Dem Rep. Thompson: Trump ‘Will Have to Suffer the Consequences’ of His Actions Around January 6

Representative Bennie Thompson (D-MS), former chairman of the now-defunct January 6 Select Committee, said Friday on CNN’s “The Lead” that former President Donald Trump “will have to suffer the consequences” of his actions surrounding the 2020 election.

At a CNN town hall, when asked about January 6, Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) said, “That was not a good day for the country. The media has taken that. The left has taken that and really tried to politicize it.”

Anchor Jake Tapper said, “They have made this argument that it was not patriotic. This was overblown by Democrats and the media. you are at the Capitol on January 6. What do you think?”

Thompson said, “We had people defending the Capitol who were hurt, some lost their lives. We had staff, people, myself included, that were held captive for several hours, not able to leave. So from someone to try and trivialize it is a shame. We are a better country than what occurred on January 6. For someone to promote that kind of exercise, and try to defend it, is a sad day.”

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