Impeachment: Capitol Staff Felt ‘Degraded’ When Forced to Clean Up After Riot

Date: 2021-02-11 22:02:56

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In their second day of arguments, House impeachment managers highlighted the harm and pain felt by police officers and U.S. Capitol staff both on January 6th and in the days that ensued after the insurrection.

Rep. David Cicilline spoke Thursday about how Capitol janitorial workers felt “degraded” as they were “forced to clean up the mess left by the mob of white nationalists.”

He also showed video of rioters unleashing profanity-laced tirades against police, repeatedly calling them “traitors.”

“These people matter, these people risk their lives for us,” Cicilline said. “These people are in deep pain because they showed up here to serve.”

“I ask each of you, when you cast your vote to remember them and honor them and act in service of them as they deserve,” Cicilline said.

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