Rep. Vicky Hartzler @RepHartzler
As Wednesday’s events were unfolding, I was asked to share what was happening and wrote this summary on my cell phone after being evacuated and taken to a secure location by Capitol Police:
[….] 12:52 PM · Jan 8, 2021
You think The Faux News Channel stylebook requires “…protesters…” in place of “White Racist Fascists involved in Insurrection and Riot?” Just asking.
Some of the comments on Twitter:
And during that time did you do any self reflection? Have any thoughts on how your lies contributed to their anger and confusion?
Did you think that by objecting to a STATE not YOUR OWN, caused any of these? Your grandchildren will read YOUR name in the history books as an insurrectionist, who, was coddled by Capitol Police saving her life. You do not deserve your seat any longer, and you know it.
History will remember Seditionists. #SeditionCaucus….
hartzler agitated this into being. she should resign
“The fire that I have been slowly pouring gas on all of a sudden got out of control and burned me! HOW DARE IT!”
How dare those face-eating leopards eat MY face.
I’m a constituent & I’m ashamed of you. I don’t think you feel any remorse or even acknowledge your part in this coup.
But if you truly, truly want to start working together with Democrats for the future of our republic, VOTE ‘AYE’ TO IMPEACH.
If police officers allow you in, what kind of an assault is it???
Sorry but entering the capital to kidnap and kill the speaker of the house and the VP is not something you can put back in a bottle.
YOU helped create this insurrection. There is blood on YOUR hands, ViQy–the blood of Americans and the blood of our democracy.
14th AMENDMENT SECTION 3
“No Person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress who shall have engaged in Insurrection or Rebellion against the same or given and or comfort to the enemies thereof”
Have you taken steps to force his resignation today?! He sent a private army to invade our Capitol and what are the consequences?!
They took your lies so seriously that they murdered a police officer in the name of them. And you chose to still continue on with those lies after?
Vicky voted to overturn a legitimate election and push the Big Lie that the election was “stolen” but she doesn’t want to be held responsible for the violence the Big Lie was meant to elicit.
Vick. You did this to yourself.
Columbia constituent here. We are ashamed of you.
Perhaps you should think twice before tweeting any more of these kinds of tweets. Things are pretty raw for us right now, so maybe wait until 2022 when you run for reelection. Unless you decide to resign of course.
Fact check: it was an invasion of the Capitol by Trump “Patriots” that he incited to action earlier in the day and cheered as he watched them on TV enter the building.
United States Constitution says that “no Person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress” who “shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against” the Constitution, “or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof.”
Every member of the house and senate who perpetuated the lie of voter fraud is responsible for the violent act of domestic terrorism at the capitol and must be held responsible by being removed for insurrection.
I hate the gatherings of those who do evil, and I refuse to join in with the wicked.
It is unequivocally the spasm of the 𝑟𝑖𝑔ℎ𝑡 to immediately create a thousand false narratives to virtualize reality beyond navigability. They will say and do anything to maintain the illusion they are civil, humane beings. This is the 𝑅𝑖𝑔ℎ𝑡 gaslighting you.
Speaking of phones, why is nobody answering any of the phones in Vicky’s offices? Does she think that she can just hide out until her attempt at insurrection blows over? Does she plan on meeting with the family of the Capitol police officer that she got killed?
This account has been awful quiet since then. I wonder why. Winking face
You created the monkies, deal with the circus. #ResignVicky
You cannot praise and follow Trump for 3 years and 11 and 1/2 months and now try to distance yourself when his words and actions have been consistent all the way up to and including January 6th!
You built this.
Indeed she did.
Stirred shit for 4 years. Gfy.
Yep well Kevin McCarthy you and the Republicans were complicit in all of it. You let this happen. Shame on you.
@GOPLeader was out there liking photos of the insurrectionist mob attacking you all. Isn’t that right, Kevin?
The only words, as your constituent, that I want to hear from you is, “I deeply regret my involvement in an attempted coup of our government and I resign.”
As a Missouri constituent, please resign . Whoever is running against you has a head start.
You are party to sedition against the United States. The 14th Amendment prevents you from serving in Congress. Resign or be expelled.
