In the post-Trump reality, many things have changed. The GOP is no longer the party that backs the blue. Instead, Republican lawmakers have refused to meet with injured police officers and Conservative talking heads question their actions.
When a mob of Trump supporters stormed the US Capitol building on January 6th, no one was necessarily safe. While the insurrections were nominally Republicans, many of them hoped to inflict damage on Conservatives like Vice President Mike Pence.
The Pentagon is set to approve extending the National Guard’s deployment in Washington, D.C. for another 60 days. Final details are still being worked out, but Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin is expected to sign off on the extension, according to department officials.
The Capitol Police have asked the National Guard to continue to provide security at the United States Capitol for another 60 days. The Pentagon is reviewing the proposal, The Associated Press has confirmed.
Speaking to ABC News, Capitol Police Officer Harry Dunn said groups of former President Donald Trump’s supporters yelled racial slurs at him and beat his fellow officers with Blue Lives Matter flags during last month’s Capitol insurrection, which left five people, including Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, dead.
On January 6th of this year, a mob of Donald Trump supporters stormed the US Capitol and overwhelmed the police who protect the building. Despite the fact that many carried police supporting flags, the insurrectionists were more than happy to attack officers that got in their way.
The Senate has called for former Senate Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper Michael Stenger, former House Sergeant at Arms Paul D. Irving, former Chief of U.S. Capitol Police Steven Sund, and Robert Contee, chief of the Metropolitan Police Department, to testify on the events of January 6, the day a group of former President Donald Trump‘s supporters breached the Capitol in a failed bid to overturn the election results.
When Donald Trump incited the riot on the Capitol in January 6th, he inspired many horrific acts. 5 people died as a result of the riots. 2 police officers involved in the altercation later committed suicide.
The Capitol Police is boosting security around lawmakers in the wake of the Capitol insurrection, according to an email obtained by The Associated Press.
Timothy P. Blodgett, the acting sergeant at arms, wrote that “Capitol Police will be stationed at area airports and Washington’s Union Station on busy travel days,” the outlet reported. Additionally, the agency is setting up an online portal so lawmakers can notify them of their travel plans.
Lauren Boebert, the QAnon congresswomen recently elected into the House, is drawing controversy at an absolutely alarming rate. In her first week, she said that she would be wearing a gun to the House floor.
In ongoing efforts to deny affordable health care to their citizens, Virginia Republicans may have very well broken the law in an attempt to play petty politics.
Governor Walker is very serious about cracking down on protests. For example, three Capitol Police issued a citation to a 69-year-old retired woman for participating in a sing-a-long at the Capitol.