Maryland GOP Gov. Larry Hogan lashed out Friday at Republicans who’re “whitewashing” the U.S. Capitol rebel.
“We have to get to the bottom of exactly what happened there, and there’s no whitewashing,” Hogan instructed Major Garrett of CBS News on “The Takeout Podcast” on Friday.
“There’s no way to just overlook this and say it didn’t happen,” Hogan stated. “The nonsense about ‘these were just peaceful tourists’ is completely absurd. Talk about major disinformation and lies. That’s exactly what that is.”
The vacationer comment was made in May by Rep. Andrew Clyde (R-Ga.), who claimed the insurrectionists busting into the Capitol on Jan. 6 and bashing cops seemed like members of a “normal tourist visit.” Photos from the day confirmed a terrified Clyde speeding into the House Gallery and helping barricade the doors for protection.
Former President Donald Trump insisted that police “escorted” rioters into the constructing and stated his supporters had been expressing “peace and love.”
Hogan stated he doesn’t need an investigation of the Jan. 6 riot politicized.
“I don’t want the Republicans whitewashing what happened; I don’t want the Democrats trying to make political hay,” he stated on the podcast. “I want to really have a real investigation into what happened.”