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Seven Democratic senators have now called for a probe into Republican Senators Josh Hawley and Ted Cruz's role in the Capitol siege. Cruz and Hawley have previously faced criticism and pressure to resign from other lawmakers. Seven Democratic senators have called for an ethics probe into Republican Sens. Josh Hawley and Ted Cruz over their objections to the Electoral College vote on January 6 and whether or not their actions contributed to the Capitol siege. Sen. Joe Manchin previously said that the Senate should consider using the 14th Amendment to remove Cruz and Hawley.
Persons: Josh Hawley, Ted Cruz's, Cruz, Hawley, Ted Cruz, Sheldon Whitehouse, Ron Wyden, Tina Smith, Richard Blumenthal, Mazie Hirono, Tim Kaine, Sherrod Brown, Trump, Biden's, Donald Trump, Alexandria Ocasio, Sen, Joe Manchin Organizations: Democratic, Republican, Electoral, Seven Democratic, Republican Sens, Associated Press, Capitol, Republicans Locations: Republican, Cruz, Alexandria, Cortez, Hawley
Senator Ted Cruz repeated Donald Trump's America-centric climate rhetoric as President Joe Biden rejoined the Paris agreement on his first day in office. Cruz’s comment on Wednesday was met with criticism on Twitter, with users pointing out the obvious: the Paris agreement is a multinational effort. Meanwhile, Sen. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., also criticized Biden's decision to rejoin the Paris agreement, saying in a tweet it will cost American jobs and "force households and small business to pay higher utility bills." Biden’s rejoining of the Paris accord marks the start of a major policy reversal for the U.S. on the international stage, but he is already facing pushback at home. The senators’ move reflects the deep-seated political divisions over climate policy that could hamper Biden’s ambitious $2 trillion climate plan.
Persons: Ted Cruz, Donald Trump's, Joe Biden, Cruz, Biden, Trump, Alexandria Ocasio, Cortez, Pittsburgh’s, Bill Peduto, , Greta Thunberg, Sen, Marsha Blackburn, Biden's, Biden’s, Organizations: Trump, Geneva Convention, NBC, Twitter, Pittsburgh, U.S, Reuters Locations: Donald Trump's America, Paris, Texas, America, Pittsburgh, U.S, China, France, Cortez, Geneva, Switzerland, USA
S&P 500 companies gave $23 million to the 147 GOP lawmakers who contested Electoral College results. After GOP efforts to overturn Biden's victory led to violence, some companies paused their support. Here's a list of how much each corporate PAC had given and whether they've paused contributions. In total, 147 Republicans — roughly 55% of the GOP lawmakers in Congress — objected to certifying the results of at least one state's Electoral College vote. Here's a list of the S&P 500 companies — some of the largest and most influential businesses in the US — how much they gave to the 147 election objectors in the latest election cycles through their corporate PACs, and whether they've pulled their support.
Persons: they've, Joseph, , Read, Alexandria Ocasio, Cortez Organizations: Electoral College, GOP, PAC, Electoral, , Trump, Capitol, Center for Responsive Politics, Commission, White, Popular, Democratic Rep, Republicans, Twitter Locations: America, Alexandria
ET High Jobless Claims Pose a Test for the Biden Administration: Live Business Updates RIGHT NOW Higher rates signal optimism but may hurt the housing market. On the other hand, the passage of a $900 billion stimulus package late last year and the prospect of more aid under the Biden administration have allayed fears of a double-dip recession. “If Biden gets his way with more stimulus, there will definitely be more concern about the pace of Treasury bond issuance. The New Yorker Union decided on a walkout on Thursday after a recent round of negotiations with management failed. The New Yorker Union is part of the NewsGuild of New York, which represents employees at The New York Times, Reuters, The Daily Beast and other news outlets.
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ET Biden Seeks New Covid Guidelines for Workplaces: Live Business Updates RIGHT NOW Higher rates signal optimism but may hurt the housing market. S&P 500 - % Dow - % Nasdaq - %President Biden will ask for new workplace coronavirus protections. The agency declined to do so under Mr. Trump, but Mr. Biden supported this approach during the campaign. In his letter to Mr. Biden, Mr. Clark said that Amazon could help with “operations, information technology and communications capabilities,” though he didn’t specify what that would entail. President Biden has recommitted the United States to the Paris climate agreement and pledged to spend heavily on the development of alternative energy.
