Ep. 46: Who Could (NOT) Have Seen This Coming? – With Dr. Ayanna Shivers, Mayor of Mexico, MO
Adam Sommer begins the show with a note (2:20) regarding the realities of what happened on January 6, 2021. Then Dr. Ayanna Shivers, the current Mayor of Mexico, Missouri joins Adam for “Let’s Have A Chat” (6:45). Then Zack Schwartz and Sean Diller join Adam for “Talkin’ Politics” (49:00) to get into certification, the riots and insurrection, and name the names of the congress members from the Heartland who voted in favor of the objection to certification and what that all might mean. Then the crew jumps into “Last Call” (1:39) to talk about the idea that the GOP is about to break apart.
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.
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.
You would think a self-proclaimed “Constitutional lawyer” would know.
Neal Katyal @neal_katyal
You know the first amendment like you know election law.
[….] 6:07 PM · Jan 7, 2021
Also, from Josh Hawley (r): “…We’ll see you in court.”
Chris Kelly @repckelly
Replying to @HawleyMO and @simonschuster
You say “See you in Court.” That will be a brand new experience for you. 6:21 PM · Jan 7, 2021
More responses to Josh Hawley:
Cry more, traitor.
This statement proves two things:
1. Josh Hawley doesn’t understand the First Amendment*.
2 Josh Hawley doesn’t understand capitalism**.
*It only applies to the govt, not corporations.
**Books by treasonous insurrectionists don’t make back their advance.
Josh Hawley, the guy who uses words like irregardless is mad about being dumped by a publisher
I’m personally committed to doing whatever I can to burn his career to the ground.
And a seditionist, and apparently a fascist.
They left out dumbass and asshole.
Of all the possible responses in your first Tweet after the deplorable actions of the seditious actions of the mob that breached our Capitol for the first time since 1814, this is your choice?
Out on the Internets:
“…Hey now he can self publish his book and save a bit on the cover art….”
Let this be known forever as a Sieg Hawley
The First Amendment protects against punishment by the state for speech, but you know that, ya fucking hack. Looks like your bullshit, destructive 2024 pandering is gonna haunt you in more ways than one, huh?
Gee, when I went to Yale Law School, the faculty taught us that the First Amendment protected private speech from GOVERNMENT restraint, not the editorial decisions of private parties. Were you asleep in Con Law or has YLS decided not to teach it anymore?
#Sedition has its price. I know you’re doing this to make a name for yourself, but I hope it’s worth selling your soul.
History will not be kind.
Hi Josh! Missouri constituent here. You were not representing me yesterday, but rather you were supporting a coup and perpetuating lies about election fraud
It’s not Orwellian for a private company to choose or not choose who they do business with.
By “cancel culture”, does he mean “being held accountable?” “Taking responsibility for the effects of his actions?” “Accepting the implications of the choices he made?”
This is terrible, Senator. Perhaps you can rename your book “My Struggle”.
That’s so very Fascist.
Constitutional lawyer doesn’t understand 1st Amendment. No wonder they canceled his book.
“I thought he was special. And I did my best to encourage people to support him both for attorney general and later the U.S. Senate — and it was the biggest mistake I’ve ever made in my life.” – Former Missouri Sen. Danforth (your mentor)
For someone touting to be an expert on Constitutional law, you’ve failed to grasp that the 1st Amendment applies solely to the actions of government. S&S made a business decision – as a publishing house they get to decide who to publish. And you’ll lose in court.
Has zero to do with the first amendment. 1A is specific towards the government not restricting free speech. Companies can freely choose who to do business with.
Josh, just release it in excerpts on Stormfront. They are your people now.
Hey @BadLegalTakes you saw this?
Can @Yale remove someone’s law degree for a combination of sedition and completely phony First Amendment claims?
S&S is not compelled to publish writing, nor are they compelled to keep writers on their roster.
They’re not cancelling him. They’re acting on the terms of the contract they have with Hawley – including that they can refuse to publish and not keep him in the stable.
Are you sure it’s Orwellian?
Maybe it’s Kafkaesque.
Irregardless, you being an alleged senator and all, maybe you should learn with the First Amendment is and what it isn’t.
They cancelled your contract because the book wouldn’t sell out as fast as you sold out the country.
Raise your hand if you understand that a private publisher is not a government actor.
