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“CO Cops Sound Off: Exposing the Trump Wars of Jan. 6!

At a recent Colorado hearing, police officers at the Capitol in Washington, D.C. on January 6 were called to testify as to what they saw that day. The officers gave sworn testimony in front of a Colorado House committee to answer questions about the riot that ensued which attempted to stop Congress from certifying President Joe Biden’s election victory. The officers described a chaotic scene, citing the presence of a large crowd of thousands of people and the presence of some of them carrying guns and explosive devices. One officer explained that on the day of the incident, he and other officers had been instructed to move towards the crowd and form a perimeter to keep them back. The testimony from the officers was part of a hearing on a bill that would prohibit any person who aided or encouraged the insurrection attempt of January 6 from appearing on any ballots in Colorado. The bill has been proposed due to the fact that President Donald Trump has been identified as being one of the people who supported and encouraged the insurrection. The police officers’ accounts of what happened on January 6 underscored the need for the bill and highlighted a larger issue of political violence and the dangers it poses to democracy. It also calls into question whether or not a public figure who engaged in orchestrating an attack on the Capitol should be able to appear on ballots or not. The police officers’ accounts of what happened at the Capitol on January 6 showed the issues that could arise from violent political rallies and some of the ways in which they can be stopped. These officers’ testimonies will likely be remembered for years to come as one of the most crucial pieces of evidence that was used to push for the passage of the bill to kick Donald Trump off Colorado ballots.

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