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Harris on Capitol attack: 'Same thing that went through my mind when I saw Charlottesville'

Added 01-15-21 08:57:03am EST - “Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on Thursday said seeing photographs of rioters carrying the Confederate flag through the Senate hallways during last week's pro-Trump siege at the Capitol was a reminder that "we still have a lot…” - Thehill.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Thehill.com: “Harris on Capitol attack: 'Same thing that went through my mind when I saw Charlottesville'”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Vice President-elect Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisBiden calls for swift action while outlining .9 trillion virus relief package Porter loses seat on House panel overseeing financial sector The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump's growing isolation as administration comes to an end MORE on Thursday said seeing photographs of rioters carrying the Confederate flag through the Senate hallways during last week’s pro-Trump siege at the Capitol was a reminder that “we still have a lot of work to do.”

"It was the same thing that went through my mind when I saw Charlottesville. I mean, it's the same thing that went through my mind when I saw a picture of Emmett Till," Harris said in an NPR interview. 

"Sadly, it is not the first time I have seen a demonstration like what you are describing in the history of our country," she added. "And and it is — it is a reminder that we still have a lot of work to do."

Kevin Seefried, the man pictured carrying the Confederate flag in a viral photo, was arrested on Thursday in Delaware. 

The outgoing California senator was in Washington, D.C., as thousands of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol in an attempt to stop the certification of President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenConfirmation hearing for Biden's DNI pick postponed Biden's Sunday inauguration rehearsal postponed due to security concerns: report Murkowski says it would be 'appropriate' to bar Trump from holding office again MORE’s victory.

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