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ET China Did Not Fulfill Trade Promises, Report Says: Live Business Updates RIGHT NOW Higher rates signal optimism but may hurt the housing market. S&P 500 - % Dow - % Nasdaq - %China falls short on its trade deal promises, posing a test for President Biden. The shortfall poses a challenge for President Biden as he seeks to reorient the United States’ relationship with China. “President Biden has said that he is not going to make any immediate moves on the current China tariffs,” she wrote. The New Yorker Union decided on a walkout on Thursday after a recent round of negotiations with management failed.
Persons: Biden, Donald J, Trump, Kia Johnson, Janet L, Yellen, Biden’s, Mr, , Peterson, Parler, Barbara J, Rothstein, Parler “, Judge Rothstein, Jeffrey Wernick, , John Raoux, coronavirus, Carl Tannenbaum, ” Mr, Tannenbaum, Clinton, Scott Anderson, Gus Faucher, Faucher, Johannes Eisele, Dave Clark, Jay Inslee, Brian Huseman, Clark, Lauren Hirsch, Natalie Meade, Meade, ” “, ” Ms, Condé Nast, Elizabeth Warren, Alexandria Ocasio, Ints Kalnins, carmakers, Matthias Schmidt, Kai Pfaffenbach, Christine Lagarde, Lagarde, Ms, “ I’m Organizations: Dow, Reuters, United, Peterson Institute for International Economics, Trump, Senate Finance Committee, The New York Times, Amazon, Capitol, United States, Court, Western, of, Twitter, Northern Trust, Biden, Bank of, PNC Financial Services, Federal, Agence France, White, Washington, Centers for Disease Control, New Yorker Union, The New York, The New Yorker Union, Yorker, New, The, New Yorker, , Daily, Volkswagen, Reuters Volkswagen, Union, European Central Bank, Bank’s, United Airlines, Continental Airlines Locations: China, Iowa, Reuters China, United States, Beijing, of Washington, Chicago, San Francisco, Pittsburgh, Tennessee, Washington, Massachusetts, Cortez, New York, Europe, Berlin, Frankfurt, Britain, Paris
The New Yorker's employee union released a pay study Tuesday revealing major pay disparities. Employees are underpaid across the company, but women of color are paid the least, it concluded. The union that represents editorial employees at The New Yorker released a pay study on Tuesday that revealed major disparities across employees at the Condé Nast-owned publication. "The discrepancy between men's and women's median pay is $4,000; among employees of color. The gap between men's and women's median pay is closer to $7,000," it concluded, adding that "women of color earn a lower median salary than white women" and the pay gap for women of color was wider than other groups who made less than the company's median salary.
Persons: Condé Nast, Read, Biden, Sen, Elizabeth Warren, Alexandria Ocasio, Cortez Organizations: New, The, Yorker, Condé, Fox, Netflix, News Corp, Disney, New Yorker Union, New Yorker, Rep Locations: New York City, Alexandria
DOJ officials reportedly closed an investigation into Sen. Richard Burr's financial transactions, per CNBC. Burr sold up to $1.72 million in stock in the weeks before coronavirus concerns rattled markets, said ProPublica. "The case is now closed," Burr reportedly said in a statement. The Justice Department closed its investigation into stock trades by Senator Richard Burr without bringing charges, according to a statement reportedly made by the senator. Later that month, the Justice Department reportedly closed its insider-trading investigations into three others, Sens.
Persons: Sen, Richard Burr's, Burr, Richard Burr, Mitch McConnell, ProPublica, Alexandria Ocasio, Cortez, he'd, Dianne Feinstein, Jim Inhofe, Kelly Loeffler Organizations: CNBC, Justice Department, Republican, Department of Justice, Fox, Dow, Reuters, FBI, Senate Locations: North Carolina, COVID, Alexandria, Sens
A Queens, N.Y. man who allegedly made repeated threats to murder Democratic members of Congress on social media, including threats to murder them at President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration, was arrested Tuesday morning by FBI agents and NYPD officers. Nearly a decade later, he called President-elect Joe Biden a communist on social media while inciting others to take up arms during the inauguration, according to the FBI. In one post, he wrote that he wanted Trump to “hold a public execution of Pelosi aoc schumer etc.,” according to court documents. In the video, Hunt spoke directly to the camera saying, “[T]hey’re gonna come after us, they’re gonna kill us, so we have to kill them first . An account tied to the same email address as Hunt's Facebook profile commented "lets go, jan 20, bring your guns."
