GOP Candidate Bankrolled Jan. 6 Riot Trip With Campaign Cash - 2021-06-27

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F375.png GOP Candidate Bankrolled Jan. 6 Riot Trip With Campaign Cash June 27, 2021, Roger Sollenberger, Daily Beast

Two months after Republican congressional candidate Derrick Van Orden lost his 2020 race, he joined "stop the steal" rioters on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol—and he paid for the trip with donor money left over from his failed campaign.

Now Van Orden is running again, and has already scored major endorsements from senior GOP House leadership, including Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA).

Van Orden, a former Navy SEAL and small-time actor, has previously acknowledged attending the Jan. 6 rally, but has repeatedly claimed he never entered the Capitol grounds. However, social media posts from the riot suggest that isn't true.

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