Ron Filipkowski @RonFilipkowski
Josh Hawley runs out on stage in Tampa tonight and says he has a message for liberals about J6: “I do not regret it! I am not backing down! I’m not gonna apologize, I’M NOT GONNA COWER, I’M NOT GONNA RUN FROM YOU, I’m not gonna bend the knee!”
[….] 5:13 PM · Jul 22, 2022
A letter to Barry Loudermilk (r) from the chair of the committee:
June 15, 2022
Representative Barry Loudermilk
United States House of Representatives
2133 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Dear Representative Loudermilk:
On May 19, 2022, the Select Committee invited you to meet with us about evidence of a tour you provided on January 5, 2021. Based on our review of surveillance video, social media activity, and witness accounts, we understand you led a tour group through parts of the Capitol complex on January 5, 2021. That group stayed for several hours, despite the complex being closed to the public on that day.
Surveillance footage shows a tour of approximately ten individuals led by you to areas in the Rayburn, Longworth, and Cannon House Office Buildings, as well as the entrances to tunnels leading to the U.S. Capitol. The below image shows you leading individuals on the tour:
Individuals on the tour photographed and recorded areas of the complex not typically of interest to tourists, including hallways, staircases, and security checkpoints. [….] For example, the below image shows an individual appearing to photograph a staircase in the basement of the Longworth House Office Building while you speak with others nearby:
The below image shows members of the tour you led also taking photographs of the tunnel leading from the Rayburn House Office Building to the Capitol:
The behavior of these individuals during the January 5, 2021 tour raises concerns about their activity and intent while inside the Capitol complex.
The Select Committee has learned that some individuals you sponsored into the complexattended the rally at the Ellipse on the morning of January 6, 2021. According to video recordings from that day obtained by the Select Committee, the individual who appeared to photograph a staircase in the Longworth House Office Building filmed a companion with a flagpole appearing to have a sharpened end who spoke to the camera saying, “It’s for a certain person,” while making an aggressive jabbing motion. Later, these individuals joined the unpermitted march from the Ellipse to the U.S. Capitol. While standing near the Capitol grounds, the same individual made a video that contained detailed and disturbing threats against specific Members of Congress. For example, as the individual filmed the march to the Capitol, he said, “There’s no escape Pelosi, Schumer, Nadler. We’re coming for you.” As he looked up at the Capitol, he went on:
[“]They got it surrounded. It’s all the way up there on the hill, and it’s all the way around, and they’re coming in, coming in like white on rice for Pelosi, Nadler, even you, AOC. We’re coming to take you out and pull you out by your hairs. … When I get done with you, you’re going to need a shine on top of that bald head.[“] [….]
While we had hoped to show you the video evidence when you met with us, and since you have thus far declined, the Select Committee provides the video in question for your review [….].
The foregoing information raises questions the Select Committee must answer. Public reporting and witness accounts indicate some individuals and groups engaged in efforts to gather information about the layout of the U.S. Capitol, as well as the House and Senate office buildings, in advance of January 6, 2021. For example, in the week following January 6, 2021, Members urged law enforcement leaders to investigate sightings of “outside groups in the complex” on January 5, 2021 that “appeared to be associated with the rally at the White House the following day.” [….] The Select Committee’s review of urveillance footage showing the above-described tour is consistent with those observations. [….]
We again ask you to meet with the Select Committee at your earliest convenience.
Bennie G. Thompson
“…coming in like white on rice…” They don’t even attempt to hide it anymore.
Maggie Haberman @maggieNYT
The committee has been criticized as looking to target Trump politically. They are not at all shying away from the fact that not a single one of them thinks Trump should be back in office, and that’s part of what they’re demonstrating here. 10:54 AM · Jun 13, 2022
“The committee has been criticized”?! By whom? Maggie Haberman is spreading the word here, but who else? By Trump and his allies is to be expected. I just didn’t know Maggie was one of them!
