Fact check: Republicans continue to push false narratives about January 6

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Two senior Trump administration officials plan to defend their actions during the January 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol when they appear before Congress. "It was a deadly and risky insurrection that was incited by Donald Trump".

One of the most egregious claims came from Republican Rep. Andrew Clyde of Georgia who said that while there was an "undisciplined mob" and "some who committed acts of vandalism", many were behaving orderly, comparing them to a "normal tourist visit".

Rep. Jim Jordan of OH also asserted that Republicans were being unfairly maligned for doubting election results when he said Democrats have done so in the past - although a riot at the Capitol aimed at halting the certification of those results was an unprecedented moment in history. "You know, if you didn't know the TV footage was a video from January the sixth, you would actually think it was a normal tourist visit".

One Capitol Police officer who was injured while confronting rioters suffered a stroke and died a day later of natural causes.

Democrats clashed with Miller repeatedly over the hours-long gap between when the National Guard was first requested and the time troops arrived.

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"Thank you for your thoughts", Miller said.

Back in March, Miller publicly said, "The question is would anybody have marched on the Capitol, and overrun the Capitol, without the president's speech?"

"That's completely inaccurate", Miller replied.

In prepared testimony obtained by The Associated Press, Miller says he was concerned before the insurrection that sending troops to the building could fan fears of a military coup and cause a repeat of the Vietnam-era shootings at Kent State that killed four students.

Miller maintains that no such military coup was ever going to occur under his watch but "these concerns and hysteria about them, nonetheless factored into my decisions regarding the appropriate and limited use of our Armed Forces to support civilian law enforcement during the Electoral College certification", his remarks say.

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Lynch said that Miller's answers were "not believable".

The House impeached Trump for telling his supporters that day to "fight like hell" to overturn the results of the election, which he lost to Democrat Joe Biden. This drew complaints from Democrats, who said Miller appeared to be softening criticism of Trump that he voiced in earlier media interviews.

The then-Republican-led Senate acquitted Trump.

Miller denied that Trump had any involvement in the Defense Department's response, saying the two of them did not speak that day.

"The failures of January 6 go beyond the craven lies and provocations of one man", said Rep. Carolyn Maloney, a New York Democrat and the committee's chairwoman.

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Blackpool Council, which owns the playing fields, said it was flying the town hall's flag at half-mast in tribute to Jordan. One of his best friends, CJ, and his father laid flowers and a football on the field. "He was very kind and caring.


Rosen in his testimony defended the Justice Department's preparation and also said there was no evidence of widespread election fraud that could have caused the results to be voided.

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