Thursday, July 29

Insurrection

Adam Kinzinger, GOP, Insurrection, january 6, January 6 committee, Liz Cheney, Politics

Adam Kinzinger calls GOP demands for him to be punished’petty’ and says he’ll’defend democracy’ no matter what

GOP Reps. Adam Kinzinger and Liz Cheney accepted invitations by Nancy Pelosi to join the House Select Committee investigating January 6. The move has prompted several fellow Republicans to call for Kinzinger and Cheney's punishment by leadership. But Kinzinger told reporters on Tuesday that he will "defend democracy" no matter the consequences. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
Bumble, FBI, Insurrection, january 6, Online Dating, Politics, US Capitol

A man in Texas told someone he matched with on Bumble that he attended the US Capitol riot where the FBI says he attacked police with a metal whip. They turned him in.

A man in Texas was charged this week with breaching the US Capitol. The criminal complaint says someone who matched with him on the Bumble dating app turned him in. He is at least the second accused rioter to be arrested due in part to online dating. LoadingSomething is loading. A man in Texas has been arrested after he boasted to a match on an...
capitol, committee, Congress, Democrats, Insurrection, january 6, Kevin McCarthy, Liz Cheney, Nancy Pelosi, Politics, Republicans, riot

Liz Cheney calls Kevin McCarthy’s January 6 rhetoric’disgraceful’ and says his lack of’commitment to the Constitution’ should disqualify him from being House speaker if GOP wins in 2022

Rep. Liz Cheney blasted House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy on Wednesday over the January 6 committee. She called his comments on Pelosi's select committee "disingenuous." Cheney also said McCarthy should not be considered for the House speakership if the GOP wins in 2022. LoadingSomething is loading. Rep. Liz Cheney on Wednesday blasted House Repu...
Capitol attack, Insurrection, january 6, Politics

A Capitol riot defendant who threatened to hang Nancy Pelosi said she didn’t need an attorney because she was divinely immune from the court’s laws

An accused Capitol rioter said she doesn't need a lawyer because she is a "self-governed individual." Prosecutors say Pauline Bauer said she wanted to hang Nancy Pelosi while inside the Capitol on January 6. Now, Bauer is claiming to have special legal privileges. See more stories on Insider's business page. A Pennsylvania pizzeria owner arrested and charged in connection to the January 6 Capitol attack, demanded the removal of "any and all" defense attorneys on her behalf, arguing that she is a divine entity immune from the court's laws. Prosecutors say Pauline Bauer, was among the hundreds of pro-Trump protesters who broke into t...
Capitol attack, capitol riot, Insurrection, january 6, Politics

A lawyer for a Capitol riot attendee who agreed to take a plea deal argued that a lenient sentence for his client would’heal the nation’

A Capitol riot attendee who pleaded guilty to obstruction is asking the court for no prison time. A defense attorney for Paul Hodgkins filed a wide-ranging sentencing memo on Thursday. The lawyer argues Hodgkins should receive leniency because he came forward to "accept judgement." LoadingSomething is loading. ...
Capitol attack, capitol riot, Insurrection, january 6, Police Officers, Politics

DOJ unveils massive indictment accusing 5 Floridians of attacking 7 police officers during Capitol riot

Five Floridians were arrested and charged last week in connection to the Capitol attack in one of the largest indictments stemming from the insurrection to date.Prosecutors say the defendants, all from the Tampa Bay area, attacked and assaulted a line of police officers several times while outside the Capitol on January 6. Court documents say the defendants used riot shields and flagpoles to hit officers in the head and neck and later punched, kicked, and elbowed officers.The Justice Department unveiled the indictment on Thursday.Jonathan Pollock, 21 Olivia Pollock, 30, Joshua Doolin, 22, Joseph Hutchinson III, 25, and Michael Perkins, 37, were arrested and charged last week. In court on Thursday, Doolin, Hutchinson, and Oliv...
2020 election, Insurrection, Pence, Politics, trump, White House

Pence got 10 minutes to talk about’how hard he was working’ during weekly lunches before Trump turned on the TV and began complaining, book says

Former President Donald Trump and former Vice President Mike Pence met weekly for lunch. The lunches were a chance for Pence to tell Trump "how hard he was working for him," a new book says. Pence typically got 10 minutes to do this before Trump turned on the TV and described his latest grievances, according to Michael Wolff. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former President Donald Trump's weekly lunches with his vice president Mike Pence at the White House followed a familiar routine, according to a forthcoming book by journalist Michael Wolff."The lunches were specifically meant to be an opportunity for Pence to tell ...
Black Lives Matter, Donald Trump, Insurrection, Insurrection Act, Politics

Trump asked aides drafted a proclamation in case he invoked the Insurrection Act amid the Black Lives Matter DC protests last year, The New York Times reports

Aides prepared for former President Trump to invoke the Insurrection Act in response to the protests last summer, The New York Times reported... Three former administration officials talked Trump out of deploying active-duty troops, but aides drafted the proclamation. Trump denied he had wanted to deploy active-duty troops in a statement to The Times. LoadingSomething is loading. ...