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News Media Reacts to the First Anniversary of U.S. Capitol Riot

Thursday marked the first anniversary of the January 6 U.S. Capitol Riot, in which supporters of former President Donald Trump sought to overturn the 2020 election result. 

Leading up to the anniversary, several news media members have reflected on the date, thinking back at the incident and how this date will go down in American history. 

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Fox News Capitol Hill reporter Chad Pergram wrote a column for the network, recalling his thoughts when he saw the large group storm the building. Pergram states that he will give a tour of what he saw that day in the future. 

“I’m confident I will give tours again at some point. And when I do, I’ll have a lot of other things in my repertoire to show people,” Pergram said. 

“Things on the East Front. In Statuary Hall. On the edge of the Speaker’s Lobby. Dark memories. Grim memories. It’s all part of the story now. I remember these things because I was here on January 6. And I hope you remember them, too.” 

Former Trump White House Press Secretary and Communications Director Stephanie Grisham appeared on CNN and gave details as to what the former president was doing during the incident.

Former Newsmax anchor Steve Cortes cited a poll by CBS in which Americans believe that Jan. 6th was a protest gone too far and not an insurrection.

MSNBC’s Kailani Koenig decided to share a video of where she was covering the event as Trump supporters were around the Capitol building.

Spectrum News reporter Taylor Popielarz decided to share some photos of where he was covering the incident in the nation’s capital.

CNN political analyst Joe Lockhart doesn’t believe that the events on Jan. 6th should be considered a riot.

Some of the nation’s top opinion leaders also had a lot to say it as well.

Eduardo Razo
Eduardo Razo
Eduardo Razo is the Assistant Content Editor for BNM, which includes writing daily news stories on the news media industry. He can be found on Twitter @eddierazo_ or you can reach him by email at [email protected].

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