Rep. Vicky Hartzler @RepHartzler
What was already a sobering process was heightened by the appalling lawlessness yesterday that desecrated our beautiful Capitol and threatened our lives. In the end we the Congress fulfilled our hollowed duty. We thoroughly debated objections to some state’s electors and voted. 11:19 AM · Jan 7, 2021
Ultimately, Joe Biden was certified as President-elect. I accept that and commit to working with him, Vice President Harris, and my colleagues to move America forward. I welcome President-elect’s pledge to work for all Americans and will hold him to it.
Unlike the current occupant.
There is much opportunity to find common ground and Americans are facing many challenges that need to be addressed. They deserve representatives who work together towards finding solutions. That is what I will do – not compromising principles, but finding areas of common ground.
Prove it. We’ve been waiting for over a decade.
Yesterday was a dark day in America but today is a new day and our country is still the beacon of hope, opportunity, and freedom in this world.
It will take decades to recover from the damage.
I am thankful to have the opportunity to represent the good people of Missouri’s 4th District and work for them to preserve America’s greatness.
Some of the responses:
You are a leader of domestic terrorists and rather than tell your mob they are wrong and to stand down—you have REFUSED now on three separate occasions since yesterday’s terrorist attack to affirm that the election was not stolen.
You invite more violence with these words.
Anything to keep those farm subsidies rolling in, huh?
That is an interesting way to phrase “I was on the side of sedition but it got out of hand and we lost so now let’s all move on and get along”
But if you’re willing to compromise and promote my loved ones right to marry and live their life as their true selves then let’s go
We will never forget that the false narrative of “a stolen election” drove yesterdays violence, that you amplified that falsehood and that you would have set aside the will of the people based on that narrative. 62 courts including SCOTUS deciding against it wasn’t enough for you
That “appalling lawlessness” you’re condemning was modeled very nicely by you and Matt Gaetz and friends when you stormed the SCIF to get into a hearing you weren’t supposed to be in (and called a press conference to make sure it made the news)
The lawlessness was incited by the GOP who lied about election irregularities in order to rile up their base. Those lies have consequences. An appropriate response would be to accept responsibility and promise not to participate in disinformation in the future.
Does Vicky really think that people will just forget that she took part in attempted coup if she tells her interns to ignore the phones for long enough?
Is that what that was? A thorough debate? Not some appalling passing on of lies and a near fistfight when called on it?
What did Jeff Van Drew call the inconvenient calling out of the lies? “Moral pomposity”?
It turns out the folks who prattle on about law and order and the Constitution like @RepHartzler don’t really care about law and order and the Constitution at all.
Why isn’t your office answering the phones?
Vicki’s party encouraged this treason
Hollowed duty sounds pretty damn accurate for today’s so-called conservatives!
“hollowed duty”. Oopsie, looks like you accidentally told the truth
You accept that? No you don’t. I watched the vote and you did not.
Hollowed duty, yes. Hallowed duty, not so much.
You are responsible for this.
You are complicit!
You and Hawley helped foment a failed coup, you both need removed from government and stripped of any power over other people.
I can’t imagine how terrified Rep. Hartzler felt as she watched many of her Trump freedom loving constituents she has lovingly embraced march by and desecrate the Capitol and even made her fear for her life. Don’t worry, she’ll be kissing their asses again tomorrow for votes.
You are absolutely right on this one Vicky! With your Seditionist Act, you further hollowed out our democracy. If you cared more about our Democracy than your subsidies, you would have done your Hallowed duty. #RESIGNHARTZLER
You should resign, never voted for you and never will
With all due respect, Vicky “the reasonable traitor” Hartzler, go to hell
I have supported you from the start. I live in your district and graduated with your husband. I will never vote for you ever again.
We won’t let you forget the traitorous support you have given Trump and his terrorist party. I once again affirm how embarrassing it is to have you as a representative, given how little you represent democracy.
You enable the riots with your lies. You should resign.
You should resign immediately!
What reason did you have to object to the electors from Pennsylvania? Did you have any evidence that there was something disingenuous about the votes? What was your argument in the debate?
You have played a role in the violence, Vicky. You should stop lying to your constituents about the election. Trump didn’t lose the election because it was fraudulent, he lost the election overwhelmingly because he’s a poor leader.
You and Hawley are despicable. Now by seeding the insurrection by promoting outright lies you have blood on your hands. You can’t pray it away. You can’t wordsmith it away. This will follow you the rest of your days on earth.
