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Saturday, January 23, 2021

On Jan. 3, GOP Rep. Pete Sessions tweeted that he had a great meeting with "folks from 'Stop the Steal'" and that he "encouraged them to keep fighting." Tweet was deleted 4 days later, on Jan. 7, after insurrectionists stormed the Capitol. read more

Friday, January 22, 2021

A new HuffPost tally finds over 20 GOP state and local lawmakers or officials were at the D.C. rally that turned into a violent insurrection. Here are their names. read more

Representative Madison Cawthorn has misled the public about training for the Paralympics, just as he misrepresented his education and business history. read more

Thursday, January 21, 2021

As investigations into the security failures during the Capitol riots continue, the Washington Post reports that the U.S. Army repeatedly and falsely denied that Lt. Gen. Charles Flynn, the brother of Trump's disgraced former national security adviser Michael Flynn, participated in a key meeting where Army officials were reportedly reluctant to deploy the National Guard because of the optics of a military response at the Capitol. read more

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Huddled for a lengthy meeting with his legal advisers, Trump was warned the pardons he once hoped to bestow upon his family and even himself would place him in a legally perilous position, convey the appearance of guilt and potentially make him more vulnerable to reprisals. read more


Again, these actions need to be investigated:

President Trump reportedly refused initial requests to send in the National Guard, with Vice President Mike Pence ultimately interfacing with Defense Department officials and giving the order to mobilize units.

Hogan told the Washington Post that Maj. Gen. Timothy Gowen, the adjutant general of the Maryland National Guard, "was repeatedly rebuffed by the head of the National Guard at the federal level."

Hogan said about 90 minutes after the plea from Hoyer and debates back and forth with Gowen, he got a phone call from Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy, not acting Secretary of Defense Christopher C. Miller.

"Out of the blue, not from the secretary of defense, not through what would be normal channels. McCarthy asked if the Maryland guardsmen could "come as soon as possible," Hogan said.


pardons for Republican lawmakers who had sought them for their role in the Capitol insurrection
Posted by Gal_Tuesday at
Wowser. Who were these criminals? Are Cruz and Hawley on the list?

Two GOP AZ House members:

Biggs and Gosar sought pardons for Capitol riot, but didn't get them

This is interesting because:

A Stop the Steal' organizer, now banned by Twitter, said three GOP lawmakers helped plan his Washington rally

Weeks before a mob of President Donald Trump's supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol, right-wing activist Ali Alexander told his followers that he was planning something big for Jan. 6.

Alexander, who organized the "Stop the Steal" movement, said he hatched the plan -coinciding with Congress's vote to certify the electoral college votes--alongside three GOP lawmakers: Reps. Andy Biggs, Ariz., Mo Brooks, Ala., and Paul Gosar, Ariz., all hard-line Trump supporters.

"We four schemed up of putting maximum pressure on Congress while they were voting," Alexander said in a since-deleted video on Periscope highlighted by the Project on Government Oversight, an investigative nonprofit. The plan, he said, was to "change the hearts and the minds of Republicans who were in that body, hearing our loud roar from outside."


#15 A majority of Republicans think Biden stole the election."

I'm basing my comment on this:

The 147 Republicans Who Still Voted To Overturn The Election After The Capitol Siege


If the majority of Republicans who voted for these representatives think Biden won the election, it should be easy for those members of Congress to admit it as well.

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