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    (CNN)The US Chamber of Commerce will not suspend financial contributions to members of Congress who voted to overturn the 2020 presidential election, according to a memo released Friday."We do not believe it is appropriate to judge members of Congress solely based on their votes on the election certification," Chamber of Commerce National Political Director Ashlee Rich Stephenson said in the memo, first reported by the Washington Post. "There is a meaningful difference between a member of Congress who voted no on the question of certifying the votes of certain states and those who engaged and continue to engage in repeated actions that undermine the legitimacy of our elections and institutions," Stephenson said.Many major businesses announced they would be suspending contributions to Republican members of Congress who supported an objection to the 2020 presidential election results on January 6. A CNN analysis of Fortune 500 companies found 280 had made donations...
    Rep. Tom Malinowski (D-NJ), who campaigned on “reforms to limit the role of money in politics,” failed to publicly disclose dozens of personal stock trades in possible violation of the federal STOCK Act, according to a report. Malinowski’s stock trades in 2020 included more than two dozen purchases and sales during the first several weeks of the coronavirus pandemic, cited in a five-page spreadsheet Malinowski’s office disclosed on Wednesday after a reporter asked about his stock activity. The spreadsheet contains stock trade information that does not appear publicly on the House’s website, as required by law. The spreadsheet notes that Malinowski made at least $671,000 and as much as $2.76 million worth of trades during 2020. Members of Congress must report the value of their stock assets only in broad ranges, which makes a precise total elusive. “Filing these disclosures late was an oversight that he is taking steps to correct,” Colston Reid, Malinowski’s...
    Drew Angerer/Getty Images A new report from Democratic congressional staffers lists about 2,000 pages of tweets from Republicans who voted to overturn the 2020 presidential election just hours after Trump supporters carried out a deadly insurrection on the Capitol. Democratic California Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren tasked her staff with sifting through the social media accounts of the 138 members of the House of Representatives who voted to overturn the 2020 election, and compile all of their related tweets. In her introduction to the report, Rep. Lofgren ominously wrote that the review could be useful in determining steps that could be taken against some of these members: Some have asked about the criteria related to expulsion where there are violations of the 14th Amendment provisions related to insurrection. Although scholars can disagree, from reading the Constitution, it appears that a two-thirds vote of the U.S. House of Representatives would be required, if...
    (CBS4) — More than 300 people have been charged in connection with the riots at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. On Thursday, U.S. Rep. Jason Crow (D-CO) said he would not be surprised if current members of Congress were involved in spreading conspiracy theories and inciting violence. (credit: CNN) “You know what’s really sad, is that I actually wouldn’t be surprised if Members of Congress were involved and complicit in some of the riots,” Rep. Crow told Anderson Cooper. “I just wouldn’t be, which is a sad testament to, you know, the state of affairs in Congress right now.” READ MORE: Gov. Jared Polis Holds Remembrance Ceremony Tonight Marking 1 Year Since Colorados First Confirmed COVID Case “There are some depraved people that serve in that Chamber that, to this day, incite violence and further conspiracy theories and show zero remorse for what happened on January 6,” Crow added....
    Democratic California Reps. Eric Swalwell and Jimmy Gomez filed a lawsuit against former President Donald Trump on Friday, alleging, among other issues, that he inflicted emotional distress upon them. “As a direct and foreseeable consequence of the Defendants’ false and incendiary allegations of fraud and theft, and in direct response to the Defendants’ express calls for violence at the rally, a violent mob attacked the U.S. Capitol,” said a filing in the case. “Many participants in the attack have since revealed that they were acting on what they believed to be former President Trump’s orders in service of their country.” The suit, filed in the federal District Court for the District of Columbia, also named the president’s son, Donald Trump Jr., as well as Rudy Giuliani, who served as an attorney to the president, and Rep. Mo Brooks (R-MO). Each of the men spoke at the Jan. 6 rally in...
    Federal investigators probing the Jan. 6th Capitol riot have identified communications links between alleged rioters and members of Congress. Investigators have made more than 250 arrests of rioters, and have mopped up tens of thousands of tips as they try to untangle who was there and what coordination occurred in advance. Charging documents to date have revealed numerous instances where authorities gained evidence from alleged rioters electronic devices and online postings. Upon reviewing such devices, law enforcement have uncovered 'some indications that they were in touch' with members of Congress, CNN reported Thursday. Rioters clash with police using big ladder trying to enter Capitol building through the front doors. Federal investigators are probing communications between alleged rioters and members of Congress Some of those contacts took place in the days around Jan. 6th, when Congress met to count the electoral college votes that made Joe Biden president. The data...
    Loading the player... Federal investigators have obtained records showing possible communications between members of Congress and alleged participants in the riots on behalf of former President Donald Trump at the United States Capitol on January 6. Read More: General details hourslong delay in getting Guard to Capitol As the investigation continues to unfold, CNN reported that cell phone data could prove whether or not lawmakers actively aided in assisting those who stormed the Capitol building. Although communication does not prove help was given, the data collected thus far shows contact made between lawmakers and alleged rioters around the day of the insurrection. The investigation has not yet targeted specific Congress members. However, if the evidence is found that lawmakers or staff members helped the rioters in any capacity, investigators can seek warrants to obtain the content. Trump supporters try to break through a police barrier at the Capitol in Washington. (AP...
    Republican members of Congress, aides and onlookers have expressed their frustration with Capitol Police and Democratic leadership for canceling votes Thursday due to an unknown security threat. The Daily Caller spoke with a number of Republican members, including Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan, Georgia Rep. Jody Hice, and Ohio Rep. Warren Davidson, who all slammed Democratic leadership for calling off votes Wednesday night after Capitol Police announced that a militia group possibly posed a threat to the Capitol’s security on March 4. The Senate is still in session. United States Capitol Police (USCP) announced Wednesday that it would increase security around the Capitol building following reports of a possible threat on March 4. The Capitol Police received intelligence that a militia group, which it did not name, was possibly plotting actions against the Capitol. March 4 is a day considered important by some QAnon conspiracy theorists. Followers of the conspiracy theory believe that...
    As senior officials contend intelligence data indicates a conspiracy theory-driven militia group is plotting to breach the Capitol on March 4, confidence in the National Guard’s processes to protect the Capitol was thrown into doubt Wednesday. QAnon has pushed a conspiracy theory that former President Donald Trump will return to office on Thursday, inauguration day for presidents up until the 20th Amendment changed the date in 1933. “We have obtained intelligence that shows a possible plot to breach the Capitol by an identified militia group on Thursday, March 4,” read a Wednesday released by the Capitol Police. “The United States Capitol Police Department is aware of and prepared for any potential threats towards members of Congress or towards the Capitol complex.” NATIONAL GUARD 'WELL TRAINED' AND 'WELL EQUIPPED' AHEAD OF POSSIBLE QANON-PUSHED MARCH 4 CONSPIRACY PROTESTS The Capitol Police statement described security upgrades to the physical structure...
    Capitol Police acting Chief Yogananda Pittman testified before a House Appropriations subcommittee Wednesday that threats to members of Congress have increased by 93.5% within the first two months of 2021, compared to the same time period last year. And from 2017 to 2020, Pittman said there has been a 118.66% increase in "total threats and directions of interests," with the overwhelming majority of suspects residing outside the National Capital Region (NCR) in Washington, D.C. CAPITOL RIOT HEARING: DC NATIONAL GUARD GENERAL SAYS 3 HOURS PASSED BEFORE ARMY APPROVED REQUEST ON JAN. 6  "On the Capitol Complex, the level of existential threats to the U.S. Capitol and Grounds are increasing as well," Pittman said in her opening statement before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on the Legislative Branch. "This was abundantly clear on January 6, 2021, when insurrectionists attempted to prevent the Congress from certifying the 2020 Electoral College results by...
    March 3, 2021 2:44 PM | With information from EFE 15 minutes. The United States Capitol Police (USA) alerted this Wednesday of a plan by a militia to break into the headquarters of the federal Congress in Washington DC on Thursday. In a statement, that body indicated that it had obtained intelligence information that “shows a possible plot by an identified militia to break into the Capitol on Thursday, March 4“. For this reason, Capitol Police said significant security updates were made. These “include the establishment of a physical structure and an increase in staff to ensure the protection of Congress, the public and our police officers.” Information of “delicate nature” The Capitol Police added that they take this intelligence information very seriously. He announced that he collaborates with his partners at the local, state and federal levels to stop any threat against the headquarters of the country’s Congress. Additionally,...
    Acting Capitol Police Chief Yogananda Pittman plans to tell lawmakers on Wednesday that threats against members of Congress have nearly doubled in the past year. In testimony prepared for a hearing before a House Appropriations subcommittee on the Capitol Police budget, Pittman said that there has been a 93.5 percent increase in threats to members in the first two months of 2021 compared to the same period last year. She also plans to say that threats have more than doubled overall -- by about 119 percent -- from 2017 to 2020, with most suspects living outside the Washington region. Pittman will say that a "significant focus" of the Capitol Police's budget request will be centered on member security and more personnel will need to be hired to meet the needs. "While we have complemented our increased posture with the leveraging of federal, state and local law enforcement partnerships with the collective...
