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    05-16-2021, 07:12 PM #51
    Will wonders never cease! Another Republican is denouncing Trump and the Congressional Retrumplicans for downplaying the violence of the January 6 Capitol insurrection: "It's definitely revisionist history and it's crazy."

    Maryland GOP Governor Larry Hogan: Trump is 'toxic for the Republican party and for the country'

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    05-17-2021, 03:01 PM #52
    Memo to Representative Andrew Clyde: If you're going to rewrite history, first make sure there are no photographs.

    A Republican Congressman who denied there was an insurrection and likened Capitol rioters to tourists was photographed barricading the chamber doors against them

    https://www.businessinsider.com/gop-...g-house-2021-5

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    05-19-2021, 04:19 PM #53
    On January 13, Retrumplican House leader Kevin McCarthy declared, "The President bears responsibility for Wednesday's attack on Congress by mob rioters. He should have immediately denounced the mob when he saw what was unfolding. These facts require immediate action from President Trump: accept his share of responsibility, quell the brewing unrest and ensure that President-elect Biden is able to successfully begin his term. And the President's immediate action also deserves Congressional action, which is why I think a fact-finding commission and a censure resolution would be prudent.."

    That was then, this is now. McCarthy has announced his opposition to a bill which would establish a bipartisan commission to investigate the January 6 insurrection. McCarthy is hopeful of becoming Speaker of the House if Retrumplicans regain control of the House of Representatives in 2022. He knows he can't afford to lose Trump's support. After all, Trump continues to rule the Retrumplican party with an iron grip.

    Kevin McCarthy's bid to quash January 6 commission underscores GOP split on Trump

    https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/18/polit...thy/index.html

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    05-19-2021, 04:21 PM #54
    Retrumplican Kevin McCarthy is opposed to a bill which would establish a bipartisan commission to investigate the January 6 Capitol insurrection. He says the proposal is "driven solely by politics and Nancy Pelosi." Retrumplican Mitch McConnell, who in January said Trump "provoked" the riot and "bears responsibility," is also opposed, saying the proposal is "slanted and unbalanced" and "unnecessary." Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer says Americans will see whether Republicans "stand on the side of the truth or on the side of Donald Trump’s big lie.” Chuck, we already know the answer. Trump rules the Retrumplican party with an iron grip.

    McConnell turns Senate Republicans against January 6 commission
    Politico, May 19 2021 3:07 PM

    Mitch McConnell’s opposition to a bipartisan proposal to independently investigate the Capitol insurrection is turning GOP senators against the bill, potentially dooming its prospects in the Senate. The Senate minority leader informed Republicans today that he is opposed to the 9/11-style commission that would probe the deadly January 6 riot, as envisioned by the House. And in the wake of McConnell’s remarks, Senator Mike Rounds (R-South Dakota) – who had expressed support on Tuesday for the idea – said he could no longer back the commission in its current form.

    https://www.politico.com/news/2021/0...on-bill-489573

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    05-20-2021, 02:26 AM #55
    The bill to establish a bipartisan commission to investigate the January 6 Trump-incited insurrection at the Capitol has passed the House of Representatives. Now it has to pass the Senate. That means Democrats will need the support of at least ten Republicans. Even if all seven Republicans who voted to impeach Trump in February agree to support the bill – which does not seem likely – the Democrats will still need the support of three more Republicans – which really doesn't seem likely..

    Analysis: House GOP revolt against Trump sets up tough Senate battle on January 6 probe
    Stephen Collinson, CNN, May 20 2021 12:06 AM ET

    Thirty-five House Republicans chose the truth and American democracy over Donald Trump's personality cult. Now their Senate colleagues face the same battle of conscience over the effort to investigate the Capitol insurrection. The House of Representatives voted on Wednesday to establish an independent bipartisan commission but the bill still has a cliffhanger path ahead as supporters seek votes of 10 Republican Senators needed to usher it into law. It remains an open, if perplexing, question if Republican Senators will stand in the way of an investigation into an armed attack that sent them fleeing for safety.

    The revolt of 35 House Republicans against their leader, California Representative Kevin McCarthyThe revolt of 35 House Republicans against their leader, California Rep. Kevin McCarthy – who pushed strongly for the bill's defeat – represents the strongest rebuke yet of the former President from his own party ranks, far more than the 10 Republicans who voted to impeach Trump over the Capitol mob scene. The surprising size of the Republican vote for the commission may indicate the politics of the issue are not yet set in stone and could give some Republicans pause as they consider their position on investigating the insurrection..

