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McCarthy Pledges GOP Will Read Constitution Aloud In The House – Gets Reminded Of Jan. 6

Even though it remains unclear that he will even be the next Speaker of the House, Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) is already making promises about what he and his Republican colleagues will do when they become the majority party.

On Thursday, McCarthy made an announcement on Twitter.

“On the very first day of the new Republican-led Congress, we will read every single word of the Constitution aloud from the floor of the House—something that hasn’t been done in years.”

In other words, the GOP will continue to be all about theatrics and nothing else. They have no solutions to the problems facing Americans and nothing but talking points when it comes to any domestic or foreign policy issues.

It will also be interesting to see if House Republicans read the entire Constitution, including the amendments. If they do, they’ll find this tucked away Section 3 of the 14th Amendment:

No person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice-President, or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any State, who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States, or as a member of any State legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any State, to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof. But Congress may by a vote of two-thirds of each House, remove such disability.

January 6, 2021 was an insurrection which included a violent attack on the U.S. Capitol. And yet nearly every member of the GOP caucus has made endless excuses for ex-president Donald Trump’s role in that horrific day.

Some Republican members of Congress have also expressed their support for what transpired on Jan. 6, yet the Constitution clearly states they should not be allowed to serve.

As you would expect, Twitter couldn’t wait to remind McCarthy about the treasonous actions and words of his fellow Republicans.

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DOJ Requests Testimony From Pence As Part Of Its Criminal Investigation Of Trump: Report

The Justice Department has contacted former Vice President Mike Pence and his legal team requesting Pence’s witness testimony as part of the ongoing criminal investigation of disgraced ex-president Donald Trump’s attempts to overturn the results of the 2020 election so he could remain in power.

According to The New York Times, “Thomas Windom, one of the lead investigators examining the efforts to overturn the election, reached out to Mr. Pence’s team in the weeks before Attorney General Merrick B. Garland appointed a special counsel on Friday.”

Garland appointed Jack Smith as special counsel to oversee the DOJ’s investigations regarding January 6, 2021 and his hoarding of classified documents at Mar-a-Lago in violation of federal law.

The Times notes:

“Mr. Pence, according to people familiar with his thinking, is open to considering the request, recognizing that the Justice Department’s criminal investigation is different from the inquiry by the House Jan. 6 committee, whose overtures he has flatly rejected.”

While the Justice Department has reached out to Pence’s attorneys, the report adds, “the discussions about questioning Mr. Pence are said to be in their early stages. Mr. Pence has not been subpoenaed, and the process could take months, because Mr. Trump can seek to block, or slow, his testimony by trying to invoke executive privilege.”

Pence could prove to be very important as the DOJ continues to weigh what actions it will take against Trump. Multiple federal grand juries are currently sitting to investigate both Jan. 6 and the classified document matter. Those could result in indictments against the former president for charges ranging from seditious conspiracy and violations of the Espionage Act.

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Tom Cotton: The Price Of Gas Is More Important Than What Happened On January 6

 

According to Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton (R), what transpired on January 6, 2021 when thousands of pro-Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol and called for then-vice president Mike Pence to be hanged isn’t the important fact to recall about that fateful day.

Instead, Cotton told former Fox News host Megyn Kelly on her Sirius XM show, what Americans need to remember is that gasoline only cost $2.40 at the time.

“The J6 Capitol riots had many terrible crimes, but what most Americans remember most about Jan 6, 2021 was that gas was $2.40 a gallon.”

Ah, yes: Another day, another excuse from Republicans for what took place on Jan. 6. Their fingerprints are all over the planning and coordination of the attack, so now they want to try and shift the debate to the price of gas.

But what has actually caused the rise in gas prices? To hear the GOP tell it, it’s all President Joe Biden’s fault, but as NBC News noted last month, that’s far from the truth.

Prices are likely to keep going higher from here as oil prices climb, according to Patrick De Haan, chief petroleum analyst at the gas price tracking group GasBuddy.com.

“With OPEC+ deciding to cut oil production by two million barrels a day, we’ve seen oil prices surge 20%, which is the primary factor in the national average rising for the third straight week,” he said in a blog post Monday.

For the rest of the country, De Haan said he expects prices to rise as much as $0.30 from their September lows, which would put them at around $4 a gallon.

