WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 06: A protester takes a photo with police officers in riot gear that are dispersing protesters who are gathering at the U.S. Capitol Building on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. Pro-Trump protesters entered the U.S. Capitol building after mass demonstrations in the nation's capital during a joint session Congress to ratify President-elect Joe Biden's 306-232 Electoral College win over President Donald Trump. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON (AP) — More Capitol riot defendants are pushing to get their trials moved out of Washington, D.C. The defendants claim they can’t get a fair trial before unbiased jurors in Washington. But the judges presiding over the cases have consistently rejected those requests for a change of trial venue. Plenty of Washington residents have personal connections to the deadly riot, making it a challenge for judges and attorneys to choose impartial jurors. The task is even tougher as lawmakers hold high-profile public hearings on the Jan. 6 insurrection less than a mile from the federal courthouse. Some defendants have wanted to have their trials moved to Virginia or Michigan.