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Companies debarred by the federal government are not supposed to receive these low-interest federally backed loans, according to the requirements for the PPP program. The SBA’s inspector general’s latest report said it found “serious concerns about improper payments” in the PPP program, including money going to debarred companies. “I’m hopeful that the incoming Administration will implement timely measures to improve oversight.”Dodging requirementsSince the PPP program began, it has required companies seeking loans to confirmthey have not been debarred. But the SBA said it is examining loan forgiveness applications and would reject requests from any debarred company it finds. It was approved for a $300,000 PPP loan even though it has been debarred since 2012.
Persons: Joseph , Missouri —, Joseph, HPI, William Garvey, Garvey, , general’s, James E, , , Janet Storts, Nupro, Berg, Joseph ., Aimee Davenport, ” Davenport, “ We’re Organizations: Products Inc, U.S . Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Justice, EPA, HPI Products Inc, U.S . Small Business Administration, NBC News, NBC, SBA, U.S . Rep, Treasury, PPP, Treasury Department, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Labor, General Services Administration, Nupro Industries Corporation, Oil, Corporation, Nupro, Our Heritage, St Locations: St, Joseph , Missouri, U.S, Missouri, Philadelphia
Since Trump appears unwilling to stop them, the responsibility falls to the Republican state legislators who have reliably embraced and enabled Trump for the last four years. In Michigan, armed protesters occupied the state Capitol, and a group of terrorists plotted to kidnap and possibly kill Democratic Gov. Staying silent as extremists plan their attacks on capitols cannot be an option for Republican state lawmakers any longer. Staying silent as extremists plan their attacks on capitols cannot be an option for Republican state lawmakers any longer. The Republican state legislators who helped Trump fan the flames of division and distrust must now take responsibility for putting out the fire.
Persons: Donald Trump, Trump, Mike Pence, Nancy Pelosi, Joe Biden, Biden, We’ve, Gretchen Whitmer, Democratic Sen, Jim Brewster, , Derrick Evans —, Evans, Mary ”, Trump’s Organizations: U.S, Capitol, Republican, Trump, Congressional Republicans, Democratic, Democrats, Republicans, U.S . Capitol, — West Virginia Rep, Electoral, FBI, Twitter Locations: Washington, Congress, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Arizona , Pennsylvania, Virginia , Tennessee , Louisiana , Oklahoma, South Dakota, Wyoming, North Carolina, Virginia, Hampshire, Lansing, Oregon, America’s
Historically, Democrats have told Civil Rights activists that their calls for justice have cost the party electorially. The recommendations of the 1968 Kerner Commission and Obama's policing commission were hardly implemented, so what makes this time different? After telling civil rights leaders to wait on calls for police reform until after the Georgia runoffs, Biden promised the civil rights leaders that he would look into issues surrounding policing in a new commission. It also was direct about the need to reign in police abuses and called on departments to stop random "stop and frisk style" searches. But Johnson, despite passing landmark civil rights and anti-poverty legislation, stopped short of carrying out the Commission's recommendations.
Persons: Biden, Will Meyer, , Rep.Jim, we've, Obama, Adam Johnson, Johnson, Nima Shirazi, Wallace, George Wallace, Georgia runoffs, Lyndon Johnson, Otto Kerner, Michael Brown's, George Floyd's, Kerner Organizations: Police, Georgia, Civil Rights, The Intercept, CBS News, Democratic, Illinois, New York Times, Force, Century, Kerner Commission, New, Twitter Locations: Massachusetts, South Carolina, Alabama, Georgia, Brooklyn, Los Angeles, New Republic
Former Rep. Mickey Edwards of Oklahoma, known as a stalwart conservative during his days on Capitol Hill, said on Thursday that he is leaving the Republican Party because it has become a "cult" under President Donald Trump. Former Rep. Mickey Edwards of Oklahoma, known as a stalwart conservative during his days on Capitol Hill, said on Thursday that he is leaving the Republican Party because it has "become a cult" under President Donald Trump. "There is no Republican Party anymore that has values, principles, morals, anything," he told KFOR-TV. In the KFOR-TV interview, Edwards decried Trump's influence over GOP members of the Oklahoma congressional delegation who continued to contest Biden's election after the harrowing riots. "I don't know what the future is, but for me it's outside of the Republican Party."
