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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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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:



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Chilling New J6 Video Shows Rioter Remarking, ‘They Can Only Kill So Many Of Us’

New video taken by a January 6 rioter shows a dramatic confrontation between people who stormed the Capitol on that fateful day and confronted two Republican members of Congress.

The footage, which was obtained by NBC News via an open records request, is some of the most harrowing yet seen by the American public.

According to NBC:

The 8-minute video, shot by Capitol rioter Damon Beckley and introduced as evidence ahead of his sentencing, was released to the media coalition late Friday in response to a request from NBC News. Federal prosecutors are seeking more than three years in federal prison for Beckley, and his sentencing has now been rescheduled for Feb. 9. 

In a tense moment, Beckley is told by Rep. Troy Nehls (R-TX), who served as a sheriff before being elected to the Congress, “I’ve been in law enforcement in Texas for 30 years, and I’ve never had people act this way. I’m ashamed!”

Another portion of the video shows Beckely noting, “I drove fourteen hours to get here and stood in the cold for three and a half hours to find out that Mike Pence is a f—— traitor, man. And I voted for that f—— dude. He could’ve done the right thing and certified those legislators, electors, and we wouldn’t be standing here with a nine-millimeter pointed at me right now!” 

A second rioter remarks, “We’re real American citizens, and we’re sick of this. We’re making it known that we’re sick of it.”

Another rioter is heard telling someone, “They can only kill so many of us.”

During a speech he made Friday to commemorate the third anniversary of the Capitol insurrection which left 10 people dead, President Joe Biden said:

“This is the first national election since January 6th insurrection placed a dagger at the throat of American democracy — since that moment.  We all know who Donald Trump is.  The question we have to answer is: Who are we?  That’s what’s at stake. Who are we?”

Watch the video, direct from NBC:


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Trump’s Latest Legal Argument Could Disqualify Him From Serving Even If He’s Reelected

A legal filing made this week by attorneys representing failed one-term, twice-impeached, and multiply-indicted ex-president Donald Trump to keep him on the 2024 ballot in Colorado contains odd language that could allow him to run for the presidency but automatically disqualify him from serving even if he wins, according to former U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade.

During an appearance on MSNBC this morning, McQuade was asked by host Mika Brzezinski:

“What are your thoughts on whether the Supreme Court actually takes it, the timing of it, and also how the Trump team created their petition, what they led with versus what Donald Trump is accused of, therefore making him ineligible to be on the ballot?”

“Yes, I think the court will have to take up the case. Whether it decides it on the merits, I think, is another question,” McQuade responded. “I do agree with one of the things he wrote in his brief, which is, this is a matter of significant importance that must be decided urgently. I think that as we see all of these other primaries starting to play out across the country, starting this month, I think it is very important that this issue be resolved.”

She added: “The lead argument that he makes here is one I haven’t heard before. You know, he’s got all the greatest hits in there: the 14th Amendment doesn’t apply to the U.S. president, this wasn’t an insurrection. Even if it was, he didn’t engage in it, all the things we might expect.”

“One he led with that is interesting to me is that the 14th Amendment only bars someone from holding office, not running for office,” McQuade noted. “Therefore, he should be permitted to run, be elected, and only on January 20th of 2025, should it be said, ‘Sorry, folks, he can’t serve.'”

After laughing, McQuade continued, “You know, that sounds like a textualist argument, and maybe the court bites on it, but imagine the absurdity? He can’t serve, so his vice president is the president of the United States. Maybe that’s how we’ll see the court play out.”

“I do think the court is likely to take an off-ramp. A more likely off-ramp, I think, is one that says this is not a justiciable argument, that is, this is a matter for Congress, not the courts to decide. So that might be one that they bite on.”