Trump Whines After McCarthy Praises Capitol Officer
Shannon Stapleton/ReutersIn a racially tinged Truth Social post Thursday night, former President Donald Trump once again smeared the Capitol police officer who shot Jan. 6 rioter Ashli Babbitt. Trump wrote that he disagreed with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), who told a reporter earlier in the day that Lt. Michael Byrd “did his job.”Despite having been exonerated by the Capitol Police, the D.C. Metropolitan Police and the Justice Department, Byrd was nevertheless branded a “coward” and a “news.yahoo.com
McCarthy rejects Rep. Greene’s claim that Jan. 6 rioter Babbitt was murdered
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) rejected a claim by Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) that Ashli Babbitt was “murdered” by a Capitol Police officer as she tried to breach the doors near the House chamber during the storming of the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.washingtonpost.com
McCarthy rejects claim that Jan. 6 rioter was murdered
On Feb. 2 House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) rejected Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene's (R-Ga.) claim that Ashli Babbitt was “murdered” by a Capitol Police officer while trying to breach the doors near the House chamber during the storming of the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.news.yahoo.com
NBC News reports federal law enforcement 'could have prevented' Jan. 6 riot: 'Did not act on intelligence'
NBC aired a segment Wednesday that highlighted federal law enforcement agencies' failures in the lead up to the Jan. 6 Capitol riot that occurred in the final days of Trump's first term.foxnews.com
Letters: Volunteering worth a try
Most spend not just time and energy, but also their own resources wherever and however they help out. And when Democrats succeeded in impeaching Trump twice, Republicans weren’t much concerned about that either. The truth is, if a Democrat president had initiated a similar incident just so he could stay in power, Republicans would have been hypocritically and dramatically outraged! In this case, however, it was a Republican president who forcefully wanted to stay in power. After all, wink, wink, it was he who managed to give them three ultra-conservative Supreme Court Justices.myrgv.com
Nebraska lawmakers put off vote on 'heartbeat' abortion ban
The Nebraska Legislature’s Health and Human Services Committee took nearly eight hours of testimony Wednesday before adjourning without a vote on whether to advance a bill that would outlaw abortion at a point before many women know they’re pregnant.
Hundreds show for Nebraska 'heartbeat' abortion ban hearing
Hundreds of people crowded the halls of the Nebraska state Capitol on Wednesday for a committee hearing on a so-called heartbeat bill that would outlaw abortion at a point before many women even know they’re pregnant. The bill would ban abortions once cardiac activity can be detected in an embryo, which is generally around the sixth week of pregnancy. “This bill is about one thing: protecting babies with beating hearts from elective abortion,” Republican Sen. Joni Albrecht, of Thurston, told the Legislature's Health and Human Services Committee to kick off testimony on her bill Wednesday that drew scores of ban supporters, along with hundreds of opponents.news.yahoo.com
Hochul's $227B budget helps NYC transit, migrant response
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul proposed dramatic spending to help New York City handle a wave of international migrants and to stabilize its reeling public transit system with her $227 billion state budget Wednesday, even as she warned of tougher economic times ahead.
Four Oath Keepers convicted of Jan. 6 seditious conspiracy
Four members of the Oath Keepers were convicted Monday of seditious conspiracy in the Jan. 6, 2021 Capitol attack in the second major trial of far-right extremists accused of plotting to forcibly keep President Donald Trump in power. The verdict against Joseph Hackett of Sarasota, Florida; Roberto Minuta of Prosper, Texas; David Moerschel of Punta Gorda, Florida; and Edward Vallejo of Phoenix, comes weeks after after a different jury convicted the group’s leader, Stewart Rhodes, in the mob’s attack that halted the certification of President Joe Biden’s electoral victory.news.yahoo.com
Jan. 6 defendant convicted on separate weapons charges
A jury has convicted a Navy reservist from Virginia accused of storming the Capitol on Jan. 6 on separate charges that he illegally possessed silencers disguised to look like innocuous cleaning supplies. The conviction Wednesday night against Hatchet Speed in U.S. District Court in Alexandria comes a month after a jury failed to reach a verdict in his first trial, resulting in a mistrial.news.yahoo.com
Wisconsin, North Carolina governors ban popular TikTok app
Wisconsin and North Carolina have become the latest states to ban the use of TikTok on state phones and other devices, a move that comes after nearly half of the states nationwide have blocked the popular social media app owned by a Chinese company.
Ashli Babbitt's mother arrested during protest outside Capitol on 2nd anniversary of deadly insurrection
The mother of Ashli Babbitt was arrested during a protest in Washington, D.C., on Friday, two years after her daughter was fatally shot by police after storming the Capitol during the Jan. 6, 2021, attack.news.yahoo.com
McConnell celebrates milestone as Senate Dems retain power
Democrats will claim the Senate majority again on Tuesday, but much of the chamber’s focus is on the top Republican as Mitch McConnell becomes the longest serving Senate leader in history. McConnell, 80, will surpass Montana Sen. Mike Mansfield’s record of 16 years as party leader when the Senate convenes midday for the new Congress. While the Kentucky Republican has acknowledged he would prefer his own party to be taking charge — “the majority is better,” McConnell frequently says — he’s celebrating his own personal milestone with a speech looking back at Senate leaders and their different styles over the decades.news.yahoo.com
Hope Hicks said 'we all look like domestic terrorists now' after January 6 and that another White House aide was a 'genius' for getting out early
"In one day he ended every future opportunity that doesn't include speaking engagement at the local proud boys chapter," Hope Hicks wrote January 6.news.yahoo.com
Democrat Katie Hobbs to take office as Arizona governor
Katie Hobbs takes the oath of office Monday to become Arizona’s 24th governor and the first Democrat to hold the office since 2009. Power will transfer in a private ceremony at the state Capitol as Hobbs formally takes over from Republican Doug Ducey. A public inauguration for Hobbs and others taking statewide offices is scheduled for Thursday.news.yahoo.com
Former Trump aide said he and other staffers couldn't imagine Trump marching to the Capitol on January 6 because he'd 'never seen the man walk across a golf course without a golf cart'
Former White House Deputy Press Secretary Judd Deere also told the January 6 committee that he drafted a resignation letter on the night of the riot.news.yahoo.com
Jan. 6 report: Trump 'lit that fire' of Capitol insurrection
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Jan. 6 committee’s final report asserts that Donald Trump criminally engaged in a “multi-part conspiracy” to overturn the lawful results of the 2020 presidential election and failed to act to stop his supporters from attacking the Capitol, concluding an extraordinary 18-month investigation into the former president and the violent insurrection twosanmarcosrecord.com
Republican ‘shadow committee’ issues Jan. 6 counter-report
A “shadow committee” of the five House Republicans who were originally nominated to sit on the House Jan. 6 select committee released a counter-report about security failures on Wednesday, ahead of the official select committee’s final report. The report focuses on changes to Capitol Police intelligence protocols in the run-up to Jan. 6, constraints on the House…news.yahoo.com
Lawmakers announce 'framework' on bill to keep gov't open
Lawmakers leading the negotiations on a bill to fund the federal government for the current fiscal year say they’ve reached agreement on a “framework” that should allow them to complete work on the bill over the next week and avoid a government shutdown.
Rioter who assaulted cops at Capitol gets 5 years in prison
A Tennessee man who authorities say came to Washington ahead of the Jan. 6, 2021, riot ready for violence in a car full of weapons and assaulted officers who were trying to defend the Capitol has been sentenced to more than five years behind bars.