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Report: Rally organizers say GOP lawmakers worked on Jan. 6 protests

Added 10-25-21 01:56:02pm EST - “Two? people who helped plan the pro-Trump rallies that took place in Washington, D.C., ahead of the Capitol riot on Jan.” - Thehill.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Thehill.com: “Report: Rally organizers say GOP lawmakers worked on Jan. 6 protests”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Two people who helped plan the pro-Trump rallies that took place in Washington, D.C., ahead of the Capitol riot on Jan. 6 say members of Congress and the White House helped plan the protest that turned violent.

The two people spoke to Rolling Stone for a report published Sunday evening. Neither of the sources were identified, though Rolling Stone described one as a "rally organizer" and another as a "planner."

Rolling Stone reported the two are also talking to the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack.

The sources said they took part in “dozens” of planning briefings before the Jan. 6 rally where Trump spoke. That rally ended with protesters marching to the Capitol, where they overwhelmed Capitol Police and invaded the building, interrupting the counting of Electoral College votes by a joint session of Congress. Five deaths were connected the the violence.

The two sources for the Rolling Stone piece said the members who either participated in the work or sent top staffers included GOP Reps. Marjorie Taylor GreeneMarjorie Taylor GreeneGOP efforts to downplay danger of Capitol riot increase The Memo: What now for anti-Trump Republicans? Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene says she's meeting with Trump 'soon' in Florida MORE (Ga.), Paul GosarPaul Anthony GosarThree key behind-the-scenes figures in Jan. 6 probe GOP's embrace of Trump's false claims creates new perils Domestic extremists return to the Capitol MORE (Ariz.), Lauren BoebertLauren BoebertRepublicans' mantra should have been 'Stop the Spread' Democrats fret as longshot candidates pull money, attention Colorado remap plan creates new competitive district MORE (Colo.), Mo BrooksMorris (Mo) Jackson BrooksThree key behind-the-scenes figures in Jan. 6 probe Black Hawk pilot shot down in Somalia jumps into Alabama Senate race Democratic retirements could make a tough midterm year even worse MORE (Ala.), Madison Cawthorn (N.C.), Andy Biggs (Ariz.) and Louie GohmertLouis (Louie) Buller GohmertHouse passes bill to end crack and powder cocaine sentencing disparity Republicans keep distance from 'Justice for J6' rally Security forces under pressure to prevent repeat of Jan. 6 MORE (Texas.).

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