Election insurrection

A mob of pro-Trump supporters attack the U.S. Capitol Jan. 6, 2020

U.S. House backs select committee to probe Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol

BY: - June 30, 2021

WASHINGTON—The U.S. House voted Wednesday to establish a select committee to investigate the Jan. 6 insurrection, in which a mob of pro-Trump supporters attacked the U.S. Capitol. In a 222-190 vote that was almost entirely party-line, just two Republicans joined Democrats in passing the resolution, which calls for a probe into “one of the darkest […]

A mob of pro-Trump supporters attack the U.S. Capitol Jan. 6, 2020

U.S. House OKs commission to probe Capitol attack, but McConnell objections may doom it

BY: - May 19, 2021

WASHINGTON—The U.S. House voted Wednesday 252-175 to give the go-ahead to the formation of an independent, bipartisan commission that would investigate the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, despite objections from Republican leaders that the scope of the commission was not wide enough and other investigations are ongoing. Thirty-five Republicans joined with Democrats in […]

While Biden calls for unity, Louisiana GOP delegation blasts him for blocking Keystone pipeline

BY: - January 21, 2021

None of the current members of Louisiana’s GOP congressional delegation immediately acknowledged Joe Biden’s election as president when the race was called Nov. 7, and with the exception of Sen. Bill Cassidy, each of them either signed onto a lawsuit that sought to throw out votes in four key states that Biden won or voted […]

Steve Scalise

In opposing impeachment, Rep. Steve Scalise quotes Lincoln, promotes ‘healing’

BY: - January 13, 2021

Rep. Steve Scalise, the House Republican Whip who represents Louisiana’s First Congressional District, quoted Abraham Lincoln Wednesday and called for healing as pushed back against Democrats’ motion to impeach President Donald Trump a second time. Scalise, who was shot in 2017 by a gunman targeting Republicans and saved by U.S. Capitol Police, praised the officers […]

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 […]

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We’ve got to talk to our children about Wednesday’s attack on the U.S. Capitol

BY: - January 8, 2021

By Victor Jones My 6-year-old daughter had trouble sleeping Wednesday night, and was unable to say why. Just like me, my daughter is highly sensitive and intuitive to the energies surrounding us. We both can innately tell when something is off.  On Thursday, she gave voice to her intuition. “Daddy, something is wrong,” she said. […]

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 […]

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Our home was attacked Wednesday. It may never be the same.

BY: - January 8, 2021

WASHINGTON—Many of us in our working lives have places away from the office that feel like a second home. It could be a back room at a business, a warehouse, a barn, even the front seat of a car. For me, that place for years was the U.S. Capitol. Thousands of people’s lives are tied […]

Democrats unveil resolution to impeach Trump, fearing a self-pardon

BY: - January 7, 2021

WASHINGTON — Among the factors undergirding the new effort by House Democrats to impeach President Donald Trump again is a controversial legal theory that doing so could bar him from pardoning himself, according to those involved. The theory is among the many reasons — and there are many, as tempers still flare after an violent […]

How the 25th Amendment could be employed to quickly remove Donald Trump from office

BY: - January 7, 2021

This story has been updated to include President Trump’s acknowledgement that “a new administration” will take office this month. WASHINGTON — A rapidly rising number of federal lawmakers are calling for President Donald Trump to be removed from office, either through a process outlined in the 25th Amendment or through impeachment. The Democratic leaders of the […]

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 […]

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Jan. 6 protestor inside U.S. Capitol

Republicans refusing to acknowledge Joe Biden’s victory must own the insurrectionist attack on the U.S. Capitol

BY: - January 7, 2021

Rep. Steve Scalise professed to be outraged in August when Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, during an on-camera interview with MSNBC, used the phrase “domestic enemies” to describe Republicans she said were plotting to suppress the vote during the Nov. 3 presidential election.   “Disgusting,” Scalise, the House Republican Whip, wrote on Twitter. “Nancy […]