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Dem Says QAnon Rep Gave Capitol Tour Before Riots

Mediaite reports: A House Democrat is suggesting that GOP colleague Rep. Lauren Boebert (CO) may have helped the Capitol rioters scope out the building ahead of the attack. Speaking with Jim Sciutto on CNN Monday, Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) stated that Boebert led a number of people through the Capitol on a guided tour in the days leading up to …

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Twitter Suspends QAnon Freak Over Election Fraud Lies

The Washington Examiner reports: Newly-elected Republican Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, an ardent supporter of President Trump’s bid to expose voter and ballot fraud, has been punished by Twitter for blaming the defeat of two Georgia senators on state leaders for failing to “fix our elections.” Greene has been cheering on Trump’s claims that the election was rigged to make …

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Graham: Pardoning Rioters Would “Destroy Trump”

“There are a lot of people urging the president to pardon folks who participated in defiling the Capitol, the rioters. “I don’t care if you went there and spread flowers on the floor, you breached the security of the Capitol, you interrupted a joint session of Congress. “You tried to intimidate, assault, you should be prosecuted to the fullest extent …

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GOP Rep: “Trump Put All Our Lives At Risk” [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Newly-seated Rep. Nancy Mace (R-S.C.) said Sunday that President Trump “put all of our lives at risk” with his rhetoric before the Jan. 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol. Mace made the comment while discussing a bipartisan effort to censure Trump, which she said Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) had overruled in favor of impeaching Trump a second …

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Ben Sasse: QAnon Will Destroy The GOP From Within

GOP Sen. Ben Sasse writes for The Atlantic: If and when the House sends its article of impeachment against Trump to the Senate, I will be a juror in his trial, and thus what I can say in advance is limited. But no matter what happens in that trial, the Republican Party faces a separate reckoning. Until last week, many …

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Rand Paul: If Trump’s Convicted, It’ll Destroy The GOP

The Washington Examiner reports: Sen. Rand Paul warned of a mass exodus from the Republican Party if GOP senators come together with Democrats to convict President Trump in a second impeachment trial, even after he leaves office next week. The Kentucky Republican told Fox News host Laura Ingraham that he believes one-third of the party will leave if Trump’s conviction …

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“Horrified” Florida Hotel Cancels Hawley Fundraiser

The Hill reports: Loews Hotels said Saturday that it is canceling a planned fundraiser for Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) at one of its properties next month over his objections to the Electoral College results. The hospitality company in a statement suggested that it believes Hawley’s objections in Congress to the election results based on unsupported allegations of widespread voter fraud …

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Spox For QAnon/GOP Rep Quits After Just Two Weeks

Axios reports: The communications director for Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado, a firebrand Republican freshman who boasts about carrying a gun to work, has quit after less than two weeks on the job. Ben Goldey’s resignation cited last week’s insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, which came amid efforts by Boebert and other Republican lawmakers to block certification of President-elect Joe …

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Manchin: Let’s “Consider” Expelling Cruz And Hawley

The Hill reports: Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) said that the Senate should consider removing Sens. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas) via the 14th Amendment over their objections last week to the Electoral College results. Speaking to PBS’s “Firing Line” Friday night, Manchin said the Senate should explore the option after a violent mob, riled up by President Trump …

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Activates National Guard

The Tallahassee Democrat reports: Gov. Ron DeSantis activated the Florida National Guard Friday night in response to possible protests this weekend at the state capitol. In an executive order, he directed the Guard’s commanding officers to coordinate with state and local enforcement to maintain peace in the state through the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden on Jan. 20. “Governor DeSantis …

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MD Gov Declares Emergency Ahead Of Inauguration

Baltimore’s NBC News affiliate reports: Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan on Friday issued a proclamation declaring a state of emergency related to the 2021 presidential inauguration. The executive action will allow the state to more efficiently coordinate support and provide assistance to local jurisdictions within Maryland and neighboring states. “The state of Maryland will continue to do everything we possibly can …

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REPORT: Sen. Ted Cruz To Attend Biden Inauguration

Houston’s NBC News affiliate reports: Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, will attend President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on Jan. 20, sources tell KXAN. Cruz defended President Donald Trump’s claim that the 2020 presidential election was fraudulent and volunteered to argue Texas’ failed lawsuit challenging election results in four battleground states before the Supreme Court. Calls for Cruz to resign mounted in the …

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Pelosi: Reps Who “Abetted” Rioters May Be Prosecuted

The New York Daily News reports: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi raised the possibility Friday of criminal prosecutions of Republican lawmakers if they are found to have provided Capitol tours to people who took part in the Capitol riots. Speaking to reporters a week after a MAGA mob ransacked the Capitol and days after the House voted to impeach President Trump, …

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James Lankford Sorry For Questioning Election Results

Tulsa World reports: U.S. Sen. James Lankford apologized to Black Tulsans on Thursday for not recognizing that his involvement in questioning presidential election results would offend them. In a letter addressed to “My friends in North Tulsa,” Lankford acknowledges that his actions “caused a firestorm of suspicion among many of my friends, particularly in Black communities around the state. I …

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QAnon/GOP Rep: Stop Linking Me To The Capitol Riots

The Washington Post reports: Democrats this week demanded a full investigation into whether Republican House members assisted rioters in the attempted insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, fueled in part by claims that at least one GOP lawmaker gave “reconnaissance” tours to groups the day before the attack. On Thursday, one Republican lawmaker came out swinging to deny any involvement in …

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GOP Rep Who Voted For Impeachment: We Expect Attempts To Kill Us, We’re Buying Body Armor [VIDEO]

The Daily Beast reports: Freshman Rep. Peter Meijer (R-MI), who was one of 10 House Republicans to vote in favor of impeaching President Trump, said he and his colleagues are buying body armor and getting armed security. “I have colleagues who are now traveling with armed escorts… many of us are altering our routines, working to get body armor,” he …

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Cawthorn: “I Was Armed” During Capitol Riots

From an interview with Smokey Mountain News: We were starting to be evacuated and the evacuation route is down stairs. Working with Capitol police, we figured out a way how we could make that more inclusive of the members who have disability problems. I’ve got to hand it to fellow North Carolina congressmen Ted Budd and Richard Hudson. They really …

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Widow Of Rep-Elect Who Died Of COVID To Seek Seat

USA Today reports: Julia Letlow, the widow of U.S. Rep.-elect Luke Letlow, will run for the 5th Congressional District seat her husband was unable to fill because of his COVID-19 death Dec. 29. “Everything in my life and in my marriage has prepared me for this moment,” she said in a statement. “My motivation is the passion Luke and I …

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Pelosi: $5-10K Fines For Evading House Metal Detectors

From House Speaker Nancy Pelosi: Speaker Nancy Pelosi today announced that, when returning to session on January 21, the House will vote on a rule change mandating fines for Members who refuse to follow new screening protocols for House Chamber: “On behalf of the House, I express my deepest gratitude to the U.S. Capitol Police for the valor that they …

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Graham Pressures GOP Senators Against Impeaching

Politico reports: Sen. Lindsey Graham is leading the charge against President Donald Trump’s impeachment and removal in the Senate, even as the White House remains largely uninvolved. Graham, who just last week said he had had “enough” of Trump’s bid to overturn the election results after he incited a deadly riot at the Capitol, has been calling around to Republican …

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