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  1. "The U.K's new more contagious strain of coronavirus may be linked to higher mortality, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said." Johnson said "in addition to spreading more quickly, it also now appears there is some evidence that the new variant" may be "associated with a higher degree of mortaility"
  2. https://www.thedailybeast.com/breitbart-staffers-clashed-over-blaming-trump-for-capitol-riot-leaked-chats-show?ref=home “He set us back like 10 years,” Martel wrote. “We have worked so hard to promote our values, values that made him president when he hawked them, and now he does this, leaving everything in shambles? Nah, destroy him. Let it be a lesson to every other ‘populist.’” Breitbart, like other outlets closely tied to Trump, has shied away from ever directly criticizing him, especially for his election-fraud lies and heated rhetoric leading up to the deadly riot. But the
  3. I can't speculate what would have happened, but mere seconds and 100 feet between the mob and Pence being escorted out of the Senate chamber. and... "As rioters overran the U.S. Capitol on Jan 6, an officer guarding the building shook hands with two people in the mob and admitted defeat." ... one Capitol police officer shook their hands, gave one a partial hug, and told them both that 'it's your house now" according to the account told to an FBI agent.
  4. "We cannot have a president of the United States who is willing to abuse the power of the office of the presidency and be easily bought off by foreign governments, foreign Chinese energy companies, Ukrainian energy companies." “I’m a big believer of having people in office who are actually willing to do the job, and I can’t imagine people in this country being so fearful of a future of a Biden presidency that they may be willing to commit violence like they did in the Capitol here in Washington, D.C. We cannot have that, I do not condone that violence,”
  5. https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2021/01/15/qanon-shaman-trump-kill-pardon/ In a court filing late on Thursday, federal prosecutors in Phoenix wrote that “strong evidence, including Chansley’s own words and actions at the Capitol, supports that the intent of the Capitol rioters was to capture and assassinate elected officials in the United States government.” Jacob Anthony Chansley, the shirtless, tattooed man often referred to as “QAnon Shaman,” who stood out in a headdress made of coyote skin and buffalo horns. the 33-year-old Arizona man left an ominous note for Vice Preside
  6. Rep. Tom Rice (R- S.C.) (non-swing district rep, voted to overturn both Arizona and Pennsylvania’s electoral votes when the riot was over last week) has it right and Trump remains his own worst enemy: "Once the violence began, when the Capitol was under siege, when the Capitol Police were being beaten and killed, and when the Vice President and the Congress were being locked down, the President was watching and tweeted about the Vice President’s lack of courage." "For hours while the riot continued, the President communicated only on Twitter and offered only weak request
  7. I'm interested in this angle of what happened. Were legislatures or their staff complicit? https://www.politico.com/news/2021/01/14/lawmakers-capitol-attackers-legal-459519 Lawmakers who interacted with the pro-Trump protesters who rioted at the Capitol last week could face criminal charges and will almost certainly come under close scrutiny in the burgeoning federal investigation into the assault The role members of Congress may have played in facilitating the deadly attack drew intense attention this week after Democratic lawmakers alleged that some of their Republican colleagues facil
  8. plus the current political environment of the two sides either liking or disliking each party's candidate
  9. any idea what the % of turnout was for registered voters? That's another metric to consider. I think many shrug and don't vote because it's so far in one direction that they feel it won't matter if they vote.
  10. Dismissed from their current post, sent back to NOAA. https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2021/01/11/controversial-climate-skeptics-release-papers/ The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy has reassigned Trump appointees David Legates and Ryan Maue, senior officials at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) who were appointed by President Trump, for their role in producing and publishing controversial papers questioning the seriousness of climate change without White House approval. The two had been detailed to the White House since November but were r
  11. House Republicans Reportedly Terrified of Crossing Trump on Impeachment: They ‘Fear For Their Lives’ https://www.mediaite.com/trump/house-republicans-reportedly-terrified-of-crossing-trump-on-impeachment-they-fear-for-their-lives/ Politico’s Tim Alberta reported that there are Republicans who would like to vote in favor of Trump’s impeachment, but are concerned that doing so will put them in harms way. “Numerous House Rs have received death threats in the past week, and I know for a fact several members *want* to impeach but fear casting that vote could get them or their famili
  12. what recent president hasn't taken alot of crap from the other party in the last 20+ years?
  13. Also, they might not be willing to become the party of QAnon
  14. I think there's alot more to this that Cheney, McConnell, and even to some degree McCarthy realize that something with more teeth needs to be done than Censure
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