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Conspiracy behind 2021 US Capitol riot ‘not over’ — House probe chief

Supporters of President Donald Trump, including Aaron Mostofsky, right, who is identified in his arrest warrant, walk down the stairs outside the Senate Chamber in the US Capitol, in Washington, on January 6, 2021. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
Supporters of President Donald Trump, including Aaron Mostofsky, right, who is identified in his arrest warrant, walk down the stairs outside the Senate Chamber in the US Capitol, in Washington, on January 6, 2021. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

The chairman of the House of Representatives committee investigating the 2021 assault on the US Capitol warns the conspiracy that fueled the violence was a continuing threat to democracy.

Democratic Congressman Bennie Thompson says in prepared comments released just ahead of the first of a raft of summer hearings into the January 6 insurrection that “democracy remains in danger.”

“The conspiracy to thwart the will of the people is not over. There are those in this country who thirst for power but have no love or respect for what makes America great,” he says.

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