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What They’re Saying: State Republicans Culpable in U.S. Capitol Insurrection

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WASHINGTON — In the last week, at least 17 Republican state legislators have been identified as being involved in the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. But many more GOP lawmakers in the states used their platform to stoke the conspiracy theories and vitriol for years. Hundreds of Republican state legislators across a dozen states asked Congress to delay certification or overturn the presidential election results, spreading the false claim that the election was stolen and contributing to rhetoric that caused last week’s attack.

See what they’re saying:

POLITICO: Capitol riot fueled by deep network of GOP statehouse support

Daily Beast: These Elected Republicans Joined the ‘Protest’ That Became a Deadly Riot

NPR: More Than A Dozen GOP State Lawmakers Attended Rally That Gave Way To Riots

AP: Several state lawmakers from across the country joined, observed US Capitol mob

The Hill: At least 6 GOP legislators took part in Trump-inspired protests

New York Times: How Trump’s Worldview Is Ingrained in State and Local Republicans

AP: West Virginia state lawmaker charged with illegally entering Capitol during riot

New York Times: Derrick Evans, a West Virginia legislator who stormed the Capitol, has resigned.

HuffPost: West Virginia Delegate Derrick Evans Films Self Breaking Into Capitol With Rioters

New York Times: West Virginia Lawmaker Among Those Who Stormed U.S. Capitol

Patriot-News: Pa. senator’s presence at Trump rally that later turned violent leads to call for him to resign

The Philadelphia Inquirer: EDITORIAL: Trump shouldn’t be allowed another day in the White House. But what about complicit Pa. lawmakers?

Observer-Reporter: EDITORIAL: Capitol rioters brought shame on themselves, the country

Michigan Advance: Speaker Wentworth intends to seat Maddock, despite D.C. trip last week

Detriot Free Press: Rep. Matt Maddock, wife join conservative Facebook group discussing possibility of civil war

Spinal Column: Dems call for Maddock’s removal

M Live: State lawmakers who supported overturning election shouldn’t be seated, Michigan House’s top Democrat says

Michigan Advance: DLCC calls for Rep. Maddock to resign over pro-Trump riot, but will any lawmakers face consequences?

NBC 12: Virginia Senate Democrats call for Sen. Amanda Chase’s resignation

WAVY: Amanda Chase, GOP candidate for Va. governor, has Facebook account suspended after posting conspiracy theories

AP: Virginia Gubernatorial Candidate, State Sen. Amanda Chase Faces Facebook Restrictions

Chesterfield Observer: Sen. Chase attends D.C. rally, refuses to denounce attack on U.S. Capitol

Loudoun Now: LaRock Faces Calls for Resignation after Capitol Riot

Loudoun Times-Mirror: UPDATE: 2 Loudoun supervisors urge Del. LaRock to resign for Capitol riot claims

The Free-Lance Star: Fredericksburg-area delegate signed letter urging nullification of Virginia presidential vote

Winchester Star: Area Democrats, Republicans react to Capitol siege

WTOP: Amid calls for resignation, Virginia delegate regrets ‘colored’ remark

The Roanoke-Times: Speaker Filler-Corn removes Republicans from committees for asking Pence to nullify Virginia’s election results

ABC 15: Seven Arizonan Republican legislators face calls to ban them from the House and Senate

St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Missouri lawmaker skips his own swearing-in to attend Trump rally in Washington

WJAR: Rep. Price responds to calls for his resignation after claiming Antifa caused DC violence

The Westerly Sun: Republicans defend Price following participation in Capitol rally

Tennessean: ‘An epic and historic day,’ Tennessee Rep. Terri Lynn Weaver’s view of Capitol riot