Persons: Joe Biden's, Brendan Hunt, , Ray Ultra, Hunt, Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, Alexandria Ocasio, Trump, Pelosi, Biden's Jan, , they’re, I’ll, Parler, Michael Flynn Organizations: Occupy Wall Street, Facebook, New, Administration, Occupy Wall, FBI, schumer, Trump, Biden's, National Security, U.S, Attorney’s, Eastern, of Locations: Queens, N.Y, Ridgewood , Queens, New York, California, Alexandria, Cortez, of New York
An FBI agent enters the residence of Brendan Hunt in Queens, New York, January 19, 2021. A New York man was arrested Tuesday for allegedly making threats related to the upcoming presidential inauguration of Joe Biden and calling for the deaths of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other prominent Democratic lawmakers. The suspect, Brendan Hunt of Queens, works for the Office of Court Administration, which operates the state's court system, and also is a part-time actor and filmmaker, authorities said. "Meaning, we want you to hold a public execution of pelosi aoc schumer etc. Also Tuesday, a retired New York City firefighter, Thomas Fee, surrendered on charges of violent entry and disorderly conduct during the riot.
Persons: Brendan Hunt, Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi, Brendan Hunt of, Hunt's, Slaughter, Donald Trump's, Hunt, they're, pelosi, We're, Pelosi, Alexandria Ocasio, Cortez, Sen, Chuck Schumer, Thomas Fee, Riley June Williams Organizations: FBI, Democratic, Administration, U.S . Capitol, Senators, D.C, Facebook, Trump, schumer, California Democrat, New York Democrats, Rep, U.S, New York City, Capitol Locations: Queens , New York, York, U.S, Brooklyn, California, Alexandria, Queens, New, Pennsylvania, Russia
Manchin said the 14th Amendment should be applied after Cruz and Hawley pushed forth with efforts to dispute Electoral College votes last week. Sen. Joe Manchin said the Senate should consider using the 14th Amendment to remove Sens. Josh Hawley and Ted Cruz, two Republicans who objected to the Electoral College vote last week. "That should be a consideration," Manchin, a Democrat from West Virginia, said when asked if the 14th Amendment should be triggered during an interview with PBS's "Firing Line." The 14th Amendment says that no lawmaker holding office "shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof.
Persons: Democratic Sen, Joe Manchin, Josh Hawley, Ted Cruz, Manchin, Cruz, Hawley, Trump, Sen, Donald Trump, Critics, Alexandria Ocasio, Cortez, Donald Trump's, craven, censuring Cruz Organizations: Democratic, Republican, Electoral, Capitol, Democrat, Republicans Locations: West Virginia, Alexandria, Hawley
During a virtual town hall meeting, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said that Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook "bear partial responsibility" for the US Capitol insurrection. Ocasio-Cortez referred to her 2019 grilling of Mark Zuckerberg during a congressional hearing. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has accused Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook of being partially responsible for last week's violent siege of the US capitol building. Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook bear partial responsibility for Wednesday's events. Ocasio-Cortez suggested that Facebook has historically had a "complete lack of accountability" to democracy during the town hall meeting.
Persons: Alexandria Ocasio, Cortez, Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg, Zuckerberg, Banning Trump, Tucker Carlson, Sen, Lindsey Graham, Hugh Hewitt, Sheryl Sandberg, Sandberg Organizations: Facebook, New, Politico, Fox News, Capitol Locations: Alexandria, New York
Tom Wolf has assigned 450 members of the state’s National Guard to protect the Pennsylvania Capitol. A day prior to the riot in the Capitol, Pennsylvania Republicans refused to seat state Sen. Jim Brewster, a Democrat who won a tight race in the western part of the state by 69 votes. Mastriano and Perry, both Republicans, are two Pennsylvania lawmakers who pushed election fraud conspiracy theories in their state at two levels of government. Fetterman and other Democrats lay much of the responsibility for the perpetuation of the election falsehoods in Pennsylvania at the feet of Perry, Mastriano and state Republicans. Pennsylvania state Sen. Doug Mastriano, R-Franklin, attends a hearing of the Pennsylvania State Senate Majority Policy Committee, in Gettysburg, Pa. on Nov. 25, 2020.
