NANCY Pelosi appeared to break down in tears as she branded the Capitol riot an "assault on our democracy."
It was the first press conference that the House Speaker held since the Capitol was raided last week.
Pelosi was speaking about the incident that took place last week when she appeared to start crying.
"The general is a respected leader with experience dealing with crises ," she said, referencing General Russel L. Honoré.
She went on to say how grateful she was for the military officer, before her voice cracked and she said it was a "very emotional time."
"[I am] very passionate on this assault on our democracy," she said.
She appeared teary-eyed as she spoke of a man wearing a shirt with "Auschwitz" on it during the insurrection.
"Auschwitz," Pelosi said brokenheartedly, noting the name of the Concentration Camp during World War II.
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