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Tenn. Attorney General pledges support for investigation into attack on U.S. Capitol

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NASVHILLE, Tenn. (Mike Osborne)  -- Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slattery on Wednesday condemned last week’s attack on the U.S Capitol Building and vowed that mob violence would not go “unchecked.”

Slattery is one of 48 state AG’s to sign a letter pledging their support to U.S. Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen as he leads the investigation of the riot.

The letter read in part “The events of January 6 represent a direct, physical challenge to the rule of law and our democratic republic itself. Together, we will continue to do our part to repair the damage done to our institutions and build a more perfect union.”

The Department of Justice revealed this week it has already launched hundreds of individual investigations into the invasion of the Capitol and expects to open still more.

In early December, Tennessee AG Slattery was one of 17 state AG’s that asked the U.S. Supreme Court to set aside President-elect Joe Biden’s election victory.

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