January 6th, 2021


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This starts out strong.

Meh, talking a lot. Doesn't even start at the protest until about 5:30 in.

Actually stays pretty solid. They used a OANN sticker mic.
That was a powerful report about what happened.

He's right when he says they are terrifying and "this is us". As he said , he might disagree but those authoritarian followers who would rather take Alex Jones' word over mainstream media are as much USA as he is. We have to deal with this and it will take at least a generation.

Also, show up.


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Communications director for Rep. Boebert resigns following Capitol siege

(CNN)Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert's communications director has resigned in the wake of the Capitol insurrection earlier this month, according to a source familiar with the matter.

Ben Goldey had drafted his letter of resignation on January 6 due to discomfort with the way Boebert reacted to the insurrection and its aftermath, the source said, but he waited to officially resign until he could have an audience with the freshman congresswoman, which came on Friday. The source said Goldey wanted to fully explain his reasoning and resign in person.

Jeff Small, Boebert's chief of staff, told CNN in a statement on Saturday that "the office does not comment on internal personnel matters with individual employees."

The resignation was first reported by Axios.

This is the second top communications aide to a Republican lawmaker to resign following the riot at the US Capitol. The communications director for Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas -- one of the leading voices in the Senate who had objected to the Electoral College results -- resigned on Tuesday.

Boebert was also one of many Republicans who voted against the counting of Electoral College votes for President-elect Joe Biden. The Colorado Republican has quickly made a name for herself on Capitol Hill, taping an ad saying she would be carrying a gun for protection in Washington, DC, which prompted a response from DC's acting police chief. Boebert, who defeated an incumbent in a surprising primary upset, ran in large part on a message emphasizing her commitment to Second Amendment rights.

She has faced criticism from other lawmakers for tweeting that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was evacuated from the House chamber during the insurrection and pushed back against the installation of metal detectors off the House floor earlier this week.

"It is a shame that Nancy Pelosi is trying to disarm Members of Congress in the very place that needed more protection on January 6," Boebert said in a statement earlier this week. "It is clear metal detectors would not have deterred the violent acts we saw; this political stunt does nothing to improve the safety of Members in the Capitol complex."


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Hotel pulls plug on Hawley fundraiser
Loews Hotels announced it would not play host to an already scheduled event for the Missouri senator.

Loews Hotels announced Saturday that it won’t host a planned fundraiser next month for Sen. Josh Hawley at one of its Florida properties.

“We are horrified and opposed to the events at the Capitol and all who supported and incited the actions,” the company said in a statement posted to Twitter. “In light of those events and for the safety of our guests and team members, we have informed the host of the Feb. fundraiser that it will no longer be held at Loews Hotels.”

While the statement doesn’t mention the Missouri Republican by name, a political action committee affiliated with Hawley’s re-election, Fighting for Missouri PAC, was scheduled to hold a Valentine’s Day weekend fundraiser for the senator Feb. 12-15 at the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel in Orlando, Fla., near the Universal Orlando theme park.

“Please join Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) for a Fun-Filled-Family-Friendly Orlando Weekend Event,” a flier for the event read.

Hawley blasted Loews' decision in a statement, saying he wouldn't "bow to left wing corporate pressure."

“If these corporations don’t want conservatives to speak, they should just be honest about it," Hawley said. "But to equate leading a debate on the floor of the Senate with inciting violence is a lie, and it’s dangerous."

Loews’ announcement is the latest blow for Hawley, who objected to President-elect Joe Biden’s win even after pro-Trump rioters stormed the Capitol to demand the results be overturned.

Simon & Schuster announced last week that it would cancel the publication of a forthcoming book by Hawley over his role in last week’s deadly riots.

Hawley has threatened legal action against the publisher, calling its decision a “direct assault on the First Amendment.“


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Retired Lt. Gen. Honoré On Leading Probe Into Capitol Security Lapses During Insurrection

The Capitol security lapses during the pro-Trump insurrection, and leading the probe into how these lapses occurred, are discussed by retired Lt. Gen. Russell Honoré in conversation with Jonathan Capehart.


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And another one that made a mistake.

Police: Woman arrested at checkpoint claimed to be law enforcement officer, Cabinet member
A woman was arrested in Washington, D.C., on Sunday after attempting to pass police barricades while flashing a military police challenge coin and claiming to be both a member of President Trump's Cabinet and of law enforcement, U.S. Capitol Police said.

In an arrest report obtained by The Hill, U.S. Capitol Police said Linda Magovern, a 63-year-old Connecticut woman, told officers at a checkpoint by Columbus Circle that she was “a part of the presidential cabinet" while displaying a military police challenge coin.

The checkpoint was one of many set up around Washington, D.C., to restrict access to areas near this week's presidential inauguration.

According to the report, Magovern then proceeded to drive around Columbus Circle and was stopped again near Union Station. She was arrested on suspicion of falsely impersonating a police officer, failing to obey police and fleeing from police, according to the report.

Downtown Washington has been virtually locked down for days due to security concerns surrounding the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden after a violent riot earlier this month at the U.S. Capitol. Five people died during the Jan. 6 violence, including a Capitol Police officer, while another officer who responded to the scene died several days later.

Magovern's arrest follows the arrest at an inauguration security checkpoint of a Virginia man on Friday who police said was found to be in possession of an unregistered firearm and hundreds of rounds of ammunition.



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How The FBI Is Following A Digital Trail Of Evidence To Track Down Capitol Rioters | Sunday TODAY

After the violent riot at the United States Capitol earlier this month, the FBI launched a massive operation to track down and arrest those involved. Law enforcement has been successful with the help of social media, smartphones and other digital evidence left behind that day. NBC business and technology correspondent Jo Ling Kent has this week’s Sunday Focus.