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Lindsey Graham Yelled At Capitol Police To Shoot More Protesters On Jan 6 According To New Firsthand Account

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According to a new firsthand account of the protest on January 6, the Washington Post reported, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) yelled for Capitol police to “use” their guns to “take back the Senate,” at one point during the event.

After rioters broke into the Capitol, Graham was removed from his chambers and transferred to an undisclosed location, according to the report’s second chapter, ‘Bloodshed.’

“What are you doing? Take back the Senate! You’ve got guns. Use them,” the senator yelled at the Senate sergeant-in-arms, according to sources cited by the Post.

Graham then told police they are given guns “for a reason” and to “use them.” A gun was eventually used by a Capitol officer, leading to the death of Ashli Babbitt.

The US lawmakers, including Graham, were gathered on January 6, 2021 to certify Joe Biden’s presidential victory over Trump, with a massive crowd outside demanding the results to be overturned – before the rioters stormed the building. The riot followed a nearby rally featuring then-President Donald Trump continuing to refer to the election as fraudulent.

The Post goes on to claim that Graham was also in contact with Trump’s daughter, Ivanka, at the time and pleaded with her to have her father help “get these people out of here.”

“This thing is going south,” Graham said, insisting Trump tell them to “stand down.”

The former president would end up doing exactly that, releasing a video during the riot and telling anyone near the Capitol to “go home.” However, social media swiftly censored and limited its spread under the pretext of Trump sending supporters a “mixed message.”

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