House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said in an interview with USA Today she supports establishing a 9/11-style commission to investigate the Capitol riot of January 6 if Republicans don’t budge on their demands to narrow the scope of the investigation into the deadly attack.
Former House Speaker John Boehner (R) admitted he voted for former President Donald Trump in the 2020 general election even while Trump continued to spread falsehoods about the voting process.
“I voted for Donald Trump. I thought that his policies, by and large, mirrored the policies that I believed in. I thought the choices for the Supreme Court were top notch. At the end of the day, who gets nominated to the federal courts is really the most important thing a President does,” Boehner told TIME ahead of the publication of his book On the House: A Washington Memoir.
Speaking to USA Today, former House Speaker John Boehner (R) said former President Donald Trump “abused” his loyalists, including after January 6, the day a mob of his supporters, spurred by his lies about the 2020 general election, stormed the United States Capitol in a bid to overturn the results. The attack resulted in five deaths, including that of a Capitol Police Officer who later died of his injuries.
Ten Democratic members of Congress have joined a lawsuit first filed in February that accuses former President Donald Trump and his attorney Rudy Giuliani of conspiring to incite the Capitol riot of January 6.
In his new book, former Speaker of the House John Boehner (R) criticizes former President Donald Trump and blames him for inciting the Capitol riot of January 6, which took place when a mob of Trump’s supporters stormed the United States Capitol in a bid to overturn the 2020 general election results. Boehner says Trump bears responsibility for the partisan divide in Congress as well as much of the tension of the current political moment.
Former President Donald Trump has been sued by two Capitol Police officers over injuries they sustained during the Capitol riot on January 6. The lawsuit was filed in U.S. district court for the District of Columbia by James Blassingame, a 17-year veteran of the force, and Sidney Hemby, an 11-year veteran. The men seek damages of at least $75,000 each.
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.
Former President Donald Trump appeared on Fox News’s “The Ingraham Angle” last night to criticize President Joe Biden for what he claims is his bias against Fox News after Biden did not take questions from Fox News despite taking questions from all the major networks during his first major press conference this week.
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.