March 3, 2021

Newyddion Cymru Ar-Lein : Wales News Online

Newyddion Lleol a Chenedlaethol Cymru – Local and National News for Wales

Labour demands action against Andrew RT Davies over Washington violence comments

LABOUR’S Deputy Leader and Party Chair Angela Rayner has written to Conservative Party Chair Amanda Milling demanding that the Conservative Party takes action against Welsh Senedd Member Andrew R T Davies and Susan Hall, Leader of the Conservative Group on the Greater London Assembly, over comments they made on social media regarding the violence seen at the US Capitol.

Rayner has warned that Davies and Hall, who both equated democratic debate in the UK with “an armed, violent and fundamentally anti-democratic assault on the US legislature”, risk legitimising or inciting violence in Britain and undermine our democracy and democratic processes.

Rayner has urged the Conservative Party to condemn these comments and the suggestion that people who disagree with democratic decisions are justified in taking violent action in an attempt to overturn or resist them, and has asked her Conservative counterpart if Davies and Hall will be suspended from membership of the Conservative Party and barred from standing as Conservative candidates in the May elections.

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