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(RepublicanWire.org) – MSNBC’s Elise Jordan interviewed a panel of Pittsburgh-area Trump supporters to get their take on January 6 and the exchange did not go as she likely expected.

Unfortunately for Elise, she has no grasp of the facts.

The Trump supporters knew what they were talking about when the subject turned to Jan 6.  When the reporter asked them questions they responded with numerous facts about the events of that day and not the folklore pushed by the media.

Calling the events that day an “insurrection,” Jordan asked about Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate Doug Mastriano reportedly being present in a restricted location. “Is that OK?” she asked. 

After what amounted to a collective shrug, one man wondered, “Which area? Because I saw a video where Capitol officers were taking away barriers and unlocking doors for people.”

“They opened the gates and let them in,” another said.

Surprised, Jordan followed up, “So it shouldn’t be disqualifying for an elected official if they participated in January 6?” 

“He didn’t strike anybody, he didn’t hurt anybody,” a man responded.  

A woman then reminded her that the only person who was killed that day was unarmed Trump supporter Ashli Babbitt. 

“A police officer did die,” she countered. 

The Trump supporters then informed her Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick wasn’t killed that day. 

According to medical examiners, Sicknick died of natural causes (two strokes) the day after, which were not hastened by injury.

Jordan then wanted to know what they made of the day, noting that footage of the riot “was pretty disturbing.” 

“So what do you make though, overall of January 6th?” the MSNBC host asked. “I mean, it was, watching that footage, it was pretty disturbing. I mean there were people throwing excrement at the walls and it was our, you know, it’s the capital.”

“It looked a lot like Antifa’s actions,” one panelist objected.

“Except on a much smaller scale,” another added. “It looked the same as the Black Lives Matter riots.”

“That’s what I saw, the similarities around it…”

“Kenosha burns,” another added.

“But, so it’s okay,” the MSNBC host objected. “Just because, just because one side that disagree with…”

“Anybody who harmed anybody, anybody who caused property destruction, that needs to be dealt with,” a panelist said. “But if you’re there making your voice heard at the People’s House, no less. That’s again, it’s a fundamental constitutional right of an American citizen. And people should not be being held political prisoner because of it.”

“For misdemeanors,” another added. “That’s East Germany.”

“That’s East Germany tactics,” a fellow panelist agreed. “Yeah. That’s what’s scary.”

“It was an actual fiery, but mostly peaceful protest,” a guest said, referring ironically to the BLM riots. “And the other ones that…”

“Was the protest legitimate in your eyes?” the MSNBC reporter asked.

“This administration, I feel like, is using it as their Reichstag fire,” the Trump voter argued. “Yeah, that’s exactly what they’re using it as. ”

In another segment, MSNBC gets into the role President Trump allegedly played on January 6.

“Do you think that President Trump could have quelled the violence that day?” the host asked.

“Not him personally,” one panelist replied.

“No, I don’t think so,” another said.

“It started while he was still speaking,” one woman said. “I was actually there. I was there to see what I thought was going to be the last time I ever saw Trump…”

“So did he tell everybody to go and start rioting?” a fellow panelist asked.

“No,” she responded.

“I didn’t think so,” the woman remarked.

“No. And it actually I stayed for the whole speech, like a ton of people did,” she went on. “And then we all headed to the capitol ’cause he said, Let’s go to the capitol and, and peacefully…”

“Peacefully, a key word,” a woman commented.

“And peacefully make our voices heard,” she said. “We get to the capital, we’re like, What the hell’s going on? ‘Cause it had already happened.”

“I’m pretty sure I saw Democratic operatives instigating people to cross the barrier,” one man said.

The pro-Trump panelist may have been referring to Ray Epps, who was caught in video instigating the rioters, but inexplicably hasn’t been charged.

(RepublicanWire.org) – Republican North Carolina Congressman Madison Cawthorn said Democrats’ attempts to stop him from campaigning to keep his spot in Congress are “very close” to succeeding.

The representative appeared on Fox News on Monday and talked to host Tucker Carlson about what he said they are doing, MSN reported.

The Free Speech for People group cited Section 3 of the 14th Amendment, which states that a person who “engaged in insurrection or rebellion” after taking a Congressional oath should be prevented from running again in their challenge.

The group claims that Cawthorn’s speech at the January 6 protest in Washington D.C. amounted to promoting an insurrection.

Democrats like to pretend that January 6, 2021, was the first time someone objected to votes for president in Congress.

But the fact is that Democrats objected to more states in 2016 than Republicans did in 2020, a Newsweek fact check reported.

According to a C-SPAN recording of the joint session that took place four years ago, the following House Democrats made objections:

-Jim McGovern (D-Mass.) objected to Alabama’s votes.

-Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) objected to Florida’s votes.

-Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) objected to Georgia’s votes.

-Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.) objected to North Carolina’s votes.

-Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) objected to the votes from North Carolina in addition to votes from South Carolina and Wisconsin. She also stood up and objected citing “massive voter suppression” after Mississippi’s votes were announced.

-Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) brought up allegations of Russian interference in the election and malfunctioning voting machines when she objected following the announcement of Michigan’s votes.

-Maxine Waters (D-Calif) rose and said, “I do not wish to debate. I wish to ask ‘Is there one United States senator who will join me in this letter of objection?’” after the announcement of Wyoming’s votes.

For an objection to be considered, it must be submitted in writing and signed by a member of both the House and Senate. Because no senators signed onto the objections made by House Democrats in 2017, then-Vice President Biden by law denied all of the objections, repeatedly saying “there is no debate.”

In 2020 some Senators did sign on to the objections, which separates them from the 2016 objections, but not as it relates to Rep. Cawthorn.

“I’m sure that you were as puzzled as I was following Jan. 6 when they started saying that we were insurrectionists, seditionists, traitors. I thought they were just trying to get a flashy headline,” the representative said to Carlson.

“What is going on here is that they are actually very close to being able to subvert the will of over 700,000 Americans,” he said, a reference to the approximate of any given congressional district.

“And make no mistake, Tucker: This is not just about a 26-year-old from western North Carolina in a wheelchair. This is about the future of our very nation. If they’re able to set this precedent in North Carolina, they will be able to keep anybody who had valid and legitimate concerns about what happened in the 2020 election from being able to ever hold office,” he said.

Carlson agreed with the representative.

“I think your analysis is so smart. You’re exactly right,” he said. “That’s why they called the rioters ‘insurrectionists.’ And so many conservative officeholders and news organizations have ignored it. They’re so embarrassed. They don’t see what this is really about, which is ending democracy.”

Earlier this month the representative laid into President Joe Biden during a House floor speech on Wednesday, slamming him as an “idiot” and “geriatric despot” who deserves the middle finger.

The Republican lawmaker was especially exercised over Biden’s ordering 3,000 U.S. troops to stage in Europe amid rising tension between Russia and Ukraine, as well as Russia and NATO.

“Madam Speaker, the sons, and daughters of America are not foot soldiers for your party’s inept, geriatric despot. They are not expendable pawns to be dispatched at the whims of an idiot, tossed carelessly around the world to Godforsaken caves and bloody sandboxes. They are Americans, worthy of honor and dignity. The only salute from them Joe Biden deserves involves one finger,” Cawthorn, 26, railed.

(RepublicanWire.org) – Moving as expeditiously as he could on Christmas Eve Eve, while most of the mainstream media had already headed out for a long holiday weekend, former President Donald J. Trump asked the United States Supreme Court to intervene and stop the United States House of Representatives Select Committee that is investigating what took place at the United States Capitol Complex on January 6th from obtaining records about his actions that day.

According to CNBC:

“Former President Donald Trump asked the Supreme Court on Thursday to block a demand for White House records from the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot by a mob of Trump supporters.

“The request came two weeks after two lower courts rejected Trump’s argument that the records are protected by executive privilege, a legal doctrine that allows some White House communications to be kept private.

“President Joe Biden had declined to invoke privilege over the disputed documents.” [emphasis added]

In addition to the filing with the Supreme Court, Trump issued a statement, saying, in part, “The people being persecuted by the January 6th Unselect Committee should simply tell the truth, that they are angry about the RIGGED Presidential Election of 2020…”

This is a breaking news report, and we will monitor the United States Supreme Court to see if they take up the case.

By law, the court is not required to accept Trump’s petition. However, legal experts and court watchers say they’d be surprised if the court didn’t take the case.

President Donald Trump wanted National Guard troops in Washington to protect his supporters at a Jan. 6 rally that ended with them attacking the U.S. Capitol, leaving five dead, Trump’s former Pentagon chief testified on Wednesday.

Former Acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller told a House of Representatives panel that he spoke with Trump on Jan. 3, three days before the now-former president’s fiery speech that preceded the violence and led to his second impeachment.

According to Miller’s testimony, Trump asked during that meeting whether the District of Columbia’s mayor had requested National Guard troops for Jan. 6, the day Congress was to ratify Joe Biden’s presidential election victory.

Trump told Miller to “fill” the request, the former defense secretary testified. Miller said Trump told him: “Do whatever is necessary to protect demonstrators that were executing their constitutionally protected rights.”

House Oversight and Reform Committee Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) presides during a House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing titled “The Capitol Insurrection: Unexplained Delays and Unanswered Questions,” regarding the onMiller made the remarks during a contentious hearing held by the House Oversight Committee, which is investigating security failures in the days leading to and during the riot.

Representative Carolyn Maloney, the Democrat who chairs the committee, demanded answers from Miller on why National Guard troops did not arrive until hours after the building was Miller testified that the U.S. military was deliberately restrained that day when Trump’s rally turned into an assault by hundreds of his followers that left five dead, including a Capitol Police officer.

Miller testified that he was concerned in the days before Jan. 6 that sending National Guard troops to Washington would fan fears of a military coup or that Trump advisers were advocating martial law.

If Pelosi was really that concerned about protecting the Capital, wouldn’t she have accepted Trump’s request for additional troops, who’s fault is it now Nancy?