Rudy Giuliani says pro-Trump rioters attacking US Capitol building are ‘on the right side of history’

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 (Independent)
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Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who led President Donald Trump’s legal efforts to overturn his defeat in the 2020 elections, said the president’s supporters violently rioting at the U.S. Capitol building were “on the right side of the law and history” in a tweet as the Senate chambers were evacuated on Wednesday.

The former mayor wrote on Twitter: “To all those patriots challenging the fraudulent election , POTUS wants you to EXPRESS YOUR OPINION PEACEFULLY.”

“We are the law and order party,” he added. “You are on the right side of the law and history. Act with respect for all.”

Mr Giuliani’s comments came as the president and others released similar statements calling for calm after the violent rioters had already breached security barricades and clashed with law enforcement before entering the Capitol building.

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