Va senator who defended Capitol rioters faces censure effort

Va senator who defended Capitol rioters faces censure effort
Amanda Chase (Source: NBC12)

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The Virginia Senate appears likely to censure a GOP state senator who defended those who stormed the U.S. Capitol and whose public apology effort fell flat.

11th District Senator 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.

In the speech she said she was “completely horrified” by what happened during the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol and condemned the violence that occurred there.

But Democrats said her rambling speech only made things worse.

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