Persons: Mickey Edwards of, Donald Trump, Edwards, Joe Biden's, It's, Trump, cowrote, Charles Djou, Djou, Trump's, You've, Josh Hawleys, Ted Cruzes, James Lankfords, it's Organizations: Capitol, Republican Party, KFOR, NBC, Republican, Committee, GOP Rep, Oklahoma, GOP Locations: Mickey Edwards of Oklahoma, Oklahoma, Hawaii
Montana Republican targets transgender youth with 2 new bills
  + stars: | 2021-01-15 | by ( Dan Avery | ) www.nbcnews.com + 0.00   time to read: +7 min
A Republican lawmaker in Montana has introduced a pair of bills targeting transgender youth. Montana State LegislatureFuller told Montana Public Radio that, as a former women’s soccer coach, he believes allowing transgender girls to play on women’s teams is unfair. Readings for both Montana bills were rescheduled from Wednesday to Jan. 20 to allow for public comment. Republicans, who currently control both chambers of the Montana state Legislature, will have until April to pass the measure this legislative session. “Make no mistake: these bills target and attack trans youth and will cause them serious and lasting harm,” ACLU of Montana Executive Director Caitlin Borgmann said in a statement.
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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.
Persons: WASHINGTON —, Donald Trump, Don Beyer, , Trump, Nancy Pelosi, Beyer, Alexandria Ocasio, Mikie Sherrill, Sherrill, Rachel Maddow, Bonnie Watson Coleman, Ann McLane Kuster, Lauren Boebert, Madison Cawthorn, Marjorie Taylor Greene, Boebert, Nancy Mace, Pelosi, Cawthorn, Micah Bock, Sen, Cory Booker, Bock, hadn't, Greene, Nick Dyer, Dyer, Joanne Freeman, fistfights, Freeman, Jason Crow, Peter Meijer, impeaching Trump, Meijer, Kim Lane Scheppele, Charles Sumner, Preston Brooks Organizations: WASHINGTON, U.S, Capitol, National Guard, Rep, Instagram, NBC, Twitter, Democrats, National, NBC News, Trump, Police, Yale University, Southern, GOP, MSNBC, Princeton University, Madison Locations: Alexandria, Cortez, D, Colorado, North Carolina, Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia, Washington, Northern, America, Congress, South Carolina
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.
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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
But that debate turned into a rout — 197 House Republicans opposing Trump’s impeachment, versus 10 voting for it. Now 10 House Republicans supporting their president’s impeachment wasn’t insignificant: It’s more than the House Democratic defections in Bill Clinton’s impeachment (five) and House GOP defections in Trump’s first impeachment (zero). But as impeachment moves to a Senate trial, the question we have: Are 10 House GOP defections worth 20 Senate GOP defections? Eight out of 10: The number of House Republicans voting for impeachment whose congressional districts were won by Donald Trump. 1: The number of House Republicans voting for impeachment who also objected to certification of the electoral votes last week.
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Reps. Ro Khanna, James Comer on concerns over Big Tech and free speech
  + stars: | 2021-01-14 | by ( ) www.cnbc.com sentiment -0.91   time to read: 1 min
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailReps. Ro Khanna, James Comer on concerns over Big Tech and free speechRep. Ro Khanna (D-CA) and Rep. James Comer (R - KY) joined "Squawk Box" on Thursday to discuss the tech backlash against President Donald Trump following the Capitol breach and what the potential consequences could be for the sector and for U.S. politics.
Persons: Ro Khanna, James Comer, Donald Trump Organizations: Big Tech
A Dolly Parton statue may be erected at the Tennessee Capitol
  + stars: | 2021-01-14 | by ( Scottie Andrew | ) edition.cnn.com + 0.94   time to read: +1 min
Born and raised in the Smoky Mountains, she's waxed poetic about her "Tennessee mountain home" in her recordings. It's fitting, then, that she be honored with a statue in front of the Tennessee Capitol. If it's commissioned, the Parton sculpture will face the historic Ryman Auditorium , a music venue where she's played throughout her career. A sculpture of Parton would be a decidedly less controversial addition to the Tennessee State Capitol, which housed Confederate monuments. "In my Tennessee mountain homeLife is as peaceful as a baby's sighIn my Tennessee mountain homeCrickets sing in the fields nearby."
Persons: John Mark Windle, Parton, she's, Dolly Parton, Nathan Bedford Forrest, Parton hasn't Organizations: Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Disney, Tennessee Capitol, Tennessee Rep, CNN, Tennessee State Capitol, Ku Klux, Capitol, Tennessean Locations: Smoky, Tennessee, Ryman
Rep. Adriano Espaillat tests positive for Covid-19
  + stars: | 2021-01-14 | by ( Nbc News | ) www.nbcnews.com + 0.66   time to read: 1 min
In the U.S., members of Operation Warp Speed recommended that states should expand access to Covid-19 vaccines to everyone 65 and older, as well as adults with underlying health conditions. Meanwhile, after months of delays, a team of experts from the World Health Organization has arrived in the Chinese city of Wuhan on a mission to investigate the origins of the coronavirus pandemic. China has resisted calls for an international inquiry into the source of the virus — conscious of the negative stigma the country has already suffered in the now global pandemic — but has agreed to let a WHO team in.
