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Republicans and conservatives are whining about being 'silenced,' but these complaints are completely detached from reality

An image on a monitor shows US President Donald Trump speaking during in a video posted on the White House Twitter feed, in the empty Brady Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, DC on January 13, 2021 Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post/Getty Images Conservatives have complained about being "silenced" in the wake of Trump's boot from Twitter and the Parler ban. But Fox News, the highest rated news channel, is conservative and GOP officials and conservative pundits have a variety o...
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'Stop the Steal' organizer Ali Alexander says 3 GOP congressmen helped him plan the rally that preceded the storming of the Capitol

A pro-Trump mob is seen after breaching the Capitol building on Wednesday. John Minchillo/AP The organizer behind the rally that preceded the siege of the Capitol said three GOP congressman, Reps. Andy Biggs, Mo Brooks, and Paul Gosar helped him plan last week's event.  Biggs and Brooks denied helping Ali Alexander, and a spokesperson for Gosar declined a request for comment.  "We four schemed up of putting maximum pressure on Congress while they were voting," Alexander said. Visit Busines...
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The Capitol siege proves it's finally time to take Trump and other politicians' violent rhetoric both seriously and literally.

Rioters clash with police using big ladder trying to enter Capitol building through the front doors. Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images Capitol rioters shouted "Hang Pence!" and "Where's Nancy?" and scrawled "Murder the Media" on a door.  The Capitol siege showed that it's no longer reasonable to treat venomous words which have defined the Trump experience are merely impassioned hyperbole. The rioters were convinced they were revolutionaries, and they came to hurt their "...
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Amazon Court Filing Includes Chilling Death Threats Published On Parler

Amazon submitted a new filing in federal court on Tuesday in response to an emergency motion by Parler to restore its hosting services through Amazon’s AWS. Parler was kicked offline early Monday after Amazon said the social media company had violated its terms of service and Parler couldn’t find another company…Read more...
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Several Congressional Democrats claim the January 6 Capitol insurrection was aided by 'insiders'

"They knew where to go. I've been told … by some other Congresspeople that their staff are saying that they saw people being allowed into the building through side doors," House Majority Whip James Clyburn told CBSN. Win McNamee/Getty Images Several Democratic members of Congress have alleged that the mob at the US Capitol had help from people with insider knowledge of the building. On Tuesday, New Jersey Rep. Mikie Sherril released a Facebook Live video claiming she saw several member...
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YouTube Deletes Latest Trump Video, Suspends Account Through Inauguration Day

YouTube has deleted President Donald Trump’s latest video over concerns that it could inspire violence, the video sharing site announced late Tuesday. Comments are being blocked on all of the president’s remaining videos and his account has been suspended for at least the next seven days. Notably, the inauguration of…Read more...
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Rep. Mo Brooks: Insurrectionists Ruined My Effort To Overturn The Election

The rioters “destroyed two months of debate and work,” Brooks, who now faces censure, said.
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House Democrats Move To Reprimand Republicans Who Helped Incite Riot

One resolution aims to censure Rep. Mo Brooks of Alabama, who spoke at Trump's Wednesday event.
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DC attorney general considers riot incitement charges against Donald Trump Jr., Giuliani, GOP Rep. Brooks

The D.C. attorney general is considering whether to charge Donald Trump Jr., Rudy Giuliani and U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks for inciting the Capitol riot.
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‘Hang Mike Pence!’: Assault on U.S. Capitol a more sinister attack than first appeared

By JAY REEVES, LISA MASCARO and CALVIN WOODWARD | The Associated Press WASHINGTON  — Under battle flags bearing Donald Trump’s name, the Capitol’s attackers pinned a bloodied police officer in a doorway, his twisted face and screams captured on video. They mortally wounded another officer with a blunt weapon and body-slammed a third over a railing into the crowd. “Hang Mike Pence!” the insurrectionists chanted as they pressed inside, beating police with pipes. They demanded House Speaker Nancy P...
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Capitol Assault More Sinister Attack Than It First Appeared

WASHINGTON (CBS13/AP) — Under battle flags bearing Donald Trump’s name, the Capitol’s attackers pinned a bloodied police officer in a doorway, his twisted face and screams captured on video. They mortally wounded another officer with a blunt weapon and body-slammed a third over a railing into the crowd. “Hang Mike Pence!” the insurrectionists chanted as they pressed inside, beating police with pipes. They demanded House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s whereabouts, too. They hunted any and all lawmakers: ...
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Republicans can no longer ignore the reality of Donald Trump

