Georgia congressman trapped during Capitol riots talks root causes of the insurrection
It’s been one year since a mob violently stormed the U.S. Capitol chanting “stop the steal” and demanding the 2020 presidential election results be overturned.
Hundreds of insurrectionists have since been arrested, including many from Georgia.
Today we mark one year since a deadly assault was waged on the U.S. Capitol, the Congress and the Constitution. We must not allow anyone to rewrite history or whitewash the gravity of what took place. pic.twitter.com/WWvp2E4OTB
— Hank Johnson (@ReElectHank) January 6, 2022
Democratic U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson of Georgia’s 4th Congressional District and other lawmakers were trapped in the House chamber that day. A picture captured Johnson kneeling on the Chamber floor during the rampage as insurrectionists were on the brink of breaking in.
He reflected on that moment with WABE’s “All Things Considered” host Jim Burress on Thursday.
Lily Oppenheimer contributed to this report.