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WATCH A Democrat Shred Jim Jordan For Defending Jan. 6 Rioters: ‘They’re Criminals!’

Rep. Stacey Plaskett (D-VI) verbally excoriated Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) and his Republican colleagues at a House hearing today as they attempted to downplay the horrific January 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

During a hearing of the House Judiciary Committee, Plaskett responded to opening remarks from Jordan.

“At the end of the day, the purpose of this hearing is to minimize what happened on January 6th and the lawful prosecution of individuals who were engaged in that practice,” she said. “The chairman wants us to believe that people are being persecuted for their political conduct rather than their criminal behavior.”

“So basically, he’s trying to tell us that everyone who’s been indicted and prosecuted for January 6th did not engage in criminal conduct,” she continued. “That’s the logic of what he’s saying, and we’ve just come so low in this House.”

However, Plaskett was just getting warmed up, noting that many in the GOP don’t view Jan. 6 defendants as criminals, although they have been charged and sentenced as such.

“When it’s people who fit your political agenda, they’re not criminals anymore They’re patriots. They’re victims.”

“They’re not! They’re criminals! And a jury of their peers found that when so many of them have been prosecuted in our court of law, not by brown shirts, not by Nancy Pelosi, not by Biden’s Justice Department, by a jury of their peers.”

Plaskett concluded her remarks by suggesting that the hearing was little more than a sop to failed one-term former president Donald Trump, who has also been charged for his role in Jan. 6.

“Unfortunately, many of my colleagues on the other side know the truth, but they’re still seeking shelter from Donald Trump’s hordes. They’re still seeking shelter from the truth.”

“They want to protect not just themselves, but their political careers, their jobs. They’re hiding behind lies for that.”

January 6 will be an issue in the November election, and it damn well should be. The man who urged his supporters to march on the Capitol because he lost in 2020 will once again be on the ballot. Here’s hoping he’s rejected the same way he was four years ago and eventually put behind bars for what remains of his pathetic life.

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Ted Cruz And Jim Jordan Could Be Toast If SCOTUS Rules Trump Is An Insurrectionist

As failed one-term former president Donald Trump waits to see what happens with the U.S. District Court of Appeals for Washington, D.C. regarding whether or not he can legally be removed from the ballot in the upcoming election, there are two other key Republicans who are also wondering what could happen to them if the Supreme Court winds up taking the case and rules that Trump is indeed an insurrectionist.

Those two members of the GOP are Rep. Jim Jordan (OH) and Sen. Ted Cruz (TX), according to an illuminating article from MSNBC opinion writer and editor Hayes Brown.

Brown notes that over 200 members of Congress signed on to an amicus brief that supports Trump.

While the GOP lawmakers’ amicus brief is better drafted than most of Trump’s filings, it can’t be ignored that there’s a deeply self-serving element to their arguments. That’s especially true for those members who, under the Colorado Supreme Court’s ruling, could also credibly be described as having ‘engaged in insurrection’ — and thus theoretically be disqualified from holding office.

The deepest fears of federal elected officials such as Cruz and Jordan can be found in one specific section of the brief, which pulls the curtain back on what everyone who played a role in January 6 fears most, Brown adds.

The self-interested lawmakers give up the game with this line from the brief: ‘Although not directly relevant to President Trump, the Colorado Supreme Court would give itself the power to judge the qualifications of those who would be elected to the House or Senate.’ That would be especially troubling for Reps. Jim Jordan of Ohio and Paul Gosar and Andy Biggs of Arizona. The three of them were knee-deep in plotting to overturn the election, and, in a more just world, they would have faced expulsion for violating Section 3. It’s their inclusion as signatories on the amicus brief that makes this filing particularly odious.

Cruz was one of the prime figures who urged others in the GOP to join the brief.

The members who directly aided Trump’s efforts are especially interested in this case, but the effort to file the brief was led in the House by Majority Leader Steve Scalise, R-La., and in the Senate by Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas. Cruz’s participation is worth a side-eye given that he led the charge among Senate Republicans in challenging electoral votes in states where Trump called President-elect Joe Biden’s victory fraudulent. He also pitched a 10-day electoral commission to investigate the nonexistent fraud and potentially give state legislatures time to change their electoral slates as Trump would prefer. He never endorsed Trump’s wildest conspiracy theories, but he was caught on audio hoping Biden’s win would be reversed.

