Defense for some Capitol rioters: election misinformation

June 5, 2021 ☼ election-2020jan6domestic-terrorism

Source: MPR News - Link

Lawyers for at least three defendants charged in connection with the violent siege tell the Associated Press that they will blame election misinformation and conspiracy theories, much of it pushed by then-President Donald Trump, for misleading their clients. The attorneys say those who spread that misinformation bear as much responsibility for the violence as do those who participated in the actual breach of the Capitol.

This should not be allowed to stand as an excuse.