Protester Says He's Not Sorry for Assault on Capitol
We are now hearing from some of the protesters turned rioters who marched on, and in some cases into, the U.S. Capitol. Couy Griffin, who heads up a group called "Cowboys for Trump" broadcast live from the Capitol steps, falsely claiming that China "stole the election." He says he isn't sorry at all about what went down. In fact, he is already planning on another rally. Kevin Haag, 67, marched on the Capitol, but says he did not go inside, and is surprised that the marchers got violent.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said the president should "accept his share of responsibility," but did not support his impeachment. Matthew Karnitschnig, Politico's chief Europe correspondent, wrote a piece entitled, "What Europe thinks of America after this week." He joined CBSN to discuss how other nations view the assault on the U.S. Capitol and what that might mean for the U.S.'s relationships with its allies. Brexit trade talks have been put on hold after the two sides said 'conditions for an agreement are not met'.
Michel Barnier said the talks would be 'paused' until Saturday while negotiators brief their principals on the state of play. Through a pre-recorded message released on the official White House Twitter page Thursday night, President Trump condemned the violence that unfolded a day before, and said he was focusing on a smooth transition of power come January 20th. Democratic congresswoman Cheri Bustos of Illinois joined CBSN's Lana Zak to discuss the president's latest message, as well as her experience being inside the Capitol as rioters stormed the building.
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