Who is doing the criticizing Maggie? “People are saying” doing a heavy lift here. Be better.
Maggie’s cash cow is becoming ground beef.
I’m unsure how we made it thru the 4 years.
Typo. Fixed it: The committee has been criticized as exposing Trump the way he really is. They are not at all shying away from presenting factual information, which would prevent Trump from getting back in office, and that’s part of what they’re demonstrating here.
“…part of what they’re demonstrating here.”
Care to elaborate what the other parts are, Maggie?
Uh yeah. And they think the world is round also. Not shying away from that either.
He shouldn’t, obviously. What’s your point?
Not too make too huge a leap here, but sitting members of congress should not feel that people who lost elections should be in office just because they want to.
That’s your take away? What a weird conclusion to draw, Maggie
Sorry for your loss
I know that’s bad for Maggie-business.
Mags sounds upset
This is one of those tweets that tries not to piss anybody off but totally backfires.
You’ve done enough damage already.
Amazing that people think that a guy who launched a coup shouldn’t hold public office again. Hard hitting analysis here.
They’re recruiting Americans for Team Normal. Sorry you didn’t make the cut Maggie. #sad
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We previouly posted a short portion of Representative Liz Cheney’s (r) opening remarks at last night’s public hearing of the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol.
We then got comments:
It’s been reported Trump called down his people to the capital because he wanted his people who believed him to know the truth and to be sure that if there came a time in the future where this may need to be done to protect ourselves from government over stepping our rights and he stands firm on this belief. He wasn’t in the wrong to have his supporters check to see if everything was alright but some abused this privilege and everyone is to each thier own actions. If ever a president feels that his team at the capital is not doing thier jobs or anything needs checked out the people of this country are there to make sure they are. Well I would like to know what you all have to say to that. Shame on you. And taking our freedom of speech is a dead give away. Tech allowing hackers to sabatage and not do anything about it is also slander and sabatage. Get ALL the FACTS before making a judgment because you better be sure before acting and or looking stupid. Don’t make us supporters take it to court and show everyone the truth of everything wrong with this country. We will. Amen.
“…some abused this privilege…” So that’s what it’s called when you smear your shit on the walls of the capitol building.
“…If ever a president feels that his team at the capital is not doing thier jobs or anything needs checked out the people of this country are there to make sure they are…” Their.
So, you’re saying the former guy, his children, and his hacks were incompetent? Okay.
“…Well I would like to know what you all have to say to that…” You’re a dumbass. You asked.
“…Shame on you…” Read the post title.
“…And taking our freedom of speech is a dead give away…” Wait, wingnuts only believe in one true and good amendment, and it ain’t the first.
“…looking stupid…” You’re doing fine on your own. See above.
“…Don’t make us supporters take it to court and show everyone the truth of everything wrong with this country. We will…” Oooh. Wait, that’s already been done. Your cult leader lost every election court case.
Bless your heart.
Bad combover. Check. Too long red tie. Check. Orange spray tan. Check. Tiny hands. Check. Cluelessness. Check…
I guess I’m a right wing nut. I loved the Abraham accords promoted by Donald Trump. I loved our strong position with China North Korea, Russia, Iran, etc. I loved our energy independence and low gas prices. I loved our prosperity, smaller government, and lower taxes. I also loved the much lower inflation. I loved all this and more about Donald Trump’s policies. I will absolutely vote for him again. If all this makes me a right wing nut, so be it!!
Stupidity may be inherited. Ignorance is a personal choice.
Everyone should stop this right now and quit wasting our money. And they should be doing something else and help the people. And earn some of the money we pay you. I have never in my life seen crap like this. And it is crap. Your sore loosers and running […] scared now of losing get a life and get over it. You all know you are history when Trump gets back in and you wont be able to get richer off our money. You all need a reality check and it will be soon. Iam praying you all go to jail. Remember one thing the truth always comes out. Jail is to good for you all should be shot.
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