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Pelosi says independent commission will examine Capitol riot

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“attempting to hold President Trump accountable,”

The majority of Americans do hold Trump accountable. It's only most Republicans and the mobs made up of Qanon, Oath Keepers, Proud Boys and the dozens of other extreme right, white nationalists the Republicans have welcomed into their 'tent' who don't. The R's and their extreme right backers continue to cheer their Trump on.

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The R's and their extreme right backers continue to cheer their Trump on.

Yeah and?

They are Americans entitled to their own opinions.

They have their opinion, you have yours.

Give it a rest.

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Not like the Republicans will accept the results of any inquiry. The Republican's own investigation found that the primary reason behind the Benghazi attack was due to the Republicans gouging the security budget for embassies. Didn't stop them from chanting "LOCK HER UP" like a bunch of deranged Jonestown cultists.

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Pelosi said the House will also put forth supplemental spending to boost security at the Capitol.

And there you have it. Dems are all about mo’ money no’ money. I wonder if this will be debated as much as coronavirus relief.

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DId she resurrect McCarthy?

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It will be super funny if they found that Pelosi called on the National Guard to stand down on the day of the rally. Looked pretty peaceful from what I watched with exception of Ashley Babbitt being murdered with no just cause. Where are their tasers and body cams? Google "M19 U.S Capitol" it was more violent and see who was targeted. Then Goggle who pardon that same person just barely a decade later.

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Looked pretty peaceful from what I watched

Did you watch something shown by Qanon, RT, Breitbart?

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Bipartisan? No. Absolutely not. Turn this matter over to the criminal justice system. One political party is so corrupt that they cannot be trusted with sensitive information and were perpetrators/enablers of 1/6. We witnessed yesterday what happens when perpetrators are the judge and jury.

Here's who needs to investigate --- the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, who should immediately convene a grand jury to consider whether Trump committed any criminal offense before, during, or after the invasion of the Capitol.

A provision of the federal criminal code states:

"Whoever incites, sets on foot, assists, or engages in any rebellion or insurrection against the authority of the United States or the laws thereof, or gives aid or comfort thereto, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States." [emphasis added]

(18 U.S. Code § 2383 -- https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/2383) 

It's not even required to prove that Don "incited" an insurrection --- his assistance, aid, and comfort to the insurrectionists suffice.

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Looked pretty peaceful from what I watched with exception of Ashley Babbitt being murdered with no just cause. 

That is a very minority opinion. Also wrong and easily disprovable to those who might dabble in reality.

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And there you have it. Dems are all about mo’ money no’ money. 

So after what happened in January, you actually think that more security at the Capitol ISN'T justified? Really?

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but the American people have to Right to Assembly.

Is this stage two? Looked like a bit more than just an assembly to me fella. Dead people and gallows all over the place.

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“His behavior after the election was over the top,” Graham said. “We need a 9/11 commission to find out what happened and make sure it never happens again.”

And now Lindsey will go back groveling to donald, they should create a brand of flip flops after him.

I am all for a commission, but unless it leads to criminal prosecution and imprisonment, it’s going to be toothless.

Anyhow there are more than enough prosecutions heading donald’s way. Better golf while he can, they don’t have courses in prison!!!

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In a letter to Democratic colleagues, Pelosi said the House will also put forth supplemental spending to boost security at the Capitol.--------

Don't worry Nancy, 36,000 soldiers are still guarding the capitol and they weren't put there by you.

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Wait a second, so now the Trump defenders' argument has actually become "the Capitol riot never even really happened"?!

Well, it's official, we're dealing with actual trolls. No sane person could sincerely operate in such bad faith. Nobody can be that dishonest. Just downvote and ignore.

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Looked pretty peaceful from what I watched with exception of Ashley Babbitt being murdered with no just cause.

Claiming murder while also claiming peaceful demonstrations is shocking.

There was nothing peaceful about it. The raw footage that I saw was people overpowering the police and breaking into the capital. Much of that footage was from the rioters themselves or security cameras.

A rioter was shot by a police officer. One was committing a felony, and the other was acting in the line of duty. He could have made a better choice, but I couldn't judge the officer in that case. I am just surprised that more people were not shot.

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We all know what caused the riots. We all viewed the trend and the road to the riots. We all have the ability to use our intelligence to understand the truth. The politicians try to muck up the truth. We can all see through the lies and the mis-information. Politicians seem to think that the general public cannot think. I am talk about the other half of Americans who did not attend the rioting party.

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Monday that Congress will establish an independent, Sept 11-style commission to look into the deadly insurrection that took place at the U.S. Capitol.

Good. This was an overt attack on our nation's Capitol - the same as Al Qaeda flying aircraft into the Pentagon and NY towers - only the terrorists this time didn't come from the Middle East - they were pro-Trump far-right domestic terrorists that crawled out of the gutters throughout America.

And they were incited and encouraged the the EX-President of the US, just as Osama Bin-Laden incited and encouraged his supporters.