    (CNN)On the cusp of passing President Joe Biden's coronavirus relief bill, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi could move the legislation without a single Democratic defection. It's a sign of Democrats' willingness to back the President on his first big legislative push and a reflection of Pelosi's firm hold on the caucus that may prove her most challenging yet. In her fourth term as speaker, Pelosi is managing the slimmest majority in her tenure, a challenge even for a seasoned leader who shepherded her caucus through four tumultuous years of former President Donald Trump. Once at odds with a President who called her "a third rate politician," repeated conspiracy theories about a deadly pandemic and was impeached -- not once, but twice -- by the House of Representatives, Pelosi's job then was to draw out the differences between Democrats and Republicans. Now, her work consists of ensuring her caucus stays united for...
    A group of 14 Republican lawmakers want FBI Director Christopher Wray to brief them on all the facts about Rep. Eric Swalwell's relationship with Fang Fang, a suspected intelligence asset of the Chinese Communist Party. "As our nation faces a growing security threat from the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) attempts to infiltrate and undermine the United States Government, we write to request a full briefing regarding counterintelligence threats to Members of Congress, including information related to Representative Eric Swalwell's ties to a suspected intelligence operative," the letter reads. "...This potential breach of our national security is especially concerning due to Rep. Swalwell's position as a member of the House Committee on Homeland Security, where Members have access to our nation's most sensitive classified information." QUESTIONS RAISED OVER WHEN ERIC SWALWELL KNEW ABOUT CHINESE SPY SUSPECT FANG FANG Signatories on the letter include Homeland Security Committee ranking...
    The FBI is reportedly investigating members of Congress as 'suspects' in a probe of the January 6 insurrection and has swept up lawmakers' phone data.  The Intercept reported Monday that within hours of the Capitol break-in the FBI began securing thousands of phone and electronic records connected to people at the scene.  Through special emergency powers, the FBI collected reams of private cell phone communications, some of which were from lawmakers and their staff.   The FBI is reportedly investigating members of Congress as 'suspects' as part of the bureau's probe into the January 6 insurrection, The Intercept reported Monday, detailing the amount of cell phone data investigators have collected  Investigators are 'searching cell towers and phones pinging off cell sites in the area to determine visitors to the Capitol,' a retired senior FBI official told the news site.   The Intercept said investigators have relied on data 'dumps' from cell...
    Republican South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem sent letters to three members of Congress from her state urging them for their assistance in making sure the fireworks display at Mount Rushmore does not get canceled under President Joe Biden’s administration. The Daily Caller obtained three letters to the Republican lawmakers from South Dakota, including, Sen. John Thune, Rep. Mike Rounds, and Rep. Dusty Johnson, in which Noem explains the importance of the fireworks display and also details the economic benefits of having the firework display at Mount Rushmore. Noem told the Daily Caller that she is worried about the display being canceled, as they were under former President Barack Obama’s administration, saying she could use the help of Republican members of Congress from the state to make sure they are not canceled again. “The Mount Rushmore Fireworks Celebration is the best way that we can celebrate America’s birthday. We lost our ability...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A Pittsburgh-area man was indicted by a federal grand jury over accusations he threatened to kill several members of Congress. READ MORE: COVID-19 In Pennsylvania: Gov. Tom Wolf Renews Coronavirus Disaster Declaration According to U.S. Attorney Scott Brady, Harry Miller was indicted Friday on charges of sending threatening communications in interstate commerce. He is accused of calling U.S. Rep. Kathleen Clark Malden’s office in Massachusetts in 2019 saying he was “willing to abolish government by spilling blood by taking out four to five democrats, including Clark,” according to the indictment. Miller also claimed he “would start shooting black people to keep them in line if he had to, and that the congressional staffer was an (expletive) who will also die in Miller’s forthcoming civil war,” the indictment says. READ MORE: Pittsburgh Police Commander Jason Lando Accepts Job As Chief In Frederick, Maryland...
    House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer and Speaker Nancy Pelosi Remember "earmarks," aka "porkbarrel spending," officially known as "member-directed spending"? They've been a favorite target of both Democratic and Republican deficit peacocks to point out "wasteful spending" on the part of the other guy. Earmarks went out a decade ago with the tea party faction that took over the House in 2010. The Republican Party that came in was happy to give up on the spending projects in members' home states—one means of securing voter support—and trade them for massive tax cuts to the wealthy, a way to get much more lucrative help on reelection campaigns. The thing about earmarks, though, is that they can represent the best of what a member of Congress, either House or Senate, can do to represent their districts and states, to bring the largesse of the federal government home to build things, hire people, generate revenue....
    The Senate has voted to give the Congressional Gold Medal to Eugene Goodman, a Capitol Police officer who led a violent mob away from the Senate doors on January 6 as they hunted for lawmakers during the presidential electoral count. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer called the vote at the end of the day's impeachment proceedings, noting Goodman's 'foresight in the midst of chaos, and his willingness to make himself a target of the mob's rage so that others might reach safety.' The Senate voted to award Goodman the medal - the highest honor Congress can bestow - by unanimous consent.  Goodman, 40, has also been promoted to Acting Deputy House Sergeant-at-Arms.  Senators and staff give a standing ovation to U.S. Capitol Police officer Eugene Goodman Goodman was awarded on Friday the highest Congressional honor for his bravery Goodman was in the Senate chamber as Schumer spoke, and...
    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — More than two dozen members of the U.S. House of Representatives have called on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to ban health care providers from offering special access to COVID-19 vaccines. The Seattle Times reported Friday that Washington Reps. Pramila Jayapal, D-Seattle, and Suzan DelBene, D-Medina organized and wrote the Thursday to HHS acting secretary Norris Cochran. The letter asks the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to add an “explicit ban on preferential access” to the agreement that vaccine providers must sign with the federal government before they can receive and administer vaccine. The letter cited reporting in several states, including Washington, that found instances of special access to those with influence. The Seattle Times reported in January that three medical systems in the region — Providence Regional Medical Center, Overlake Medical Center & Clinics and EvergreenHealth — gave special access to...
    BOSTON (AP) — Four members of Congress from Massachusetts and New Hampshire are asking for more federal funds to help clean up the Merrimack River. U.S. Reps. Seth Moulton and Lori Trahan of Massachusetts and Reps. Annie Kuster and Chris Pappas of New Hampshire sent a letter this week to colleagues leading negotiations on money for a federal grant program designed to decrease the amount of sewage released into the river. “In 2018, 800 million gallons of sewage and untreated stormwater were released into the river, which runs more than 100 miles from central New Hampshire, through northeastern Massachusetts, and then out to sea,” the Democratic lawmakers letter says. “Combined sewer overflow discharges in Manchester and Lowell accounted for more than half of the volume.” The Clean Water State Revolving Fund has helped make improvements to the region’s wastewater treatment plants and piping systems, they wrote, but the work needed to protect...
    BOSTON (AP) — Four members of Congress from Massachusetts and New Hampshire are asking for more federal funds to help clean up the Merrimack River. U.S. Reps. Seth Moulton and Lori Trahan of Massachusetts and Reps. Annie Kuster and Chris Pappas of New Hampshire sent a letter this week to colleagues leading negotiations on money for a federal grant program designed to decrease the amount of sewage released into the river. “In 2018, 800 million gallons of sewage and untreated stormwater were released into the river, which runs more than 100 miles from central New Hampshire, through northeastern Massachusetts, and then out to sea,” the Democratic lawmakers letter says. “Combined sewer overflow discharges in Manchester and Lowell accounted for more than half of the volume.” The Clean Water State Revolving Fund has helped make improvements to the region’s wastewater treatment plants and piping systems, they wrote, but the work needed...
    Nancy pelosi Share on Facebook Share on twitter Share in mail Share on whatsapp Pelosi has referred to the rhetoric of some Republican representatives and senators, who “want to bring arms to Congress and have already threatened other members” of the House. The president of the United States House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, assured this Thursday that “probably” it is necessary to reinforce the security of the congressmen, since the threat is not only outside, but also “inside” the institutions. “I believe, and I have said it all the time, that we probably need greater security for members when the enemy is inside the House of Representatives, a threat that concerns us in addition to what is happening outside,” he said. Thus, he has indicated that not only Donald Trump “incited an insurrection”, but also, he has accused him, “he continues...
    Riot in Washington in the assault on the Capitol of Trump / EP supporters Share on Facebook Share on twitter Share in mail Share on whatsapp The arrested defended the theories of “electoral fraud” The United States Capitol Police have arrested a man armed with a pistol and a list of congressmen near the headquarters of the country’s Legislative Power, who shouted at members of the National Guard and who, after his arrest, defended the “electoral fraud”. The arrest occurred on Wednesday and the man was identified as Dennis Westover, 71, from West Virginia, as reported by the Washington Police on Thursday. Wetsover was “yelling” at members of the National Guard inside the perimeter surrounding the Capitol when police approached him. After his arrest for carrying an unlicensed 9mm Sig Sauer pistol and 20 unregistered rounds of ammunition, he assured that...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – A California assemblymember introduced a measure Thursday aimed at permanently banning members of Congress who voted against certifying President Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 election from the California State Assembly Chambers. The measure, put forth by Assemblymember Marc Levine (D-Marin County), would bar the 147 members of Congress who challenged the legitimacy of the election from accessing the floor. The measure will be considered by the California State Assembly in the coming days. “The California State Assembly Chambers is a sacred shrine of our democracy,” Levine said in a news release. “Access to the floor of the State Assembly is a privilege, a solemn space, whose actions require respect and adherence to our democratic values and the rule of law.” Levine said actions of the 147 members of Congress who still voted to challenge the election following the attack on the U.S. Capitol that left multiple...