Persons: Donald Trump, Trump, Scott Perry, Sen, Doug Mastriano —, Joe Biden’s, Tom Wolf, , Wolf, Jack Thomas Tomarchio, Bush, , , Jim Brewster, Gov, John Fetterman, Brewster, Jan, Mark Makela, Fetterman, Perry, Mastriano, Mark Kauzlarich, could’ve, ” Fetterman, Doug Mastriano, Julio Cortez Organizations: Trump, Washington , D.C, state’s National Guard, Pennsylvania Capitol, National Guard, Pennsylvania —, Pennsylvania Democrats, Republican, Pennsylvania Republicans, Democrat, Gov, Democrats, Supreme, ” Republicans, Harrisburg Republicans, GOP, Army, Army War College, Pennsylvania National Guard, Pennsylvania Commonwealth, White, Capitol, Franklin, Pennsylvania, Media Matters, America, NPR, Facebook, Freedom, Operations Locations: Pennsylvania, Washington ,, Washington, Capitol, Brewster, Harrisburg, Pa, Gettysburg, Mastriano, Chambersburg
One House freshman is pushing to carry firearms on Capitol grounds, and another recounts being armed during the attack, further putting their colleagues on edge. But, Beyer said, the issue "that has the greater emotional impact is the sense that there's perhaps actual physical danger from our colleagues." Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., has said she feared for her life, in part because she doubted the motives of unnamed colleagues who were sheltering with her. But she and over 30 other Democrats have signed on to a letter asking authorities to investigate the claim. The article also misstated what chamber of Congress the attacker of a Northern senator before the Civil War was from.
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Democratic Party members are largely unified in their support for President-elect Biden's COVID-19 stimulus. The issue of $2,000 checks – now reduced to $1,400 — has caused some complaints, but the party appears to be largely backing Biden's plan. Congressional Democrats are largely unified in their support for President-elect Joe Biden's COVID-19 stimulus plan, contrasting sharply with the GOP divisions on the previous package. This third stimulus plan includes $1,400 relief checks for Americans, which would make a total of $2,000 when combined with the $600 in the most recent package. There has nonetheless been dissent over the $1,400 checks from progressives, who argue that the new stimulus checks should be $2,000 by themselves.
Persons: Biden's COVID, Mitch McConnell, Joe Biden's COVID, Donald Trump, Sen, Bernie Sanders, Nancy Pelosi, Pennsylvania Sen, Bob Casey, Andrew Cuomo, Elect Biden, Sanders, Rep, Alexandria Ocasio, Cortez, Cori Bush, Joe Biden, Mitch McConnell —, , Trump, Biden, Kamala Harris, NBC's Garrett Haake Organizations: Democratic Party, Chamber, GOP, Trump, Congressional, US Chamber of Commerce, New York Gov, Democratic, Commerce, Washington Post, Republican Senators, Georgia Locations: Pennsylvania, Alexandria, Washington Post . Missouri
Fox News primetime host Tucker Carlson lashed out at one of his favorite targets on Thursday night: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Carlson also accused Ocasio-Cortez of being a hypocrite for praising Capitol Police officers as "heroic," while supporting reallocating law enforcement funds to social services. "She likes the cops now despite the fact they're white supremacists," he said. Carlson's account of the Capitol riot flies in the face of overwhelming evidence and law enforcement's charges. And Carlson has long been accused of sympathizing with white supremacists, whom he has occasionally disavowed.
