Trump cultists

Proud Boys Assault Crenshaw At TX GOP Convention

Mediaite reports: Rep. Dan Crenshaw and his staff were violently confronted at the Republican Party of Texas convention a short time ago, when far-right social media activist Alex Stein and others whom witnesses described as Proud Boys began shouting “eyepatch McCain” at him – an attempted insult coined by Tucker Carlson. A witness to the incident tells Mediaite that in …

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Texas Republicans Declare Biden Was “Not Legitimately Elected” And Homosexuality To Be “Abnormal Lifestyle”

The Texas Tribune reports: Meeting at their first in-person convention since 2018, Texas Republicans on Saturday acted on a raft of resolutions and proposed platform changes to move their party even further to the right. They approved measures declaring that President Joe Biden “was not legitimately elected” and rebuking Sen. John Cornyn for taking part in bipartisan gun talks. They …

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Convicted Rioter Votes Against Certifying NM Primary

Courthouse News reports: Four days after voting against certifying its 2022 primary election results, a southern New Mexico county’s election officials voted two to one to certify the election within the state supreme court’s Friday deadline. Cowboys for Trump co-founder Couy Griffin cast the Otero County Canvassing Board’s lone dissenting vote, citing vague concerns that the county’s Dominion voting machines …

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Bannon Seeks To Block Mention Of Riot At His Trial

CNN reports: Longtime Trump political adviser Steve Bannon wants to block prosecutors from exploring the January 6, 2021, attack on the US Capitol before the jury at his criminal contempt trial next month. At the same time, prosecutors are trying to prevent Bannon from turning his trial into a “circus atmosphere,” they said Friday. Bannon’s defense team says the details …

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Kinzinger: Trump Cultism Has Taken Over Churches

The Hill reports: Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.), a vocal critic of former President Trump, said that some churches have changed from an institution that worshiped God to one that worshipped Trump. In a video, the Illinois Republican said that government and worship should be separate. “There are a number of churches that have basically become, you know, from a house …

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Rioter MI Gov Candidate Ordered To Surrender Guns

The Detroit Free Press reports: Republican candidate for governor Ryan Kelley will have to surrender his guns while awaiting trial on misdemeanor criminal charges related to the U.S. Capitol riot, a federal judge ruled Thursday. U.S. Magistrate Judge Robin Meriweather made the ruling over objections from Kelley’s attorney that Kelley needs to carry a concealed weapon for self-defense during campaign …

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DeSantis Reverses, Allows Orders Of Vaccine For Kids

McClatchy reports: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is now allowing healthcare providers — including pediatricians and children’s hospitals — to order COVID-19 vaccines from a federal program for children between six months and 5 years old, a reversal from earlier this week when providers were prevented from pre-ordering doses. The DeSantis administration is pushing back aggressively against the notion that its …

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Sen. John Cornyn “Viciously Booed” At Texas GOP Convention Over Bipartisan Gun Reform Bill [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) was roundly booed Friday by conservatives as he delivered remarks at the Republican Party of Texas Convention. Cornyn was speaking before a crowd in Houston at the biennial conference. Cornyn is under fire from Republicans in the Senate, and apparently across Texas, over his negotiations with Democrats on a bipartisan gun bill. Read the …

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Cowboys For Trump Rioter Sentenced To Time Served

CBS News reports: The founder of the “Cowboys for Trump” organization and commissioner of Otero County, New Mexico, Couy Griffin, was sentenced to 14 days in jail, a $3,000 fine, 60 hours of community service and a year of supervised release on Friday after being convicted of entering restricted U.S. Capitol grounds on Jan. 6, 2021. Griffin, who has been …

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Carl Paladino Calls Blacks “Dumb” And Brainwashed

CNN reports: New York Republican congressional candidate Carl Paladino told a radio host in late 2016 that Black Americans were kept “dumb and hungry” so they could be conditioned to only vote for the Democratic Party, saying, “You can’t teach them differently.” In a statement to CNN, Paladino said CNN had taken his words out of context. “It is not …

