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Valerie Richardson

Valerie Richardson

Valerie Richardson covers politics and the West from Denver. She can be reached at

Articles by Valerie Richardson

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks to supporters and members of the media after a bill signing Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021, in Brandon, Fla. DeSantis signed a bill that protects employees and their families from coronavirus vaccine and mask mandates. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Republicans accuse Democrats, media of exploiting Jan. 6 riot

Republicans accused Democrats and the mainstream media Thursday of weaponizing the first anniversary of the U.S. Capitol attack, wielding the riot by supporters of former President Donald Trump as a cudgel to demonize Trump voters while looking the other way on leftist political violence. Published January 6, 2022

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris arrive to speak from Statuary Hall at the U.S. Capitol to mark the one-year anniversary of the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol by supporters loyal to then-President Donald Trump, Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Harris slammed for comparing Jan. 6 riot to Pearl Harbor, 9/11

Vice President Kamala Harris marked the first anniversary of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot by comparing it to the Pearl Harbor bombing and 9/11 terrorist attack, an analogy critics blasted as wildly overblown and historically inaccurate. Published January 6, 2022