Members of the Congressional Black Caucus said white supremacy was to blame for last week's attack on the U.S. Capitol, and they accused President Donald Trump of inciting the mob violence. (Jan. 13)
GK BUTTERFIELD: Let us be clear, the mob violence we witnessed on January 6 is squarely rooted in white supremacy. Rooted in deep-seeded racism that continues to permeate civil society. Though not-- though not the only culprit in this uprising, it is clear to me, it is clear to us, that President Donald J. Trump personally incited this insurrection, causing major damage to the Capitol and to our democracy.
JOYCE BEATTY: As we actually had one of our leaderships in that role begging for National Guard to come in, when there was intelligence out there that this was in the plans, it is unacceptable that that size of a crowd could come and actually take over not only the grounds, but take over the halls of Congress.
TERRI SEWELL: I think that, first and foremost, we must have an investigation top to bottom-- both our intel, as well as Capitol Police, federal as well as state and local investigation into law enforcement. When I think about accountability, I think that we have to hold this president, who is a clear and present danger to the American people and our democracy, accountable.