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Dem Rep Claims She Saw GOP Reps Lead Visitors On “Reconnaissance” Capitol Tour On Day Before Riots

Politico reports: Rep. Mikie Sherrill (D-N.J.) said Tuesday that she witnessed colleagues escorting people through the Capitol on Jan. 5 for what she described as “reconnaissance” ahead of the next day’s violent insurrection that left five dead. In a 13-minute Facebook video billed as an address to her constituents about the House’s efforts to hold President Donald Trump accountable for …

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GOP Reps Protest New Metal Detectors In US House

NBC News reports: Several Republican members of Congress on Tuesday complained about — or outright bypassed — the metal detectors to enter the House floor, which were ordered put in place by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., after last week’s deadly riot at the Capitol. Ahead of a House vote Tuesday evening calling for Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the …

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CNN To Shutter Its Airport Network On March 31st

Deadline reports: CNN will cease its Airport Network, which provided news feeds to airport monitors across the country. CNN President Jeff Zucker wrote in a memo that the network would cease as of March 31. “The steep decline in airport traffic because of COVID-19, coupled with all the new ways that people are consuming content on their personal devices, has …

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CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

Variety reports: Jordan Klepper’s segment on “The Daily Show With Trevor Noah” depicted rioters storming the Capitol at any cost — including attacking the segment’s cameraman, as well as elected officials and police. The video showcases swaths of far-right and white supremacist groups, supporters of President Donald Trump and other affiliated organizations brandishing MAGA merchandise, confederate flags and weaponry, such …

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Pence Rejects Call To Invoke The 25th Amendment

ABC News reports: Vice President Pence on Tuesday rebuffed calls from Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and other Democrats to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove President Trump from office. “I do not believe such a course of action is in the best interest of our Nation or consistent with the Constitution,” Pence wrote in a letter to Pelosi released Tuesday …

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Extremists Move Plotting To Encrypted App Telegram

NBC News reports: Right-wing extremists are using channels on the encrypted communication app Telegram to call for violence against government officials on Jan. 20, the day President-elect Joe Biden is inaugurated, with some extremists sharing knowledge of how to make, conceal and use homemade guns and bombs. The messages are being posted in Telegram chatrooms where white supremacist content has …

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US Navy Ejected QAnon Rioter For Refusing Vaccine

The military site Task & Purpose reports: The infamous “QAnon shaman” found among the rioters who stormed the Capitol building in Washington, D.C. last week once served in the Navy but was kicked out after refusing to take a vaccine, Task & Purpose has learned. A Navy official told Task & Purpose Chansley was booted from the service after he …

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Trump: “The 25 Amendment Is Of Zero Risk To Me But It Will Come Back To Haunt The Biden Administration”

CBS News reports: “I’d like to briefly address the events of last week. Millions of our citizens watched on Wednesday as a mob stormed the Capitol and trashed the halls of government. As I have consistently said throughout my administration, we believe in respecting America’s history and traditions, not tearing them down,” he said. The president dismissed any possibility that …

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Man Charged With Threat To Kill Dems At Inauguration

Politico reports: A Chicago-area man was arrested on Tuesday after threatening to kill Democrats at President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, the Department of Justice announced. Louis Capriotti, 45, is accused of leaving a voicemail for a House member from New Jersey on Dec. 29, saying that if people “think that Joe Biden is going to put his hand on the Bible …

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FBI Investigating 160+ Felony Cases Tied To Sedition And Conspiracy: “That’s Just The Tip Of The Iceberg”

The Wall Street Journal reports: U.S. authorities on Tuesday cast last week’s storming of the Capitol by a pro-Trump mob as a plot to overthrow the government, with the nation’s top uniformed officers calling it “a direct assault on the U.S. Congress, the Capitol building, and our constitutional process” as federal prosecutors examine more than 160 cases and consider charges …

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