Esther Byrd, QAnon-adjacent defender of Jan. 6 insurrection, appointed to Florida Board of Education

‘When Trump supporters peacefully protest, suddenly “Law and Order” is all they can talk about!’ Gov. Ron DeSantis appointed Esther Byrd to the state’s Board of Education, a move that will almost certainly serve to further politicize that appointed panel. A former Marine, Mrs. Byrd is currently the legal assistant and office manager for the Law Office of CordContinue reading “Esther Byrd, QAnon-adjacent defender of Jan. 6 insurrection, appointed to Florida Board of Education”

Right-Wing Idaho Lt. Guv’s Latest Defense of Speech to Racists Is Worst Yet

The fringe politician making craven appeals to “America First” racists can’t stop talking about a notorious taped address. Facing simmering outrage over her decision to deliver a taped speech to a white-nationalist conference in Orlando last month, Idaho Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin insisted she did not know the infamous Holocaust denier who organized the event. InContinue reading “Right-Wing Idaho Lt. Guv’s Latest Defense of Speech to Racists Is Worst Yet”

Wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas says she attended pro-Trump Jan. 6 rally

She urged Republicans to remove GOP Reps. Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger from House committee investigating insurrection Conservative activist Virginia “Ginni” Thomas said in an interview published Monday that although she attended a rally on January 6, 2021, she “played no role” in planning the events that day and that she doesn’t involve her husband,Continue reading “Wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas says she attended pro-Trump Jan. 6 rally”

Far-right election deniers gather for ’emergency’ Castle Rock meeting after Tina Peters’ arrest

Conspiracy theorist Shawn Smith says officials involved in fraud ‘deserve to hang’ A who’s who of leading figures in Colorado’s far-right election denial movement gathered in Castle Rock on Thursday night for a lengthy town hall meeting that featured a host of baseless conspiracy theories and at least one threat of political violence. The “emergency”Continue reading “Far-right election deniers gather for ’emergency’ Castle Rock meeting after Tina Peters’ arrest”

New report details the influence of Christian nationalism on the insurrection

Christian nationalism was used to ‘bolster, justify and intensify the January 6 attack on the Capitol,’ said Amanda Tyler, head of the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty. A team of scholars, faith leaders and advocates unveiled an exhaustive new report Wednesday (Feb. 9) that documents in painstaking detail the role Christian nationalism played inContinue reading “New report details the influence of Christian nationalism on the insurrection”

Trump was confused when White House staffers didn’t like him rewinding Capitol riot highlights on TV, report says

Trump “gleefully” watched the Capitol insurrection, an ex-White House official said last month.  But he was confused when staffers who also watched were not as excited, the AP reported. The report comes after Ivanka Trump was asked to cooperate with the January 6 committee. Former President Donald Trump was confused when White House staffers didn’t likeContinue reading “Trump was confused when White House staffers didn’t like him rewinding Capitol riot highlights on TV, report says”

White House record boxes recovered at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago: report

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) retrieved multiple White House record boxes last month that were improperly kept at former President Trump‘s Mar-a-Lago property, The Washington Post reported. The boxes reportedly contained important records of communication, gifts and letters from world leaders, which, according to the Post, is a violation of the Presidential Records Act. The newspaper added thatContinue reading “White House record boxes recovered at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago: report”

Republican party calls January 6 attack ‘legitimate political discourse’

Party censures Cheney and Kinzinger, the only Republicans on the Capitol attack House panel, as Pence says ‘Trump is wrong’ In an extraordinary move, the Republican party officially said Donald Trump’s attempt to overturn his 2020 election defeat and the deadly attack on the US Capitol were “legitimate political discourse”. A leading Democrat on theContinue reading “Republican party calls January 6 attack ‘legitimate political discourse’”

Georgia prosecutors ask FBI for security help after Trump protest remarks: report

A Georgia district attorney reportedly asked for the FBI’s assistance in providing security after former President Trump called prosecutors investigating him “racist” and called for massive protests if they “do anything illegal.” Fani Willis, the Fulton County district attorney who is investigating Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 election results in Georgia, requested the help in a letterContinue reading “Georgia prosecutors ask FBI for security help after Trump protest remarks: report”

Let’s talk about Trump going all in this weekend – Beau of the Fifth Column

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