Republicans' opinions of Trump's role in Capitol riots softened between Jan. 6 and acquittal vote

Posted on AllSides February 16th, 2021
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After a mob stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6 in a deadly attempt to overturn an election President Donald Trump falsely claimed was stolen, Republican lawmakers leveled some of their sharpest criticisms of Trump since the "Access Hollywood" recording surfaced of his past comments bragging of groping women.

But like the GOP condemnation following the "Access Hollywood" scandal, outrage in the wake of the Capitol riot simmered as impeachment proceedings wore on. GOP critics who issued their strongest condemnations of Trump in the days and hours after Jan. 6...

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https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2021/02/15/evlolving-republican-attitudes-trump-role-capitol-riot/6740345002/

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