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Congressman Jim McGovern Calls Capitol Hill Protestors and Rioters Fascist

January 12, 2021

U.S. Representative Jim McGovern (D-Worcester) had some strong words in response to the riot on Capitol Hill last week.

McGovern, who represents the state’s Second Congressional District in central Massachusetts, during an interview called those at the riot last week fascists.

“I saw this crowd of people banging on that glass screaming,” he said on Sunday, according to MarketWatch. “Looking at their faces, it occurred to me [that] these aren’t protesters. These are people who want to do harm.”

“What I saw in front of me,” he said, “was home-grown fascism that was out of control.”

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