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PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2021 4:20 pm    Post subject: Deplorables Reply with quote

Not the sharpest tacks in the carpet.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — These suspects weren’t exactly in hiding.

“THIS IS ME,” one man posted on Instagram with a hand emoji pointing to himself in a picture of the violent mob descending on the U.S. Capitol. “Sooo we’ve stormed Capitol Hill lol,” one woman texted someone while inside the building. “I just wanted to incriminate myself a little lol,” another wrote on Facebook about a selfie he took inside during the Jan. 6 riot....

Many rioters posted selfies inside the Capitol to their social media accounts, gave interviews to news outlets describing their experience and readily admitted when questioned by federal investigators that they were there. One man created a Facebook album titled “Who’s House? OUR HOUSE” filled with photos of himself and others on Capitol grounds, officials said.

They might have thought, like so many people that work with Trump, that if the president tells me to do it, it’s not breaking the law,” said Michael Gerhardt, an expert on impeachment and professor at the University of North Carolina School of Law.

Others made blunders, like a Houston police officer, who denied he went into the Capitol, then agreed to let agents look at the pictures on his phone. Inside his deleted photos folder were pictures and videos, including selfies he took inside the building, authorities said. Another man was wearing a court-ordered GPS monitor after a burglary conviction that tracked his every movement inside the building.

A retired firefighter from Long Island, New York, texted a video of himself in the Capitol rotunda to his girlfriend’s brother, saying he was “at the tip of the spear,” officials said. The brother happened to be a federal agent with the State Department’s Diplomatic Security Service, who turned the video over to the FBI. A lawyer for the man, Thomas Fee, said that he “was not part of any attempt to take over the U.S. Capitol” and that “the allegation is that he merely walked through an open door into the Capitol — nothing more.”

Another man who was inside the Capitol was willing to rat out another rioter who stole House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s lectern and emailed the video to an FBI agent, even signing his own name to it. “Hello Nice FBI Lady,” he wrote, “Here are the links to the videos. Looks like Podium Guy is in one of them, less the podium. Let me know if you need anything else.”

In another case, a man was on a flight leaving D.C. two days after the riot when he kept shouting “Trump 2020!” and was kicked off. An airport police officer saw the man get off the plane and the man was booked on another flight. Forty-five minutes later, the officer was watching a video on Instagram and recognized the man in a group of rioters. The man, who was wearing the same shirt as the day he stormed the Capitol, was arrested at the airport, authorities said.

Even defense attorneys have acknowledged that the evidence poses a problem for them.

“I’m not a magician,” said an attorney for the man seen in a photo carrying Pelosi’s lectern. “We’ve got a photograph of our client in what appears to be inside a federal building or inside the Capitol with government property.”



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PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2021 10:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/alexandria-ocasio-cortez-says-white-supremacy-has-become-a-very-important-base-for-gop/ar-AAKf7F2


Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Says White Supremacy Has Become 'a Very Important Base' for GOP


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Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says the January 6 Capitol riot revealed that that white supremacy has become "a very important base" for the GOP.

"[The pro-Trump protesters] were looking for us, and we were not protected," Ocasio-Cortez told Latino USA's Maria Hinojosa. "White supremacy in and of itself is a mythology, and you have to protect it in order to protect that political power, which has now become a very important base in the Republican Party."

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She said the attack's aftermath "has deeply, deeply affected lawmaking, policymaking" in Congress as some members have been forced to come to terms with the threats made against them.


A probe conducted by U.S. Capitol Police found that threats made against members of the most racially diverse Congress in history have more than doubled this year.

"There's this one myth that it's all happened because we're smarter and perform better," Ocasio-Cortez said. "I don't think we've really internalized how much of that has been created through the subjugation of other people."

The congresswoman also recalled how close rioters got to then–Vice President Mike Pence after then-President Donald Trump told his supporters that Pence "didn't have the courage to do what should have been done to protect our Country and our Constitution."

"Pence was taken out of the Senate chamber something like 60 seconds before these terrorists, insurrectionists got into the Senate chamber," Ocasio-Cortez said.

"Pence was the one person, arguably, that had one of the most important roles in making sure that procedurally the Electoral College counts went on as proceeded," she added. "Sixty seconds could have meant potentially the difference between what we have right now and a martial state. This was an all-out attempted coup."

She said had those 60 seconds gone differently, Pence's safety could have been compromised as rioters tried to locate him and demand that he overturn the results of the election.

"We don't want to acknowledge that that's how close we got, but that is how close we got," the Democrat said.

On Wednesday, a divided House voted to create an independent commission to investigate the Capitol riot after every Democrats and 35 Republicans voted pass the legislation.

The vote came hours after Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell declared his opposition to the plan and pressured his Republican colleagues to fall in line.

Just a day earlier, McConnell had said he would be open to voting for the commission, He had also previously been vocal in denouncing Trump's role in the Capitol riot as well as the efforts made to overturn the results of the 2020 election.

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PostPosted: Sun May 23, 2021 10:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote from former Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell
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"January 6th was a disgrace. American citizens attacked their own government. They used terrorism to try to stop a specific piece of democratic business they did not like. Fellow Americans beat and bloodied our own police. They stormed the Senate floor. They tried to hunt down the Speaker of the House. They built a gallows and chanted about murdering the vice president.

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There is no question that President Trump is practically and morally responsible for provoking the events of that day. The people who stormed this building believed they were acting on the wishes and instructions of their president."

https://newsopener.com/uk/mitch-mcconnell-claims-trump-was-solely-responsible-for-maga-riot-after-voting-to-clear-him/

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2021 9:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Real-human, your avatar is offensive to all non-human primates, particularly orangutans such as the esteemed (yet corrupt) Dr. Zaius.

American citizens and public servants (politicians) need to take seriously the concepts and crimes of treason and sedition. Failure to do so will simply provide license to future similar plots and events, as well as increasing governmental and societal instability.

The definitions of "sedition" and "treason" are worth reading.
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