Minnesota politician backs fundraiser for suspected Capitol Hill attackers

A Minnesota lawmaker has held a fundraiser for seven residents accused of taking part in the deadly January 6 attack on the US Capitol, saying they come from “decent family”.

In a Facebook post Friday, Republican Senator Mark Koran, who represents the city of Lindström, appealed to the Westbury family.

Four members of the Westbury family have been charged with participation in the insurrection, representing half of all Minnesotans charged with involvement.

Here is a local family in Lindström who may need some help. They attended the January 6 rally and were accused and charged with various crimes. Some very serious and some that seem to be just to punish opposing views,” Coran wrote. “All I ask is that they need help mounting a fair defense from an overbearing Justice Department. They’re a good family!”

More than 50 police officers were injured as they tried to stop the riot, some beaten and seriously injured. Five people died in the assault, including a policeman. Around 500 people have been charged in connection with the events. Donald Trump has been impeached for a historic second time on charges of inciting insurrection, although he was acquitted by the Senate.

It’s unclear whether the Koran calls the storming of Congress, when thousands of people broke in, trying to stop lawmakers from certifying Joe Biden’s victory over Trump, merely a “rally” or if he confuses the riot with the rally previously held near the White House, during which Trump urged his supporters to march on Capitol Hill and attempt to overturn the election result.

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