It seems that Washington, D.C.’s Mayor Muriel Bowser has downplayed the instances of violence and rioting in the city over George Floyd’s death last summer, according to Fox News.
The Mayor had a hearing with Senator Ron Johnson, a Republican from Wisconsin on Tuesday. Johnson pressed Bowser to provide a specific figure of property damage in D.C. last summer.
“I know that we had one night of rioting in the district in the summer,” Bowser said. She added that Washington had “dozens of people arrested over the last year.”
Johnson continued with his line of questioning in an attempt to draw a parallel between law enforcement’s response to last summer’s protests and the response to the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol. He asked Bowser if authorities under her jurisdiction used geolocation tools to find and arrest people who participated in violent behavior last summer.