In a note to clients Monday, Andy Lipow, president of Lipow Oil Associates LLC consultancy, said he also expects gasoline prices to rise to as high as $4. Lipow also noted gasoline inventories have plummeted across much of the U.S. because the previously lower pump prices increased demand among drivers, which caused prices to climb.

Translation: The Saudis and their OPEC brethren are greedy bastards who are trying to gouge the world by reducing production.

Tom Cotton is a fool, and his attempts to paper over his and many in his party’s complicity in a direct attack on American democracy is a new low, even for bottom feeders like them.

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Pelosi Questions Trump’s Manhood And Mocks Him For Having ‘No Courage’ – ‘He’s All Talk’

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is making it clear that she doesn’t think failed former president Donald Trump isn’t much of a man and has “no courage” at all.

Speaking with MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell on Tuesday, Pelosi referenced her threat to punch Trump if he dared to show up at the Capitol on January 6, 2021:

“He wouldn’t have had to courage to come to the Hill, He’s all talk.”

Footage from the Jan. 6 House Select Committee revealed Pelosi’s anger at Trump on the day the Capitol was under siege, HuffPost notes:

“I hope he comes. I’m going to punch him out. I’ve been waiting for this. For trespassing on the Capitol grounds. I’m going to punch him out. And I’m going to go to jail and I’m going to be happy.”

In response, Trump labeled Pelosi a “despicable person.”

The Speaker also told Mitchell that while she isn’t fond of having to talk about Trump, she feels a need to let the American people know what the GOP has planned if they retake control of Congress and Trump runs again in 2024:

“Our democracy is at stake when you define democracy as integrity of the vote. They want to suppress the vote. They’ve been doing that for a long time. They want to nullify the results of an election. They’re even proposing that after an election, if they don’t like the results, they will change the rules that would have governed that election retroactively. So you have to recognize that they are undermining our democracy.”

Will Trump run in 2024? Not everyone is convinced he will.

The disgraced ex-president’s former attorney, Michael Cohen, says the Donald can’t stand the thought of being a two-time loser and is making too much money from not running:

“Trump has a real problem with being called a loser. There’s something inside of him possibly because he knows that he is cannot stomach being a two-time loser. He has an incredibly fragile ego. To become a two-time loser would just destroy him. So, I do not, and I’ve always stated the same, I do not believe he’s going to run.”

 

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Evan McMullin Destroys Mike Lee In Utah Senate Debate By Branding Him A January 6 Conspirator

Independent U.S. Senate candidate lit into Republican Sen. Mike Lee of Utah on Monday evening in Orem, accusing him being an apologist for the January 6 riots at the Capitol and his refusal to condemn ex-president Donald Trump for trying to overturn the 2020 election.

Lee, you may recall, urged advisers to Trump to bring attorney Sidney Powell into the election lawsuits. Powell was later sanctioned by a court in Michigan for blatantly lying in a legal filing she made.

During the debate, Lee pulled a pocket-size copy of the U.S. Constitution and declared:

“I was one of the people trying to dismantle the situation because I believe in this document.”

McMullin pounced:

“Senator Lee has been doing this thing with a pocket constitution for the last several years. Senator Lee, the constitution is not a prop. You said the president should listen to legal quack Sidney Powell, please make time for her, let her in you told the white house chief of staff… You were there to stand up for our constitution but when the barbarians were at the gate, you were happy to let them in.”

He added:

“For you to talk about the importance of the Electoral College is rich,” McMullin also said. “You know exactly how important it is and I think you knew how important it was when you sought to urge the White House that lost an election to find fake electors to overturn the will of the people.”

Later in the debate, McMullin slammed Lee for his refusal to support Ukraine as the nation tries to fight off an illegal invasion by Russia:

“You are the only member of Utah’s congressional delegation not to be blacklisted by Putin. There is a reason why. In 2017 he was one of only two senators to vote against sanctioning Putin’s regime. In 2019, He went to Russia alone and discussed lifting sanctions.”

Lee’s response was tepid and pathetic:

“I think disagree with everything my opponent just said, including the words ‘but,’ ‘and,’ and ‘the’ It was an information-free, truth-free statement that’s something of a record.”

The latest polls from Utah show Sen. Lee is incredibly vulnerable and on the verge of losing to McMullin.