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House set to send gun legislation to Biden in response to mass shootings

After compelling testimony from former Justice Department officials outlining President Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 election results, House lawmakers on Thursday identified five Republican lawmakers who allegedly asked for forgiveness — suggesting not only their own fear of being exposed to crime, but the belief that the incumbent president would preemptively protect them from the investigations that followed the January 6, 2021 attack on Congress.

The Post’s Devlin Barrett reports that videotaped testimony shown at the end of Thursday’s hearing named Representatives Matt Gaetz (Florida), Mo Brooks (Alabama), Andy Biggs (Arizona), Louie Gohmert (Texas) and Scott Perry (Pa.) like lawmakers who sought precautionary pardons after or, in at least one case, before the Capitol breach.

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