I hadn’t seen Representative Conor Lamb’s speech on Wednesday until today. Greg Sargent wrote about it for the Washington Post, and his thoughtful discussion is worth reading, too. The speech is simple but very powerful, and it clearly upset many of his Republican colleagues.
“We know that that attack today didn’t come out of nowhere, it was inspired by lies, the same lies that you are hearing in this room tonight.”
“They desecrated these halls and this chamber and practically every inch of ground where we work. And for the most part they walked in free. A lot of them walked out free. And there wasn’t a person at home watching who didn’t know why that was: because of the way they look.”
You can watch it here: