Rep. Rob Wittman (R-Montross) has taken a lot of heat since last Wednesday, when Trump supporters hoping to overturn the results of the Nov. 3 election stormed the U.S. Capitol and spent hours rambling and rummaging through Senate chambers and legislative offices where they had no permission to go. Two people died violent deaths, and three died from medical causes during the fracas.
National news outlets, hometown newspapers, Democrats, and even some other Republicans condemned the vote that Wittman, 137 other U.S. Congressmen, and seven U.S. Senators took to disavow the votes of Pennsylvania electors, an action that occurred just hours after they had to evacuate their own legislative building to escape the mob that had entered unlawfully.
Wittman said in a telephone interview Friday that the violence that occurred was “absolutely unacceptable” and that the people responsible for it “need to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.” He described that day as “definitely th...
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