The walls are closing in on Republicans who took part in the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection, and matters have been made even worse for several of them who were named in an explosive article from Rolling Stone.
According to that article, Republican members of Congress were intimately involved in planning the Capitol riots:
The two sources, both of whom have been granted anonymity due to the ongoing investigation, describe participating in “dozens” of planning briefings ahead of that day when Trump supporters broke into the Capitol as his election loss to President Joe Biden was being certified.
“I remember Marjorie Taylor Greene specifically,” the organizer says. “I remember talking to probably close to a dozen other members at one point or another or their staffs.”
Along with Greene, the conspiratorial pro-Trump Republican from Georgia who took office earlier this year, the pair both say the members who participated in these conversations or had top staffers join in included Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.), Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.), Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.), Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-N.C.), Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.), and Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas).
“We would talk to Boebert’s team, Cawthorn’s team, Gosar’s team like back to back to back to back,” says the organizer.
That revelation led Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) to suggest any member of Congress who helped plot what transpired on Jan. 6 should be given the boot:
Greene read that posting and responded in a manner that almost sounds like a an admission of guilt. Her tweets to AOC were shrill and did nothing to deny the Rolling Stone report. Take a look:
Did you notice Greene had two items that were numbered as “6”? The woman is so dense that she can’t even count correctly.
There’s also the false equivalency between what protesters did in the aftermath of the 2020 killing of George Floyd by police officers in Minneapolis and the Capitol insurrection. Greene can complain all she wants about BLM protests, but none of them attacked the Capitol, and none of them are elected members of Congress. She, on the other hand, has praised the domestic terrorists who stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6 and is indeed a member of the House.
Marjorie Taylor Greene and the other House members identified in the Rolling Stone article need to be subpoenaed and compelled to testify before the Jan. 6 Select Committee. If they refuse, they should be referred to the Justice Department for charges of criminal contempt.