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Mon Nov 22, 2021, 10:40 PM

Report: January 6 Organizers Threw Back Champagne and Charcuterie as the Capitol Was Attacked

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Report: January 6 Organizers Threw Back Champagne and Charcuterie as the Capitol Was Attacked
Apparently, bubbly and cured meat pair well with insurrections.
By Bess Levin
November 22, 2021


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According to text messages obtained by Rolling Stone’s Hunter Walker, as law enforcement officers “were in their third hour of battle with supporters of former president Trump on the steps of the U.S. Capitol,” a conservative activist who’d organized the major pro-Trump rally that came before the violence was busy ordering hors d’oeuvres and drinks to her hotel suite. Having apparently been distracted during “the chaos of the event this morning,” Amy Kremer allegedly wrote to fellow organizers that she’d made the executive decision to just call room service at the Willard InterContinental hotel—the same one that served as a “command center” to overturn the results of the 2020 election—rather than wait to get everyone’s individual requests. (Rolling Stone reviewed the text messages in question on “a phone where they were originally received and timestamped.” According to Walker, “The messages from Amy Kremer and her daughter, Kylie Jane Kremer, came from phone numbers that have been used by both women.”) “We ordered dinner again tonight,” Amy Kremer told the group chat. “Sorry, but we forgot to take orders in the chaos of the event this morning, so we just ordered the same thing as last night. I figured that was better than not eating. Lol. Cheese & Charcuterie should be here at 6PM and dinner around 7PM.”

What was on the menu for dinner? Only the best for Trump’s merry band of election deniers. Per Rolling Stone:

An emergency curfew took effect and National Guard troops arrived at the Capitol to clear the remaining crowds at roughly the same time Kremer and her fellow organizers received their cured meats. Three sources, who spoke on the condition of anonymity due to the ongoing investigations into the rally, told Rolling Stone that, along with food, people were drinking Champagne in the suite while rioters skirmished with law enforcement at the Capitol complex.

The text messages [also] include[d] a menu for a dinner for the organizers on the night before the rally. Menu options included a “Willard Burger” with truffle aioli, red-wine-braised Angus short rib beef bourguignon, steak frites, and a salmon filet with aged balsamic. Based on Kremer’s text about the charcuterie plate, she chose options from the same menu for the organizers on the evening of January 6. The options in the Willard suite also included Champagne that Kremer’s guests were drinking just as her organization issued a press release denouncing the violence and calling the group “saddened and disappointed.”


Were the organizers munching on Camembert? Aged Gruyère? Paper-thin prosciutto di Parma? Unclear. Regardless, the revelation that Kremer, the chairwoman of Women for America First, was throwing back Champagne and cheese boards amidst literal carnage is not actually the most damning information to come out of Walker’s report. That prize would likely go to the additional bit of significant evidence showing coordination between the Trump White House and the people who planned the rally leading up to the insurrection.

Two sources who were involved in planning the Ellipse rally previously told Rolling Stone they had extensive interactions with members of Trump’s team, including former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows. The [new] text messages provide a deeper understanding of what that cooperation entailed, including an in-person meeting at the White House. Rally organizers also described working with Trump’s team to announce the event, promote it, and grant access to VIP guests. A spokesperson for the former president did not respond to a request for comment on the record.


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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Nov 22, 2021, 10:49 PM

1. Steak frites was a favorite of mine, @ Les Halles a few blocks away,

some years ago. I never made it to the Willard.

Sorry to make light of this serious matter, but the menu brought me back.

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Response to elleng (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 23, 2021, 01:38 AM

5. I don't blame you. Reading this is making me hungry!

Stak frites--YUM!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Nov 22, 2021, 10:56 PM

2. I wonder if some of the peripheral supporters came to their senses after seeing the "revolt" fail?

That doesn’t cleanse them, but maybe a few who were going along for the ride realized how bad it was. Certainly not many. Most who saw it fail are spending their time trying to white wash the whole thing. I really can’t think of any of the power players involved who’ve completely disavowed TFG and the rioters. People like Cheney and Romney had already started distancing themselves.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Nov 22, 2021, 11:05 PM

3. But of course. They expected the coup would succeed.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Nov 22, 2021, 11:31 PM

4. You know where was this information when we could have used it?

Trump and his cohorts should be doing time right now.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Nov 23, 2021, 01:42 AM

6. Gods, they make me sick. They really, REALLY thought this coup would succeed.

Gods help this country, because we are not out of the woods yet.

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Response to Hekate (Reply #6)

Tue Nov 23, 2021, 04:03 AM

7. +100000

They really did….still do think it will succeed on next try…

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Nov 23, 2021, 12:13 PM

8. Charca what-now?

I'm just a humble liberal peasant, tending my arugula patch.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Nov 23, 2021, 12:40 PM

9. Hope they will soon be feasting on Brains & Eggs delivered to their concrete rooms on plastic trays.

And don't forget the cold coffee in Styrofoam cups.

One can dream.



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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Nov 23, 2021, 02:38 PM

10. This is shocking!

Charcuterie with champagne? I'm shocked. Charcuterie needs a good red wine.

Not at all surprising, though. They stay in their rich, comfy bubble while the rubes they stirred up do their dirty work for them.

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