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There’s About To Be A ‘Significant Amount Of Subpoenas’ From The Jan. 6 Committee: Report

The select House committee investigating the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol is wasting no time getting to the task set before them and is expected to start issuing a “significant amount” of subpoenas, according to one member of the panel.

Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) is one of two Republicans on the committee, along with Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming, and he said Sunday that he fully expects the committee will compel “a lot of people” to testify, adding:

“I would expect to see a significant amount of subpoenas. It’s going to be a thorough investigation for sure.”

During an appearance on ABC’s “This Week,” the Illinois Republican noted that “We want to do this expeditiously. … What led up to it, what really happened and what happened in the aftermath.”

Politico reports that Kinzinger also hinted at who he expects will be subpoenaed by the committee:

“On the potential for subpoenaing prominent Republicans including former President Donald Trump and those who spoke to him on Jan. 6, such as House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), Kinzinger said: ‘I would support subpoenas to anyone that can shed light on that. If that’s the leader, that’s the leader.

“‘I want to know what the president was doing every moment that day. … I want to know if the National Guard took five or six hours to get to Capitol Hill. Did the president make calls? If he didn’t, why?’ Kinzinger said.”

But what might happen if someone refuses to comply with a subpoena? Kinzinger was asked. He replied that would be a matter for attorneys working for the select committee, noting:

“If anybody is scared of this investigation, I ask you, what are you afraid of? If you think it wasn’t a big deal, you should allow this to go forward. We may not have to talk to Donald Trump. … If he has unique information that’s one thing. There’s a lot of people around him that know something.”

Kinzinger was also asked what he thought about remarks made by Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) that Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is to blame for what transpired on Jan. 6. To that query, he replied:

“To me it’s mind-blowing and shows the desperation to derail this. The speaker and I don’t get along on a lot of things. On this, we do. Blaming what happened on Jan. 6 on the security posture, that’s like blaming someone for being a victim of crime.”

Kinzinger and others on the committee do indeed need to press for testimony from anyone who played even the smallest role in the Capitol insurrection. Those that try to refuse a subpoena clearly have something to hide and should be charged with contempt of Congress. If they still refuse, they should be censured and threatened with expulsion from Congress.

Here’s the video from ABC News:

 

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Michael Steele Drags Jim Jordan For Feigning Amnesia: ‘You Know, B**ch, What Time You Called’ Trump!

Former Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele has had quite enough of the lies from failed, one-term former President Donald Trump and his enablers in Congress, especially Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), who admits he spoke with Trump on January 6, but claims he can’t recall whether it was before a mob of domestic terrorists stormed the Capitol.

When he was asked this week about exactly when he did talk to Trump on that fateful January day, Jordan remarked:

“Yeah, I mean I speak, I spoke with the president last week. I speak with the president all the time. I spoke with him on January 6th. I mean I talk with President Trump all the time. And that’s, that’s, I don’t think that’s unusual. I would expect members of Congress to talk with the President of the United States when they’re trying to get done the things they told the voters in their district to do. I’m actually kind of amazed sometimes that people keep asking this question. Of course, I talk to the president all the time. I talked, like I said, I talked with him last week.”

If you gave a response like that in court, a jury would take about two minutes of deliberation before they found you guilty as homemade sin and sent you to prison for a few hundred years.

Steele saw the video of a very nervous Jordan and told Lincoln Project TV it pissed him off. He didn’t mince words when he laid out his reaction:

“I can tell you the time, the date, the place, I’ve had every conversation with every president of this country. Period, going back to Bill Clinton. I can tell you where I was. I can tell you what was said. This son of a bitch is up there acting like, I don’t know if it was before. I don’t know if it was after. Oh, lordy. Jesus. I gotta look at my notes.

“You know, bitch, what time you called the president, and you know what you said! You’re a grown ass man, stop acting like you’re ten years old and you got caught masturbating by your mama, stop it.”

Yes, yes, and hell yes! Thank you for saying what we were all thinking, Michael.

Jim Jordan (just like his tangerine messiah) has been lying his entire life, and now he’s facing serious consequences for his role on the Capitol riots that left five people dead. He’s a disgusting piece of dung who needs to be flushed into the sewer of historical traitors.

 

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Jim Jordan Polls People On Who They ‘Trust’ And Gets More Than He Bargained For

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) thought he’d post a poll on Twitter in an attempt to troll public figures he disagrees with, but the Ohio congressman wound up with egg on his face.

On Thursday, Jordan posted this on his Twitter feed:

But as HuffPost notes, Jordan isn’t exactly trustworthy, either:

“Jordan voted to overturn President Joe Biden’s 2020 election victory and has amplified Trump’s election lies.”