    Members of the 14th Republican Party district committee sent a letter to House Minority Leader in the United States House of Representatives Kevin McCarthy in show of support for Rep. Majorie Greene. The letter said: Honorable Kevin McCarthy, Members of the 14th Republican Party district committee have joined in strong support of our U.S. Representative, Marjorie Greene. We are much more concerned with what U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, and President Joe Biden are saying in Washington than what Congresswoman Greene may or may not have said on Facebook many years ago. She has broken no laws and done nothing illegal. U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell can sleep with a Chinese spy without repercussions; Ilhan Omar can lie and marry her brother to circumvent our laws and not get in trouble; Members of Congress can consort...
    New York Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez revealed that she was receiving many text messages warning of expected violence for nearly a week before the Capitol insurrection of Jan. 6 — including from other members of Congress. During a lengthy Instagram Live video Monday night, Ocasio-Cortez prefaced her harrowing account of that deadly day by explaining the atmosphere leading up to the attack in order to dispel the notion that law enforcement authorities could not have seen the violence coming. “One week before, the week prior to the insurrection, I started to get text messages that I needed to be careful,” Ocasio-Cortez said, “And that, in particular, I need to be careful about the 6th.” AOC went on to describe the timeline of her swearing-in, then said “I probably started getting text messages about me having plans for my safety or me trying to figure something out, about Thursday.” “And those...
    Thirteen Republican lawmakers joined Texas Rep. Chip Roy in demanding Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez apologize for saying that Republican Texas Sen. Ted Cruz almost got her murdered during the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. The Republican members of Congress joined Roy in a letter to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, demanding Ocasio-Cortez retract her comments and apologize to Cruz. Roy wrote a letter Friday to Pelosi slamming the New York Democrat after she responded to a tweet from Cruz on Twitter saying she would work with any other Republican in Congress that didn’t try to get her killed. “We believe this is completely unacceptable behavior for a member of Congress to make this kind of scurrilous charge against another member, in the House or Senate, for simply engaging in speech and debate regarding electors as they interpreted the Constitution,” the letter reads. “We ask you to call on...
    More stories about the Capitol riot WASHINGTON (AP) — The House’s chief law enforcement officer is tightening security for traveling lawmakers as Congress reassesses safety in an era when threats against members were surging even before Donald Trump’s supporters attacked the Capitol. Capitol Police officers will be stationed at Washington-area airports and the city’s Union Station train depot on busy travel days, the acting House sergeant-at-arms said in a memo obtained Friday. Timothy P. Blodgett said he’s set up an online portal so lawmakers can notify the agency about travel plans, and he urged them to coordinate trips with local police and airport officials and report suspicious activity to authorities. Capitol Police “will not be available for personal escorts,” said the email, sent late Thursday. “However, they will be in place to monitor as members move through the airport.” The steps underscored political divisions that grew increasingly acrid,...
    The senators who sold off millions of dollars worth of stock holdings at the beginning of the pandemic may have avoided charges following federal investigations, but to many lawmakers, the episode further tarred the reputation of an institution that already suffers from abysmally low levels of public trust. As a result, a bipartisan group of House members decided that the only way to stop the appearance of corruption is to eliminate any possibility of a conflict between members’ official duties and their personal financial interests. A leading vehicle for that goal is the so-called TRUST Act, which would require lawmakers to place their stock holdings in a blind trust during their time in office. Authored by Reps. Abigail Spanberger (D-VA) and Chip Roy (R-TX), the legislation was first introduced last July, months after several senators were found to have moved large quantities of their stock portfolios after they received briefings...
    During a news conference on Thursday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi opened up about concerns over threats she and other members of Congress have received in the wake of the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, as reported by ABC News. She admitted that a bill will likely be required to increase funding for additional security measures for lawmakers and noted that much of the unease has been caused by an “enemy is within the House of Representatives.” “It shouldn’t be that not only is the president of the United States inciting an insurrection, but keeps fanning the flame endangering the security of members of Congress, to the point that they’re even concerned about members in the House of Representatives being a danger to them,” Pelosi said in her remarks, which are available on the official website of the house speaker. While she did not specify which members of...
    These are the first pictures of the armed MAGA supporter arrested in possession of a list of lawmakers and 'Stop the Steal' paperwork yards from the US Capitol building on Wednesday.    Dennis Warren Westover, 71, of South Charleston, was charged with gun offences after officers found a pistol and 20 rounds of 9mm bullets during a search of his car.  Cops also found 'Stop the Steal' paperwork and contact information for both US and West Virginia lawmakers in his vehicle.   In a statement, police said they pursued a man who had parked his vehicle in the center of a Washington DC intersection and continued to walk along the road near the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial.  Westover was agitated, shouting at National Guard members inside the Capitol fence line perimeter, according to police reports.   The 71-year-old told the arresting officer, 'I wanted to see the fence that was around...
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that House members can pay for additional security measures with their congressional allowances, and said the House would likely need to pass additional funding for member safety because "the enemy is within the House of Representatives."  "It shouldn't be that not only is the president of the United States inciting an insurrection, but keeps fanning the flame endangering the security of members of Congress, to the point that they're even concerned about members in the House of Representatives being a danger to them," she said.  Asked what she meant by "the enemy is within," the California Democrat said, "It means that we have members of Congress who want to bring guns on the floor and have threatened violence on other members of Congress."  Some Republican representatives, including Andy Harris of Maryland and Lauren Boebert of Colorado, have reportedly expressed a desire or attempted to...
    NANCY Pelosi claims "the enemy is within" Congress, days after it was revealed Marjorie Taylor Greene expressed support for executing Democratic politicians, including the House Speaker. Speaking to reporters on Thursday, the Pelosi suggested more money was needed to protect lawmakers from Republican members in the House of Representatives "who want to bring guns on the floor and have threatened violence on other members of Congress". 7 Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi holds weekly news conferences at the US CapitolCredit: Getty Images - Getty 7Marjorie Taylor Greene Credit: AP:Associated Press 7Security remains high in and around entrances to the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC Credit: Rex Features "I do believe and I have said this all along we will probably need a supplemental for more security for members when the enemy is within the House of Representatives, a threat that members are concerned about in addition to what is happening outside," Pelosi...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Dallas County along with North Texas members of Congress have created a fund to help support the U.S. Capitol Police Department following the Jan. 6 riot. Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins and Reps. Eddie Bernice Johnson, Marc Veasey and Colin Allred announced the North Texas Cares For U.S. Capitol Police Fund, which will go towards the department’s memorial fund. The Capitol police’s memorial fund is overseen by the U.S. Treasury and helps provide financial support to families of Capitol officers killed or seriously injured in the line of duty. A Capitol officer, Brian Sicknick, died from injuries sustained while responding to the Jan. 6 riot on the Capitol building, while another, Howard Liebengood, died by suicide days after the attack. “The U.S. Capitol Police suffered a tremendous toll with the insurrection, storming, and attempted violent takeover of the U.S. Capitol by rioters intent on overthrowing an election...
    Bradley Cortright January 28, 2021 0 Comments House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is suggesting that lawmakers need additional security as she claims members of the House of Representatives are facing threats from their colleagues. During a weekly press conference on Thursday, Pelosi said, “I do believe, and I have said this all along, that we will probably need a supplemental for more security for members when the enemy is within the House of Representatives.” “A threat that members are concerned about in addition to what is happening outside,” she added. Watch the video below: Speaker Pelosi says ‘the enemy is within the House of Representatives’ while speaking on member security pic.twitter.com/uWelVnH8On— NowThis (@nowthisnews) January 28, 2021 Later, she was asked to clarify what she meant about the enemy being “within” the House. She said, “We have members of Congress that want to bring guns on the floor and...
    Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that House Republicans pose a threat to Democrats, and she pledged additional federal money to boost security in the Capitol. Pelosi said Congress must pass a supplemental spending bill to provide funds “for security for members, when the enemy is within the House of Representatives of a threat that members are concerned about, in addition to what is happening outside.” Pelosi and Democrats fear Republican members of Congress carrying guns. The California Democrat has installed metal detectors at the doors to the House chamber, prompting protests from GOP lawmakers. When asked to elaborate on the enemies comment, Pelosi told the Washington Examiner, “It means we have members of Congress who want to bring guns on the floor and have threatened violence on other members of Congress.” Some Republican members carry licensed firearms around the Capitol. Guns are prohibited in the House chamber. Pelosi said...
