Tag Archives: insurrection

Hawley Roasted For Photo With Troops At US Capitol

Raw Story reports: Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) received significant backlash this week after he praised the Missouri National Guard for their work in supporting Capitol police. Hawley, of course, was one of the leading Republican senators to challenge the results of the 2020 election, which incited supporters of former President Donald Trump to violently storm the Capitol building on January …

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Two Capitol Police Officers Sue Trump Over DC Riot

The Washington Post reports: Two Capitol Police officers who battled the mob of pro-Trump supporters that stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6 are suing the former president for the physical and emotional injuries they say they suffered in the attacks. In a federal suit filed Tuesday in D.C., Officers James Blassingame and Sidney Hemby allege that for months, Trump rallied …

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Biden On Trump Result: “The Charge Is Not In Dispute”

From the statement issued last night: It was nearly two weeks ago that Jill and I paid our respects to Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick, who laid in honor in the Rotunda after losing his life protecting the Capitol from a riotous, violent mob on January 6, 2021. Today, 57 Senators – including a record 7 Republicans – voted to …

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Insurrectionist Gloats: “MAGA Has Only Just Begun”

From a statement issued by the insurrectionist: I want to first thank my team of dedicated lawyers and others for their tireless work upholding justice and defending truth. My deepest thanks as well to all of the United States Senators and Members of Congress who stood proudly for the Constitution we all revere and for the sacred legal principles at …

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11 Republicans Vote Against Motion To Start Trial

The Washington Post reports: Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) introduced a resolution setting the parameters of the trial as the first order of business. “It’s our solemn constitutional duty to conduct a fair and honest impeachment trial of the charges against former President Trump, the gravest charges ever brought against a president of the United States in American …

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Impeachment Managers Scoff At Trump’s Defense

Via email from the House impeachment managers: The evidence of President Trump’s conduct is overwhelming. He has no valid excuse or defense for his actions. And his efforts to escape accountability are entirely unavailing. As charged in the Article of Impeachment, President Trump violated his Oath of Office and betrayed the American people. His incitement of insurrection against the United …

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Microsoft Ends Donations To GOP Insurrectionists

The Verge reports: Microsoft has announced that it will suspend all donations for the upcoming 2022 election cycle for any members of Congress, state officials, and organizations that voted to object to the certification of electors in the 2020 election or supported attempting to overturn the election. The company temporarily suspended all political contributions after the January 6th attack on …

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370+ Congressional Aides: Trump Must Be Convicted

The New York Times reports: More than 370 Democratic congressional aides will issue an unusual public appeal on Wednesday, imploring senators — in some cases their own bosses — to convict former President Donald J. Trump for inciting a violent “attack on our workplace” that threatened the peaceful transition of power. In a starkly personal letter, the staff members describe …

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ProPublica: Aide To Guilfoyle Organized Pre-Riot Rally

ProPublica reports: In the week leading up to the Jan. 6 rally in Washington, D.C., that exploded into an attack on the Capitol, a top Trump campaign fundraiser issued a directive to a woman who had been overseeing planning for the event. “Get the budget and vendors breakdown to me and Justin,” Caroline Wren wrote to Cindy Chafian, a self-described …

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FBI: Rioters Had Maps Of Tunnels Beneath US Capitol

The Washington Post reports: When die-hard supporters of President Donald Trump showed up at rally point “Cowboy” in Louisville on the morning of Jan. 5, they found the shopping mall’s parking lot was closed to cars, so they assembled their 50 or so vehicles outside a nearby Kohl’s department store. Hundreds of miles away in Columbia, S.C., at a mall …

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House Vote On Impeachment Likely To Be Wednesday

Reuters reports: The chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives’ Rules Committee said he expected the article of impeachment against President Donald Trump to get to the House floor for a vote on Wednesday and predicted it will pass. “It is important that we act, and it is important that we act in a very serious and deliberative manner,” Representative …

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