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Attorney General Jeff Landry declines to join other AGs in singling out U.S. Capitol attack for condemnation

BY: - January 14, 2021

Attorney General Jeff Landry declined to sign a letter 50 other state attorneys general sent to the U.S. Department of Justice Tuesday condemning the right-wing attack on the U.S. Capitol.  Landry had previously declined to participate in a similar gesture by a group of 15 Republican attorneys general condemning that attack. Instead, Landry issued a […]

Sedition and conspiracy charges among the 170 cases opened in federal probe of U.S. Capitol attack

BY: - January 12, 2021

WASHINGTON—Almost a week after a violent mob stormed the U.S. Capitol, top officials at the FBI and Department of Justice held their first press conference on Tuesday to announce that they are directing prosecutors to issue a slew of sedition and conspiracy charges against pro-Trump rioters. More than 170 cases have been opened relating to […]

Head of Republican attorneys general group resigns amid Capitol robocall controversy

BY: - January 12, 2021

The executive director of the Republican Attorneys General Association (RAGA) resigned Monday after news outlets exposed that the association played a part in organizing Wednesday’s rally that turned into a riotous mob that ransacked the U.S. Capitol and directly led to five deaths. Executive Director Adam Piper submitted his resignation after initially denying his organization […]

U.S. House Democrats say they have enough votes to impeach Trump

BY: - January 11, 2021

WASHINGTON — At least 214 Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives have signed on to a measure to impeach President Donald Trump that was introduced Monday, charging him with inciting the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol last week. Supporters of the impeachment effort say they would have enough votes to send charges against Trump […]

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La. Capitol security chief says D.C. counterparts should’ve had ‘much better response’

BY: - January 8, 2021

As sergeant-at-arms for the Louisiana House of Representatives, Clarence Russ is the chief of security at the Louisiana Capitol whose duty it is to protect not only state property but any person — elected official or not — who’s inside.  After witnessing a complete implosion of security at the U.S. Capitol Wednesday as a right-wing […]

Multiple investigations opened into the death of U.S. Capitol Police officer in pro-Trump riots

BY: - January 8, 2021

WASHINGTON—A Capitol Police officer died late Thursday from injuries he sustained while a violent mob breached the U.S. Capitol as lawmakers were set to vote to certify the presidential election results. The officer, Brian Sicknick, died at 9:30 p.m. at a local hospital, according to U.S. Capitol Police. His death is being investigated by several […]

Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry tied to group that summoned ‘patriots’ to Capitol to ‘stop the steal’

BY: - January 7, 2021

Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry belongs to an association that helped lead, finance and organize the right-wing rally on behalf of President Donald Trump that ended with a violent attack at the U.S. Capitol Wednesday. The Rule of Law Defense Fund, an affiliate of the Republican Attorneys General Association, for which Landry served as chairman, […]

National Guard sent to D.C. as police defend response to mob takeover at Capitol

BY: - January 7, 2021

This story has been updated with news of Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund’s plan to resign. WASHINGTON — A day after a violent mob seeking to overturn the election forced its way into the U.S. Capitol, the chief of the law enforcement officers tasked with protecting that building and those who work inside said Thursday […]

Congress certifies Biden as president after rioting mob is driven from the Capitol

BY: and - January 6, 2021

WASHINGTON– After a day of insurrection and deadly violence at the U.S. Capitol, lawmakers early Thursday certified Electoral College votes declaring Joe Biden the winner of the November presidential election. But as they moved toward the certain outcome of victory for Biden, some Republicans backed away from their earlier objections to the certification. That included […]

Democrats prepare to take over U.S. Senate control after double victories in Georgia

BY: - January 6, 2021

WASHINGTON—Democrats were poised Wednesday to gain control of the U.S. Senate after securing historic wins in two Georgia runoff elections against Republican incumbents. Democrat Raphael Warnock defeated Sen. Kelly Loeffler Tuesday and Democrat Jon Ossoff was declared the winner in his race against incumbent Sen. David Perdue on Wednesday, giving each party 50 seats in […]

Louisiana congressional members respond to Trump’s violent mobs at Capitol

BY: and - January 6, 2021

Members of Louisiana’s congressional delegation spoke out against a violent mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol in what some lawmakers from other states are describing as an attempted coup incited by President Donald Trump to prevent Congress from certifying the November election results. At least one woman was shot and killed during the chaos, according […]

Woman shot during U.S. Capitol violence dies

BY: - January 6, 2021

WASHINGTON—A woman was shot inside the U.S. Capitol Wednesday during a riot provoked by Trump backers and later was pronounced dead at a local hospital, according to the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department.  Officials did not provide details on the woman, her hometown or which hospital she was taken to. U.S. Capitol Police did not respond […]