According to the New Hampshire Union Leader, a contingent of Proud Boys has been crashing school board meetings in Nashua, New Hampshire, where they have been intimidating locals.
"On Monday, a group of about seven Proud Boys wearing dark sunglasses, hats and facemasks stood outside Nashua High School North at the start of Nashua's school board meeting," reported Kimberly Houghton. "They were spotted in photographs posted on social media displaying the white power symbol and holding signs reading 'All lives matter, black (and) white unite,' and 'Marxism has no home here.'"
According to locals, they were also flashing "white power signs."
School board member Jennifer Bishop said of the incident, "I do find it concerning that we have Proud Boys showing up at our meetings ... We have a community of minorities that we need to support."
Nashua School Board Meeting last night. The large group on the left came to oppose the Proud Boys and support our s… https://t.co/4eg58XG3LV— Gary Hoffman (@Gary Hoffman) 1627386382.0
Proudboys in Nashua showing white pride hand signs #NHPolitics #Nashua https://t.co/O1kXS6aU91— Marc Nozell 🇺🇸 (@Marc Nozell 🇺🇸) 1627348692.0
The Proud Boys - white supremacist group defiles the American flag by coloring its stripe chicken yellow in Nashua… https://t.co/984V7yDf4W— Hon. Wendy E.N Thomas (@Hon. Wendy E.N Thomas) 1627346500.0
The Proud Boys, a far-right "Western Chauvinist" group linked to white supremacists who have been implicated in the January 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol, have been seeking to infiltrate local politics following their failures on the national level. Activists linked to the Proud Boys have also sought to seize control of the Republican Party of Clark County, Nevada.
New DOJ brief has 'ominous implications' for Trump's efforts to escape accountability for Capitol riots: legal expert
One of America's foremost constitutional law experts broke down how a recent court filing by the Department of Justice bodes poorly for Donald Trump's efforts to escape accountability for the January 6th insurrection.
Laurence Tribe, professor emeritus at Harvard Law School, wrote a Washington Post column about a DOJ brief that "doesn't directly address the former president, yet has ominous implications for his ability to avoid responsibility for his role in the Jan. 6 insurrection."
The filing involves a lawsuit in which Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) and Capitol Police officers are suing Trump and others, including Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL). Brooks argued he was immune under the Westfall Act because he was acting within the scope of his employment.
"U.S. District Judge Amit P. Mehta asked for the Justice Department's position, and, in a filing Tuesday, the department resoundingly rejected Brooks's view. This is a correct — indeed, an unavoidable — interpretation of the law," wrote Trump.
Tribe explained how the ruling applies to Trump.
"Nonetheless, the department's forceful conclusion was that Brooks's alleged actions — conspiring to 'injure members of Congress and Vice President Pence,' 'disrupt the peaceful transfer of power,' or otherwise ensure Trump's installation as the next president — cannot qualify as part of Brooks's official job. That irrefutable logic is equally applicable to Trump," he explained. "Inciting an attack on Congress 'is not within the scope of employment of … any federal employee,' the department reminded us, and Trump, in its brief. That single word, 'any,' marks the difference between a president and a dictator."
Alice Stewart, a former communications director for Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), blasted former President Donald Trump for not doing more to promote the vaccines that were developed during his own administration.
Stewart said that she was glad to see President Joe Biden giving credit to the previous administration for its work in speeding up development of the vaccines, and she imagined how Trump could have handled things differently to get more of his own supporters vaccinated.
"The former president missed a tremendous opportunity when he got the shot... to have staged a big photo op, show the American people what it's like to get the shot and how important it is," she said. "Unfortunately, he missed that opportunity and has gone on to make this a political issue, and that's really unfortunate because it's not."
Vaccination rates are the lowest in the states that backed the former president last year, and even though he has said he encourages people to take the vaccine, he has spent much more of his time trying to overturn the results of the election that he lost decisively to Biden.
Former Ted Cruz spokesman blasts Trump for not promoting vaccines: 'He missed that opportunity' www.youtube.com
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