Former U.S. Attorney General Slams Capitol Hill Riots

The insurrection that rocked Capitol Hill 13 days ago remains part of America’s top conversations. Trump supporters, seeking to stop the certification of Joe Biden’s election victory, stormed the U.S. Capitol, destroyed public property, and engaged in conduct engendering multiple deaths and arrests.

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Ramifications of this month’s insurrection are far from over. With Trump set to leave the White House tomorrow, top leaders across the nation are still discussing the riots and the aftermath remains ongoing. Multiple individuals involved in the insurrection are also now suffering the consequences for breaking the law and breaching security.
Yesterday, former U.S. Attorney General William Barr spoke about the Capitol Hill riots and all the chaos in the aftermath, per Newsmax.

Former A.G. Barr on the U.S. Capitol Riots

While speaking with ITV News, Barr declared that disputes regarding the 2020 presidential election set the stage for January 6’s riots. Yesterday, the former attorney general declared that breaking into Capitol Hill and seeking to stop Biden’s confirmation “went far beyond” the use of First Amendment rights.


Barr additionally told ITV News that regardless of one’s political views, allowing violence to interfere with government proceedings cannot happen. Interestingly enough, the former attorney general also stated that loss of trust in the media and elections process coupled with free speech suppression will engender violence from citizens.

A Fractured Trump-Barr Relationship

Barr’s remarks to ITV News arrived after the fallout of his relationship with President Trump. The 45th president and now-former attorney general didn’t see eye-to-eye on disputes about the 2020 presidential election.
In December, the former attorney general resigned from his post after election disagreements. Last month, Barr also directly contradicted Trump’s claims about the most recent presidential race being rigged or stolen.


After the events on Capitol Hill almost two weeks ago, Barr squarely blamed Trump. The former attorney general stated one day after the insurrection that the 45th president “betrayed” his base and the office of the presidency.
Prior to 2020 election disputes and the U.S. Capitol mobbing, Trump and Barr were considered very strong allies. With the 45th president leaving the White House tomorrow, there’s no indication that his relationship with Barr will improve.
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