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Indiana Man Pleads Guilty To Bringing Loaded Revolver To Riot, Assaulting Police With Baton, Faces 20 Years

Law & Crime reports: An Indiana man pleaded guilty on Friday to bringing a loaded revolver with him to the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6—and assaulting police there with a baton stolen from one of them. The case of Mark Andrew Mazza, a 57-year-old from Shelbyville, provides a sharp counterpoint to those who play down the breach of Congress by …

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QAnon Ginni “Can’t Wait” To Speak To Riot Committee

The Independent reports: Ginni Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, has reportedly said that she’ll agree to an interview with the House select committee investigating the Jan 6 riot. Ms Thomas reportedly told the Daily Caller that she was “looking forward” to sitting before the panel. “I can’t wait to clear up misconceptions. I look forward to …

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Fox Host: Pence Could Have Refused To Certify Election

“It is not clear under the United States Constitution. It is not clear under the 12th Amendment what the responsibilities of the vice president of the United States are and how they are limited. “So to not have an opposition, to not have a legal challenge right there in the committee, to not challenge these witnesses, this is a railroad …

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Anti-Vax Leader Gets 60 Days On Capitol Riot Charges

Law & Crime reports: The founder of “America’s Frontline Doctors” — the controversial group that has vocally opposed the Covid-19 vaccine and public health efforts to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus — has been sentenced to 60 days in jail for joining the mob and breaching the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. Simone Melissa Gold, who was seen …

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Lindell Rages After Walmart Drops His Shitty Pillows

Raw Story reports: MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell revealed on Thursday that he was enraged and “slammed” his computer during a video call after a Walmart executive vowed to never sell his bedding products again. Lindell first told his audience on Wednesday that Walmart had canceled future MyPillow orders. During a Thursday appearance with conservative podcaster Steve Bannon, Lindell detailed the …

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25% Of Republicans Say Capitol Riot Was “Justified”

The Washington Post reports: For the most part, Americans have a shared view of the attack at the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021: It was an unwarranted attack for which Donald Trump and his supporters in Washington that day bear blame. But a substantial subset of Americans — including a large chunk of Trump’s party — disagree. The question of …

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GOP Bill Would Revoke No-Fly Zone Over Disney Parks

The Los Angeles Times reports: A new House bill seeks to revoke federally authorized “no-fly zones” over Walt Disney Co. theme parks in the United States, including Disneyland in Anaheim. Rep. Troy Nehls (R-Texas) introduced the bill Monday with six GOP co-sponsors, including Doug LaMalfa of Northern California and Lauren Boebert of Colorado. The bill also marks the GOP’s latest …

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SpaceX Workers Condemn Musk’s Behavior In Letter

The Verge reports: An open letter to SpaceX decrying CEO Elon Musk’s recent behavior has sparked open discussion among the company’s employees in an internal chat system. Employees are being encouraged to sign onto the letter’s suggestions, either publicly or anonymously, with a signed version of the letter to be delivered to the desk of SpaceX president Gwynne Shotwell. The …

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Trump Judge: Bannon Must Stand Trial For Contempt

Law & Crime reports: Steve Bannon, a onetime senior advisor to former president Donald Trump, must stand trial on criminal contempt of Congress charges, a federal judge in Washington, D.C. ruled on Wednesday. During a hearing on several motions to exclude evidence and a motion to dismiss the case, Trump-appointed U.S. District Judge Carl Nichols sided with U.S. Department of …

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Riot Committee To Seek Testimony From QAnon Ginni

Axios reports: The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack plans to seek testimony from conservative activist Ginni Thomas, wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, the panel’s chair said Thursday. Why it matters: The decision comes after public and private wavering among committee members in recent weeks over the importance of Thomas’ role in Jan. 6 and former …

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