‘We thought that we would die’: Lawmakers probe painful Jan. 6 memories

By: - January 6, 2022 7:33 pm

U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) pauses for a moment of silence alongside fellow lawmakers and congressional staff members as they participate in a prayer vigil to commemorate the anniversary of the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. One year ago, supporters of President Donald Trump attacked the U.S. Capitol Building in an attempt to disrupt a congressional vote to confirm the electoral college win for Joe Biden. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)

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Jacob Fischler
Jacob Fischler

Jacob covers federal policy as a senior reporter in the States Newsroom Washington bureau. Based in Oregon, he focuses on Western issues as well as climate, energy development, public lands and infrastructure.

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