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Backlash After Washington Post’s ‘March 4 Threat from Militant Trump Supporters’ Story a ‘Mirage’

After warning to brace for violence at the Capitol by “QAnon crackpots” who believed former President Trump would return to power on March 4 (the country’s original Inauguration Day), with a militant group possibly plotting to breach the Capitol again, the Washington Post followed up by declaring the supposed threats a mere “mirage.” At the…

Pentagon Spox: Plan Is to Have National Guard in Capital Region until Mid-March, There...

On Tuesday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Your World,” Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby stated that the plan is to have National Guard troops in the capital region until the middle of March and stated that there were internal discussions about the contingency of keeping the Guard in the area until the Fall. Kirby…

GOP Rep. Waltz: ‘We Can’t Get a Briefing’ on Why National Guard Is Still...

On Monday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “The Story,” Rep. Michael Waltz (R-FL) said that Congress still can’t get a briefing on the threat that requires a large National Guard presence at the U.S. Capitol and that he doesn’t have answers after speaking to the acting secretary of the Army. Waltz said, “We still…

Capitol Police Chief: U.S. Capitol Needs ‘Permanent’ Wall to Protect Congress

The United States Capitol needs a “permanent” security wall around it to protect members of Congress, Acting U.S. Capitol Police (USCP) Chief Yogananda Pittman says. In a statement on Thursday, Pittman said the security at the Capitol building must include a “permanent fencing” barrier — a similar barrier to the one halted by President Joe Biden’s…

DOJ Official: No ‘Direct Evidence’ of Plot to Kidnap, Kill Lawmakers in Capitol Riot

Michael Sherwin, Acting U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, said Friday that there is no “direct evidence” to suggest rioters planned to capture or assassinate lawmakers during last week’s deadly siege of the U.S. Capitol. “We don’t have any direct evidence of kill capture teams,” Sherwin told reporters during a press briefing. Reuters notes: The comments by Acting U.S.…

Rep. Adam Kinzinger Doesn’t Think Impeachment ‘Is The Smart Move’

Republican Illinois Rep. Adam Kinzinger pushed back on introducing articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump in a Sunday appearance on ABC’s “This Week,” saying, he doesn’t “think impeachment is the smart move.” When asked by host George Stephanopoulos if he would vote for an impeachment resolution, Kinzinger said, “I’ll vote the right way,” but…

Cuccinelli: Capitol Police Should Have Asked for Support Sooner, ‘No Other Law Enforcement Entity...

On Saturday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “America’s News HQ,” acting Deputy DHS Secretary Ken Cuccinelli said that Capitol Police should have asked for support sooner than they did and they are the only law enforcement entity responsible for the fact that they were overwhelmed so easily. Cuccinelli said, [relevant remarks begin around 3:00]…

Blue State Blues: Joe Biden and the Democrats Want Retribution, not Reconciliation

Joe Biden ran on a promise to unify the nation. He missed an opportunity on Thursday. Instead of calling on Americans to come together, he went on a partisan rant against President Donald Trump and even suggested that the Capitol Police were racist. Biden said the previous day’s riot on Capitol Hill was the result…

Organization of American States: Capitol Riot ‘a Serious Attack’ on Democracy

The Organization of American States (OAS) issued a statement on Wednesday condemning the “exercise of force and vandalism” by supporters of President Donald Trump at the United States Capitol in Washington, DC, earlier the same day. “The OAS General Secretariat condemns and repudiates the attack against institutions being carried out today in the United States…

Chad Wolf: ‘Violent Opportunists at the U.S. Capitol Grounds Must Be Held Accountable’

Acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf spoke out amid the violence and chaos descending upon the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, declaring that the “violent opportunists” breaching the Capitol “must be held accountable.” “Violence in any form is unacceptable. NO one has the right to attack ANY federal institution regardless of motivation,” Wolf said Wednesday…
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