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Raskin lost his son, then fled a mob

Plus: Marriott cutting off money to members of Congress who doubted Biden win; Viral photo identified her as vote-rescuing hero, but truth was different

Raskin lost his son, then fled a mob

As the mob seized the U.S. Capitol, Jamie Raskin thought not of himself, but of his younger daughter, Tabitha, who had asked him not to go to work that day.

“This is an essential constitutional moment,” he had told her. Rather than stay home, he proposed another idea: What if she came along? [The Atlantic]

Marriott cutting off money to members of Congress who doubted Biden win

Marriott, the world’s largest hotel chain, said last week’s chaos at the Capitol caused the company to halt campaign donations to lawmakers who voted against certifying the electoral college results of President-elect Joe Biden’s win — a fresh sign of corporate America’s uneasiness with the violent attacks inspired by President Donald Trump’s words.

The violence at the Capitol appears to have companies scrambling to figure out how to react. [Washington Post]

Viral photo identified her as vote-rescuing hero, but truth was different

When rioters entered the Capitol, the quick-thinking staff of the Senate Parliamentarian’s office grabbed boxes of electoral college votes as they fled.

Virginia Brown, a 19-year-old Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School graduate who works for the Democratic Cloakroom, was in the photo — which, it turned out, was from earlier in the day, when she and other staffers were transporting the boxes of votes to be certified. [Washingtonian]

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