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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Thursday tore into Republican members of Congress who downplayed the deadly Jan. 6 Capitol riot during a House hearing on Wednesday, telling reporters: "I don't know [of] a normal day around here when people are threatening to hang the vice president."

Why it matters: House lawmakers are currently in negotiations over forming a bipartisan Jan. 6 commission to examine the attack and the events that led up to it.

  • An agreement has been delayed in part because Republicans have pushed to expand the scope of the commission to far-left violence during protests last summer.
  • At a House Oversight Committee hearing on Wednesday, multiple GOP lawmakers characterized the Capitol rioters as law-abiding "patriots" and attempted to cast doubt on whether they were even Trump supporters.

What they're saying: At Thursday's briefing, Pelosi specifically focused on comments by Rep. Andrew Clyde (R-Ga.), who claimed that footage from the attack would look like a "normal tourist visit" of the Capitol building if a viewer didn't know it was from Jan. 6.

  • "Well, I don't know [of] a normal day around here when people are threatening to hang the vice president of the United States or shoot the speaker in the forehead or disrupt and injure so many police officers," Pelosi said.
  • "I don't consider that normal. Multiple people were killed. Over 140 police officers were [injured]. A gallows was put up. Attackers chanted, 'Hang the vice president.' Normal?" she asked.

The big picture: New body camera footage aired on CNN Wednesday showed the moment D.C. Metropolitan police officer Michael Fanone was brutally attacked by Trump supporters during the riot, underscoring the violence of the siege.

  • The officer was swarmed, beaten and Tasered by pro-Trump rioters. He suffered a mild heart attack and concussion during the attack, and he's still dealing with a traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder from the event.

Go deeper: Former Pentagon chief blames media "hysteria" for lack of troops on Jan. 6

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Capitol rioter's sentencing delayed after new video of alleged police assault

Supporters of former President Trump in the Capitol Rotunda after invading the Capitol building on Jan. 6. Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images

A federal judge delayed the sentencing of a Capitol rioter hours after video footage surfaced that allegedly showed him assaulting a police officer during the Jan. 6 insurrection.

Why this matters: Robert Reeder, of Maryland, was due to be sentenced Wednesday after pleading guilty to one misdemeanor count of parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building. But prosecutors requested a delay due to the new video evidence, tweeted by the Sedition Hunters, an online group seeking to hold Capitol rioters to account, per CNN.

Students vandalize and steal from schools for viral TikTok challenge

TikTok logo displayed on a phone screen in Krakow, Poland on July 18, 2021. Photo: Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto via Getty Images

A viral TikTok challenge is leading students nationwide to shatter mirrors, steal fire alarms and intentionally clog toilets, The Washington Post reports.

Driving the news: Dubbed the the “Devious Licks challenge, students are showing off their "devious licks" on TikTok — with a sped-up version of "Ski Ski BasedGod" by rapper Lil’ B playing in the background.

Axios-Ipsos poll: People of color face more environmental threats

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Data: Axios/Ipsos poll; Note: ±2.5% margin of error; Chart: Sara Wise/Axios

Americans of color are much less likely than white Americans to experience good air quality or tap water or enough trees or green space in their communities, and they're more likely to face noise pollution and litter, a new Axios-Ipsos poll finds.

The big picture: Our national survey shows Black and Hispanic Americans are more likely than their white counterparts to live near major highways or industrial or manufacturing plants — and to have dealt in the past year with water-boil notices or power outages lasting more than 24 hours.