In South Brooklyn, a reckoning for Malliotakis a year after Jan. 6 insurrection


A year after the deadly attack at the United States Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, southern Brooklyn and Staten Island Representative Nicole Malliotakis is still defined in the eyes of some constituents for her actions before and after the attempted insurrection, which they say helped enable the attack and undermined American democracy.

Malliotakis, New York City’s lone congressional Republican, was one of 147 Republicans in the House of Representatives to vote against certifying the results of the 2020 presidential election in Arizona and Pennsylvania, citing baseless claims of widespread voter fraud. That vote came in the hours after a mob of some 2,000 Donald Trump supporters, egged on by the then-president, stormed the Capitol building, ransacked the place, assaulted cops, and threatened representatives and staffers in an attempt to stop the certification of Joe Biden’s victory in the presidential race.