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Jan 6 Insurrection

 

Watchdog Says Insurrectionist Lawmakers, Including Trump, Should Be Barred From Public Office

"If you want to be elected president, you have to be 35 years old, you have to be a natural-born citizen, and you cannot take an oath of office and then turn around and incite an insurrection."

Julia Conley ·


'It's the Filibuster or Democracy,' Say Progressives After GOP Tanks January 6 Commission

"Unless we abolish the filibuster, there will be no progress on any agenda focused on justice, fairness, or basic survival," said Sen. Ed Markey.

Jake Johnson ·


Fears Mount That GOP's Big Lie on 2020 Just a 'Test Run' for What Comes Next

With Republicans set to block a commission to probe the January 6 attack, progressives warn "the insurrection never actually stopped."

Jessica Corbett ·


After Trump Acquittal by GOP, Sunrise Movement Says 'Time Is Now to Abolish the Filibuster'

"If Democrats don't deliver in this moment, future Presidents Days will recognize Trump's second term."

Kenny Stancil ·


'Your Republican Party Everybody': GOP Senators Accused of Violating Oaths by Meeting With Trump Lawyers During Trial

Given the "extraordinarily good job" by Democratic impeachment managers the past few days, said Sen. Dick Durbin, "I'd imagine they're pretty desperate to come up with a good defense strategy."

Jessica Corbett ·


Faced With 'Inarguable Facts' of Trump's Guilt, GOP Senators Falsely Claim Constitution Forbids Voting to Convict

"You see, under a strict construction of the Constitution, it is constitutional for the president to try to murder Congress, but unconstitutional for Congress to do anything about it," said one mocking critic.

Jake Johnson ·


Watch Jamie Raskin Deliver 'Heartbreaking' Personal Account of Insurrection on Day 1 of Trump Trial

"This cannot be the future of America," the Maryland Democrat said. "We cannot have presidents inciting... mob violence against our government and our institutions because they refuse to accept the will of the people."

Brett Wilkins ·


'Clean House of Every Last Trumpist': Biden Urged to Keep Firing Spree Going by Sacking Social Security Holdovers

"The only thing that is acceptable at the Social Security Administration is a new commissioner and a new deputy commissioner who believe in the system, the movement won't accept anything less."

Jake Johnson ·


'Smartest Thing We Can Do Is Act Big': Yellen Bolsters Demand for Biden to Enact Bold FDR-Style Agenda

"Instead of feel-good talk of unification," said journalist John Nichols, "FDR called out the Wall Street speculators, the bankers, and their conservative apologists."

Kenny Stancil ·


Promised Vaccine Stockpile Doesn't Even Exist? Governors Demand Trump 'Answer Immediately for This Deception'

States "thought they were getting more doses and they planned for more doses and opened up to 65 and up, thinking they were getting more."

Kenny Stancil ·

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