Repub­li­cans dis­tance them­selves from Trump’s Jan. 6 ‘hostages’ descrip­tion

Republicans distance themselves from Trump’s Jan. 6 ‘hostages’ description

For­mer Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump faced push­back on Sun­day from some of his fel­low Repub­li­cans for call­ing the Jan. 6 riot­ers being held in prison “patri­ots” and “hostages” over the week­end.
Trump opened his cam­paign ral­ly for GOP Sen­ate hope­ful Bernie Moreno on Sat­ur­day by play­ing a record­ing of the nation­al anthem sung by the Jan. 6 choir, a group of Capi­tol riot­ers cur­rent­ly serv­ing time in a Wash­ing­ton D.C.-based prison. The for­mer pres­i­dent went on to describe those singing as “unbe­liev­able patri­ots.”
“You see the spir­it from the hostages. And that’s what they are — hostages,” Trump said at his Day­ton, Ohio, ral­ly.
Repub­li­cans were pressed on the com­ments while appear­ing on Sun­day shows the next morn­ing, and a num­ber were quick to dis­tance them­selves from Trump’ …