol and were inside,” Collins wrote in the Bangor Daily News.
The mob that stormed the Capitol wore “Make America Great Again” hats or carried Trump flags to exhibit their support for the president. The insurrection was also filled with members or sympathizers of extremist groups, who had made their plans for unrest at the Capitol quite clear online in the weeks and days leading up to the riot.
Trump had also announced that he would deliver a speech to thousands of supporters outside of the White House on January 6, so it was no secret that a large group of people angry about the outcome of the election would be in and around Capitol Hill that day. Trump had advertised a “wild” protest to …read more
Source:: Businessinsider – Politics