Jan. 6 insurrection

COMMENTARY

Lying politicians destroy the lives of their own supporters

BY: - September 27, 2022

When politicians lie, it destroys lives — often the lives of their biggest supporters. Take Christine Priola of Willoughby, who joined the front lines of the Jan. 6 riot, climbed the steps, and entered the Capitol Building soon after the first rioters overcame law enforcement officers guarding the entrance, and then invaded the U.S. Senate […]

Democrats feel pressure to ‘save the republic’ in campaigns to run state election systems

BY: - September 15, 2022

Adrian Fontes is tired of responding to the outrageous claims of Mark Finchem, a Trump-backed Republican election denier with ties to QAnon. Fontes faces Finchem on the ballot this year for Arizona secretary of state. Finchem has said that if elected the state’s chief election official, he would ban early voting, move away from electronic […]

COMMENTARY

In these strange times, there’s something else to remember from Field of Dreams

BY: - September 7, 2022

President Joe Biden’s recent address about the threat to our democracy posed by Donald Trump and his MAGA followers affirmed what many Americans have felt for years. He identified the problem in the most direct way.  “Too much of what’s happening in our country today is not normal,” the president told the nation as he […]

Sounding the alarm on extremism, Biden says ‘MAGA Republicans’ pose threat to democracy

BY: - September 2, 2022

President Joe Biden on Thursday issued a warning against what he described as “MAGA Republicans” and extremist threats to the nation, reminding Americans that democracy is not guaranteed. “We have to defend it. Protect it. Stand up for it. Each and every one of us,” Biden said in his remarks, delivered outside Philadelphia’s Independence Hall. […]

Trump ‘chose not to act’ as U.S. Capitol underwent attack, Jan. 6 panel says

BY: - July 25, 2022

Donald Trump ignored White House staff, family members and outside advisers who urged the president to call off the mob attack on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, according to testimony before the U.S. House panel investigating the insurrection at its eighth and final hearing of the summer Thursday night. Instead, Trump sat in the […]

Jan. 6 panel to detail Trump’s 187 minutes of delay as insurrection grew

BY: - July 21, 2022

The U.S. House committee investigating the Jan.6 attack and Donald Trump’s role in it will focus in a Thursday evening hearing on the former president’s refusal for more than three hours to call off the rioters storming the U.S. Capitol, committee aides said Wednesday. The hearing will be the eighth in the panel’s series to […]

U.S. Senate bills would ban fake electors, clear up Electoral College procedures

BY: - July 21, 2022

WASHINGTON — A bipartisan group of U.S. senators released legislation Wednesday that aims to clarify the 1887 law that governs how Congress counts Electoral College votes following a presidential election. The legislation caps off months of negotiations between Republican and Democratic senators, who hope to remove the vagueness from the Electoral Count Act that led […]

COMMENTARY

Ex Oath Keeper reveals racist beliefs of white nationalist group, and plans to start a civil war

BY: - July 20, 2022

By Sara Kamali, University of California Santa Barbara During his testimony before congressional investigators, former Oath Keepers spokesman Jason Van Tatenhove left little doubt about the intentions of the white nationalist militia group when its members stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. Tatenhove explained that Jan. 6 “could have been a spark that […]

Trump tweet invited ‘wild’ mob to block transfer of power on Jan. 6, House panel says

BY: - July 14, 2022

The U.S. House panel investigating Donald Trump’s attempts to overturn the 2020 presidential election results described Tuesday how the president explicitly called on his supporters to come to Washington on Jan. 6, 2021 for a “wild” protest — resulting in an insurrection. Trump exerted extraordinary influence over the mob, who marched to the Capitol on […]

Trump’s fake electors: Here’s the full list

BY: - June 30, 2022

The 84 people who signed bogus documents claiming that Donald Trump won the 2020 election include dozens of local Republican Party leaders, four current candidates for public office, six current office holders and at least five previous state and federal office holders. Groups from Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, New Mexico, Nevada, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin all allegedly met in December 2020 and sent lists of so-called […]

Trump had to be physically restrained from joining Jan. 6 mob, House panel told

BY: - June 29, 2022

Donald Trump had to be held back from joining his enraged, rioting supporters — even after the president was told they were armed — in their assault on the U.S. Capitol, according to astonishing testimony to the Jan. 6 committee Tuesday from a former top White House aide. Trump, spewing expletives, was so angry at […]

‘Just say the election was corrupt’: Trump pressure on Justice Department detailed

BY: - June 27, 2022

President Donald Trump sought to use the U.S. Justice Department to create the illusion of a legitimate investigation into the validity of the 2020 election results, the Jan. 6 committee and former Justice Department leaders said Thursday in the panel’s fifth hearing this month. In the weeks between Election Day 2020 and Jan. 6, 2021, […]