    Several members of Congress wrote to House leadership on Thursday, asking for the flexibility and funds to hire armed guards and upgrade security measures in their districts as they are terrified of threats against them. 'Reflecting the tense and troubling times we live in, Members of Congress have reported receiving a significant uptick in threats of violence and even death,' states the letter, a copy of which was obtained by DailyMail.com. The lawmakers ask for greater flexibility to use their taxpayer-funded office expenses for security measures at their homes - which would presumably include items such as bullet proof glass and alarms - in addition for personal guards for the lawmakers when they are in their districts. They also want their addresses kept a secret. The two-page letter argues that the internet makes information about lawmakers' lives much more accessible, including home addresses, photos, personal details about lawmakers' families, and real-time...
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has accused the Republican leader of the House, Kevin McCarthy, of being controlled by QAnon-supporting members of Congress, claiming the party has had an influx of 'legitimate white supremacists' into its ranks. The New York congresswoman appeared on MSNBC on Wednesday night and was asked about shocking behavior by Republican congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene. Greene, who openly supports the QAnon conspiracy theory - the idea that Donald Trump was sent to save the world from a cabal of Satan-worshiping pedophiles, working in the 'deep state' - has found herself in the spotlight for her social media posts. The Georgia congresswoman, a vehement defender of the Second Amendment, claimed that the February 2018 Parkland school shooting was carried out by actors, in a bid to usher in gun control. AOC appeared on MSNBC on Wednesday night to criticize McCarthy's response to Greene Greene, a Georgia congresswoman who...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Hialeah Mayor Carlos Hernandez is frustrated that COVID-19 vaccines have not made it to residents of his city. He said he has yet to get a response from Gov. Ron DeSantis on why Hialeah has not received enough doses. The mayor said neighboring cities have had assistance from state and federal authorities. More from CBSMiami.com Bond Set At $80K For Broward Doctor Accused Of Sending Explicit Photos To Teen Florida Commissioner Refuses To Quit After Pence Comments ‘It’s A Sad Place’: Mar-A-Lago Members Leaving Following Trump’s Return As a result, Mayor Hernandez has reached out to members of Congress. His request: “Please assist us with this urgent matter so that we together protect our most vulnerable population during the crisis.”
    Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi told Democrats on Wednesday to take advantage of the three week anniversary of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, by writing their stories in a letter. “Today also marks three weeks since the insurrection against the U.S. Capitol and against our Democracy,” Pelosi wrote in the letter. “I urge all Members to take advantage of this time to write your story of January 6. I also hope you have taken advantage of the trauma and resilience resources provided by the Office of Employee Assistance, and I encourage you to do so if you have not. Members have told me that they have found these resources to be beneficial.” The letter was sent Wednesday, which is exactly three weeks from Jan. 6, when Trump-supporting rioters stormed the Capitol and committed acts of vandalism and violence which postponed the electoral college certification process and forced members of Congress...
    Google said it will no longer contribute to elected officials who voted against certifying the election results prior to the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riot. Google’s political action committee NetPAC will no longer fund the campaigns of members of Congress who voted against the presidential election results after the company reviewed its political contribution activities, a Google spokesperson told Axios Monday. The Big Tech company was among the first to come to a decision as Facebook, Microsoft and Amazon said last week they have paused contributions to review their policies, CNBC reported. “After the disturbing events at the Capitol, NetPAC paused all contributions while undertaking a review,” Google spokesperson José Castañeda told Axios. “Following that review, the NetPAC board has decided that it will not be making any contributions this cycle to any member of Congress who voted against certification of the election results.” (RELATED: Video Surfaces Of Trump Supporter...
    Google's political action committee will not be contributing to any lawmaker's reelection bid if they objected to the Electoral College certification of President Biden. Google's announcement made it the latest in a growing list of companies that have decided not to donate financially to any candidate associated with the certification objections and the subsequent Capitol riot, according to Axios. "After the disturbing events at the Capitol, NetPAC paused all contributions while undertaking a review. Following that review, the NetPAC board has decided that it will not be making any contributions this cycle to any member of Congress who voted against certification of the election results," a Google spokesperson said in a statement to the Washington Examiner. More than 130 House Republicans and eight Senate Republicans voted against certifying Biden's electoral victories in Arizona, Pennsylvania, or both states. The joint session of Congress in which those lawmakers made their objections...
    HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Senior members of Vietnam’s ruling Communist Party cautioned Tuesday that their country faced opportunities and challenges ahead, as they began a key meeting to set the nation’s path for the next five years. Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc cited climate change, natural disasters and diseases as among the challenges ahead in his speech before the 13th National Party Congress and aired on state television. “Globalization and global integration are on the right track, but they are met with the rise of extreme nationalism, strategic competition and trade wars,” declared Communist Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, the nation’s most powerful leader. Trong said the coronavirus pandemic compelled the world to strategically adjust policies. Vietnam has recorded only 1,548 confirmed cases and 35 deaths from COVID-19, making it one of the world’s few success stories in containing the virus and as a result, saw its economy...
    Sundar PichaiSource: CNBC Google's political action committee won't fund members of Congress who voted against the presidential election results this cycle, the company confirmed to CNBC on Monday evening. "After the disturbing events at the Capitol, NetPAC paused all contributions while undertaking a review," a Google spokesperson said in an emailed statement to CNBC. "Following that review, the NetPAC board has decided that it will not be making any contributions this cycle to any member of Congress who voted against certification of the election results." Axios first reported the funding pause. Last week, tech companies including Amazon, Facebook, Google and Microsoft announced they would pause contributions from their political action committees in the wake of the deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. Insurgents planned to forcibly turn over election results after high-profile Congress members and former President Donald Trump falsely alleged a "stolen" election. Google's PAC donated...
    WASHINGTON, D.C. (CBS4) – U.S. House lawmakers, including Congresswoman Diana DeGette and Congressman Joe Neguse, presented a single article of impeachment against former President Donald Trump. DeGette and Neguse were tapped by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi to serve as impeachment managers. Rep. Diana DeGette (left) and Rep. Joe Neguse (right) (credit: CBS) This is now the second impeachment for Trump. Monday’s article accuses him of inciting the violent and deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. “The House issued the indictment through the article of impeachment. We need to go forward, have the conviction and then we need to have the Senate say, ‘you can never run for office again,'” said Degette. (credit: CBS) Congressman Ken Buck (R-CO) says the impeachment is unnecessary. We’re in the middle of a pandemic and economic crisis. Democrats in Congress are focused on convicting and removing the former President. So...
    Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, joined five other Republicans on Monday in moving to restrict the number of times members of Congress can be reelected. The legislation revives Cruz's earlier idea for a constitutional amendment on term limits. If ratified, the measure would prevent senators from serving more than two six-year terms and House members from serving more than three two-year terms. "Every year, Congress spends billions of dollars on giveaways for the well-connected: Washington insiders get taxpayer money and members of Congress get re-elected, all while the system fails the American people," Cruz said in a press release. SEN. RICK SCOTT'S BIG IDEA: IMPOSE CONGRESSIONAL TERM LIMITS "It’s no wonder that the vast majority of Americans from every political stripe – Republicans, Democrats, and Independents – overwhelmingly support congressional term limits," he wrote. "The rise of political careerism in today’s Congress is a sharp departure from what the Founders intended for our federal governing bodies. I have long called...
    Federal law enforcement officials are reportedly investigating several threats against U.S. lawmakers ahead of the Senate impeachment trial of former president Donald TrumpDonald TrumpMore than two-thirds of Americans approve of Biden's coronavirus response: poll Sarah Huckabee Sanders to run for governor Mexico's president tests positive for COVID-19 MORE.  A source told The Associated Press that the threats have been made in chat rooms and on online message boards in recent days. The threats, which vary in credibility and specifics, include plans to harm members of Congress during travel to or at the U.S. Capitol, the source said.  Trump was impeached by the House earlier this month following a deadly riot by his supporters at the U.S. Capitol, and a Senate trail is slated to begin on Feb. 8.  The siege led to the deployment of tens of thousands of National Guard troops to Washington, D.C. ahead of President Biden's inauguration, an event held largely virtually and without...
    Loading the player... Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is not taking any chances with her safety these days. Cortez, affectionately known as AOC, skipped President Joe Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday due to Republican lawmakers attempting to bring guns into the United States Capitol earlier this month. On Thursday’s episode of Cuomo Prime Time, she opened up about her fears. “The moment you bring a gun onto the House floor in violation of rules, you put everyone around you in danger,” said Ocasio-Cortez per Yahoo News. “It is irresponsible. It is reckless. But beyond that, it is a violation of rules. You are openly disobeying the rules that we have established as a community, which means that you cannot be trusted to be held accountable to what we’ve decided as a community.” Read More: Republican congressman Andy Harris tried to bring gun on House floor: report She is also concerned about her safety at...
    Amid the pomp and circumstance of this week’s inauguration, one prominent Democrat was notably absent.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., first told CNN’s Chris Cuomo that she had foregone her invitation to President Biden’s inauguration to support a union strike in the South Bronx. "I’m thrilled for President Biden and Vice President Harris," she said, "I think the festivities were phenomenal." But when pressed, the progressive rabble-rouser admitted that she’d also sat out the swearing-in due to security concerns, adding that she didn’t feel safe around her colleagues at the moment.  "This was supposed to be a show of force and unity and you weren’t there. Explain it," Cuomo said. AOC SAYS SHE THOUGHT SHE MIGHT DIE IN CAPITOL RIOT  "I think we also had very real security concerns," Ocasio-Cortez admitted. "We still don’t yet feel safe around other members of Congress." She added that a "very considerable amount" of members of...
    Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) said Thursday on CNN’s “Cuomo Prime Time” that she did not attend Wednesday’s inauguration of President Joe Biden out of fear of her colleagues in Congress. When anchor Chris Cuomo asked why she did not attend, Ocasio-Cortez said, “I think we also had very real security concerns as we mentioned earlier. We still don’t yet feel safe around other members of Congress.” Cuomo asked, “How many are we?” Ocasio-Cortez said, “I think a very considerable amount.” Cuomo asked, “You really think colleagues of yours in Congress may do you dirty?” Ocasio-Cortez said, “Yeah, well, one just tried to bring a gun on the floor of the House today. I believe it was Representative Andy Harris from Maryland. He tried to bring in a gun on to the House floor. For individuals who don’t know, guns are not allowed in the District of Columbia and certainly the...
    A prominent no-show at Wednesday’s Inauguration, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) says she skipped the festivities out of fear of her own colleagues in Congress. Appearing on Cuomo Prime Time Thursday, the New York congresswoman explained that part of the reason that she opted to go to a union strike in the Bronx rather than the Inauguration was because she felt threatened by her congressional peers. “I think we also had very real security concerns,” Ocasio-Cortez said. She added, “We still don’t yet feel safe around other members of congress.” Host Chris Cuomo asked, “You really think colleagues of yours in Congress may do you dirty?” “Yeah, well, one just tried to bring a gun on the floor of the House today,” Ocasio-Cortez said — referencing Rep. Andy Harris (R-MD), who tried to bring a concealed handgun into the House chamber Thursday. Cuomo pressed the New York Democrat on whether she...
    Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi said again Thursday that any members of Congress who provided aide or encouraged rioters to storm the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 will be prosecuted. In Pelosi’s weekly press conference, she doubled down on her comments that Congressional members may be prosecuted if they helped the Capitol rioters, saying they will be examining the evidence and that there will be prosecutions if any members of Congress “aided and abetted” the rioters. “Everything has to be based on evidence and that remains to be seen,” Pelosi said. “There will be prosecution if they aided and abetted an insurrection in which people died.” WATCH:  Speaker Pelosi on House lawmaker involvement in the 1/6 Capitol insurrection: “Everything has to be based on evidence … There will be prosecution, if they aided and abetted an insurrection in which people died.” pic.twitter.com/OxtZLBAomy — The Recount (@therecount) January 21, 2021...
    U.S. Capitol Police are still investigating after House Democrats accused their colleagues of aiding Jan. 6 rioters by providing them with tours of the U.S. Capitol, Capitol Police confirmed to Fox News on Thursday. A Capitol Police spokesperson did not say whether Capitol Police are leading the investigation. BOEBERT BLASTS COHEN FOR 'IRRESPONSIBLE' CLAIM SHE LED CAPITOL TOUR BEFORE RIOT Last week, House Democrats requested an immediate probe into "suspicious behavior" and access they claimed was given to visitors at the U.S. Capitol before the riot. Thirty-four lawmakers, led by Rep. Mikie Sherrill, D-N.J., who first went public with the "reconnaissance" tour claims, urged the Capitol Police and the acting House and Senate sergeants-at-arms to look into the matter in a letter.  A man holds a Confederate flag outside the Senate Chamber during a protest after breaching the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., Jan. 6, 2021. (SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images) (Getty Images) "The visitors encountered by some of the Members of Congress...
    Rep. Steve Cohen's assertion that a majority of National Guard members providing security for President Biden's inauguration could be a secret threat isn't sitting well with a fellow House member, Rep. Elaine Luria. The Virginia Democrat, who is a Navy veteran, took Cohen to task over his statement that National Guard members could secretly be ready to do something dangerous that day against the newly sworn-in president. "The Guard is 90 some-odd-percent male, and only about 20% of white males voted for Biden," the Tennessee Democrat said on CNN Tuesday. "They're probably not more than 25% of the people that are there protecting us who voted for Biden. The other 75% are in the large class of folks who might want to do something." All 25,000 Guardsmen were vetted Tuesday, and 12 were removed from duty over reportedly having ties to extremist groups or for making inappropriate comments or...
    Several Democratic members of Congress opted to wear body armor to President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, multiple outlets reported Wednesday. Numerous Democratic Representatives and Senators were present at Biden’s inauguration, but it is unclear who specifically chose to wear the additional protection. Biden’s inauguration comes exactly two weeks after pro-Trump rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol. (RELATED: President Trump Left A Note For Joe Biden On The Resolute Desk, White House Confirms) Some of the Democrats at the inauguration are wearing body armor, ABC reports. — Dimi Reider (@reider) January 20, 2021 [email protected] reports at least one Democratic member wore body armor to the Inauguration. “This building still bears the physical scars.” — Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) January 20, 2021 Roughly 25,000 National Guard troops have been stationed in Washington ahead of the inauguration, and the downtown area has been extensively closed off with fencing. President Donald Trump departed the...
    A 37-year-old man who was once an Occupy Wall Street activist and later became a Trump fanatic has been charged with threatening to murder U.S. officials including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, soon-to-be Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York City. Brendan Hunt, of Queens, also known as “X-Ray Ultra,” was arrested on Tuesday, Jan. 19 in Queens and is being detained pending trial, said Seth D. DuCharme, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York. As alleged in the complaint, on Friday, Jan. 8, two days after the riot in the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., Hunt posted a video to an Internet-based sharing site in which he exhorted his viewers to violence, urging them that “[w]e need to go back to the U.S. Capitol when all of the Senators and a lot of the Representatives are back there, and this time we have...
    Rep. Raul Ruiz, D-Calif., became the latest congressman to test positive for COVID-19 since the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol forced members to shelter close together. Ruiz tweeted Tuesday: "In preparation for attending the inauguration of President-elect [Joe] Biden and Vice President-elect [Kamala] Harris, I have taken multiple COVID-19 tests over the last 72 hours. After receiving an initial negative result over the weekend, this morning I tested positive for COVID- 19. "While I do have mild symptoms, overall I am feeling well and will self-isolate for the recommended time. Thank you everyone for the well wishes." Some members of Congress have criticized colleagues for refusing to wear masks while in lockdown during, and soon after, the storming of the Capitol. Other members of Congress who have tested positive since the infamous attack, per ABC News, include: Reps. Bonnie Watson Coleman, D-N.J., Adriano Espaillat, D-N.Y., Chuck Fleischmann, R-Tenn., Pramila...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Carlos Gimenez are two members of South Florida’s congressional delegation who will watch the Joe Biden inauguration in person. CBS4 spoke to both members of Congress on Monday, before they left, about the security concerns that exist. Now that they are in D.C., they shared with CBS4’s Hank Tester the massive security presence they are seeing first hand. “The Capitol complex is essentially a ghost town. The staff are on maximum telework because of COVID-19,” said Rep. Wasserman Schultz. “And because of challenges of getting in, very fewer staffers here today.” But it’s no ghost town outside the Capitol and the Congressional office complexes. National Guard troops and Capitol police patrol the grounds, which have been secured with concertina wire and 8-foot fences. Members of Congress have been alerted. “We are given specific precautions. We are being told what we need to look...
    Former Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf called Tuesday for members of Congress to demand an apology from Democrat Steve Cohen, who suggested that National Guard members could pose a threat to the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden. Cohen, D-Tenn., ominously suggested Monday that Trump supporters within the National Guard charged with helping protect the event "might want to do something" to the president-elect. STATES ACTIVATE NATIONAL GUARD, CLOSE CAPITOL BUILDINGS AHEAD OF BIDEN INAUGURATION AND POSSIBLE VIOLENCE "The [National] Guard is 90 some-odd percent male, and only about 20 percent of white males voted for Biden," he said Monday on CNN. "You've got to figure that in the Guard, which is predominantly more conservative … they're probably not more than 25 percent of the people there protecting us that voted for Biden. The other 75 percent are in the large class of folks that might want to do something." Wolf said on "America's Newsroom" that the comment...
    Monday, Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-MI) reacted to footage from The New Yorker of a group of President Donald Trump rioters earlier this month storming the U.S. Capitol. Dingell told CNN’s “New Day” that she did not realize in the moment “how much danger” she and other members of Congress were in. She said after the storming of the Capitol, she realized the rioters “wanted to kidnap” and “kill” members of Congress. “You know, when we were right in the middle of it, I don’t think I really realized how much danger we were in,” Dingell recalled. “We hadn’t seen television. And quite frankly, if you are a woman from Michigan, I’ve been living in the Donald Trump hell tunnel for a couple of years, with militia outside of my home, with assault weapons, rants and raves. And I thought I was safe inside the United States Capitol. When ultimately, they...
            by Mary Rose Corkery  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Friday that congressional members may have to be prosecuted if they helped the Capitol rioters. “If in fact it is found that members of Congress were accomplices to this insurrection, if they aided and abetted the crime, there may have to be actions taken beyond the Congress in terms of prosecution for that,” Pelosi said during a press conference at the U.S. Capitol Friday. Pelosi specifically referred to a letter to Capitol Police and the Sergeant at Arms that 34 House Democrats signed, requesting for an investigation whether tour groups led by Republican members into the Capitol on Jan. 5 were associated with the Capitol riot the following day. “When we’re talking about security, we have to talk about truth and trust. In order to serve here with each other, we must trust that people have respect for their oath of...
