Marjorie Taylor Greene freaks out as Jan. 6 committee kicks off: 'They want members of Congress in jail!'
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) lashed out at the House select committee on Jan. 6 because she believes it is an attempt to jail her.
Greene made the statement to Real America's Voice host Steve Bannon moments after the select committee's first Jan. 6 hearing was gaveled into session.
According to Greene, the American people "have the power to stop anything bad happening but pretty soon you're not going to have the power."
"The January 6 committee has started and this is [House Speaker] Nancy Pelosi's witch hunt," she insisted. "This is her final vendetta against the president that she hates with a passion. This woman is blind with rage and evil and she's launching this political attack on all of us."
"I know for certain, I am one of her main targets," the congresswoman continued. "They want members of Congress in jail. And guess who that is."
Greene added: "Nancy Pelosi is so warped in her thinking, she wants to put President Trump in jail. She wants to put Kevin McCarthy in jail. She'd like to put me in jail, Jim Jordan, Mo Brooks, Lauren Boebert. She'd like to put us in jail."
Greene also revealed that she is assembling her own Jan. 6 "committee" with Reps. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) and Matt Gaetz (R-FL).
Watch the video below from Real America's Voice.
Sgt. Aquilino Gonell laid the blame for the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection squarely on the twice-impeached shoulder of former president Donald Trump.
The U.S. Capitol police officer testified before the a House select committee hearing on the assault, and Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) asked what he thought when he heard the former president describe the rioters as a "loving crowd" -- and Gonell unloaded.
"It's upsetting," he said. "It's a pathetic excuse for his behavior, for something that he himself helped to create, this monstrosity. I'm still recovering from those 'hugs and kisses' that day that he claimed that so many rioters, terrorists, were assaulting us that day. If that was hugs and kisses, we should all go to his house and do the same thing to him. To me, it's insulting, it's demoralizing, because everything that we did was to prevent everyone in the Capitol from getting hurt. What he was doing, instead of sending the military, instead of sending the support or telling his people, his supporters to stop this nonsense, he egged them to continue fighting."
The rioters were clearly Trump supporters, despite what the ex-president and some of his allies say.
"I was on the lower west terrace fighting alongside these officers," Gonell said. "All of them, all of them were telling us. It was not Antifa, it was not Black Lives Matter, it was not the FBI. It was his supporters that he sent over to the Capitol that day. He could have done a lot of things. One is to tell them to stop."
"He talks about sacrifices," Gonell added. "The only thing he has sacrificed is the institutions of the country and the country only for his ego, because he wants the job, but he doesn't want to do the job. That's a shame on him himself."
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Americans maintained their relatively upbeat attitude in July, according to a survey released Tuesday, bucking expectations for a decline as the US economy recovers from the Covid-19 crisis.
The Conference Board said its consumer confidence index rose to 129.1 this month from 128.9 in June, despite expectations among analysts that it would decline by about five points.
That was the highest level for the index since February, fueled by positive views of the current economic situation. while consumers also maintained their relatively optimistic outlook for the future, according to the report.
"Consumers' appraisal of present-day conditions held steady, suggesting economic growth in (the third quarter) is off to a strong start," Lynn Franco, senior director of economic indicators at The Conference Board, said in a statement.
"Consumers' optimism about the short-term outlook didn't waver, and they continued to expect that business conditions, jobs, and personal financial prospects will improve."
The data showed the present situations index climbing less than a point to 160.3, while the expectations index measuring views for the next six months about income, business and labor market conditions was basically unchanged.
Despite surging prices in many parts of the economy, expectations for average inflation 12 months in the future dipped to 6.6 percent, indicating consumers may believe the increases have reached their peak.
However, consumers have in the past reacted to the spread of Covid-19, and some states are now dealing with fresh outbreaks.
Ian Shepherdson of Pantheon Macroeconomics said the data "show no sign that people are much concerned by the upsurge in Covid cases, though that could easily change if the severe outbreaks in several southern states become more widespread."
Respondents' views of business conditions improved, with 26.4 percent saying business conditions are "good," while the share characterizing them as "bad" was relatively flat.
Labor market views were mostly unchanged from June, with 54.9 percent of people describing jobs as "plentiful," and 10.5 percent saying they were "hard to get."
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