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Acting Attorney General vows to hold Capitol rioters accountable
Jeffrey A. Rosen, the acting attorney general, said those involved in the attack on the U.S. Capitol would be held accountable and there would be no tolerance for future violent attempts to disrupt the transfer of power.
A week ago, our nation collectively watched in horror as a violent mob stormed Capitol Park, knocked down crowd control barriers, assaulted Capitol Police officers and invaded the Capitol complex. Lives were lost. The storming of Capitol Hill was an intolerable, shocking and tragic episode in our nation’s history. I am, however, grateful that order was restored on Capitol Hill the same day and that Congress was able to fulfill its duties. Under the US Constitution. More than 70 people have been criminally charged. We have opened more than 170 investigations. The FBI has assembled more than 100,000 digital public advice. And there is much more to come. Those at fault will be held responsible. As we look to the future, we are also aware of other events planned in and around the upcoming grand opening. The Department of Justice fully supports and will protect the exercise of constitutional rights. But I want to send a clear message to anyone considering violence, threats of violence, or other criminal behavior. We will have zero tolerance for any attempt to disrupt the peaceful transfer of power on January 20 that our Constitution calls for. We will not tolerate any attempt to forcibly occupy government buildings. There will be no excuse for violence, vandalism or any other form of lawlessness. To the American public, I ask that if you are aware of any planned criminal activity or violent acts, please share what you know with law enforcement or the FBI.
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