SACRAMENTO >> After watching Wednesday’s otherworldly events — a violent seize of the United States Capitol by pro-Trump mobs who were incited by the president — I was left thinking of a quotation from “1984” and “Animal Farm” author George Orwell: “To see what is in front of one’s nose needs a constant struggle.” That should be the enduring slogan of the Trump era. We’ve all seen what Donald Trump was about long before he entered politics — and yet large swaths of the Republican Party and publi...
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The right-wing conspiracy theories that fueled the Capitol siege are going to instigate more violence

Win McNamee/Getty Images QAnon true believers, Proud Boys, literal neo-Nazis — they were all part of the deadly insurrection at the Capitol. And they all believe the evidence-free conspiracy theory that the election was stolen from Trump. Even though many livestreamed their crimes, a new conspiracy theory that the rioters were actually left-wing "antifa" extremists was pushed by mainstream media conservatives and Republican congresspeople. The failed coup has ruined Trump's political futu...
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How an internet lie about the Capitol invasion turned into an instant conspiracy theory

Just as well-known, easily identifiable far-right figures livestreamed themselves invading the Capitol in Washington, DC, a lie started spreading around the Trump-supporting internet: What if the mob was actually a group of antifa activists trying to make the president’s supporters look bad? The rumor was false, and debunked repeatedly—not least by the words and actions of the MAGA personalities who were leading the charge in front of a live audience. The lie had been seeded already, since f...
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Republicans and Fox News personalities are fanning the flames of an evidence-free theory that antifa helped storm the Capitol with Trump supporters

An explosion caused by a police munition is seen while supporters of President Donald Trump gather in front of the US Capitol on January 6, 2021. REUTERS/Leah Millis Republican lawmakers and conservative news personalities, including on Fox News, are fanning the flames of an evidence-free theory that "antifa" helped storm the Capitol on Wednesday. A mob of Trump supporters had entered the building, destroyed property, and entered people's offices. It led to lawmakers being evacuated from a...
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Congress confirms Biden's win following chaos of pro-Trump mob attack – live

Four dead after pro-Trump mob storms CapitolFull report: Congress certifies Joe Biden as presidentTrump promises ‘orderly transition’ but continues election liesTwitter, Facebook and Instagram lock Trump’s accountsSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 2.24pm GMT This is Joan Greve in Washington, taking over for Martin Belam. Here’s what the blog is keeping an eye on today: Joe Biden will deliver remarks in Wilmington, Delaware, a day after a pro-Trump mob stormed the C...
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Mo Brooks describes Capitol protests, police tear gassing

Both the House and the Senate have gone into recess while debating election results.
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What the 12 Republican senators planning to challenge the Electoral College in Trump's favor can and can't do to delay Biden's presidency

AP Photo/Patrick Semansky Hundreds of congressional Republicans are poised to mount a formal challenge to President-elect Joe Biden's Electoral College win in at least one but possibly multiple states. Vice President Mike Pence, acting as the Senate president, will preside over a joint session of the new 117th Congress on January 6 to formally certify each state's slates of presidential electors one at a time. Several House lawmakers and 12 Republican senators have expressed their intenti...
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Congress opens new session as coronavirus, Biden’s win dominate

WASHINGTON — Congress convened Sunday for the start of a new session, swearing in lawmakers during a tumultuous period as a growing number of Republicans work to overturn Joe Biden’s victory over President Donald Trump and the coronavirus surges. Democrat Nancy Pelosi was set to be reelected as House speaker by her party, which retains the majority in the House but with the slimmest margin in 20 years after a November election wipeout. Opening the Senate could be among Mitch McConnell’s final ac...
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House Republicans have virtually no chance of flipping the election results for Trump, but 140 of them still plan to vote against certification of the Electoral College count next week

President Donald Trump and President-elect Joe Biden. AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File At least 140 Republican House members reportedly plan to vote against certification of the Electoral College vote on January 6. The vote would only delay confirmation of President-elect Joe Biden's victory, but has no chance of overturning the result of the November presidential election, which Biden won with 306 Electoral College votes.  President Donald Trump and his Republican allies have spent the wee...
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GOP Sen. Josh Hawley's challenge to the election results will force a meaningless vote that's all about putting himself in the spotlight

Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Missouri). Erin Schaff/Pool via REUTERS GOP Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri, a staunch ally of President Donald Trump, on Wednesday announced he will object when Congress meets to certify the Electoral College vote on January 6. The move will amount to a short delay in the certification of President-elect Joe Biden's 2020 victory, but will not result in the results being overturned in any state. "I cannot vote to certify the electoral college results on January 6 without r...
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Pence's former top aide said that Trump is 'encouraging' violence on the day Congress votes to seal the 2020 presidential election results

Supporters of President Donald Trump participate in the Million MAGA March to protest the outcome of the 2020 presidential election in front of the US Supreme Court on December 12, 2020 in Washington, DC. Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images A former top aide to Vice President Mike Pence said on Monday she was "very concerned" that there would be violence on January 6 "because the president himself is encouraging it." January 6 is the day Congress is scheduled to meet to finalize the 2020...
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Pence's former top aide said Trump is 'encouraging' violence on the day Congress votes to seal the 2020 election result

A nighttime view of the White House. AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster A former top aide to Vice President Mike Pence said she was "very concerned" that there would be violence in Washington, DC, on January 6 "because the president himself is encouraging it." January 6 is the day Congress is scheduled to meet to finalize the result of the 2020 presidential election. "This is what he does. He tweets. He incites it. He gets his followers and supporters to behave in this manner, and these people think ...
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We've finally arrived at the moment every Republican should've seen coming

Senate Maj. Leader Mitch McConnell and President Donald Trump Jim Watson/AFP The moment everyone saw coming is here, Trump is turning on the Republican Party. He already lashed out at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for acknowledging that Vice President Joe Biden won the election. Now he's setting up an opportunity to further suss out who in the GOP is unwilling to entertain his delusions with the Electoral College vote in Congress. That challenge will fail. When it does, Trump will...
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Trump slams 'Mitch's boy' Senator John Thune saying he should 'just let it play out' after the Majority Whip criticized House GOP efforts to overturn electoral votes

US President Donald Trump looks on during a ceremony presenting the Presidential Medal of Freedom to wrestler Dan Gable in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC on December 7, 2020. Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images Trump slammed Senate Majority Whip John Thune after he criticized House Republicans for threatening to challenge the electoral votes on January 6.  Trump called Thune a "Republican In Name Only"  and also took a jab at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell...
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'In the Senate, it would go down like a shot dog,' Senate Majority Whip John Thune says of House GOP attempts to overturn the election

Sen. John Thune in October 2019. Andrew Harnik / AP House Republicans met with President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence to discuss their plan to overturn the Electoral College votes in January, CNN reported.  Senate Majority whip John Thune slammed their efforts.   "I think the thing they got to remember is, it's not going anywhere. I mean in the Senate, it would go down like a shot dog," Thune said.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Republican John Thune, th...
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GOP lawmakers are set to challenge states' Electoral College votes in a last-ditch attempt to overturn Trump's election defeat

AP Photo/Patrick Semansky Some House Republicans are planning on mounting a formal challenge to President-elect Joe Biden's Electoral College win in at least one but possibly multiple states, Axios and Politico reported Monday. Vice President Mike Pence, acting as the Senate president, will preside over a joint session of the new 117th Congress on January 6 to formally certify each state's slates of presidential electors one-by-one. At least one member of the House and one member of the S...
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Conservatives strategize with Trump to challenge Biden's win

Alabama GOP Rep. Mo Brooks and fellow House conservatives met privately on Monday with President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence as the lawmakers prepared to mount a long-shot bid in January to overturn the Electoral College results that made Joe Biden the official winner of the election.
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House conservatives strategize with Trump and Pence in push to challenge Biden's win

Alabama GOP Rep. Mo Brooks and fellow House conservatives met privately on Monday with President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence as the lawmakers prepared to mount a long-shot bid in January to overturn the Electoral College results that made Joe Biden the official winner of the election.
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Tommy Tuberville Suggests He Will Join Mo Brooks in Challenging Joe Biden's Electoral Win

"You see what's coming. You've been reading about it in the House. We're going to have to do it in the Senate," Tuberville said in a...
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