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Ex-Defense Secretary Delivers A Damning Rebuttal To GOP Spin On Capitol Riot
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Ex-Defense Secretary Delivers A Damning Rebuttal To GOP Spin On Capitol Riot


On Friday, former Clinton-era Defense Secretary William Cohen slammed elected Republicans who are desperately trying to spin the story of the deadly U.S. Capitol riot.

“Those members who are attempting to say, ‘No big deal on January 6,’ they are attempting to perform a frontal lobotomy on the American people, with the side effect of mental dullness,” Cohen, a Republican former senator from Maine, told CNN’s Anderson Cooper.

Despite the existence of thousands of hours of video footage proving the violence incited by ex-President Donald Trump and his enablers, Republican lawmakers attempted to portray the riot, in which five people died, as a "normal tour visit" involving "peaceful patriots" on Wednesday.

“Everyone who witnessed what happened that day cannot even begin to think this was just a normal day with a bunch of citizens parading through the halls of Congress,” Cohen said, calling it an “attack on democracy.”

“When you abandon the rule of law... when the government becomes a lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for the rule of law, it invites anarchy, and what we saw on Jan. 6 was anarchy,” he added, and for those members now to say, ‘Oh, it’s just a day in the life of members of Congress,’ is absurd and insulting.

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"I've never seen it like that," fmr. Defense Secy. William Cohen says of Congressional infighting. "I spent nearly a quarter-century on Capitol Hill and I was able to work with Republicans, Democrats... what is going on now is shameful and shameless." pic.twitter.com/os9swyZ0Ss— Anderson Cooper 360° (@AC360) May 15, 2021

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