One year later: CT’s Dems hold events to condemn attack on US Capitol


US Capitol (File/Getty)

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) – Thursday marks one year since the deadly insurrection at the Capitol in Washington. In Congress, a committee is still investigating what happened and which members of the government encouraged it.

Two Connecticut senators held their own event Thursday. Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy were both at the Capitol in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 6, 2021. On Thursday, they were at the Capitol in Hartford talking about what they say is an ongoing threat to American democracy.

Last year on Jan. 6, supporters of former President Donald Trump attended a rally where Trump claimed he won the 2020 election. Trump then encourage his supporters to march from the rally to the Capitol, which they did, with deadly and destructive results.

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The federal government is still investigating and prosecuting the rioters.

Democratic leaders from across the state held a virtual press conference at 9:30 a.m. to condemn the insurrection. They are also expected to call on Bob Stefanowski and Connecticut Republicans to reject Trump.

Events are being held in Washington and around the country to mark one year since the attack on the U.S. Capitol.

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