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NJ Rep. says lawmakers held ‘reconnaissance’ tours before Capitol riot

NJ Rep. says lawmakers held 'reconnaissance' tours before Capitol riot 1A New Jersey congresswoman accused some lawmakers of leading groups around the Capitol for “reconnaissance” a day before the riot carried out by a pro-Trump mob.

Rep. Mikie Sherrill (D-NJ) said in a Tuesday night Facebook Live address to her constituents that she witnessed the alleged exploratory tours.

The unidentified members of Congress “had groups coming through the Capitol” in “a reconnaissance for the next day,” Sherrill said.

In the over 13-minute video, Sherrill said she intends to see those lawmakers “are held accountable, and if necessary, ensure that they don’t serve in Congress.”

Source: NJ Rep. says lawmakers held ‘reconnaissance’ tours before Capitol riot

Liz Cheney will vote to impeach Trump – POLITICO

Liz Cheney will vote to impeach Trump - POLITICO 2Rep. Liz Cheney, the No. 3 House Republican, will vote to impeach President Donald Trump for his role in inciting a deadly insurrection at the Capitol last week.

“There has never been a greater betrayal by a President of the United States of his office and his oath to the Constitution,” Cheney said in a statement announcing her decision.

Cheney is the highest ranking Republican to publicly voice support for impeachment.

ORIGINAL STORY: The House will take its first formal step toward removing President Donald Trump Tuesday, with Democrats warning he presents a grave and immediate threat to the nation despite having just a week left in office.

Source: Liz Cheney will vote to impeach Trump – POLITICO

Several Capitol police officers suspended, more than a dozen under investigation over actions related to rally, riot – The Washington Post

Several Capitol police officers suspended, more than a dozen under investigation over actions related to rally, riot - The Washington Post 3Several U.S. Capitol Police officers have been suspended and more than a dozen others are under investigation for suspected involvement with or inappropriate support for the demonstration last week that turned into a deadly riot at the Capitol, according to members of Congress, police officials and staff members briefed on the developments.

Eight separate investigations have been launched into the actions of Capitol officers, according to one congressional aide who spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe the status of the internal review.

In one of the cases, officers had posted what Capitol Police investigators found to be messages showing support for the rally on Wednesday that preceded the attack on the complex, including touting President Trump’s baseless contention that the election had been stolen through voter fraud, the aide said.

Source: Several Capitol police officers suspended, more than a dozen under investigation over actions related to rally, riot – The Washington Post

Juan Williams: What if the coup had worked? | TheHill

Juan Williams: What if the coup had worked? | TheHill 4What if…they had taken a senator hostage?

What if they had kidnapped Vice President Pence?

Think about it.

Then Congress could not have certified President-elect Joe Biden’s election victory.

That would have extended President Trump’s control of the White House — and the military — possibly past Inauguration Day until the radicals relented.

The Trump seditionists wanted just such a coup. And they came close.

This is the dream for the violent white supremacists and Proud Boys who identify Trump as their defender of white, Christian dominance.

At the Capitol they waved Confederate flags and wore T-shirts with anti-Semitic slogans. One man wore a hoodie with the slogan “Camp Auschwitz.”

Their years of talking about lynching liberals led them to hang a noose from wooden gallows they erected on the mall.

Their invitations to violence fit with the profile of the people who made a social media hero out of Kyle Rittenhouse, the then-17-year-old who killed two men during protests over the police shooting of a black man in Kenosha, Wis., last year. Rittenhouse, now 18, pleaded not guilty to all charges at his arraignment last week, claiming self-defense.

Source: Juan Williams: What if the coup had worked? | TheHill