Inside Edition
Inside Edition 13 Jan 2021

Some Republicans Accused of Aiding Rioters' Siege Plan

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Some within the House of Representatives have accused their Republican colleagues for aiding and abetting a mob of rioters in storming the US Capitol last week. Their accusations come as the House voted to impeach President Trump for the second time, making him the only U.S. president in history to ever be impeached twice. The resolution passed 232 to 197. Rep. Mikie Sherill, a Democrat from New Jersey, claimed in a 13-minute video that she saw lawmakers acting suspiciously the day before the riot.


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