Embarrassed that you and other Missouri representatives and Senator Hawley supported overturning a fair election and encouraging these lawless people. Shame on you.
Now that your attempt to overthrow democracy has failed & Democrats control the WH, Senate & House… NOW you’re ready to talk about working together?? […]
#SeditionCaucus Never forget.
You lied about our elections and those lies incited an insurrection.
Rep. Vicky Hartzler @RepHartzler
This is thuggery and violators must be punished to the fullest extent allowed under federal law. We cannot heal our divides as a nation if this lawlessness persists. 4:15 PM · Jan 6, 2021
You built this.
Some of the responses:
These are pro-Trump thugs who support what you are planning to do: overthrow an election that was fair.
You have helped fan this fire. Shame!
You fanned these flames, Vicky. This is on you, and every one of your cronies. Shame.
This is the republican party. You are complicit in allowing the rhetoric that caused this.
You contributed to this toxicity. You poured gasoline on this specific fire. Please don’t be shocked that it is burning out of control.
This lawlessness is a product of the divide, if change doesn’t happen then this reaction will only further divide the people.
It’s Antifa. MAGA doesn’t storm the Capitol. The truth will come out.
We rest our case.
Really??? What were you saying yesterday? SMDH
These are your people! You are them!
Or backing up presidential lies that threaten national security which was true befits today & became true. You didn’t help this matter.
You enabled this. Don’t think you didn’t.
This is on you! This is how your time in office will be remembered.
This is on YOU. YOU supported these people.
Look who’s going in to damage control mode after pumping up baseless conspiracy theories and objecting to a democratic election.
Trump is the root cause of what occurred in the capital building.
This is what you incited!! So what say you now!!
Maybe you and your party shouldn’t have promoted this sort of lawlessness for four years, then?
These are your supporters. It starts with you.
You aggressively support the treasonous thug who incited this.
Conveniently sidestepping your part in inciting this.
By breaking your oath of office, “to support and defend the Constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic,that you will bear true allegiance to the same”; you helped bring today’s attack on our Capitol to fruition.
You pushed this hateful agenda. You own it.
Your support for Donald Trump was instrumental in fomenting the insurrection at the Capitol. As a citizen of #Missouri, I call upon you to resign.
@RepHartzler this insurrection is a direct result of your seditious support of the bogus Texas lawsuit that sought to disenfranchise millions of Americans. You are complicit and now there is blood on your hands. #SeditionCaucus
You need to accept responsibility for this as well! Shame on you!
Then stop lying with claims of a stolen election. You incited this violence.
hey Vicky you were participant in this fiasco today and very much an embarrassment to Missouri….you are simply a tRump Sychophant
Good. When are you turning yourself in, traitor?
You incited this shit you coward! You are treasonous and complicit. Your words and actions helped these thugs believe these actions were not only necessary but supported by you! YOU have blood on your hands! I’m fucking embarrassed you are my representative. Coward.
You need to resign
You are in large part to blame for this with your baseless lies and conspiracy theories! This attempted coup is on you, Madam. You need to be held responsible for the dismantling of our democracy.
You are as complicit in this as Hawley, Cruz, and Trump is. You should announce publicly that you support the results of the Electoral College and that Biden is the next President of the United States of America. Then you should resign as you cannot be trusted by the people.
You’re a fucking idiot. You are complicit by encouraging these idiot Trumpsters to riot by your falsely claiming that the election was rigged and fraudulent. It’s too late to claim innocence and indignation now
You will forever be tied to domestic terrorism. We will not forget.
We need to start with you and the other house and seditious senators! You do not represent Missouri or America! #SeditiousGOP
Impeach Donald Trump again. And finish the job this time. We can’t afford two more weeks of his arson.
If two or more persons in any State or Territory, or in any place subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, conspire to overthrow, put down, or to destroy by force the Government of the United States, or to levy war against them, or to oppose by force the authority thereof, or by force to prevent, hinder, or delay the execution of any law of the United States, or by force to seize, take, or possess any property of the United States contrary to the authority thereof, they shall each be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than twenty years, or both.
Manuel Quinones @ManuelQ
From our Francis Chung, Sen. Josh Hawley greeting protesters in the east side of the Capitol before riots began.
[….] 2:17 PM · Jan 6, 2021