In a tense moment during the immediate aftermath of the violent riot at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, a fight nearly broke out on the House floor as Democratic Rep. Conor Lamb of Pennsylvania criticized his GOP colleagues for repeating “lies” about Joe Biden’s presidential election victory. The attack on the Capitol “didn’t materialize out of nowhere,” Lamb declared. Those who inspired the Capitol rioters with fabrications about Donald Trump winning the election “should be ashamed of themselves [and] their constituents should be ashamed of them.”

As he spoke, a scrum erupted to his right between Republican Rep. Andy Harris of Maryland and Democratic Members Al Lawson of Florida and Colin Allred of Texas. “Sit down!” one of them yelled. “No, you sit down!” could be heard in response. …

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Ladd Everitt

Gun control professional/volunteer who’s worked for CSGV, George Takei’s One Pulse for America, MMM, MDPGV. Advocate for bolder pro-democracy agenda.

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