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Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Rep. Mikie Sherrill ... said she witnessed some members of Congress leading people through the Capitol on Jan. 5 in what she termed a "reconnaissance for the next day" when insurrectionists took part in a deadly siege on the legislative branch. "For all of those who refuse to participate in this democracy, refuse to see power turned over peacefully, who refuse to heed the will of the people, as we do in a democracy" Sherrill said, "we are now on different sides of this line."

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"I'm going to see they are held accountable, and if necessary, ensure that they don't serve in Congress," she said, speaking sedately, but severely.
There really is going to be a Republican body count before this is over and my money is on at least some of the newly elected Q-anitwits already balking against the Capitol's heightened security today.

14th Amendment is going to get real popular in the coming weeks and months.

#1 | Posted by tonyroma at 2021-01-13 12:14 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

This would explain how rioters knew where Jim Clyburn's unmarked office is located. BTW, Sherrill is a Naval Academy graduate, a Navy helicopter pilot and a former federal prosecutor, so her claim needs to be taken seriously and investigated.

#2 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2021-01-13 12:44 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 8

Houston, we've got a problem.

#3 | Posted by madscientist at 2021-01-13 05:16 AM | Reply

Any members of Congress that participated, in any way, in the insurrection need to be removed from office and prosecuted. Or....more likely, prosecuted and then removed from office.

#4 | Posted by danni at 2021-01-13 08:22 AM | Reply

State level politicians and the Republican party need to be held accountable as well for riling up the mob. Remember when the Arizona GOP asked if people were willing to die for Trump? (Dec. 12):

Arizona Republican Party asking if followers are willing to die for Trump, openly beefing with GOP governor

PHOENIX " Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey spent much of Donald Trump's presidency trying not to provoke a confrontation with the president or his fervent defenders. He almost made it through.

But when state law required Ducey to certify Arizona's presidential election results and sign off on Trump's defeat last week, four years of loyalty wasn't enough to protect him from the president. "Republicans will long remember!" Trump tweeted in anger at the governor. . . .

On Monday, the official @AZGOP Twitter account quote tweeted a conservative activist who said he was willing to die in an effort to subvert election results, writing, "He is. Are you?"

In a now-deleted tweet, the account wrote, "This is what we do, who we are. Live for nothing, or die for something."


www.chicagotribune.com

Fish rots from the top, and there is now much rot throughout the GOP. They must be held to account.

#5 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2021-01-13 09:29 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

#2 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday

Possibly. May just have been mob ransacking in general.

#6 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2021-01-13 09:33 AM | Reply

Omg.

The cancer has buried itself so deep. I bet they thought they were being clever.

If this is true then they aided and supported an armed and violent insurrection.

They are as guilty as the ones who attacked.

Arrest then all.

#7 | Posted by donnerboy at 2021-01-13 09:36 AM | Reply

so her claim needs to be taken seriously and investigated.

#2 | POSTED BY GAL_TUESDAY

It sounds like the FBI is willing to investigate every tip no matter how small.

We will get to the Oranges!

#8 | Posted by donnerboy at 2021-01-13 09:38 AM | Reply

@#2 ... so her claim needs to be taken seriously and investigated ...

Exactly. Until then it is an unverified claim.

There should be ample video footage from the security cameras to substantiate a lot of what she has said.


#9 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-01-13 10:17 AM | Reply

To quote the MAGAites, "Lock Them Up!"

#10 | Posted by Yodagirl at 2021-01-13 10:39 AM | Reply

I wouldn't be surprised if there's around a dozen GOP senators who are at least considering approaching Schumer to discuss possible committee assignments or other deals they might be able to strike in exchange for declaring independent and caucusing with the Dems.

#11 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2021-01-13 10:58 AM | Reply

Remove them and lock them away for 20 years.

#12 | Posted by lee_the_agent at 2021-01-13 11:10 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Still a drop in the bucket compared to 9/11?

Just a few bad apple rowdy protesters who didn't mean any harm?

It will all blow over in a few days?

Both parties are essentially the same, but I like saving a few shekels in taxes you know.

#13 | Posted by bocaink at 2021-01-13 11:13 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

twitter.com

insurrectionists, in the capitol, discussing the building's layout

#14 | Posted by truthhurts at 2021-01-13 11:14 AM | Reply

Is she naming names?

#15 | Posted by eberly at 2021-01-13 11:15 AM | Reply

Is she naming names?

She has to investigating authorities.

#16 | Posted by tonyroma at 2021-01-13 11:20 AM | Reply

There should be ample video footage from the security cameras to substantiate a lot of what she has said.

#9 | POSTED BY LAMPLIGHTER

Precisely what I was thinking.

The moment a person in those tours is identified as being present on January 6, suspend Congressional privileges and apply pressure as necessary to get to the bottom.

#17 | Posted by jpw at 2021-01-13 11:36 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

The Qanon Rep was live tweeting Pelosi's location to the rioters while they were rioting from inside the building.

drudge.com

#18 | Posted by donnerboy at 2021-01-13 11:42 AM | Reply

#18

How is she even still in Congress let alone bitching about her Glock?

#19 | Posted by bocaink at 2021-01-13 12:22 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

How is she even still in Congress let alone bitching about her Glock?

That is a very good question.

#20 | Posted by REDIAL at 2021-01-13 12:25 PM | Reply

How is she even still in Congress let alone bitching about her Glock?

Patience Grasshopper.