Organizations: World Health Organization, WHO Locations: U.S, Wuhan, China
Lawmakers in the House of Representatives have put forward a bipartisan bill to award Capitol Police officer and Army veteran Eugene Goodman the Congressional Gold Medal. Members of Congress, as well as the Army, have celebrated Goodman as a hero for his actions. Several lawmakers have put forward legislation to award Capitol Police officer and Army veteran Eugene Goodman one of the highest civilian awards in the US for his actions during the assault on the Capitol by a pro-Trump mob last Wednesday. "I shudder to think what might have happened had it not been for Officer Goodman's fast thinking and commitment to his duty and his country," he continued. "While some will remember last Wednesday for the very worst in our country, the patriotism and heroics of Officer Eugene Goodman renew my faith and remind us all what truly makes the United States great."
Persons: Eugene Goodman, Goodman, Charlie Crist, Emanuel Cleaver, Nancy Mace, Goodman's, Crist, Eugene, Donald Trump's, Joe Biden's, Brian Sicknick Organizations: Capitol Police, Army, Congressional, Senate, Trump, Florida Democrat, South Carolina Republican Rep, Washington Post, United States Capitol, United States Senate, 101st Airborne Division, XVIII Airborne Corps, Airborne Corps, Capitol, Air National Guard, Arlington National Cemetery Locations: Missouri, United States, Iraq, Arlington
Julia Letlow, the widow of Congressman-elect Luke Letlow, said that's she's running in a Louisiana special election to fill his seat. Luke Letlow was poised to be Louisiana's newest Republican member of Congress but he died from COVID-19 complications shortly before being sworn into office. Julia Letlow, the widow of Congressman-elect Luke Letlow, announced on Thursday that she'll run in a special Louisiana election to fill his empty seat. Congress members and Louisiana state officials expressed condolences after Luke Letlow's sudden death, and his friends said he was "destined for big things." John Bel Edwards announced a special election would take place to fill his vacant seat.
Persons: Julia Letlow, Luke Letlow, that's, Luke, , COVID, Luke Letlow's, would've, Ralph Abraham, John Bel Edwards Organizations: Republican, Monroe News, Congress, Congressional District, The New York Times, University of Louisiana Locations: Louisiana, COVID, University of Louisiana Monroe
In a story on what transpired during the Cappitol siege, CNN initially reported that Democratic Rep. Ted Lieu of California grabbed a crowbar. "CORRECTION: A previous version of this story misstated that Rep. Ted Lieu grabbed a crowbar before leaving his office. And they got it in the form of an amusing correction from CNN regarding what Democratic Rep. Ted Lieu of California grabbed during the Capitol siege. "CORRECTION: A previous version of this story misstated that Rep. Ted Lieu grabbed a crowbar before leaving his office. He grabbed a ProBar energy bar," a correction for a CNN story titled "How a swift impeachment was born under siege" states.
Persons: Ted Lieu of, Lieu, Ted Lieu, Donald Trump, Nancy Pelosi Organizations: CNN, Democratic Rep, Democratic, Cannon, Capitol, an Air Force Locations: Ted Lieu of California, American
Matt Fuller, a reporter for HuffPost, recorded at least 12 GOP lawmakers either side-stepping the metal detectors or setting them off and continuing on to the House floor. They included Reps. Virginia Foxx of North Carolina, Paul Gosar of Arizona, Markwayne Mullin of Oklahoma and Louie Gohmert of Texas. Rep. Louie Gohmert sidesteps the magnetometer, shaking his head and waving off the police. Many of the soldiers slept on the Capitol floor overnight. Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., goes through a new metal detector at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 12, 2021.
Persons: Donald Trump, Matt Fuller, Virginia Foxx, Paul Gosar of, Markwayne Mullin, Louie Gohmert, Joe Biden's, Marjorie Taylor Greene, Jonathan Ernst, Mike Pence, Steve Scalise, Steve Womack Arkansas, Lauren Boebert, Rep, Rodney Davis Organizations: Republicans, Wednesday, GOP, Reps, Oklahoma, Louie Gohmert of Texas ., National Guardsmen, Capitol, U.S, Reuters, Trump, Republican Locations: North Carolina, Paul Gosar of Arizona, Louie Gohmert of Texas, Steve Scalise Louisiana, Colorado
PHOENIX — The Phoenix Police Department is investigating after a virtual funeral for civil rights icon and city leader Calvin Coolidge Goode was interrupted Tuesday by hackers yelling racist slurs. “I condemn the racists who disrupted Vice Mayor Goode’s funeral services. I am determined to continue Vice Mayor Goode’s fight,” Gallego said. The racist and abhorrent remarks made during his funeral service today are wrong and I condemn them,” Ducey said on Twitter. “The hate act that occurred during the celebration of life for Vice Mayor Goode today was atrocious and unforgivable,” Phoenix City Councilman Michael Nowakowski said in a statement.
