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Rep Murphy leads Jan. 6 hearings- leans on her refugee experience

Rep Stephanie Murphy (D-FL) lead the January 6 hearing Tuesday as the committee shifted its focus to the actions of members of Congress.

In an impassioned speech, Murphy referenced her immigrant past as shaping her career in Congress.

“I am on the only member of this committee who is not blessed to be born in America,” she said. “I was born in Vietnam after the Vietnam War and my family and I fled a communist government and were rescued by a U.S. Navy and were given sanctuary in America. My patriotism is rooted in my gratitude for America’s grace and generosity.”

She went on to describe the irony of having to flee angry Americans in the capitol on January 6- Americans who had been lied to by their own president.

“We will show some of the coordination that occurred between the White House and members of Congress as it relates to Jan. 6,” Murphy said, “and some of these members would later seek pardons.”

The six who sought pardons for the president include U.S. Reps. Matt Gaetz, Andy Biggs, Mo Brooks, Louis Gohmert and Scott Perry, as well as Marjorie Taylor Greene, reports Florida Politics.

They along with five other Republicans joined Trump for a meeting on December 21 to strategize about upending the election results, according to Murphy.

Gaetz testified that the meeting had been mischaracterized and grossly exaggerated. He said Vice President Pence who has clashed with Trump over the election results was among the Republicans present.

At earlier hearings, Gaetz is seen on video speaking with Turning Point USA., a group that advocates for conservative values in high school, colleges and universities.

“Democracy is left undefended if we accept the result of a stolen election without fighting with every bit of vigor we can muster,” he said.

Murphy announced in December she would not be seeking a fourth term.

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