Rep. David Cicilline, D-R.I., spoke Feb. 11 as House impeachment managers continued to present evidence for why the Senate should convict former President Donald Trump of inciting an insurrection for his role in the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. Trump was impeached by the House in January, while he was still in office.
During those attacks, Cicilline said janitorial staff were traumatized and feared for their safety and lives. One staff member hid in a closet, and another — a mother of three — said, ‘The insurrection shattered all my sense of security at work.” Many of these workers were people of color, and had to clean up feces smeared on walls and blood and broken glass on the ground. One said he ‘felt degraded.’
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