In fact, during both attacks - Bin-Laden and Trump were doing the same thing - watching on TV and cheering...

The cult of Al Qaeda or the cult of MAGAworld - there's very little difference between them...

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Considering the half-baked Senate impeachment "trial" staged without witnesses or documentary evidence that the Republicans/ Democrats turned into a short-lived sham of "justice seen to be done" and, considering the fact that 10 House Investigations, most led by vengeful Republicans, which went on for 2 years and cost American tax-payers 7(?),000,000 and yet was still not able to deliver the truth to the American people (that the attack was NOT carried out by Al-Qaeda, but by CIA-funded Libyan militias), would it be asking too much to spend a few dollars on a little report to get to the bottom of the January 6 attack on the Capitol? Given the abundance of witnesses whose voices were never heard during the bi-partisan rushed proceedings, above all, testimony from the central figures, the Instigator-in-Chief and his political and corporate backers who aided and abetted the big lie of Trump's "landslide victory" that duped millions of credulous citizens and brought a hardcore of them to Washington, the truth of what really happened at the Capitol, and how and why, should be a simple matter for the FBI to uncover at a fraction of the cost of the "Benghazi" report.

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Supports spending $11 billion on a useless border wall, balks at spending money on security for the heart of US democracy.

Yeah, why am I not surprised.

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Obviously an investigation needs to be done. The security failures and breakdowns are just too many to list.

Unfortunately, this will most likely mean more stringent screening processes for regular visitors, which is a shame. The right-wing terrorist attack will change security around the Capitol forever, much like 9/11 did at airports. Get ready for large protests to be watched by hundreds or thousands of special forces type law enforcement like some kind of police state.

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The seditionist Trump supporters who stormed the Capitol and killed a police officer, and the right wing posters here just forgot about it.

What happened to Blue Lives Matter? All of a sudden you don't care so much about cops when they're trying to prevent the overthrow of democracy.

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It will be super funny if they found that Pelosi called on the National Guard to stand down on the day of the rally.

It would be even funnier if Spider-man had shown up and started breakdancing, and just as likely.

Pelosi does not have the power to summon or dismiss the National Guard.

Looked pretty peaceful from what I watched with exception of Ashley Babbitt being murdered with no just cause.

She broke into the US Capitol and was trying to invade an inner chamber to kill elected officials and install Donald Trump as dictator.

Where are their tasers and body cams?

Lots of footage was shown in the Senate just last week. I'm sorry you have difficulty following the news.

Google "M19 U.S Capitol" it was more violent and see who was targeted. Then Goggle who pardon that same person just barely a decade later.

I took your advice and Googled this: zero deaths, zero injuries. Your right wing pals killed and injured more people in their attempt to make fascism the law of the land. Sorry to break it to you.

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Lindsay Graham is an awful traitor. The good thing about the GQP is that you can always use their own words to criticize them. Cowardly hypocrites. There really should be a 'Stop the Steal' investigation into how he 'won' his own election last year. Even he thought he was a goner, judging by the amount of shaking he was doing when Jaime Harrison exposed all his lies and hypocrisy (although he didn't mention ladybugs).

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It will be super funny if they found that Pelosi called on the National Guard to stand down on the day of the rally.

They won’t. But if it makes you happy to imagine so, go for it.

Meanwhile, in the real world the adults will get things done.

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These Democrats won’t stop, you’d think they would have learned now after a failed Mueller investigation and tow failed impeachment trials, how much more tax payer money do they want to continue to waste?

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These Democrats won’t stop, you’d think they would have learned now after a failed Mueller investigation 

The Mueller investigation led to several convictions and actually made money. It was a success.

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A Presidential initiated and supported act of sedition that includes terrorist activity to invade the capital, of course the republicans do not want to investigate the details. They are all co-conspirators in the sedition and have blood on their hands. Move on my a**, it would be like saying forget about the 9-11 tragedy (this September will be 20 years now since that act of terrorism). 9-11 was more horrific. but it was not led by a sitting President who lied over and over again about his losing the election.

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These Democrats won’t stop, you’d think they would have learned now after a failed Mueller investigation and tow failed impeachment trials, how much more tax payer money do they want to continue to waste?

It is ironic how the right cites procedural obstruction as a failure on the merits instead of considering the substance of the charges.

Don't worry, there are new prosecutors in town and judges who are not Senators beholden to a whipped up base led by a narcissist. Trump has a lot to fear for his lawless acts, "find me 11,780 votes" or directly calling GA investigators. Georgia wasn't the only place he decided to call to change the vote.

Plus, there is a need to better protect the government in this current environment, and an investigation will look at the facts (not alternative facts) and make suggestions to improve security. Currently, the main threat is from right wing militants, but that threat could equally come from left wing militants. I don't see how this can be a partisan issue.

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60% of Republicans now say they want a third party.

I love watching them rip themselves apart! The Republican civil war is pure entertainment.

Very American Exceptionalist to just want to walk away from the mess without taking any responsibility for it.

