Condoleezza Rice says that while Jan. 6 Capitol riot was ‘wrong,’ it’s time to move on

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Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said on ABC’s “The View” on Tuesday that the January 6 riot at the US Capitol was an “attack on law and order” but that it is time to move on.

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“I know what happened on January 6th was wrong, but I also know as a government and as a country we should be concerned about the things that are making life difficult for Americans and American families. There are,” said Rice, a Republican and a Stanford University science professor on the political show.

Since January, federal prosecutors have charged more than 600 people More arrests continue almost daily, in more than 40 states, in connection with the riots. The House committee tasked with investigating the incident is also looking into whether claims of election fraud promoted by Trump and his aides led to the attack on the Capitol.


Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, speaking of the committee’s investigation, told reporters Tuesday that lawmakers “need to talk about the future, not the past,” The Washington Post informed of. Rice agreed with McConnell, saying it is time to address the needs of American families.

“I’m the one who believes that the American people are now concerned about what we call the ‘kitchen table issue’ — the price of gasoline, inflation, what’s happening to kids in school,” Rice said on “The View.” said.

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“The View” co-host Sunny Hostin argued that if what happened on January 6 was not investigated, it could happen again.

“I think it’s really politically expedient for Mitch McConnell to say ‘let’s move on,’ especially when the former twice-impeached president enjoys attacking Mitch McConnell,” Hostin said. “But the problem is if we don’t figure out what happened on January 6th the past will become the prelude.”

Rice, who served as the George W. Bush administration, told Hostin “we’ll find out” what happened.

On the same night of the riots, lawmakers certified the election, which Rice said gave them “new confidence in our institutions and the people who protect them.” Although he praised those MPs, he said it was time for the new generation to take charge.

“I want to see the leadership of the next generation move forward,” she said. “I wish those of us who have lived there did so to retreat, and I want to move toward a better America.”

Follow Gabriella Miranda on Twitter: @itsgabbymiranda

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