Republican Sen. Jim Risch (R-ID) refused to discuss the recently released video of his Capitol Hill office being trashed by pro-Trump rioters on Jan. 6, 2021.
The clip was released by as part of ongoing criminal proceedings surrounding the attack on the Capitol. NBC News’s Ryan Reilly, who has extensively covered the Jan. 6 trials, posted the video on Twitter this week with the caption, “Some actually newsworthy footage that was just released in connection with a Jan. 6 trial of Ed Badalian, the InfoWars superfan whose buddy drove a stun gun into Mike Fanone’s neck during the Capitol siege.”
“I can also report that a witness testified under oath last week that rioters defecated in that suite,” Reilly added.
NBC News caught up with Risch Thursday and asked the 79-year-old Republican if he had a comment on the clip, which showed his “trashed desk.”