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'It was degrading': Black Capitol custodial staff talk about what it felt like to to clean up the mess left by violent pro-Trump white supremacists

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Summary List Placement Just days after a violent attack by a pro-Trump mob, the hallways of Congress were quiet and nearly spotless.
Black and brown people, many of them keenly aware of the racial dynamics of that event, had cleaned up after the overwhelmingly-white rioters.
The Trump supporters who broke into the Capitol left behind shards of broken glass and ripped-apart furniture, blood, empty bottles, and even feces smeared on the walls.
The custodial staff cleaned up in places where people were bludgeoned and in one instance fatally shot, and where dozens of Capitol Police officers...
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The Capitol siege proves it's finally time to take Trump and other politicians' violent rhetoric both seriously and literally

The Capitol siege proves it's finally time to take Trump and other politicians' violent rhetoric both seriously and literally

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Summary List Placement They shouted " Hang Pence !" as they beat police officers within an inch of their lives.
They screamed " Where's Nancy ?" as they pounded on a locked door in the Speaker of the House's office.
And, for good measure, someone scrawled " Murder the Media " on a door at the Capitol.
The Capitol siege showed that it's no longer reasonable to contend that the venomous words which have defined the Trump experience are merely impassioned hyperbole. We saw all too clearly how the threats posed by disgruntled Trump supporters who sincerely believe the fiction of a massive...
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