Jordan has also been accused of failing to report the sexual abuse of wrestlers when he was an assistant coach at Ohio State University and the team doctor allegedly molested young OSU wrestlers.

It didn’t take long before social media slapped Jordan down:

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Texas Republican Pitches Hissy Fit Over New House Mask Mandate: ‘Shut This Place Down!’

Republicans, conservatives, and right-wingers simply cannot make up their feeble minds. They don’t want to wear protective face masks, but they also don’t want to get vaccinated for COVID-19. In other words, they want to pretend there’s no pandemic and hundreds of thousands of Americans haven’t already died. It’s almost as if they believe that if we ignore the virus, it’ll get its feelings hurt and go away.

Today, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) announced that the House of Representatives will once again impose a mask mandate on all members of Congress and staffers. It’s an attempt to help control spread of COVID-19, especially since the dangerous Delta variant of the disease it wreaking havoc on the nation.

News of the mandate infuriated many House Republicans, including Rep. Chip Roy of Texas, who took to the floor of the House and pitched a childish hissy fit, declaring:

“We have a crisis at our border and we’re playing footsie with mask mandates in the people’s house. It’s absolutely absurd what this body is doing. It’s an embarrassment, a mockery, and the American people are fed up, they want to go back to life, they want to go back to business, they want to go back to school without their children being forced to wear masks (and) put in the corner (because they) have mental health issues, and we’re running around here, and the speaker comes down here at 10 o’clock in the morning saying we’ve got to wear masks, in the people’s House. When we’ve got thousands of people coming across our border, and Democrats don’t do a darn thing about it, heavily infected with COVID.”

As if that wasn’t unhinged enough, Roy was just getting warmed up, and he continued his rant, acting like a spoiled child who had just been told he had to go to bed instead of being allowed to stay up late:

“We are absolutely sick and tired of this, and so are the American people. This sham of an institution is doing nothing for the American people, nothing for the betterment of the people that sent their representatives here. Which is it, vaccines or masks? Do the vaccines work or they don’t work? Do the masks work or they don’t work? I’d like to know which it is. I’d like Dr. Fauci to come down and answer a single question about natural immunity. You’ve been infected with the virus, you have immunity. …Or are they just going to go around poking people, saying you must take a vaccine? Oh but sorry the vaccine doesn’t work, you must wear a mask. This institution is a sham, and we should adjourn and shut this place down.”

Bo freaking hoo! Chip Roy isn’t getting his way, so he wants to shut down Congress so he can go back to Texas, sit at home, and get paid with taxpayer money. What a sweet deal that would be! Hell, most of us would love getting a salary of $174,000 a year with full benefits and a guaranteed pension plan to sit around and do nothing other than make speeches the way Roy and his GOP colleagues do.

The solution is simple: Either we all get vaccinated for the good of the country, or we get used to wearing masks. That the choice we face. Chip Roy needs to either man up or resign his seat in Congress.

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Gaetz Abruptly Ends Press Conference As Reporter Asks Him: ‘Are You A Pedophile?’

On Tuesday, as the first day of hearings began for the House Select Committee on January 6, a group of four Republican lawmakers decided they’d go to the Department of Justice building and protest the treatment of people arrested following the Capitol insurrection, whom they claim are “political prisoners.”

In attendance were Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene (GA), Matt Gaetz (FL), Louie Gohmert (Texas), and Paul Gosar (AZ), The Hill reports:

“(Greene, Gaetz, Gohmert, and Gosar) were holding a news conference outside the DOJ to protest the treatment of individuals arrested in connection to the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, when counterprotesters arrived on the scene.

“One protester repeatedly blew a whistle during the event, and other demonstrators were holding signs that read ‘Jan 6th was an inside job, vets for democrats’ and ‘Traitors + Rapists: Sit Down,’ the latter likely referring to Gaetz, who is under investigation for an alleged sexual relationship with a 17-year-old girl.”

The counterprotests were so loud and raucous that at one point a man announced:

“The left is interrupting the press conference, we need to end it.”

As the crowd was dispersing, a reporter repeatedly asked Gaetz:

“Are you a pedophile?”

Gaetz couldn’t walk fast enough to get away from the scene, and the question he was being asked came just hours after his future sister-in-law, Roxanne Luckey, posted a series of videos on TikTok in which she lambasted the Florida congressman, calling him “a literal pedophile.”

Gaetz is currently under federal investigation for allegedly being sexually active with an underage girl he trafficked across state lines, a crime which can carry a penalty of life in prison.

Gaetz, Greene, Gohmert, and Gosar are all trying their best to deflect attention from the fact that many in their party supported and continue to support the domestic terrorists who stormed the Capitol earlier this year. But all the distractions in the world won’t be able to paper over the fact that the current GOP is under the thrall of a monster named Trump and believes violence is more valuable than democracy.