    Reuters January 16, 2021 0 Comments Any members of the U.S. Congress who helped a crowd of President Donald Trump’s supporters storm the Capitol should face criminal prosecution, House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Friday. The unprecedented Jan. 6 attack on the seat of Congress left five dead and led the House to impeach Trump a second time, for a fiery speech that day in which he urged thousands of his followers to fight Democratic President-elect Joe Biden’s victory. The hundreds who stormed the Capitol quickly overwhelmed police guarding the building, calling security preparations into question, and showed a level of detailed knowledge about the location of lawmakers’ offices by some rioters that raised suspicions. Democratic Representative Mikie Sherrill, a former U.S. Navy helicopter pilot, has accused some Republican lawmakers of helping Trump supporters, saying she saw colleagues leading groups on “reconnaissance” tours on Jan. 5. Pelosi...
    An internal Capitol Police intelligence report produced three days before rioters breached the US Capitol cautioned that violent supporters of President Donald Trump could zero in on “Congress itself,” the Washington Post reported Friday, citing obtained portions of the 12-page memo. “Supporters of the current president see January 6, 2021, as the last opportunity to overturn the results of the presidential election,” the memo reads, according to the Post. “This sense of desperation and disappointment may lead to more of an incentive to become violent. Unlike previous post-election protests, the targets of the pro-Trump supporters are not necessarily the counter-protesters as they were previously, but rather Congress itself is the target on the 6th.” CNN has not independently confirmed the veracity of the report. CNN has reached out to the Capitol Police, whose spokeswoman declined to comment to the Post on the contents of the report or its influence on...
    (CNN)Rep. John Garamendi said Friday that he was concerned that fellow representatives who want to be armed at the Capitol were a threat to him and other lawmakers.When asked by CNN's Brooke Baldwin whether, regarding members trying to bring guns into the Capitol, he thought that one of his fellow members of Congress might harm him, the California Democrat replied, "Of course.""Why would you bring a gun onto the floor? You want to get into a fisticuff or you want to get into a gun battle?" he said. "You don't need to have a gun on the floor of the House or even in any of the Capitol complex or the offices. It's a very, very secure place."When pressed on whether he was fearful that an armed House Republican could shoot him, Garamendi replied, "I would be -- yes, I am concerned that any member that brings a gun into...
    Going into her second week in office, U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado continues to start drama and spread controversy. In what seems to be a result of her guilty conscience, Boebert essentially admitted to being involved in the recent Capitol attack after calling out New York Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney in a public statement. Referring to his allusion that some Congress members gave tours to the Jan. 6 Capitol rioters, Boebert described Maloney’s appearance on MSNBC Wednesday as “lies,” adding that “all of your implications are categorically false.”   But the catch is, Maloney never named any members of Congress. By issuing this statement and writing that Maloney’s “comments [about her] are extremely offensive, shameful and dangerous,” Boebert implied that the member of Congress Maloney was referring to was, in fact, her. Maloney replied to the tweet in which she shared the statement noting that he never said...
    (CNN)Days before the violent insurrection at the US Capitol, the then-US House Sergeant at Arms sent a memo to members of Congress banning tours of buildings on January 6, the day lawmakers gathered inside to certify Joe Biden's victory, according to a copy of the memo obtained by CNN. The lockdown was in response to alarm from some congressional members who were growing concerned about seeing large groups of pro-Trump supporters walking around the Capitol the week around the swearing in of the new Congress leading up to the January 6. It was a level of traffic that had not taken place since officials tightened access to the building in March of last year to limit spread from the coronavirus pandemic, multiple Democratic lawmakers and aides told CNN. RELATED: Members of Congress fear for their lives and security after deadly riot, sources say275 cases open in Capitol riot investigation, US...
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Friday that Congressional members may have to be prosecuted if they helped the Capitol rioters. “If in fact it is found that members of Congress were accomplices to this insurrection, if they aided and abetted the crime, there may have to be actions taken beyond the Congress in terms of prosecution for that,” Pelosi said during a press conference at the U.S. Capitol Friday. Pelosi specifically referred to a letter to Capitol Police and the Sergeant at Arms that 34 House Democrats signed, requesting for an investigation whether tour groups led by Republican members into the Capitol on Jan. 5 were associated with the Capitol riot the following day. “When we’re talking about security, we have to talk about truth and trust. In order to serve here with each other, we must trust that people have respect for their oath of office, respect for this institution,”...
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Friday that she has asked retired Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré "to lead an immediate review of security infrastructure, interagency processes and command and control" at the Capitol following the January 6 attack on the complex. "We must subject this whole complex to scrutiny in light of what happened and the fact that the inauguration is coming," Pelosi said. In a statement released after the press conference, Pelosi said "As former Vice Director for Operations, J-3, with the Joint Chiefs of Staff, his focus was military support to civil authorities, and he has strong experience with the security of the National Capital Region. Members of the House Leadership worked with General Honoré during Katrina and saw firsthand his strategic and patriotic leadership. The General will be calling upon other subject matter experts as to how we go forward." She also said in her press conference that...
    Pro-Trump supporters storm the U.S. Capitol following a rally with President Donald Trump on January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC.Samuel Corum | Getty Images Federal prosecutors said in a new court filing there is "strong evidence" that the pro-Trump rioters who invaded the U.S. Capitol last week intended "to capture and assassinate elected officials in the United States government," including Vice President Mike Pence. Prosecutors also noted in that filing that "news reports suggest that the U.S. Capitol siege may just be the beginning of potentially violent actions from President [Donald] Trump's supporters." The filing by the office of Arizona U.S. Attorney Michael Bailey asked a judge on Friday to detain Jacob Chansley, one of the most notorious Jan. 6 rioters without bail, saying he has planned to return to Washington for President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration next week. "Chansley is a self-proclaimed leader of the QAnon," a group of conspiracy...
    Colorado Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert has blasted a Democratic lawmaker for 'baseless claims' that she led insurrectionists on a Capitol tour – even though the lawmaker never identified her as the person who did it when he referenced the jarring claim.  She also specifically denied leading a Capitol tour of 'insurrectionists,' although the lawmaker hadn't accused her of doing so.   Boebert – who put out a video saying she carries a pistol around Washington, has expressed support for the QAnon conspiracy theory, and tweeted the day of the Capitol riots that 'Today is 1776' – took to Twitter to go after Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-N.Y.). Maloney on MSNBC had chastised lawmakers who refused to go through a newly installed metal detector outside the House chamber. The Intelligence Committee member also spoke about his conversation with another lawmaker who told him he saw a member of Congress giving a suspicious...
    More than 30 House Democrats signed a letter suggesting several Republican colleagues may have aided Capitol rioters by providing them with tours of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 5 but have yet to flesh out their accusations, following inquiries from Fox News. House Democrats on Wednesday requested an immediate probe into "suspicious behavior" and access that they claimed was given to visitors at the U.S. Capitol a day before the riot. Thirty-four lawmakers led by Rep. Mikie Sherrill, D-N.J. -- who first went public with the "reconnaissance" tour claims -- urged the Capitol Police and the acting House and Senate sergeants-at-arms to look into the matter in a letter.  GOP LAWMAKERS DISTANCE THEMSELVES FROM CAPITOL PROTEST ORGANIZER AFTER CLAIM THEY HELPED PLAN MARCH "I also intend to see that those members of Congress who abetted him, those members of Congress who had groups coming through the capitol that I saw on Jan. 5 for reconnaissance for the...
    A House Democrat says the FBI is looking into whether members of Congress coordinated with the Capitol rioters. Speaking with Cheddar’s J.D. Durkin , Rep. Kim Schrier (D-WA) said that the FBI is investigating whether members of Congress helped “terrorists” breach the Capitol last week. “We all saw videos of assistance, we also saw a handful of my colleagues joining the president in inciting this violence, and inviting them all, and giving them a fist in the air in support, and I think that needs to be evaluated,” she said on Thursday. Schrier also noted that inciting violence and insurrection is a punishable crime, not merely an impeachable act, revealing that the FBI is already looking into any inside help rioters could have received from members of Congress. “The perpetrators, the terrorists, were able to find locations in the Capitol that I probably could not find, and so they clearly had...
    The House Democratic Whip is charging that sitting lawmakers gave inside help to MAGA mob rioters – as a group of Democratic lawmakers is demanding to know how rioters appeared to gain 'unusually detailed knowledge' of the Capitol they ransacked.     Rep. James C. Clyburn of South Carolina is pointing to rioters who located his own unmarked office, as well as 'tours' that several Democrats say GOP lawmakers provided in advance of the January 6 riot.  'Well, it seems to me that something was going on – some coordination was going on between sitting members of Congress and some of these called visitors to the Capitol,' Clyburn said.  A group of House Democrats, led by Rep. Mikie Sherrill (N.J.), have written Capitol Police demanding the identities of people who toured Capitol facilities the day before the riot – along with any information on the members who brought them there. Sherrill is...
    Rep. Ocasio-Cortez's remarks comes as other Democrats have sounded off on the possibility that some GOP members of the Congress abetted the rioters as they stormed the building. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) expressed concern that her own colleagues in Congress might have shared her location to the mob of fanatic Trump supporters while they were storming the Capitol last Wednesday.  Ocasio-Cortez's remarks comes as other Democrats have sounded off on the possibility that some GOP members of the Congress abetted the rioters as they stormed the building.  Lawmakers were instructed to head for a designated 'extraction point' to seek protection from the chaos, but AOC asserted that that wasn't really an option 'because there were QAnon and white-supremacist sympathizers and, frankly, white-supremacist members of Congress in that extraction point who I know and who I have felt would disclose my location and would create opportunities to allow me to be...
    Loading the player... With Washington still scrambling to make sense of last week’s attempted coup, a group called Shutdown DC gathered in front of the Capitol on Wednesday and held banners that read “Expel all Fascists.”  The protesters displayed the names of the 138 Congress members who voted against verifying the election results and demanded they be removed from Congress. Read More: Majority of House members vote for 2nd impeachment of Trump Some lawmakers are also calling for the swift expulsion of Republican members who, they say, were complicit in inciting the riots. “I just introduced H. Res. 25,” Rep. Cori Bush (D-Mo.) wrote on Twitter. “It would, under Section 3 of the 14th Amendment, investigate and expel GOP members of Congress who attempted to overturn the election and incited a white supremacist attack.” Shutdown DC, a group dedicated to upholding pillars of democracy, holds a banner in front...
    After the deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol last week, Washington, D.C., is beefing up security measures ahead of the Jan. 20 inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden. Up to 20,000 armed National Guard troops are set to be deployed to the Washington area to prevent further violence. Images on Wednesday showed troops resting with their guns on the marble floors of congressional hallways after the attack that left five people dead. Rep. Brian Mast, a wounded military veteran who lost both legs in Afghanistan, was seen giving a history lesson to the troops deployed to the Capitol on Wednesday. And Mast showing members of the National Guard around is a reminder that he is just one of many members of Congress with combat experience who have found themselves in a tight spot on more than one occasion prior to Jan. 6. Though the 117th Congress has fewer members with...
    House Democrats on Wednesday requested an immediate probe into "suspicious behavior" and access that was said to be given to visitors at the U.S. Capitol a day before the riot. The 34 lawmakers urged the Capitol Police and the acting House and Senate sergeants-at-arms to look into the matter. Rep. Mikie Sherrill, D-N.J., was joined by others who said they noticed an unusually high number of outside groups on the complex on Jan. 5.  "This is unusual for several reasons, including the fact that access to the Capitol Complex has been restricted since public tours ended in March of last year due to the pandemic," the letter stated, according to Politico. The lawmakers said the tours "were so concerning" that they were reported to the security. NJ REP. SHERRILL: UNIDENTIFIED LAWMAKERS LED APPARENT 'RECONNAISSANCE' TOURS PRIOR TO CAPITOL ATTACK Rep. Mikie Sherrill, D-N.J., walks up the House steps for a vote in the Capitol...
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Wednesday that a new House rule will be implemented to impose a fine on members who do not comply with new security measures.  Lawmakers will receive a fine of $5,000 for bypassing security, as multiple Republican members did this week. The fine will increase to $10,000 for a second offense, and the fines will be deducted from members’ salaries, according to an announcement from Pelosi’s office.  “It is tragic that this step is necessary, but the Chamber of the People’s House must and will be safe,” Pelosi’s statement read. (RELATED: House Votes To Impeach President Trump For The Second Time) The House installed new metal detectors Tuesday following the Capitol riot the previous week, in which supporters of President Donald Trump violently stormed congress. A number of Republican lawmakers, including Texas Reps. Chip Roy and Louie Gohmert, and Colorado Rep. Lauren Boebert, refused to comply...
    A growing number of Democratic lawmakers have alleged that some of their Republican congressional colleagues aided and abetted a mob of mostly pro-Trump supporters who stormed the U.S. Capitol last week. Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan claimed Wednesday that an investigation is underway over allegations "members of Congress" gave rioters detailed tours of the Capitol ahead of the insurrection prior to the riot. "All of that is being reviewed, both people on the campus who were here and behavior before and after, a lot of videos floating around out there," Ryan told NPR. "That's all going to be considered, including anybody that may have been on the inside, including members of Congress." Ryan told reporters earlier that the suspicious tours consisted of "handfuls" of people. "You know, enough to be a group," he said. "It wasn't a one-on-one or a small family." He added that he was aware of...
    The Republican Study Committee, the largest ideological caucus in the House of Representatives with 125 members, is making tech censorship a priority following the mass banning of conservatives including President Donald Trump in recent days. A memo circulated to committee members calls for a renewed focus on proposed reforms to Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA), the law which immunizes tech companies to lawsuits arising from defamation and censorship that occurs on online platforms. The memo recognizes that with Democrats in control of both the House and Senate, reform efforts aimed at curbing censorship are unlikely to succeed in the next two years. But efforts by House members could still send signals to the Supreme Court, which has yet to hear a case on Section 230. One of the proposed reforms suggested by the memo would tie tech companies’ legal immunities to their remaining neutral with regards to...
    Thirty-four House Democrats have written a letter to the acting sergeants at arms for both chambers asking for “an immediate investigation into the suspicious behavior and access given to visitors to the Capitol Complex” the day before the January 6 insurgency.  “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, January 5. This is unusual for several reasons, including the fact that access to the Capitol Complex has been restricted since public tours ended in March of last year due to the pandemic.” This letter follows on earlier statements from veteran—and veteran prosecutor—Rep. Mikie Sherrill who stated on Tuesday that she witnessed Republican members of Congress leading would-be insurgents on a “reconnaissance” of the Capitol. Sherrill is the first...
    Loading the player... As the fallout continues following last Wednesday’s Capitol insurrection, Democratic New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took to her social media this week to share the terror she experienced that day – at times fearing her own congressional colleagues would turn her over to the angry mob to be killed. Late Tuesday evening, during an hour-long Instagram live that attracted nearly 100,000 people, the congresswoman fielded questions from her constituents and supporters on the app. Not surprisingly, she received several questions about her experience on January 6 and only a few minutes into the video makes the stunning admission about fearing for her life. WASHINGTON, DC – AUGUST 24: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) questions Postmaster General Louis DeJoy during a hearing before the House Oversight and Reform Committee on August 24, 2020 in Washington, DC. The committee is holding a hearing on “Protecting the Timely Delivery...
    The Illinois man accused of saying he would "kill any mother------- Democrat" at the end of December allegedly had a history of leaving "hateful and threatening" messages for members of Congress over the course of several years, recently released court papers state. Louis Capriotti was arrested Tuesday for leaving a voicemail message for a U.S. House member from New Jersey, in which he threatened to "kill any motherf------ Democrat that steps on the motherf------ lawn" on Inauguration Day, according to the criminal complaint pertaining to his charges. Earlier in the message, he said if people "think that [President-elect] Joe Biden is going to put his hand on the Bible and walk into that f------ White House on January 20th, they’re sadly f------ mistaken," the papers state. WHAT ARE SEDITION CHARGES? This 2014 booking photo provided by the Cook County Sheriff’s Office, in Chicago, shows Louis Capriotti. (Cook County Sheriff’s Office via AP)...
    Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap of news that matters. I understand that everything is crazy beyond belief right now, but: In the category of shocking but not surprising: CNN’s @jamiegangel reports that the WH is putting huge pressure on members, and that members are saying “they want to vote to impeach but they legitimately fear for their lives and their families’ lives.” — Ana Cabrera (@AnaCabrera) January 13, 2021 WATCH: Rep. Jason Crow (D-Colo.) says majority of GOP “paralyzed with fear” @RepJasonCrow: “I had a lot of conversations with my Republican colleagues. … A couple of them broke down in tears … saying that they are afraid for their lives if they vote for this impeachment.” pic.twitter.com/ESEu40WW1P — Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) January 13, 2021 Shocking but not surprising? Go ahead and...
    Paul Gosar is just one of several Republican whose actions appear to have gone beyond just fanning the flames. It’s obvious that many Republicans—including Josh Hawley and Ted Cruz in the Senate, and dozens in the House, including minority leader Kevin McCarthy—actively inflamed Donald Trump’s white supremacist mob and encouraged their deadly assault on the Capitol. However, it now seems that some Republicans in Congress may have done more than knowingly fan the flames. In the days since the rotunda was cleared of debris and the halls were cleaned of the literal human excrement smeared there by Trump’s biggest fans, information has appeared that indicates some Republicans may have actively been involved in planning or carrying out the assault. On Tuesday evening, Democratic Rep. Mikie Sherrill conducted a Facebook live session for her constituents during which explained her support resulting in calling on Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment. During that webcast, Sherrill made an...
    A Democratic representative revealed Tuesday she witnessed members of Congress leading 'reconnaissance' tours through the Capitol the day before the mob stormed the building – as more details emerged over the attack indicating three Republican lawmakers may have helped protesters get inside. Mikie Sherrill, who represents New Jersey's 11th district, said during a Facebook Live video Tuesday night that she wants members of Congress who 'abetted' President Donald Trump and the violent crowd who descended on the Capitol to be held accountable and prevented from running for office in the future. 'We can't have a democracy if members of Congress are actively helping the president overturn the elections results,' Sherrill said of her colleagues she claims assisted Trump in inciting a crowd to storm the Capitol last Wednesday, January 6. 'Not only do I intend to see that the president is removed and never runs for office again and doesn't...
    Rep. Mikie Sherrill (D-N.J.) on Tuesday said that she witnessed colleagues leading people on tours of the Capitol in the days prior to the violent riot which overtook the building last Wednesday, calling the walkthroughs "reconnaissance" for the siege. “We can’t have a democracy if members of Congress are actively helping the president overturn the elections results," Sherrill said during a livestream on Facebook, according to NorthJersey.com. "And so, not only do I intend to see that the president is removed and never runs for office again and doesn’t have access to classified material. I also intend to see that those members of Congress who abetted him; those members of Congress who had groups coming through the Capitol that I saw on Jan. 5 — a reconnaissance for the next day; those members of Congress that incited this violent crowd; those members of Congress that attempted to help our president undermine our democracy; I'm going...
    Democratic New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez told her Instagram followers the tale of her harrowing hours during last Wednesday’s Capitol insurrection, including her fear that her own congressional colleagues might turn her over to the mob. During an Instagram livestream, AOC told viewers about a “traumatizing event” that left her shaken. “I can tell you that I had a very close encounter where I thought I was going to die,” she said, and while she said she couldn’t go into specifics because of security reasons, she added, “I did not know if I was going to make it to the end of that day alive.” Ocasio-Cortez also revealed that she didn’t feel safe when she was instructed to shelter with other members because “there were QAnon and white-supremacist sympathizers and, frankly, white-supremacist members of Congress in that extraction point who I know and who I have felt would disclose my...
    A House Democrat claimed lawmakers in Congress led groups of people on a "reconnaissance" tour through the U.S. Capitol, the day before a mob of President Trump's supporters besieged the building. Rep. Mikie Sherrill of New Jersey said in a Facebook livestream that her elected colleagues appeared to have attempted to aid Trump in overturning the election results by assisting would-be rioters in getting a lay of the land ahead of Jan. 6. “Not only do I intend to see that the president is removed and never runs for office again and doesn’t have access to classified material," Sherill said on Tuesday. "I also intend to see the those members of Congress that abetted him, those members of Congress who had groups coming through the Capitol that I saw on Jan. 5th, a reconnaissance for the next day, those members of Congress that incited this violent crowd, those members of...
    Michigan Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Dearborn) on Tuesday proposed fining members of Congress who refuse to wear masks on Capitol grounds $1,000 a day. Dingell’s legislation comes after three House members tested positive for the coronavirus following the breach of the U.S. Capitol building on Wednesday when lawmakers were evacuated to one location, the Detroit Free Press reported. The representative told the Free Press that at the time, several legislators were not wearing masks. “It is not brave to refuse to wear a mask,” she said in a press release, adding, “It is selfish, stupid and shameful behavior that puts lives at risk.” Dingell continued: Days ago, a colleague of ours died from this virus and left behind a beautiful, young family to mourn his loss. Yet still, in the midst of a deadly assault on our United States Capitol, a number of our Republican colleagues laughed off rules designed to keep not just...
    'This is not a joke. Our lives and our livelihoods are at risk.' The acting sergeant-at-arms for the U.S. House of Representatives has told members of Congress that they will be required to wear face masks while in the chamber moving forward, or risk removal from the floor. The decision comes after three Democratic House members, forced to shelter with unmasked colleagues during the Capitol insurrection last Wednesday, tested positive for the coronavirus. Timothy Blodgett, who was recently sworn in as the acting sergeant-at-arms, released a statement to "all members of Congress and Staff" members, saying that masks would be mandatory "when entering and while in the Chamber," and that those without a mask "will not be admitted to the Floor."
    Capitol Police have set up metal detectors off the House floor, the most visible safety measure yet put in place after the Jan. 6 Capitol siege that left five people dead and lawmakers scrambling in hours of chaos. The metal detectors will be permanent and will be installed at all doors to the House chamber, a senior Democratic aide told the Washington Examiner. “To ensure compliance with the Capitol Police Board regulations concerning firearms and incendiary devices, as well as to provide a safe and secure environment in which to conduct legislative business, effective immediately, all persons, including Members, are required undergo security screening when entering the House Chamber," the acting sergeant-at-arms, Timothy P. Blodgett, wrote to House members Tuesday. "Magnetometers are being placed at selected entrances to the Chamber. Failure to complete screening or the carrying of prohibited items could result in denial of access to the Chamber.”...
    AMHERST, NH (CBS) – An Amherst, New Hampshire man has been arrested for allegedly threatening to hang members of Congress if they didn’t support President Donald Trump. Ryder Winegar, 33, was arrested Monday in Boston. A federal complaint alleges Winegar left threatening voicemails at the offices of six members of Congress in Washington D.C. According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Hampshire, Winegar allegedly said, “I got some advice for you. Here’s the advice, Donald Trump is your president. If you don’t get behind him, we’re going to hang you until you die.” Winegar is scheduled to appear before a federal magistrate judge on Tuesday.
    A growing number of members of Congress have continued to test positive after they were held in a secret location while pro-Trump rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol. There are now three members of Congress who have tested positive for coronavirus, all of whom have mentioned the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol in their statements announcing their positive tests. All three members blamed House Republicans in their statements, saying they did not wear masks during the riot. Here Is A List Of The Members Of Congress Who Have Tested Positive For COVID-19: Democratic New Jersey Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman Democratic Washington Rep. Pramila Jayapal Democratic Illinois Rep. Brad Schneider Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-WA, speaks during the House Judiciary Subcommittee hearing on Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law on Online Platforms and Market Power in the Rayburn House office Building, July 29, 2020 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC....
    WASHINGTON D.C. (WLS) -- US Representative Brad Schneider has tested positive for COVID-19 after being locked down with other lawmakers in the U.S. Capitol for several hours last week.Schneider (D-Deerfield) said he received a positive test Tuesday morning after the House attending physician recommended he get tested Monday.He said that he is not currently experiencing any symptoms.Last Wednesday, Pro-Trump rioters stormed the Capitol building, forcing Schneider and other members of Congress to be locked down inside the Capitol building. Schneider is the third Democrat to test positive since the siege at the Capitol.Schneider said in a statement, "Last Wednesday, after narrowly escaping a violent mob incited by the President of the United States to attack the Capitol and its occupants, I was forced to spend several hours in a secure but confined location with dozens of other Members of Congress. Several Republican lawmakers in the room adamantly refused to wear...
    A month before the U.S. Capitol riot, Rep. Madison Cawthorn urged a crowd to "lightly threaten" their members of Congress. The newly elected North Carolina Republican made the comments at an event for Turning Point USA in December, according to a report by the New York Times. "Say: ‘If you don’t support election integrity, I’m coming after you. Madison Cawthorn’s coming after you. Everybody’s coming after you,'" the 25-year-old said, adding that attendees can "call your congressman and feel free — you can lightly threaten them." Cawthorn spoke at the "Save America" pro-Trump rally last week prior to the violence that took place at the U.S. Capitol that left at least five people dead, including a Capitol Hill police officer. Several Democrats in North Carolina have called for an investigation into Cawthorn, claiming he was responsible for helping to incite violence on Jan. 6. In a letter to House Speaker...
    Representative Ted Lieu (D-CA) said Monday on CNN’s “The Lead” that any members of Congress who are found after an investigation to have “incited” the deadly riots at Capital Hill should be prosecuted. Anchor Jake Tapper asked, “Congresswoman Cori Bush says she will introduce a resolution to expel House members who voted to overturn election votes. That’s more than two-thirds of the House Republican members. Congressman Tom Malinowski introduced a resolution t0 specifically censure Congressman Mo Brooks, who directly incited the crowd. What do you think is the appropriate response to your colleagues who were involved one way or another?” Lieu said, “I support both Representatives Cori Bush and Tom Malinowski and their efforts. I also note incitement to insurrection is a federal crime. So anyone who incites insurrection should be investigated and prosecuted. No one is above the law, not the president and not members of Congress. So I hope federal...
    Nearly two dozen Republican former members of Congress are calling for President TrumpDonald TrumpOutgoing Capitol Police chief accuses House, Senate security officials of hindering efforts to call in National Guard: WaPo PGA announces plans to move 2022 championship from Trump property Former Democratic senator: Biden Justice Department may investigate Jan. 6 rally speakers for incitement MORE's impeachment Monday in a joint statement accusing him of "actively orchestrat[ing] an insurrection on a separate but coequal branch of government." The GOP push comes the same day House Democrats unveiled an article of impeachment against Trump over his role in Wednesday's insurrectionist attack at the Capitol, which forced lawmakers to hide in secure areas and eventually cost the lives of at least five people. In a statement released by the Project on Government Insight, Republicans including former Reps. Barbara ComstockBarbara Jean ComstockFormer GOP congressman calls for Biden to receive presidential briefings Former GOP lawmakers call...
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