Capitol police officers complained that Harry Dunn, who tearfully recounted being called the N-word during the January 6 riot, made it 'all about race': report
Some officers also told The New York Times that they weren't sure if their colleagues would risk their lives to defend the building again.news.yahoo.com
Capitol police officer says it's a 'disgrace' that Pence is dismissing January 6: 'We did everything possible to prevent him from being hanged and killed in front of his daughter and his wife'
"He swore an oath to the country, not to Donald Trump," said Capitol Police Sergeant Aquilino Gonell in an interview with NPR.news.yahoo.com
Capitol Police officer rips the right-wing's 'hypocrisy' of calling Kyle Rittenhouse a 'hero' while ignoring and insulting those who defended the Capitol
"Hypocrisy reeks," Harry Dunn tweeted, adding that Kyle Rittenhouse's emotions were praised while Capitol Police officers' emotions were mocked.news.yahoo.com
Marjorie Taylor Greene supports letter from a 'non-violent' Capitol rioter who was filmed attacking an officer and saying he punched his head five times
Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene retweeted a letter from Nathaniel DeGrave who wrote that he "never assaulted anyone" and that his body armor had been a costume.news.yahoo.com
Boston mayoral candidates face off in final debate
Boston residents are getting ready for a historic election next week as voters elect a new mayor. Boston Globe politics reporter Emma Platoff joins "CBSN AM" to break down the final debate between Democrats Michelle Wu and Annissa Essaibi George and the issues at stake.news.yahoo.com
Rep. Liz Cheney urged her Republican colleagues to 'step back from the brink' while calling out Kevin McCarthy's 'active' obstruction of the January 6 investigation
"I ask each one of you to step back from the brink. I urge you to do what you know is right, to think of the long arc of history," Cheney said.news.yahoo.com
In a video, former President Donald Trump wished Capitol rioter Ashli Babbitt a happy birthday and called for the DOJ to reopen their investigation into her death
Babbitt was an Air Force veteran who endorsed conspiracy theories from the far-right QAnon movement. She was killed on January 6 while storming the Capitol.news.yahoo.com
House Capitol riot committee wants to see Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton's communications with the Trump administration
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton was one of hundreds whose communications with the Trump administration was requested by the House committee investigating the January 6 insurrection.news.yahoo.com
A federal judge asked prosecutors why the Justice Department is seeking just $2,000 from alleged Capitol rioters, while US taxpayers are paying more than $500 million for insurrection-related costs
In June, prosecutors estimated the total amount of damage done to the Capitol grounds during the insurrection to be $1,495,326.55news.yahoo.com
Top Republicans move to protect Trump from Capitol attack fallout
Some party leaders blamed the former president in the charged moments after the insurrection – but are now embarking on a campaign of revisionism Kevin McCarthy, the House minority leader, speaks on the steps of the US Capitol on 29 July. He pulled all five of his picks from the House select committee. Photograph: Andrew Harnik/AP Top Republicans in Congress are embarking on a new campaign of revisionism seven months after the attack on the Capitol, absolving Donald Trump of responsibility and bnews.yahoo.com
The Capitol police officer who testified he was called a 'n-----' during the Jan. 6 riot says he's since been targeted with racist abuse online
US Capitol Police Officer Harry A. Dunn says he's faced racist abuse through Facebook, Twitter, and email since testifying on the Capitol riot.news.yahoo.com
Pelosi appears to call McCarthy a moron in disagreement over Capitol mask mandate
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was asked by reporters on Wednesday about the Capitol attending physician reinstating a mask mandate on the House side of Capitol. When told that House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy commented that the decision for the mandate wasn't based on science, Pelosi appears to have said, "He's such a moron."news.yahoo.com
Neptune Beach man accused in Jan. 6 Capitol altercation that injured officer may have to appear before DC judge
A Neptune Beach man wore a shirt with an American flag on the sleeve as he appeared in federal court on charges connected to the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol that left an officer “visibly injured."
Corrections officer from Raiford faces charges connected to Capitol riot
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A corrections officer from Florida faces charges connected to the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. Jonathan Carlton, of Raiford, faces two misdemeanor charges of unlawful entry into a secure government building and disorderly conduct while making threats to impede government process. Carlton appeared Thursday afternoon in the downtown Jacksonville federal courthouse before Judge Patricia Barksdale. After Carlton walked out of the courthouse, News4Jax asked him if he was in Washington, D.C., on the day of Capitol siege, and he remained silent. It’s OK. No comment.”News4Jax reached out to the Florida Department of Corrections for comment on Carlton’s charges but had not received a response as of Thursday evening.
