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NY State Senator Sparks Outrage After Calling Capitol Riots ‘Scarier’ Than 9/11

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New York State Sen. John Liu has come under fire after suggesting that the Jan. 6 siege of the U.S. Capitol is “more frightening” than the Sept. 11 attacks.

The Taiwan-born lawmaker, who represents the 11th District in northeast Queens, made his remark about an hour before the Sergeant-at-Arms announced that the building had been secured from rioters.

Japanese Pro-Trump Supporters Stage Their Own Rally in Tokyo During Capitol Hill Riot

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Just as violence was erupting on Capitol Hill with rioters storming the U.S. Congress on Wednesday, a large protest was also developing in Japan. 

Pro-Trump Japanese: Chanting anti-Chinese Communist Party and anti-media slogans, groups of demonstrators were filmed marching in Tokyo in apparent support of outgoing U.S. President Donald Trump, Metro reports.

NJ Congressman Andy Kim Helps Clean Up Capitol Building Following Riot

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Rep. Andy Kim (D-NJ) decided to help out ATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives) officers to clean up the trash in the aftermath of the Capitol Hill siege on Thursday morning.

A helping hand: The 38-year-old U.S. Representative from New Jersey’s Third Congressional District assisted officers after seeing the mess left by the pro-Trump supporters who stormed the Capitol on Wednesday, according to Associated Press.

Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao Resigns Following Riot on Capitol Hill

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Elaine Chao, Secretary of Transportation under the Trump administration, announced her resignation on Thursday afternoon, citing the pro-Trump riots on the Capitol as the reason for her early leave.

The reason: In an email to her colleagues shared on her Twitter account, Chao announced that she would be stepping down from her position because of what occurred “specifically yesterday,” a source told Axios.