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Fri Jan 8, 2021, 04:25 PM

Rep. Raskin's Family At Capitol When It Was Overrun By Rioters.

Rep. Jamie Raskin brought his family to the U.S. Capitol Wednesday to see the peaceful transfer of power. Instead, they saw mayhem.

SILVER SPRING, MD Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) invited his daughter and son-in-law to the U.S. Capitol Wednesday to see the peaceful transfer of power as President-elect Joe Biden was certified the winner of November's election.

Instead, the family reeling from the death of Raskin's son lived through mayhem when the Capitol was overrun by pro-Trump rioters.

"We experienced a terrible family tragedy in the last week, and so I had one of my daughters with me and a son-in-law with me because we wanted to be together," Raskin said in an interview with C-SPAN Wednesday. "I thought I could show them the peaceful transfer of power in the United States of America."

Raskin whose district encompasses parts of Montgomery, Frederick, and Carroll counties announced the death of his 25-year-old son Tommy on New Year's Eve. The second-year Harvard Law School student had died by suicide.

In his interview with CSPAN on Wednesday, the Democratic lawmaker said his daughter and son-in-law were not with him in the House chamber when the Capitol was breached. Raskin said he was worried about their safety.

"What was going through my mind was their safety," he said. "I just wanted to make sure we could get back together."

Raskin told C-SPAN he eventually reunited with his daughter and son-in-law, and that everyone was safe.'>>>

https://patch.com/maryland/silverspring/rep-raskins-family-capitol-when-it-was-overrun-rioters?

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Fri Jan 8, 2021, 04:27 PM

1. Too

fucking painful.

"Only the good they die young." Billy Joel.

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Fri Jan 8, 2021, 04:36 PM

2. Many were wondering how the son died...

Sad that it was suicide as this article says.

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Fri Jan 8, 2021, 05:40 PM

3. Good lord, one more thing for them to suffer through... Sometimes life is just mean.

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