A gop lead failed coup attempt will forever chained around republican leadership.
Ypu should be ashamed of yourself. We will never forget your role in this, and your love for trump.
It’s your POTUS who blew his dog whistle for this to happen. Don’t try to distance yourself from your own culpability.
Vicky you are seriously delusional to believe you have no part in fueling this. Again, read the room and own up to your own misjudgments before trying to take a spotlight for getting caught up in this terrorists attack by your own party supporters.
No way do you get to gloss over the fact that you are the one who incited this insurrection by continually lying to the people of Missouri and America about a free and fair election just because you made the choice to be subservient to an autocrat. We won’t forget.
Some of the pro-Trump rioters who stormed the U.S. Capitol defecated inside the building and smeared feces in hallways.
This is your Party. Your legacy.
Chris Kelly @repckelly
This is your periodic reminder that every elected official who says there was significant election fraud is lying and knows he/she is lying. It is effectively the same as ObamawasborninKenya; an intentional lie told for the purpose of eroding the legitimate United States’s Gov’t. 10:40 AM · Jan 9, 2021
Rep. Emanuel Cleaver @repcleaver
It is clear that the President needs to be removed from office. Unfortunately, the Cabinet does not appear to have the will to invoke the 25th Amendment. For that reason I have signed on to these Articles of Impeachment. We should begin the process immediately.
[….] 5:00 PM · Jan 8, 2021
After close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them — specifically how they are being received and interpreted on and off Twitter — we have permanently suspended the account due to the risk of further incitement of violence.
In the context of horrific events this week, we made it clear on Wednesday that additional violations of the Twitter Rules would potentially result in this very course of action. Our public interest framework exists to enable the public to hear from elected officials and world leaders directly. It is built on a principle that the people have a right to hold power to account in the open.
However, we made it clear going back years that these accounts are not above our rules entirely and cannot use Twitter to incite violence, among other things. We will continue to be transparent around our policies and their enforcement.
The below is a comprehensive analysis of our policy enforcement approach in this case.
On January 8, 2021, President Donald J. Trump tweeted:
“The 75,000,000 great American Patriots who voted for me, AMERICA FIRST, and MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN, will have a GIANT VOICE long into the future. They will not be disrespected or treated unfairly in any way, shape or form!!!”
Shortly thereafter, the President tweeted:
“To all of those who have asked, I will not be going to the Inauguration on January 20th.”
Due to the ongoing tensions in the United States, and an uptick in the global conversation in regards to the people who violently stormed the Capitol on January 6, 2021, these two Tweets must be read in the context of broader events in the country and the ways in which the President’s statements can be mobilized by different audiences, including to incite violence, as well as in the context of the pattern of behavior from this account in recent weeks. After assessing the language in these Tweets against our Glorification of Violence policy, we have determined that these Tweets are in violation of the Glorification of Violence Policy and the user @realDonaldTrump should be immediately permanently suspended from the service.
We assessed the two Tweets referenced above under our Glorification of Violence policy, which aims to prevent the glorification of violence that could inspire others to replicate violent acts and determined that they were highly likely to encourage and inspire people to replicate the criminal acts that took place at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021.
This determination is based on a number of factors, including:
President Trump’s statement that he will not be attending the Inauguration is being received by a number of his supporters as further confirmation that the election was not legitimate and is seen as him disavowing his previous claim made via two Tweets (1, 2) by his Deputy Chief of Staff, Dan Scavino, that there would be an “orderly transition” on January 20th.
The second Tweet may also serve as encouragement to those potentially considering violent acts that the Inauguration would be a “safe” target, as he will not be attending.
The use of the words “American Patriots” to describe some of his supporters is also being interpreted as support for those committing violent acts at the US Capitol.
The mention of his supporters having a “GIANT VOICE long into the future” and that “They will not be disrespected or treated unfairly in any way, shape or form!!!” is being interpreted as further indication that President Trump does not plan to facilitate an “orderly transition” and instead that he plans to continue to support, empower, and shield those who believe he won the election.
Plans for future armed protests have already begun proliferating on and off-Twitter, including a proposed secondary attack on the US Capitol and state capitol buildings on January 17, 2021.