#21 | Posted by tonyroma at 2021-01-13 12:50 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Members of Congress request investigation of tours that took place 1 day before attack on Capitol
From CNN's Ryan Nobles and Annie Grayer

One day after Rep. Mikie Sherrill, a Democrat from New Jersey, alleged that members of Congress led tours of rioters on a reconnaissance mission the day before the attack on the Capitol, 31 members of Congress sent a letter to the acting House Sergeant of Arms, acting Senate Sergeant of Arms, and acting chief of the US Capitol Police asking them to investigate the matter further.

Democratic Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon, one of the co-signers of the letter, confirmed to CNN that she saw groups of tours of people in MAGA apparel one or two days before the attack.

"I had seen what appeared to be tour groups of folks dressed in MAGA attire, in the halls, in the tunnels" Scanlon told CNN. "I don't know exactly what day it was. It was just surprising to see that happen because since Covid the building's been shut down. There aren't supposed to be any tours. So I kind of assumed it must be a new member who didn't know the rules or something. But, I mean, I can verify that it happened. There were people who were roaming around in the halls, apparently under the guidance of congressional staff."

Scanlon told CNN she saw a group of six to eight people.

"Many of the Members who signed this letter, including those of us who have served in the military and are trained to recognize suspicious activity, as well as various members of our staff, witnessed an extremely high number of outside groups in the complex on Tuesday, Jan. 5," the letter stated.

It says the tours were "unusual" and "concerning" and were reported to the Sergeant at Arms on Jan. 5. The letter said the groups "could only have gained access to the Capitol complex from a member of Congress or a member of their staff."


www.cnn.com

#22 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2021-01-13 04:24 PM | Reply

Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) said he's aware of "a couple" names of colleagues who are being eyed as potentially giving tours to the would-be insurrectionists. But he said he wouldn't name them yet.

"I'm going to wait to make sure we get verification," Ryan told a reporter at the Capitol Wednesday.

Ryan said the information was passed to authorities as early as last Wednesday night. He said it involved "handfuls" of people who were escorted through the Capitol. Enough to know that these weren't "one-on-one" tours or "a small family."

"You look back on certain things and you look at it differently," he added.


www.politico.com

#23 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2021-01-13 04:36 PM | Reply

How is she even still in Congress let alone bitching about her Glock?

Patience Grasshopper.

#21 | POSTED BY TONYROMA

I guarantee the FBI will have a few questions for her.

She better have a good Qanon lawyer.

#24 | Posted by donnerboy at 2021-01-14 09:39 AM | Reply

"It will all blow over in a few days?"

Wait. I have heard that before somewhere.

Oh yeah... "15 cases soon to zero." And. "It will disappear like magic when it gets warm."

So far we've had 385,000 Americans are dead from something that was gonna disappear like magic.

#25 | Posted by donnerboy at 2021-01-14 09:45 AM | Reply

"Any members of Congress that participated, in any way, in the insurrection need to be removed from office and prosecuted."

If it can be proven, then absolutely. However, simply leading a routine tour that contained people who turned out to be insurrectionists is not proof. By all means, it should be investigated, but Democrats need to be careful of not falling into another of Trump's traps of acting like he does by making overreaching accusations, which could backfire on them.

#26 | Posted by sentinel at 2021-01-14 11:17 PM | Reply

"However, simply leading a routine tour that contained people who turned out to be insurrectionists is not proof."

As I understand it, there have been no tours, routine or otherwise, in the Capitol since March due to covid. That's why the tour was noticed in the first place as being out of place and reported. If the tour turns out to be insurrectionists, it would likely be proof of something very amiss with regard to whomever the tour guide was. BTW, all the Dems I've seen interviewed on the topic have been very circumspect, not giving out any names and saying they wanted an investigation to be conducted before they did.

#27 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2021-01-14 11:28 PM | Reply

Could just be a newbie would didn't know any better or who didn't care about the covid protocols (from #21), but you'd still wonder how a new member knew a bunch of insurrections well enough to take them on a private tour:

Democratic Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon, one of the co-signers of the letter, confirmed to CNN that she saw groups of tours of people in MAGA apparel one or two days before the attack.

"I had seen what appeared to be tour groups of folks dressed in MAGA attire, in the halls, in the tunnels" Scanlon told CNN. "I don't know exactly what day it was. It was just surprising to see that happen because since Covid the building's been shut down. There aren't supposed to be any tours. So I kind of assumed it must be a new member who didn't know the rules or something. But, I mean, I can verify that it happened. There were people who were roaming around in the halls, apparently under the guidance of congressional staff."

Scanlon told CNN she saw a group of six to eight people.

#28 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2021-01-14 11:34 PM | Reply

However, simply leading a routine tour that contained people who turned out to be insurrectionists is not proof. By all means, it should be investigated, but Democrats need to be careful of not falling into another of Trump's traps of acting like he does by making overreaching accusations, which could backfire on them.

#26 | POSTED BY SENTINEL

That's not proof.
That's simply routine.
That could mean anything.
You guys are overreacting.

Signed,
Sentinel.

#29 | Posted by donnerboy at 2021-01-14 11:35 PM | Reply

"BTW, all the Dems I've seen interviewed on the topic have been very circumspect, not giving out any names and saying they wanted an investigation to be conducted before they did."

That is good. What happened on that day was very serious and criminal, and it would suck if the momentum in investigating and prosecuting all of those who broke the law was undermined by disinformation. The comments by some Democrats that every Congressman who engaged in the dumb political theatre of objecting to the electoral vote count reading are not helpful.

#30 | Posted by sentinel at 2021-01-15 12:02 AM | Reply

"#29 | POSTED BY DONNERBOY"

You forgot to log out, --------.

#31 | Posted by sentinel at 2021-01-15 12:14 AM | Reply

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