Persons: Tucker Carlson, Alexandria Ocasio, Carlson, Cortez, Donald Trump's, Ocasio, Mike Pence, Blake Neff, Neff Organizations: Fox News, Boston University, Trump, Rep, Capitol, Capitol Police, Fox, Washington Post, Ocasio, GOP Locations: Alexandria, Cortez, United States, Ocasio
Following the release of President-elect Joe Biden's sweeping coronavirus relief plans, critics are saying he's already reneged on one of his early promises to provide financially-strapped families with $2,000 stimulus checks. But some critics of Biden's new plan, including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), say that Democrats need to fulfill their campaign promise and provide full $2,000 payments. lauded Biden's plan. Biden's plan increases enhanced unemployment insurance payments to $400 per week from the current $300 per week, and extends the benefits through September. Check out: $1,400 checks, enhanced unemployment: Here's what's included in Biden's stimulus planDon't miss: The best credit cards for building credit of 2021
Persons: Joe Biden's, he's, Biden, Alexandria Ocasio, Raphael Warnock, Jon Ossoff, ″ Ocasio, Cortez, Cori Bush, Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, Harris, Here's Organizations: Democratic, Senate, Washington Post . Rep, Ocasio, Democrat, Republican, Biden, Congressional Locations: Alexandria, Cortez, Georgia
A man who was seen in the Capitol holding a Confederate flag during last week’s riot by supporters of President Donald Trump turned himself in to authorities on Thursday. https://t.co/GBUQJkydGI pic.twitter.com/Mt0C4QTG4b — FBI (@FBI) January 11, 2021Both men are set to have a virtual appearance in front of a federal judge either Thursday or Friday, the FBI said. Investigators allege that video evidence showed Hunter Seefried punched out broken glass in a window to get access the Capitol. The sight of the Confederate flag in the halls of the Congress raised particular alarm for citizens and lawmakers because of its affiliation with secession, civil war and slavery. The congresswoman on Wednesday posted an Instagram video detailing her experience during the Capitol riot, calling it the “tragedy of white supremacy” that some would rather watch the country burn than have equality for all.
Persons: Donald Trump, Kevin Seefried, Hunter, Hunter Seefried, buMd8vYXzH, GBUQJkydGI, Mt0C4QTG4b —, Joe, Sen, Cory Booker, Booker, Alexandria Ocasio, “ We’ll, ” Ocasio, Cortez, , Nancy Pelosi's Organizations: Capitol, Confederate, U.S, Marshals, FBI, NBC News, Mt0C4QTG4b — FBI, Attorney's, District of Columbia, Electoral College, Rep Locations: Wilmington , Delaware, Delaware, United States, Alexandria, Cortez
U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) participates in a Census Town Hall at the Louis Armstrong Middle School in Queens, New York City, U.S., February 22, 2020. REUTERS“Congrats to President Joe Biden. Reuters could not find the alleged tweet in ProPublica’s “Politwoops” archive, which tracks deleted tweets by public officials (here). Deleted Tweets from Ocasio-Cortez can be found here . Ocasio-Cortez’s tweet congratulating Joe Biden said, “Congratulations to President-elect Joe Biden & Vice President-elect Kamala Harris!”, and can be seen here .
Persons: Democratic Representative Alexandria Ocasio, Cortez, Joe Biden, , Alexandria Ocasio, Louis Armstrong, REUTERS “ Congrats, let’s, , , Kamala Harris, Ocasio, Read Organizations: Democratic Representative, Conservative, U.S . Rep, Louis, Louis Armstrong Middle School, REUTERS, Reuters Locations: U.S, Alexandria, Cortez, Queens , New York City
President-elect Joe Biden unveiled a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 stimulus plan on Thursday that includes $1,400 checks. But based on criticism of the proposal online, there's confusion and anger about why the plan does not explicitly include $2,000 direct payments. President-elect Joe Biden released his COVID-19 stimulus plan on Thursday, and it includes $1,400 checks to add to the $600 direct payments provided via the most recent stimulus package — bringing the total distributed amount to $2,000. Just four days ago, Biden tweeted: "We need $2,000 stimulus checks." Biden's plan garnered a fair amount of criticism Thursday:—Rhea defund police Butcher (@RheaButcher) January 14, 2021Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York was also critical of Biden's plan over the $1400 checks.
Persons: Joe Biden, Biden, Donald Trump, Cash, — Rhea defund, Butcher, Alexandria Ocasio, Cortez, ″ Ocasio, Joseph Zeballos, Roig Organizations: House Democrats, Senate Republicans, Democrats, Trump, Washington, Capitol Locations: Alexandria, Cortez of New York
20,000 guardsmen to deploy for Biden inauguration
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - While Congress acted to impeach him, President Donald Trump on Wednesday urged his supporters to shun violence as the National Guard prepared to deploy at least 20,000 troops in Washington for the Jan. 20 swearing-in of his successor Joe Biden. About 8,000 National Guard troops were on hand for Trump’s 2016 inauguration, Reuters reported at the time. While the House of Representatives debated a formal charge of “incitement of insurrection,” Trump and the Republican National Committee called for an end to violence ahead of the Inauguration. Incoming troops will be responsible for securing the city before Biden’s inauguration, with new fencing engulfing the Capitol area. Two officials said some National Guard troops were deputized as Capitol Police officers to carry out law enforcement functions if needed.
