Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-MI) said a recent pro-Palestinian protest in Washington left her in more fear than the Jan. 6, 2021 riots.
Dingell shared her concerns in an interview with Fox News over the incident.
Michigan Dem says violent pro-Palestinian DNC protest 'rattled' her more than Jan. 6 riots https://t.co/mMdy0bROiU
— Fox News (@FoxNews) November 17, 2023
"In the Capitol, we were in a big place. They were working to keep us safe," Dingell said about January 2021. "I never knew how bad it was until after we had finished our final voting about what had been happening."
The DNC headquarters, on the other hand, put her closer to the clash between police and protesters. "When you're in that contained space and all you see are bodies fighting each other, it's scary," Dingell said.
Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-MI) says the protest outside the DNC ‘rattled me more than January 6th’ https://t.co/ZXd82KNeQ9
— Ben Owen🇺🇸🇮🇱 (@hrkbenowen) November 17, 2023
"Dingell tried to exit the building through multiple doors, but protesters had blocked the area," the Hill reported.
"She told the outlet an officer stopped her at the front and pointed to a medic treating another officer who had been pepper-sprayed outside," it added.
Six officers were reportedly treated for injuries that occurred during the protests. One man was arrested for allegedly assaulting an officer, later revealed as 24-year-old Ruben Arthur Camacho of Woodbridge, New York.
About 10 Congress members were in the building at the time of the event, leading to strong concerns over the safety of lawmakers facing a growing number of protests supporting Palestinians.
Many have argued that the criticisms of the pro-Palestinian protesters have not been as strong as protesters associated with former President Donald Trump.
The media bias was revealed by Dingell who expressed her concerns over personal safety as a Democrat dealing with the violent protesters.