By Bhargav Acharya (Reuters) - Twitter Inc has permanently suspended the account of My Pillow chief Mike Lindell for repeated violations of the company's policy on election misinformation, the social media firm said late on Monday. Lindell, a devout supporter of former U.S. President Donald Trump, financed post-election protest movements in a bid to overturn the election win of President Joe Biden. Lindell used his personal Twitter account, which had nearly half a million followers before being suspended, and the company's account to spread unsubstantiated claims of widespread voter fraud in t...
Capitol cop shames ‘Blue Lives Matter’ crowd: ‘I’m still waiting for them’ to ‘condemn the violent attack’
A U.S. Capitol police officer shamed Republicans who publicly back law enforcement to serve a racist agenda but tolerate violent attacks by Donald Trump's supporters.
Sgt. Aquilino Gonell was the first witness to testify in the House commission hearing to investigate the Jan. 6 insurrection, and he called out GOP lawmakers and others who object to protests against police brutality but defended the rioters who brutally attacked officers as they attempted to overturn Trump's election loss.
"There are some who express outrage when someone kneels by calling for social justice," Gonell said. "Where are those same people expressing the outrage could condemn the violent attack on law enforcement at the Capitol and our American democracy? I'm still waiting for them."
"As Americans and the world watched in horror what was happening at the Capitol we did not receive timely reinforcement and support we needed," the officer added, "in contrast during the Black Lives Matter protest last year. U.S. Capitol police had all the support we needed and more. Why the different response? Were it not for the brave members of the [Metropolitan Police Department] and later on from other law enforcement agencies, I'm afraid to think what could have happened on Jan. 6."
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Viewers tuning into the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6th Capitol riot were universally appalled by a new video shared by the committee that showed the insurrectionists storming the building and attacking Capitol police attempting to protect lawmakers.
Immediately following the airing of the clip -- which can be seen below -- commenters on Twitter expressed dismay, with many saying it drove them to tears again.
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Princeton historian Kevin Kruse tweeted: "This video of the Capitol attack. Jesus," with another commenter adding, "It's beyond horrifying. We all saw the videos, the speeches."
You can see more responses to the video below:
Still can’t believe this video is our Capitol under attack & one party wants to keep the truth about it hidden. Tha… https://t.co/G84Yii7csj— Joyce Alene (@Joyce Alene) 1627393408.0
Holy shit. The never-before-seen Capitol insurrection video just shown at the Jan. 6 select committee was truly chilling! 🥺— Jon Cooper 🇺🇸 (@Jon Cooper 🇺🇸) 1627393601.0
@Joyjoysilva @KevinMKruse Exactly,it was horrible to watch in real time.— Cheryl Ricer OD, MS🇺🇸💙☮️♻️🏐🌎 (@Cheryl Ricer OD, MS🇺🇸💙☮️♻️🏐🌎) 1627394790.0
Tea Pain's watchin' these shameful videos of the MAGA attack on our Capitol. Big Lies are powerful things. That's… https://t.co/x29P5OxGVa— Tea Pain (@Tea Pain) 1627393670.0
@KevinMKruse Somehow every time they show the videos I see something new which only cements how close this country… https://t.co/Iexfy7NZms— Fenwick (@Fenwick) 1627393730.0
@KevinMKruse The looks on the officers faces....— Dorothy Taylor 😷Jesus Didn't Wear Pants (@Dorothy Taylor 😷Jesus Didn't Wear Pants) 1627393870.0
@KevinMKruse So true! Im speechless and I was expecting it to be bad!😪😭— Keshia Janay (@Keshia Janay) 1627393406.0
It’s a real shame we don’t get to have Jim Jordan on this committee, rolling his eyes and making dismissive gesture… https://t.co/fOMXPsstQ0— Kevin M. Kruse (@Kevin M. Kruse) 1627393481.0
@Dizzyndreamin @KevinMKruse I will NEVER forgive for what they did to our hall of legislation and our democracy. Never.— Take the Shot (@Take the Shot) 1627394535.0
@KevinMKruse Even worse is the feigned ignorance afterwards.— Norm de Plume (@Norm de Plume) 1627393397.0
@AshaRangappa_ Me too, and made me nauseous. #NeverForgetJanuary6th https://t.co/plRCSmW3zO— Jolie 🌊Chugging Way to 4K 🌊 Lucas 🇺🇸 💛 💚 (@Jolie 🌊Chugging Way to 4K 🌊 Lucas 🇺🇸 💛 💚) 1627393944.0
@AshaRangappa_ Adam Kinzinger looked like he was being re-traumatized, made me want to cry.— Tina Werni (@Tina Werni) 1627393623.0
GOP's Elise Stefanik blames Pelosi for January 6 attack in speech outside the Capitol as MAGA riot hearing begins
As the first hearing of the January 6th committee kicked off in the House, with harrowing testimony from police officers and newly released footage of violent pro-Trump rioters, House GOP Conference Chair Elise Stefanik (R-NY) gathered with attendants outside the U.S. Capitol and sought to deliver a counternarrative.
"The American people deserve to know the truth," said Stefanik. "That Nancy Pelosi bears responsibility, as speaker of the House, for the tragedy that occurred on Jan. 6."
Republicans have repeatedly claimed that Pelosi was in charge of security of the Capitol. Pelosi appointed the House sergeant at arms, who was on the Capitol Police Board that oversees the U.S. Capitol Police during the Jan. 6 insurrection, but she "does not oversee day-to-day operations of the Capitol Police," according to the Associated Press.
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