This was not a peaceful protest. When somebody breaks and enters, and then just because you know they don't completely trash your house once you're inside does not mean that it has been peaceful. — GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska
This was not a peaceful protest. When somebody breaks and enters, and then just because you know they don't completely trash your house once you're inside does not mean that it has been peaceful. — GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska
GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski says she's 'offended' by House Republicans minimizing the Capitol riot
  • Sen. Lisa Murkowski criticized House GOP efforts to downplay the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.
  • "I'm offended by that," Murkowski told CNN. "This was not a peaceful protest."
  • Murkowski said she would be open to backing an investigation examining the riot.
GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska on Friday said that she was "offended" by a number of House Republicans who have sought to minimize the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, according to CNN.

Murkowski, who voted to convict former President Donald Trump in his second impeachment trial for his role in the riot, slammed revisionist attempts to label the insurrectionist mob's actions as "a normal tourist visit."

"I'm offended by that," Murkowski told CNN. "This was not a peaceful protest. When somebody breaks and enters, and then just because you know they don't completely trash your house once you're inside does not mean that it has been peaceful. This was not a peaceful protest."

She added: "We got to get beyond that rhetoric and acknowledge that what happened were acts of aggression and destruction towards an institution, and there were some people intent on (harming) the people that were part of that institution."
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