Trump softened criticism of Jan. 6 rioters in day-after speech, committee says

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New York Daily News

Former President Donald Trump resisted a push to firmly denounce his supporters who stormed the Capitol in a speech the day after the attack, a member of the Jan. 6 Select House Committee said Monday. Trump crossed out lines in a draft of the speech telling the rioters that “You don’t represent me. You don’t represent our movement,” according to a video released by Rep. Elaine Luria, D-Va. Additional text deleted from the Jan. 7 speech included: “I am directing the Department of Justice to ensure all lawbreakers are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. We must send a clear message – no…

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