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Well, let's see which senators oppose this resolution:


Democrats offer resolution denouncing white supremacists ahead of Trump trial


A group of Senate Democrats on Tuesday introduced a resolution condemning white supremacists, while calling on the FBI to conduct an immediate review of the threat posed by domestic terror groups.


The resolution, introduced by Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and and Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), also highlighted neo-Nazis, anti-government militias and conspiracy theories including QAnon as posing threats to democratic institutions.


The senators said the U.S. intelligence community should join the FBI in examining how fringe groups use social media to recruit members.


The resolution says that in addition to being involved with the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, the extremist groups were "directly responsible" for the death of Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, one of five people killed during the riots.


The introduction of the resolution comes exactly one week before the Senate is scheduled to begin a second impeachment trial for former President Trump.


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14 minutes ago, Larry said:

I think the headline would have been more accurate, if the article didn't go on to say that the measure targeted a litany of right wing political groups.  


I think it's safe to say that right wing political groups are moving toward fascism that includes white supremists and conspiracy theory groups that both seek to overthrow our government as demonstrated by the January 6th insurrection that took place exactly when our Constitutional transfer of power was taking place in the Capitol building.

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Backwards MAGA Hat Guy, Who Was Already Wanted in New Jersey, Charged for Assaulting Law Enforcement at Capitol


Bucks County, Pennsylvania man Ryan Samsel, 37, has been arrested and charged with federal crimes for his alleged actions during the insurrection at the Capitol on Jan. 6.


According to the complaint documenting the FBI’s investigatory findings about Samsel’s role in the riot, the defendant positioned himself at a barricade and assumed an “aggressive posture,” turning his MAGA hat around in a way that the feds believed was a bro-ready-for-bar-brawl stance. The charging document reads, “[Samsel] turned his hat around backwards in a manner that appears as if [he] was preparing for a physical altercation.”


Samsel took off his jacket, turned his MAGA hat backwards, and charged the barricades.


The viral video below tells the story:



After he broke through the barricade, Samsel and others allegedly knocked down a police officer. That officer hit her head on the cement steps and was knocked unconscious. According to the feds, Samsel picked the officer up off the ground, and handed her to a fellow officer. That moment is pictured at the top of the story.


By this time, the officer had regained consciousness and heard Samsel say, “We don’t have to hurt you. Why are you standing in our way?”


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8 hours ago, The Evil Genius said:

Oddly the blue lives matter folk have been silent for almost a month. I wonder why that is?


They only care about cops when it doesn't conflict with any of their more visceral beliefs. Basically, when it fits within the framework of the rest of their ideology they're all about cops, but when it conflicts, then cops are fascist jackboot pigs and thugs.


Sort of reminds me of how some right wingers now laughably talk about Trump's lack of foreign military interventionism as one of his successes. "He didn't start any foreign wars! We don't want our people dying for some pointless war!" claim the same people who almost certainly were 100% behind everything Bush did. 

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Capitol riot arrests: See who's been charged across the U.S.


Federal prosecutors continue to charge participants in the riot at the Capitol on Jan. 6, adding to dozens of arrests that took place in Washington D.C. that day.


USA TODAY is gathering details of those cases as the FBI continues to identify the people responsible for the attack that left five people dead and sent lawmakers and Vice President Mike Pence fleeing to shelter.


Included are those arrested on charges federal prosecutors have filed since the riot, and those arrested by Capitol Police and D.C. Metro Police for entering the Capitol or for crimes related to weapons or violence. Check back for updates.


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SAG-AFTRA Statement on Donald J. Trump’s Resignation from the Union


SAG-AFTRA today released the below statement regarding Donald J. Trump’s resignation from the union in response to disciplinary charges filed by SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris and National Executive Director David White:


“Thank you.”


For more information on the disciplinary charges against Mr. Trump for his violation of the SAG-AFTRA constitution, see here: sagaftra.org/sag-aftra-national-board-orders-disciplinary-hearing-donald-trump


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