So if the Supreme Court decides that Trump can be removed from ballots, Cruz, Jordan, and others who took part in the plot to overturn the 2020 election could soon find they’ve been excluded from running or serving in any federal post, too. And that would be devastating to the GOP, which is quickly becoming known as the party of insurrection.

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‘Deeply Confused’ Trump Accuses Nikki Haley Of Being To Blame For Jan. 6

Speaking in Concord, New Hampshire on Friday, failed one-term, twice-impeached former president Donald Trump confused former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley with Speaker Emeritus Nancy Pelosi, stated that Haley had been offered thousands of troops on January 6, 2021, and was to blame for the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

Trump suggested that Haley was unable to draw more than “nine people” to her rallies in the Granite State. But it was what he said next that has led to suggestions the ex-president is suffering from dementia.

“By the way, they never report the crowd on Jan. 6. You know Nikki Haley, Nikki Haley, Nikki Haley. You know they – do you know they destroyed all of the information, all of the evidence, everything, deleted and destroyed all of it. All of it.”

“Because of lots of things like Nikki Haley is in charge of security — we offered her 10,000 people, soldiers, National Guards, whatever they want. They turned it down. They don’t want to talk about that. These are very dishonest people.”

Trump has said on several occasions that he offered thousands of troops to protect the Capitol on Jan. 6, but has never proven he actually did.

The Associated Press notes that Drew Hammill, a spokesperson for Pelosi, remarked last year that the former House speaker “was no more in charge of Capitol security than Mitch McConnell was.”

“This is a clear attempt to whitewash what happened on January 6th and divert blame.”

Twitter/X users suggested that Trump cannot “identify a fucking whale” and speculated about what is causing the ex-president’s rapid mental deterioration.


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Biden Uses Don Jr’s Own Words To Fact-Check Him When He Calls Jan. 6 A ‘Fake Insurrection’

Like his father, Donald Trump Jr. suffers from acute verbal diarrhea, spewing fact-free nonsense and assorted conspiracy theories that have no basis in reality.

So it should come as no surprise that Don Jr. happily proclaimed this week that the January 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol was fake insurrection and the “feds” were acting as “tour guides” as rioters stormed the seat of government and attacked anyone who got in their way, resulting in the deaths of at least five people.

Those comments were quickly picked up by the Biden-Harris 2024 campaign and turned back on Junior in a devastating fact-check that was posted on Twitter/X. Best of all, the retort from the Biden campaign only had to use Don Jr’s own words to prove what a enormous lie he had just spewed.

With text messages Junior sent to then-White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, the Biden-Harris team made it clear that the disgraced ex-president’s son certainly thought Jan. 6 was a problem.

Others on social media then joined the conversation.

Here’s another way Junior is just like his father: He lies more often than he breathes.

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J6 Rioter Gets Hit With Internet Karma When She Whines About Her Upcoming Prison Stint

Rachel Powell is a mother of eight from Western Pennsylvania who showed up at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021 and was later dubbed the “Bullhorn Lady” for her use of a megaphone as she took part in the violent insurrection that left five people dead.

NBC reported this about Powell’s actions:

“Powell was found guilty on a variety of charges, including felony counts of interfering with officers performing their duties and obstruction of an official proceeding.”

In less than two weeks, Powell will head to federal prison to begin serving a 51-month prison sentence which will be followed by 36 months on probation.

Rather than accept her penalty and serve her time, Powell decided to go on Twitter/X and whine, posting this:

Well, boo freaking hoo! Sounds like Ms. Powell is in the “find out” phase of “fuck around and find out.” But she’s the one who showed up and broke the law, so now she has to face the consequence, which is something pro-Trumpers never seem to understand. In that regard, they’re just like their orange savior.

But while Powell thought her pity party would elicit sympathy, it resulted in her being subjected a lot of online karma and mockery. Take a look: