Va senator who defended Capitol rioters faces censure effort

Amanda Chase
Amanda Chase(NBC12)
Published: Jan. 22, 2021 at 6:12 PM EST
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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Senate appears likely to censure a GOP state senator who defended those who stormed the Capitol and whose public apology effort fell flat.

Sen. Amanda Chase, a hardcore acolyte of former President Donald Trump who is running for governor, tried to head off a censure resolution Friday by giving a floor speech where she said she was “completely horrified” by what happened during the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol and condemning the violence that occurred there.

But Democrats said her rambling speech only made things worse.

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