As such, our determination is that the two Tweets above are likely to inspire others to replicate the violent acts that took place on January 6, 2021, and that there are multiple indicators that they are being received and understood as encouragement to do so.
Bad combover. Check. Too long red tie. Check. Orange spray tan. Check. Tiny hands. Check. Cluelessness. Check…
Richard Barnett, 60, of Gravette, Arkansas was arrested today in Bentonville, Arkansas on multiple criminal charges related to his alleged unlawful activities earlier this week at the U.S. Capitol Building where he was photographed with his feet up on a desk in the Speaker of the House of Representatives’ office.
Barnett is in custody is expected to make his initial appearance today in federal court. He will ultimately be extradited to Washington, D.C.
“The shocking images of Mr. Barnett with his boots up on a desk in the Speaker of the House’s office on Wednesday was repulsive,” said Jeffrey A. Rosen, Acting Attorney General of the United States. “Those who are proven to have committed criminal acts during the storming of the Capitol will face justice.”
According to court documents, U.S. Capitol Police learned that an individual had entered the restricted office area of the Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi and was photographed with his feet propped up on furniture. Those photos were circulated on numerous news media platforms which identified the individual as Barnett. A search of law enforcement databases confirmed that the individual in the news photographs did in fact appear to be Barnett.
“This case is just one in a number that demonstrate the brazen acts that were committed at the Capitol on Wednesday,” said Michael Sherwin, Acting U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia. “My Office is committed to prosecuting all individuals who participated in these abhorrent acts to the fullest extent of the law.”
“The U.S. Capitol is one of the most iconic buildings in our country and a symbol of the Constitution and people we have sworn to protect, and its destruction will not be tolerated,” said Steven M. D’Antuono, Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI Washington Field Office. “This arrest demonstrates to all individuals involved in January 6 incursion into the U.S. Capitol that the FBI will find you and hold you accountable for your crimes, no matter your location. We thank the FBI Little Rock Field Office for their quick assistance in bringing this perpetrator to justice.”
Barnett is charged with knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority; violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds; and theft of public money, property, or records. If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of one year in prison. Actual sentences for federal crimes are typically less than the maximum penalties. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after taking into account the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.
This case is being investigated by the U.S. Capitol Police and the FBI’s Washington Field Office, with the assistance of the Justice Department’s National Security Division and the FBI’s Little Rock Field Office.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Nicole McClain of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia is prosecuting the case.
A criminal complaint is merely an accusation. The defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
Office of the Attorney General
USAO – District of Columbia
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Updated January 8, 2021
You should feel responsible, your words and rhetoric fanned the flames. Thoughts and prayers don’t work when you pray for one thing and say another. I feel disgusted that I’m represented by you and Hawley, because I don’t feel like you represent someone who loves America.
And yet you voted to dismiss the results of LEGAL elections!
You forgot “and I deeply regret and apologize for the misinformation I’ve peddled about our election which was deemed one of the most secure in recent history and with the additional oversight done by swing states I can say with certainty was a legitimate win for Joe Biden.”
“Thoughts and prayers”, right Vick? That’s the best the Right can offer, ever. How about “justice”? That’s a good word. How about “impeach” or “evict”?
Oh, and don’t forget “resign”.
Resign. You are complicit in his death.
Courageously defending the Capitol from your president’s supporters. QUIT. NOW!
The masses don’t want your platitudes now, @RepHartzler. They want your resignation.
maybe next time don’t support sedition?
Look at your hands, Vicky. You are complicit. You got these people all riled up by objecting to a free and fair election. You lied to your constituents (again) and got people killed. We here in MO-4 won’t forget what you did.
You’re heartbroken? Ma’am, you’re *complicit.* That man’s blood is on your hands.
You are a seditious bastard and should be expelled from the House. Blood is on YOUR hands.
#ResignVicky your lies caused this to happen. You are an accessory to the deaths of 5 people.
Your supporters murdered him. His family doesn’t need your prayers, they need your resignation.
You are a complicit enabler in this tragedy
He died because of you. Good job. You need to resign.
You stood on the wrong side, Vicky. You tried to subvert the votes of 81,283,485 people in a free and fair election, and this is the results of your actions.