Jacksonville FBI agents arrest man on charges connected to Capitol riot
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Agents with the FBI Jacksonville Division on Thursday arrested a Florida man on charges connected to the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. The prosecutor said that when FBI agents raided the Clay County home Thursday morning, they seized four guns. “There was just a lot of vehicles out front, FBI agents, tactical gear on,” said a neighbor, who wished to remain anonymous. HAPPENING NOW: Adam Avery Honeycutt of Orange Park, FL has been arrested by #FBI #Jacksonville for his role in the riot and siege at the U.S. Capitol on 1/6/21. On Wednesday, Steve Maldonado, who was identified to FBI agents as being inside the Capitol during the riot, was arrested at Orlando International Airport.
Baker County man who recorded himself during Capitol riot arrested by FBI
BAKER COUNTY, Fla. – A former Baker County Sheriff’s Office employee was arrested by the FBI on Thursday morning in connection with the violent riot at the Capitol three weeks ago. Brad Weeks, who worked in the IT department and did contract work for the Sheriff’s Office, was arrested outside a Waffle House restaurant in Macclenny. He is also not allowed to have contact with an unnamed companion with whom he traveled to Washington D.C. with on Jan. 6. This is where America will rise.”A U.S. Capitol Police Supervisory Special Agent confirmed that photos also show Weeks inside the U.S. Capitol Building. Following his release, Weeks will have a virtual appearance with Washington D.C. prosecutors on Jan 26.
Chuck Schumer wants Capitol rioters on no-fly list
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer is calling on the FBI to add anyone identified breaching the Capitol during last week’s violent riot to the federal no-fly list, and the bureau is considering the proposal. “We are concerned about these people getting back on airplanes and doing more violence,” Schumer said during a Tuesday news conference. Anyone who is on a no-fly list can legally challenge their name being places on the list. Depending on why someone’s name is on the list can dictate how hard it is to get off the list. Booth says in that scenario, it could take up to six months to have a name removed from the list.
The Latest: Pelosi ties rioters' actions to 'whiteness'
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., holds a news conference on the day after violent protesters loyal to President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Congress, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021. “It has been an epiphany for the world to see that there are people in our country led by this president, for the moment, who have chosen their whiteness over democracy,” Pelosi said. Pelosi says, “The complicity, not only the complicity, the instigation of the president of United States, must and will be addressed.”___1:25 p.m. Flight attendants have expressed concern that their flights could be carrying supporters of President Donald Trump who took part in Wednesday’s violent protest and siege of the U.S. Capitol. ___2:25 a.m.Democrats in Congress are laying the groundwork to impeach President Donald Trump.
Local lawmakers who objected to Electoral College certification denounce Washington violence
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Local lawmakers who objected to the Electoral College certification process denounced the violent protesters that swarmed the Capitol on Wednesday in protest of President-elect Joe Biden. U.S. Rep. John Rutherford, the former sheriff of Jacksonville, came out strongly against the actions of protesters supporting President Donald Trump. “Please pray for our law enforcement and for peace,” Cammack tweeted. Pray for our law enforcement as they secure the area and keep us safe. As pro-Trump protests raged in Washington, about 50 protesters also took to the state Capitol grounds in Tallahassee.
After excusing violence, Trump acknowledges Biden transition
Authorities said four people died during the violence, including one woman who was shot by an officer outside the House chamber. Trump only reluctantly issued the tweets and taped a video encouraging an end to the violence. You’re very special.”The violence, coupled with the president’s tepid response, alarmed many in the White House and appeared to push Republicans allies to the breaking point after years of allegiance to Trump. I can’t stay.”Other aides indicated they planned to stay to help smooth the transition to the Biden administration. At one point, he even suggested he might join them — a prospect that was discussed by the White House but eventually abandoned.
Pence defies Trump, affirms Biden's win
(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)WASHINGTON – Vice President Mike Pence defied President Donald Trump early Thursday morning as he affirmed President-elect Joe Biden’s November victory, putting an end to Trump’s futile efforts to subvert American democracy and overturn the results of the election. Pence acknowledged that reality in a lengthy statement Wednesday laying out his conclusion that a vice president cannot claim “unilateral authority” to reject states' electoral votes. Pence's move was an expected outcome, but one that carved a dramatic fissure between Trump and Pence, his once most loyal lieutenant. “If Mike Pence does the right thing we win the election,” Trump wrongly told supporters, who later marched through Washington and stormed the Capitol. He repeatedly returned to Pence throughout his speech, voicing frustration as he tried to pressure the vice president to fall in line.