Persons: Calvin Coolidge Goode, Maggie Cox, Kate Gallego, , Goode’s, ” Gallego, Doug Ducey, Calvin Goode, ” Ducey, Goode, Mayor Goode, Michael Nowakowski, ” Goode, Gallego, , Ruben Gallego, Steve Gallardo Organizations: PHOENIX, The Phoenix Police Department, Phoenix Police Department, FBI, Twitter, Arizona Gov, Phoenix City Council, Jan, ” Phoenix City, Tanner Chapel, Methodist Episcopal Church, ” Democratic U.S . Rep, U.S . Capitol, Facebook Locations: Phoenix, , Maricopa County, America
"I am legally permitted to carry my firearm in Washington, D.C. and within the Capitol complex," she tweeted. "Metal detectors outside of the House would not have stopped the violence we saw last week — it's just another political stunt by Speaker Pelosi." Under the direction of Speaker Pelosi, magnetometers are at entrances to the House floor. And you guys did it without any consultation with the minority," Davis told House Minority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., outside the chamber. On the House floor, during arguments on a motion regarding the 25th Amendment, Rep. Greg Steube, R-Fla., called the metal detectors an "atrocity."
Persons: Nancy Pelosi, Mike Pence, Donald Trump, Louie Gohmert of, Steve Stivers, Van Taylor of Texas, Lauren Boebert, Debbie Lesko of, Larry Bucshon, — it's, Pelosi, magnetometers, Taylor, Don Beyer, Rodney Davis, Davis, Steny Hoyer, Steve Scalise, Van Taylor, Greg Steube, Joe Biden, Jim Jordan, Alex Moe, Haley Talbot, Dartunorro Clark Organizations: WASHINGTON, Republican, Capitol ., GOP, U.S . Capitol Police, U.S . House, Trump Locations: Louie Gohmert of Texas, Ohio, Colorado, Debbie Lesko of Arizona, Indiana, Washington ,, Rep, Lesko, America, Washington, New York
She told NBC Asian America that her Republican colleagues at the time prioritized loyalty to President Donald Trump over the safety of others. As the mob descended on the Capitol on Wednesday, Jayapal was in lockdown with about 100 other lawmakers. The contrast with the slowness of punitive measures against the rioters has its roots in the history of law enforcement, she said. Rather than protect communities of color, some of the earliest forms of law enforcement were intended to control the behaviors of people of color. "And so I think that was the history of the structures of law enforcement in this country, and I think that has continued to perpetuate through the system and into the sensibilities of not all but many who serve in law enforcement."
Persons: Pramila Jayapal, Jayapal, Donald Trump, Lisa Blunt Rochester, Brad Schneider, Bonnie Watson Coleman, Robert Keith Packer of, Victor E, Christopher Wray's Organizations: Republican, NBC, Capitol, Republicans, Capitol Police, Eastern Kentucky University, House Homeland Security Locations: America, Covid, Robert Keith Packer of Virginia, Poland, New England, Carolina
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
Some representatives now consider that lockdown a superspreader event, an instance in which an infected person passes the coronavirus to a disproportionate number of others. That situation prompted "a COVID superspreader event," she said — a circumstance in which one person infects a disproportionately large number of others. A superspreader event, then, refers to any instance in which an infected person passes the virus to more people than that average. Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, called the ceremony a superspreader event. Jayapal told The Cut that Republican lawmakers "still refused to take the bare minimum COVID-19 precaution and simply wear a damn mask in a crowded room during a pandemic — creating a superspreader event on top of a domestic terrorist attack."
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Capitol rioters shouted "Hang Pence!" We need to, at long last, take Trump's violent words — and the incendiary words of Republican lawmakers that contributed to the incitement — both seriously and literally. We need to, at long last, take their violent words — and the incendiary words of the president and Republican lawmakers that incited them — both seriously and literally. They took Republican lawmakers' words seriously. They took Trump's words seriously.
Persons: Nancy, , Trump, Andre Carson, ecosphere, Nancy Pelosi, She's, Hillary Clinton, Alexandria Ocasio, rioter, Pelosi, wouldn't, Washington DC Evelyn Hockstein, you've, Joe Biden, Ilhan Omar — didn't, Donald Trump, Louie Gohmert, Mike Pence, Gohmert, Lauren Boebert, Rudy Giuliani, Mo Brooks Organizations: Trump, Capitol, New York Times, Revolution, Democratic Rep, President Trump, United States Capitol, Washington DC, Washington, Getty, Democrat, Republican, Colorado —, Republicans Locations: Alexandria, Cortez, Washington, Texas, Colorado, Alabama
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