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Megan Rapinoe on deadly Capitol attack: 'This was about holding up white supremacy'

Megan Rapinoe is back with the United States women’s national team for the first time since the pandemic hit last March — and for the first time since a violent mob of President Trump’s supporters stormed the Capitol in Washington, D.C. while lawmakers were confirming President-elect Joe Biden’s victory, leaving five people dead.

So it was no wonder that when Rapinoe, an outspoken critic of Trump, was made available to national media on a Zoom call on Tuesday, reporters wanted her take on the riots. Rapinoe obliged.

“As I think it sets in almost a week out from January 6, which will certainly and rightfully so live on in the echoes of American history forever, it’s just striking how horrible it was and how insane it was,” she said in response to the first question she received.