    Thirty-five Republican votes in favor of the commission represents a small fraction of the overall GOP caucus. A total of 175 Republicans voted against establishing the panel. That sizable vote showed the still-vibrant power of Trump within the party. Those 35 votes of conscience in the House may not be a harbinger of an even more significant revolt against the former President in the Senate.

    https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/20/polit...ate/index.html

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    05-20-2021, 06:51 PM #56
    Thirty-five Republicans joined Democrats in approving a bill to establish an independent bipartisan commission to investigate the January 6 Trump-incited insurrection at the Capitol. Not surprisingly, Trump called the 35 "weak and ineffective." How dare they want Americans to know the truth about the riot! The bill is almost certain to fail to pass in the Senate, where it needs a minimum of 60 votes. Here is another bill which has passed the House and is not likely to pass the Senate:

    House narrowly passes $1.9 billion Capitol security bill
    CNN, May 20 2021 1:19 PM ET

    The House of Representatives voted by a thin margin today to pass a $1.9 billion spending bill to increase security at the US Capitol in response to the deadly January 6 insurrection. The sweeping legislation, introduced by House Appropriations Chairwoman Rosa DeLauro, a Connecticut Democrat, covers a range of priorities, including funding to enhance security across the Capitol grounds as well as provisions to bolster protections and increase preparedness for lawmakers, including at their district offices, and the Capitol Police force.

    The final vote was 213-212, with three Democrats voting present and three Democrats voting no. The narrow vote underscores how House Democratic leadership has little room for error in passing legislative priorities given the size of its current majority. Now that the House has approved the bill, it will need to pass the Senate before it can go to President Joe Biden's desk.

    https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/20/polit...ion/index.html

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    05-21-2021, 07:20 PM #57
    Letter from Terry Walker of Sylmar in today's Los Angeles Times:

    "The only reason I can think of why McCarthy and other Republicans are opposed to the January 6 commission is that they believe Trump would be found to have engaged in some kind of conspiracy or worse. If there was even a chance of public exoneration, the Republicans would be clamoring for a commission, if not demanding it. The fact that they are not tells you everything you need to know."

    And from D.H. Sloan of Los Angeles:

    "McConnell and McCarthy previously signaled that they might support a bipartisan commission on the January 6 insurrection. Now they do not. Still under the control of Donald Trump, they are evidently afraid of retribution by the former President and his base. Republican lawmakers want to 'move on' from January 6 but the stain of that day will be in the history books forever. Are they afraid we will learn of their party members' culpability?"

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    05-23-2021, 09:59 PM #58
    "“The American people deserve the truth,” says Adam Kinziger, one of a small number of GOP Congressional members who are in favor of creating an independent bipartisan commission to investigate the January 6 Trump-incited Capitol insurrection. Unfortunately, the Retrumplican party is the party of lies. Retrumplicans have sold their souls to Donald Trump and will protect him at all costs. They do not want Americans knowing the truth.

    GOP Congressman slams Kevin McCarthy for 'not telling the truth' about January 6
    Rep. Adam Kinzinger accused Republicans of calling the attack anything except what it was: "a Trump-inspired insurrection on the Capitol."

    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/adam-...b019ef10db9257

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    05-25-2021, 04:48 PM #59
    In Trumpworld, it is wrong to yell "Fire!" in a crowded theater – but it is perfectly acceptable to lie to your blindly loyal supporters by repeatedly telling them that you won the election and it was "stolen" from you and then command them to march to the Capitol and "fight like hell" to "stop the steal" or "you're not going to have a country anymore."

    Trump responds to insurrection lawsuit by claiming immunity while he was President
    CNN, May 25 2021 2:18 PM ET

    Donald Trump's attorney defended the ex-President's incendiary speech on January 6, saying he is protected under the First Amendment and had "absolute immunity" while he was President to contest the election. .The argument is the first time Trump has formally defended his actions in court since the insurrection and reflects his continued push to his supporters that he did nothing wrong and was robbed of a second term in office.

    Trump argues in DC District Court that his bully pulpit message to his supporters at the political rally on January 6 – encouraging them to oppose Congress certifying the vote – was a Constitutionally protected act of the Presidency. "While holding that office, former President Trump was free to advocate for the appointment and certification of electors, just as he was entitled to advocate for the passage or defeat of a Constitutional amendment or the reconsideration of a Congressional act over his veto even though the President does not directly participate in those congressional acts," Trump's private attorney Jesse Binnall wrote in response to a lawsuit from Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell seeking to hold him accountable for the insurrection. "The claims against former President Trump directly contravene the absolute immunity conveyed on the President by the Constitution as a key principle of separation of powers."

    https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/25/polit...ity/index.html

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    05-25-2021, 05:22 PM #60
    This right-wing militant and blindly loyal Trump supporter had a shotgun, a rifle, three pistols and 11 Mason jar bombs. He took part in the Capitol riot and we can be thankful he didn't get a chance to use his weapons and bombs.

    Man accused of bringing bombs to Capitol had contacted Ted Cruz's office with concern about 'election fraud'

    https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/25/polit...iot/index.html

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