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They can continue to try in vain, they failed so far. Lol

Your Republican civil war says otherwise.

Or have you fallen in love with the so-called "RINOs" now?

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PTownsend

Looked pretty peaceful from what I watched

Did you watch something shown by Qanon, RT, Breitbart?

A counter-question would be: Did you watch only the selectively edited clips shown on the corporate "mainstream" media?

Btw, "Qanon" is not a video hosting site, as the media maybe told you. It is simple a long string of conspiracy postings, with unknown source.

And RT and Breitbart you should definitely take a look at sometime, because they will show footage that is blanked out in your media.

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What's pathetic is that rioters call themselves patriots. Well, patriot has the word riot in it.

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And there you have it. Dems are all about mo’ money no’ money. 

You clearly missed Trump’s spending habits. Hilarious that you people have done a screeching 180 and claim to be worried about the deficit/debt.

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Btw, "Qanon" is not a video hosting site, as the media maybe told you. It is simple a long string of conspiracy postings, with unknown source.

Qanon conspiracy theories are the official ideology of the GOP. The GOP believes in white supremacy and Jewish Space Lazers, and is against democracy and free and fair elections. The source is the GOP and its followers.

And RT and Breitbart you should definitely take a look at sometime, because they will show footage that is blanked out in your media.

Yes, they will: Kremlin propaganda and far-right conspiracies. Breitbart regularly parrots Qanon nonsense.

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Btw, "Qanon" is not a video hosting site, as the media maybe told you. It is simple a long string of conspiracy postings, with unknown source.

And RT and Breitbart you should definitely take a look at sometime, because they will show footage that is blanked out in your media.

Nothing good enough for you to bother linking to though it appears. Sounds pretty weak... like maybe you're nervous that we'll laugh at you for believing their clear inanity.

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I have to admit, it will be nice to see these violent Trump supports going to jail for a long time.

But the other part of me knows this is just the beginning. The violent right wing of the Trump party will just continue to grow due to the lies and propaganda by Trump and his crazy GOP supporters.

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And RT and Breitbart 

RT is a proud and avowed russian propaganda machine and Breitbart is a cesspool of actual fake news and right-wing lunacy. Suggesting either of them as sources of information is quite simply trolling.

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Nothing good enough for you to bother linking to though it appears. 

I think it's because if the Trump stans on here actually linked to the news sources they use, they'd be embarrassed that they're from somewhere with a URL like www.alienlizardscontrolamerica.org/trumpisrightandtheelectionwasstolen.probablybyjewishspacelazers.org

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RT is a proud and avowed russian propaganda machine and Breitbart is a cesspool of actual fake news and right-wing lunacy. Suggesting either of them as sources of information is quite simply trolling.

Unfortunately it's not. The extremists really believe these extremist media sources are "the truth".

It's sad for America.

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I have to admit, it will be nice to see these violent Trump supports going to jail for a long time.

Probably not, I equally wanted to see a lot of corrupt libs go to jail, but alas, it was not meant to be.

But the other part of me knows this is just the beginning. The violent right wing of the Trump party will just continue to grow due to the lies and propaganda by Trump and his crazy GOP supporters.

What? Lol

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Probably not, I equally wanted to see a lot of corrupt libs go to jail, but alas, it was not meant to be.

How many Biden voters stormed the US Capitol? Take your time.

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More police. More fences. Keep the Guard there full time. This was exactly like 9/11 or whatever. The loons who rioted are an existential threat to the US. Lets spend a ton more time and money "looking into" this......

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The Louisiana GOP which decided against david duke in the 1989, lost no time in censuring Cassidy for his vote against donald.

That’s the GOP for you.

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Probably not, I equally wanted to see a lot of corrupt libs go to jail, but alas, it was not meant to be.

Any specific names or examples of “corrupt libs”?

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Also no surprise that donald's idiots care more about statues than the lives of the police.

The bigoted mob killed one, injured more than 70 policemen and would have got away with worse.

All the while donald watched it on tv and clapped his hands like a child.

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wanted the police defunded last year? Definitely wasn’t Trump supporters.

I'd rather see the police "defunded" than killed in a violent seditious riot, but hey, that's just me I guess.

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People who encouraged attacking the police now suddenly care about it getting defunded.

The savages who attacked the Capitol on Jan 6th and their pathetic leader didn't care much for the police and their lives.

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One policeman was murdered by donald's bigoted mob, another two killed themselves because of the trauma they suffered. Their families should sue donald for unleashing his savages on patriotic officers trying to defend democracy.

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This is a very legitimate point, but conservatives refuse to separate the very small number of rioters

It doesn’t matter if it was a small number and it doesn’t matter if it were a few or a few thousand. Rioters are rioters, looters are looters, destruction is distractions, it’s all the same, stop with the semantics please.

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The savage rioters on Jan 6th were there because of donald's lies.

Shouldn't he bear responsibility for lying to his half-wit supporters!!!!

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