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Florida Leads Nation In Total of January 6, 2021 Criminal Charges

Florida has more citizens charged in federal cases over the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol than any other state by far, Axios reports. A majority of Americans expect a repeat in the next few years of something like the deadly attack, and just half say they have faith in U.S. democracy, finds a new Axios poll. Capitol Police set up a regional office in Tampa over the summer, though the agency said that was planned "long before Jan. 6, 2021." U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist (D-FL) has called on Gov. Ron DeSantis to investigate Florida's role in the attack, but DeSantis has ignored the request.

U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland said Wednesday that, "The Justice Department remains committed to holding all Jan. 6 perpetrators at any level accountable under law, whether they were present that day or were otherwise criminally responsible for the assault on our democracy." Some 725 people in all 50 states as well as Washington, D.C., have been arrested and charged in connection to the events of Jan. 6. More than 325 people have been charged with felonies, 20 of whom have already pleaded guilty, Garland said, adding that 17 defendants are scheduled for trial "for their role in felony conspiracies."


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