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Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Arizona House Speaker Rusty Bowers (R) fought back tears as he testified Tuesday about the threats of violence he and his family faced after he refused to aid in former President Trump's efforts to overturn the 2020 election.



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...Why it matters: Multiple election officials told the committee about the intense harassment and protests targeting them in the aftermath of the election.

What they're saying: At the Jan. 6 select committee's fourth hearing, Bowers said it is now a "pattern in our lives" to worry about what will happen on Saturdays because so many different groups have set up shop outside his home and caused public disturbances with their protests.

- - - They've brought video panel trucks to blare claims that Bowers is "a pedophile and a pervert and a corrupt politician," left literature on his property and argued with Bowers and his neighbors, he said.

- - - In one incident, a man who had a pistol verbally threatened his neighbor, Bowers added.

- - - "We had a daughter who was gravely ill who was upset by what was happening outside and my wife was and is a valiant person, very strong."

- - - "It was disturbing," he said as he struggled to speak evenly. "It was disturbing."

Gabriel Sterling, Georgia's voting implementation manager, recounted a call he received from the project manager at Dominion Voting Systems after the election. "She was oddly audibly shaken ... and informed me about a young contractor they had who had been receiving threats from a video that had been posted by some QAnon supporters," he said....

#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-06-21 03:06 PM | Reply

Hey, a few dead RINOs here and there is well worth keeping Truth, Justice, and the Trump Way in power, right?

Well, according to the absolute morons who still believe the Big Lie or worse, the absolute traitors who don't care that these are lies, as long as they get their way.

#2 | Posted by Corky at 2022-06-21 03:13 PM | Reply

trumps cult is lucky they didn't get shot by one of the neighbors.

#3 | Posted by Tor at 2022-06-21 04:29 PM | Reply

It seems that the Committee is learning of a lot of new evidence...

Jan. 6 committee weighs changes to hearing schedule, citing new evidence

#4 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-06-21 07:43 PM | Reply

Trump better get a good lawyer................

#5 | Posted by brass30 at 2022-06-21 08:56 PM | Reply

Raffensperger's daughter-in-law's house was broken into (she is the widow of his deceased son) and Bowers' daughter was terminally ill when his family was harassed:

After Rusty Bowers described being threatened at his home for defying Donald Trump, he mentioned his "gravely ill" daughter "who was upset by what was happening outside."

Kacey Ray Bowers died on January 28, 2021. From Rusty Bowers' Facebook page:

#6 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2022-06-21 09:39 PM | Reply

Lindy Li

Trump and Giuliani attacked Wandrea Arshaye Moss & her mother Ruby Freeman

Both still had the courage to testify before the the nation

Trump attacked Pence

He's squirreled away somewhere, too ----------- to testify

This is the difference between courage & sniveling cowardice

#7 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2022-06-21 09:42 PM | Reply

I started remembering a quote about Trump taking people's souls but couldn't quite remember exactly what was said or who said it. A little googling refreshed my memory:

Amoral leaders have a way of revealing the character of those around them. Sometimes what they reveal is inspiring. For example, James Mattis, the former secretary of defense, resigned over principle, a concept so alien to Mr. Trump that it took days for the president to realize what had happened, before he could start lying about the man.

But more often, proximity to an amoral leader reveals something depressing. I think that's at least part of what we've seen with Bill Barr and Rod Rosenstein. Accomplished people lacking inner strength can't resist the compromises necessary to survive Mr. Trump and that adds up to something they will never recover from. It takes character like Mr. Mattis's to avoid the damage, because Mr. Trump eats your soul in small bites.

That was James Comey in an op-ed from May 2019. Raffensperger and Bowers weren't willing to have their souls devoured by Trump. Instead they found the inner strength and character to resist him, despite the grave threats to themselves and their families.

#8 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2022-06-21 10:09 PM | Reply

With Trump it's always a case of "I want you to do me a favor though." Either explicitly or implicitly he demands fealty to himself. Sometimes the favors seem small, sometimes they break the law, but woe to the one who doesn't go along. Mike Pence found this out the hard way after years of loyalty. Trump is like the old Testament God who declares, "You will have no other gods before me." With Trump it comes down to, "You will have no other loyalties before the one to me."

#9 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2022-06-21 10:17 PM | Reply

Just what the hell happened to the party of Lincoln?

#10 | Posted by RJSquirrel at 2022-06-22 05:36 AM | Reply

Just call me Captain Obvious but I thought the witness testimony in yesterday's hearing made it crystal clear that the Trump administration (and the GOP by extension) is little more than gangsters and thugs.

#11 | Posted by Twinpac at 2022-06-22 07:22 AM | Reply

"Just what the hell happened to the party of Lincoln?"


He's rolling over in his grave.

#12 | Posted by Twinpac at 2022-06-22 07:33 AM | Reply

Any more of this and someone is going to get shot. They will be wearing a T-shirt with a pic of a jacked orange insurrectionist swinging a golf club, eating a turkey leg and being serviced by his daughter...

#13 | Posted by catdog at 2022-06-22 09:22 AM | Reply

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