In an interview with CNN‘s Don Lemon, D.C. Metropolitan Police officer Michael Fanone, who suffered a traumatic brain injury when he was beaten with a flagpole by a mob of former President Donald Trump’s supporters when they stormed the United States Capitol on January 6, slammed former President Donald Trump and politicians who “whitewash” and “downplay” the seriousness of the Capitol riot.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is facing harsh criticism for his about-face regarding former President Donald Trump’s response to the Capitol riot, which took place after a mob of his supporters, spurred by his falsehoods about election fraud, stormed the United States Capitol in a failed bid to overturn the results of the 2020 general election.
In remarks before the World Federation of Advertisers, Jonathan Greenblatt, the national director for the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) called on advertisers to “choose a side” and hold social media and television networks for problematic messaging that doesn’t “respect all people or that repeat baseless conspiracies that endanger all of us.”
Book publisher Simon & Schuster announced it would not cancel a seven-figure book deal with former vice president Mike Pence amid protest from their own staff members. Pence’s as yet untitled memoir is due to be published in 2023.
House Democrats are calling on their Republican colleagues to return Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene’s (R-Ga.) donation to form an “America First Caucus” that would promote “Anglo-Saxon” values.
MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell announced his company would countersue Dominion Voting Systems for $1.6 billion after Dominion filed a $1.3 billion lawsuit against Lindell and the company in February.
“This lawsuit is brought in support of the marketplace of ideas and to remedy the grave harm that has been suffered by MyPillow as a result of Dominion’s suppression of speech and attacks on the Company,” the suit states.
United States authorities have jailed a man who was caught on video beating police officers who attempted to help those who were injured during the Capitol riot, saying that his recent attempt to flee to Switzerland makes him a flight risk.
Speaking to CNN, Terry Fanone, the mother of Officer Michael Fanone, who was beaten with a flagpole by a mob of former President Donald Trump’s supporters when they stormed the United States Capitol on January 6, says she is outraged by Trump’s claim that his supporters were “hugging and kissing” officers during the attack.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is attempting to withhold all messages he sent or received during the Capitol riot on January 6. The Texas Public Information Act gives the public the right to review government records; several Texas news outlets have requested copies of his internal communications only to be rebuffed.
Roger Stone, the former political adviser to former President Donald Trump, is being scrutinized for his links to members of the Oath Keepers and Proud Boys who participated in the Capitol riots of January 6.
Twitter has suspended Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene’s (R-Ga.) account for 12 hours. Twitter has not responded to requests for comment. Greene’s office said she was suspended “without explanation.”
In an interview on MSNBC‘s “Morning Joe,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) criticized Republicans for their response to the storming of the United States Capitol, saying there have been disagreements over how an investigation into the event would proceed.
Authorities have arrested Julian Elie Khater, of Pennsylvania, and George Pierre Tanios, of Morgantown, West Virginia, in connection with the assault of Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, who died after sustaining injuries during the Capitol riot on January 6.
Representative Lauren Boebert (R-Col.) has called on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to “tear down” security fencing that was installed around the United States Capitol following the Capitol riot, which took place after a mob of former President Donald Trump’s supporters stormed the Capitol in a bid to overturn the results of the 2020 general election.
Twitter has sued Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, saying he retaliated against the company by opening an investigation into the company’s content moderation practices after it banned former President Donald Trump from its platform in the days following the Capitol riot.
The Rev. Jasmine Beach-Ferrara, a resident of Asheville, North Carolina, has announced her intention to run against GOP Representative Madison Cawthorn, citing his rhetoric that has emboldened white supremacists and subscribers to the QAnon conspiracy theory while continuing to breathe life into former President Donald Trump’s lie that the 2020 general election was fraudulent.
Right-wing commentator Josh Bernstein responded to former President Donald Trump’s speech at CPAC in which he continued to push the baseless lie that the 2020 general election was fraudulent, saying he wants to make it more difficult for people to vote.
Speaking to CNN, Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) claimed he doesn’t agree with former President Donald Trump’s lie that the 2020 general election was fraudulent.
“I don’t give him advice, and I’m not going to give you my emotional reactions to his quotes,” Hawley said of Trump, who took the stage at the Conservative Political Action Conference over the weekend to push the lie once again.
Representative Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) defended former President Donald Trump despite harsh criticism about the speech Trump gave at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).
“The American people appreciate people who does what they said [they would],” Jordan told “Fox and Friends” co-host Steve Doocy. “That’s the point I was making because so often in that town, people go campaign, get to Washington, then come up with a bunch of excuses why they can’t do what they said they were going to do, or pretend to do what they said they were going to do but never really get it done.”
Representative Lauren Boebert (R-Co.) has made headlines in recent weeks for refusing to abide by a House rule that states lawmakers who refuse to walk through metal detectors installed outside the House chamber following the January 6 siege of the United States Capitol will be fined $5,000 for their first offense and $10,000 for any subsequent offense. Boebert has tried to circumvent the policy and bring her gun onto the House floor.