SALEM, OR (KPTV) – A controversial Salem salon owner says she was in Washington D.C. for the rally that preceded the deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol building.
Lindsey Graham says she was outside of the Capitol along with thousands of others to protest what she calls without proof a compromised election peacefully.
She says she didn't go into the Capitol building or participate in violence against police officers.
She says the majority of the crowd there was peaceful as well and wishes that the event would have stayed that way.
"From where I stand, I, of course, wish it would have remained peaceful. I wish that Trump supporters were not being called domestic terrorists and being continued to be called racists and violent, we are not," Graham said. "The majority of us are not to call them that based on one rally is completely unfair."
Graham gained notoriety back in May for re-opening her Salem salon in protest of Governor Brown's stay-at-home orders.