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A step toward healing: A Jan. 6 rioter offers an apology to police

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A person who joined the pro-Trump mob that attacked the U.S. Capitol apologized Tuesday to officers who protected the constructing after telling lawmakers that he regrets being duped by the previous president’s lies of election fraud.

Throughout a listening to earlier than the U.S. Home committee that’s investigating the revolt, Stephen Ayres testified that he felt referred to as by former President Donald Trump to return to Washington on Jan. 6, 2021.

He described being swept up by Trump’s bogus claims, and believing as he marched to the Capitol that Trump would be a part of them there and that there was nonetheless an opportunity the election may very well be overturned.