Capitol Police intelligence analysts worried a member of Congress was actually encouraging violence in the days leading up to the Jan. 6 attack: Louie Gohmert.

We got our hands on their assessment that flagged the conservative Texan.  What they’re saying: The U.S. Capitol Police — in a Special Event Assessment dated Jan. 3, 2021 — flagged potential danger stemming from comments made by Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) in the lead-up to Jan. 6. The assessment, obtained by POLITICO Wednesday, laidContinue reading “Capitol Police intelligence analysts worried a member of Congress was actually encouraging violence in the days leading up to the Jan. 6 attack: Louie Gohmert.”

Anger as Boebert refers to ‘jihad squad’ in debate about Republican video depicting murder of AOC

Republican has a long history of bigoted comments Lauren Boebert has referred to Ilhan Omar as the “jihad squad member from Minnesota” during a House debate on Wednesday. Ms Boebert faced intense criticism on social media for the inflammatory comment during a debate over whether Paul Gosar should be censured for posting an anime clip depicting Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez being killed.Continue reading “Anger as Boebert refers to ‘jihad squad’ in debate about Republican video depicting murder of AOC”

Let’s talk about Gohmert and the Texas attorney general’s race – Beau of the Fifth Column

A Pair of Jan. 6 Planners Just Rolled on Their Congressional Accomplices

Two organizers of the pro-Trump rallies that turned violent told Rolling Stone that Arizona GOP Rep. Paul Gosar floated a “blanket pardon.” Arizona Republican Rep. Paul Gosar, a close ally of former President Donald Trump, reportedly floated a “blanket pardon” to two organizers of the January 6 pro-Trump rallies that descended into a violent attackContinue reading “A Pair of Jan. 6 Planners Just Rolled on Their Congressional Accomplices”

During climate hearing, Rep. Louie Gohmert of Texas asks if agencies can ‘change the Earth’s orbit’

U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert knows jack shit about science. But that sure hasn’t stopped the East Texas Republican from making a litany of fascinating scientific observations. Anyone remember when he said climate change was great because it helps plants grow, that the Alaskan pipeline aided the sex lives of caribou or that he didn’t need a mask during the pandemicContinue reading “During climate hearing, Rep. Louie Gohmert of Texas asks if agencies can ‘change the Earth’s orbit’”

Republicans join Marjorie Taylor Greene in backing bill that would ban rainbow flags

Marjorie Taylor Greene says the bill will “prevent Hate America flags from flying over American embassies.” The GOP has a strange way of celebrating the first day of Pride month. On the first day of Pride month, Republican members of Congress signed onto a bill that would ban rainbow flags at embassies. Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA)Continue reading “Republicans join Marjorie Taylor Greene in backing bill that would ban rainbow flags”

Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert downplayed the Capitol riot at a major QAnon conference and posed for photos with a conspiracy theorist influencer

Rep. Louie Gohmert, a Texas Republican, spoke at a major QAnon conference on Saturday in Dallas. Gohmert downplayed the Jan. 6 Capitol riot to the crowd of QAnon supporters and MAGA proponents. The congressman spoke in front of a large image of the event’s logo, which featured the QAnon mantra “Where we go one, weContinue reading “Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert downplayed the Capitol riot at a major QAnon conference and posed for photos with a conspiracy theorist influencer”

GOP Rep. claims Capitol insurrectionists are ‘political prisoners’ held hostage by the government

Rep. Louie Gohmert said Capitol rioters are ‘political prisoners’ held hostage by the government. The Texas congressman made the remarks during a lengthy speech on the House floor on Friday. Gohmert also said there was “no evidence” the Capitol rioters were armed. Rep. Louie Gohmert of Texas took to the House floor on Friday to downplay the JanuaryContinue reading “GOP Rep. claims Capitol insurrectionists are ‘political prisoners’ held hostage by the government”

Kinzinger: Republicans who join ‘America First’ caucus should be stripped of committees

Rep. Adam Kinzinger (Ill.) blasted fellow GOP lawmakers who plan to join the “America First Caucus,” saying anyone who becomes a member should lose their committee assignments. Kinzinger, a vocal critic of former President Trump, tore into the caucus after it was reported that GOP Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene (Ga.) and Paul Gosar (Ariz.) would lead formation of the group. The caucus calls for promoting “Anglo-SaxonContinue reading “Kinzinger: Republicans who join ‘America First’ caucus should be stripped of committees”

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