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FL Congressional delegation isn’t saying much about the second U.S. hearing on Jan. 6 insurrection

By: - June 13, 2022 4:36 pm

U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy is on the panel called the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol. Credit: MSNBC screenshot.

Monday was the second hearing of the House select committee investigating the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S Capitol, but so far, U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy, a Florida Democrat who serves on the panel, hasn’t spoken during the hearing.

Later, in an interview with MSNBC, Murphy said, “It’s up to the American people to decide what they think about (Donald) Trump.”

Murphy added: “Donald Trump lost and he was told by his advisers, he was told by his lawyers, he was told by the local elected commissioners he was told by everyone that he had lost and that none of the fraudulent election theories were factual. He refused to listen to that and he went on to tell the American people that there was fraud in this election, all for personal gain.”

Trump’s  former campaign chief, who was supposed to testify Monday in front of the committee, canceled due to family emergency.

Florida Republicans were mostly quiet on social media during the second scheduled hearing in Washington, D.C.

Only one Florida Congress member tweeted Monday, U.S. Rep. Al Lawson, who has represented North Florida.  He tweeted: “The Jan. 6 Committee is conducting a serious, bipartisan investigation focused on finding the facts.”

Florida’s 27 members of the U.S. House of Representatives include 16 Republicans and 11 Democrats. The two Florida U.S. senators in Washington, D.C. are Republicans. So the GOP members outnumber the Democrats in the Florida delegation and may not want to talk about the Jan. 6 hearings.

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