Persons: Donald Trump, Joe Biden, Robert Contee, ” Trump, Trump, Muriel Bowser, Jeffrey Rosen, , , Andrew McCabe, Rosen, ” McCabe, Alexandria Ocasio Organizations: WASHINGTON, Wednesday, National Guard, Republican Trump, Congress, Reuters, Republican National Committee, National Park Service, Capitol Police, FBI, CNN, Democratic Locations: Washington, Greater Washington, Cortez
She also ripped into Republican colleagues in the House and Senate: "Ted Cruz, you do not belong in the United States Senate. Josh Hawley, you do not belong in the United States Senate, so get out." "Ted Cruz, you do not belong in the United States Senate. Josh Hawley, you do not belong in the United States Senate, so get out," Ocasio-Cortez said. "Maybe you should vote to impeach him because he's an active threat to every single American," Ocasio-Cortez called out to GOP colleagues.
Persons: Alexandria Ocasio, Cortez, Jamie Raskin, Ted Cruz, Josh Hawley, Hawley, Donald Trump, he's Organizations: United States, United States Senate, Capitol Locations: Alexandria, Ocasio, Sens
Amazon responded on Tuesday to a lawsuit filed by Parler that accused the tech giant of violating antitrust laws by banning the controversial social media platform from using Amazon Web Services. In its response, Amazon alleged that Parler violated its contract by refusing to remove more than 100 examples of violent content, including death threats against prominent Democrats, Republicans tech executives, and supporters of Black Lives Matter. Amazon also cited Section 230 as part of its defense against Parler's claims that Amazon conspired with Twitter to hurt Parler's business by kicking it off AWS. Major tech companies including Apple and Google cut ties with Parler this week amid revelations that far-right insurrectionists used the social media platform to organize and incite violence at the US Capitol. Amazon cited more than a dozen examples of content posted to Parler that it said violated Amazon's policies.
Persons: Parler, Parler's, insurrectionists, Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, Alexandria Ocasio, Jeff Bezos, Jack Dorsey, Mark Zuckerberg, Sundar Pichai, Read, Trump, Apptopia Organizations: Amazon, Amazon Web, Republicans, Twitter, Major, Apple, Google, ., NBA, NFL, MLB, NHL, Capitol, Communications, Facebook, Trump Locations: Alexandria, Cortez, Apptopia
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slammed House Republicans who refused to comply with safety measures implemented after the deadly Capitol siege on January 6. "It was always abt upholding a system of state violence that targets Black ppl & ppl of color. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slammed House Republicans who refused to comply with new safety protocols implemented at the Capitol building in the wake of the deadly insurrection on January 6. "It was always abt upholding a system of state violence that targets Black ppl & ppl of color." "You can tell by how regularly GOP members defend crimes, reject accountability, & push officers when *they* want to," she continued.
Persons: Alexandria Ocasio, Cortez, abt, Mike Pence, Lauren Boebert, Marc Rod, Boebert, Steve Scalise, CNN's Manu Raju, Louie Gohmert, Fuller, Republicans scoff, Trump, Steve Womack, Markwayne Mullin Organizations: Republicans, Capitol, GOP, pro, ppl, Republican, Democrats, Capitol police, Democratic Locations: Alexandria
Several Democratic members of Congress have alleged that the mob at the US Capitol had help from people with insider knowledge of the building. On Tuesday, New Jersey Rep. Mikie Sherril released a Facebook Live video claiming she saw several members of Congress taking people on "reconnaissance" tours on January 5. Several Congressional Democrats have alleged the January 6 breach of the Capitol Building was aided by people on the inside. But on Tuesday, New Jersey Rep. Mikie Sherrill went further and released a 13-minute Facebook Live video in which she suggested that members of Congress were also complicit in the attack. Sherill said she witnessed members of Congress escort people through the Capitol Building on January 5, and referred to it as "reconnaissance" for the January 6 insurrection.
Persons: Mikie Sherril, James Clyburn, District of Columbia Michael Sherwin, Tim Ryan, Mikie Sherrill, Sherill, Read, Cortez Organizations: Democratic, Capitol, , New, , New Jersey Rep, District of Columbia, Congressional, ., Capitol Police, Navy Locations: ,, , New Jersey, Alexandria
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