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Thu Jan 14, 2021, 12:31 AM

Official confirms it was a Republican Congressman giving a Capitol tour to insurrectionists ahead of

Source: raw story


Official confirms it was a Republican Congressman giving a Capitol tour to insurrectionists ahead of attack



January 13, 2021


Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY) confirmed the account by Rep. Mikie Sherrill (D-NJ) that insurrectionists were doing a "reconnaissance tour" with a member of Congress the day before the attack.

Rep. Sherrill did a 13-minute video on Facebook Tuesday evening recalling seeing the incident.

"I can confirm that," Rep. Maloney told MSNBC's Nicolle Wallace. "I don't have firsthand knowledge of it, but I spoke to a member who saw it personally, and he described it with some alarm. Some of our new colleagues, the same ones, of course, who believe in conspiracy theories and who want to carry guns into the House chamber, who today, today, have been yelling at Capitol Police, shoving them. Who a week ago were risking their lives to save ours. This conduct is beyond the pale, and it extends to some of this interaction with the very people who attacked the Capitol, and that's why the issue of making sure every member of Congress now goes through a metal detector, which has never happened before, is so important for the security of the inauguration and for our proceedings and it's a sad reality that we find ourselves at a place where the enemy is within, and we cannot trust our own colleagues."
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"So, I just want to burrow into this fact. It's so startling. Is it a member or member staff who gave tours to insurrectionists the day before the riot on Wednesday?" Wallace asked.

"Again, I don't have all the specifics on that," he said. "My understanding is that there was a member showing people around. And that was the reason that when the person who relayed that story to me objected, the answer comes, 'well, they're with a member of Congress.' So, this issue, right, if a member of Congress wants to do it, traditionally, it has been assumed to be safe. That's why I sit on the House Intelligence Committee. No one does a background check of me. I've been elected by the people. I swear an oath to our nation's secrets and most of American history, we could rely on the fact that people would conduct themselves a certain way."


He explained that for the first time since the Civil War, Americans can't be certain that an official in Congress won't try to bring a gun to the inauguration and attempt to assassinate President-elect Joe Biden. ..........................................

Read more: https://www.rawstory.com/republican-capitol-tour-insurrectionist/









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Reply Official confirms it was a Republican Congressman giving a Capitol tour to insurrectionists ahead of (Original post)
riversedge Jan 14 OP
C Moon Jan 14 #1
lagomorph777 Jan 14 #14
C Moon Jan 14 #20
OldBaldy1701E Jan 14 #24
C Moon Jan 14 #26
RockRaven Jan 14 #2
lagomorph777 Jan 14 #15
progree Jan 14 #3
okaawhatever Jan 14 #27
christx30 Jan 14 #28
spudspud Jan 14 #4
AntiFascist Jan 14 #5
lagomorph777 Jan 14 #16
Marcuse Jan 14 #6
lagomorph777 Jan 14 #17
Dorn Jan 14 #21
Duppers Jan 14 #7
onetexan Jan 14 #8
blue-wave Jan 14 #9
yonder Jan 14 #10
bucolic_frolic Jan 14 #13
OldBaldy1701E Jan 14 #25
twodogsbarking Jan 14 #11
ananda Jan 14 #12
lagomorph777 Jan 14 #18
Celerity Jan 14 #19
Kashkakat v.2.0 Jan 14 #22
Grimelle Jan 14 #23
Whiskeytide Jan 14 #29

Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 12:47 AM

1. Stiffer penalties are needed. Our country it TOO lax on white collar crime,

so white people in power need to be reminded they are not above the law.

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Response to C Moon (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 08:59 AM

14. This isn't white collar crime; it's armed rebellion.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #14)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 10:31 AM

20. I know what white collar crime is.

Im saying that because, those at the top with power are used to special privileges because we are so lax on white collar crime.

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Response to C Moon (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 12:51 PM

24. Consequences

Something plenty of rich folks know nothing about. You are so right, it is past time to educate those who feel our laws and rules do not apply to them that there are consequences to being a treasonous fuckwad, regardless of how wealthy you may be. There is a double tiered justice system in our society, and it is high time we return to applying it to everyone.

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Response to OldBaldy1701E (Reply #24)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 01:30 PM

26. Thank you 1701E! For presenting my thoughts so much more eloquently!

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 12:53 AM

2. Fuck expelling them from Congress. Arrest them for conspiracy to commit murder.

They can serve out their Congressional term in federal prison. Maybe they'll even win the Repuke primary in 2022 -- that might not be a bad thing.

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Response to RockRaven (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 09:00 AM

15. That was part of what Maloney said;

something like "Forget the Ethics Committee; this is a matter for law enforcement."

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 01:21 AM

3. I don't follow. Why would a Republican congressperson give a tour to Antifa?

The RW talking point is that those were Antifa who invaded the Capitol.

Or have they given up on that, finally?

At least they haven't tried to blame BLM for it. Though of course they are a part of the "both sides do it" narrative.

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Response to progree (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 02:33 PM

27. LOL Good one. nt

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Response to progree (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 02:47 PM

28. Silly, the MAGA person that did the insurrection last week

will pull off his rubber mask at trial and say, i was antifa the whole time! The crowd will gasp and shock. Some people will faint. Then hell pull off the antifa mask to reveal a lizard face. Itll be wild.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 02:11 AM

4. They are shoving police officers?!

These officers must have the patience of Job to deal with these asshats.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 02:21 AM

5. This member needs to be shown the door n/t

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Response to AntiFascist (Reply #5)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 09:01 AM

16. The inside of a jail cell door.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 02:56 AM

6. The Fourteenth Amendment provides a path for rebels.

Section 3
No person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice President, or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any State, who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States, or as a member of any State legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any State, to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof. But Congress may by a vote of two-thirds of each House, remove such disability.

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Response to Marcuse (Reply #6)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 09:02 AM

17. +1

This is the precise situation the 14th is meant to address.

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Response to Marcuse (Reply #6)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 10:42 AM

21. +2

... or hold any office.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 03:02 AM

7. K & R

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 03:26 AM

8. Ban all guns from the capitol. Arrest those who make the workplace for these congress people unsafe.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 05:07 AM

9. I will say this again

This is treason by that republican congressman.

You see back in the day, Benedict Arnold was caught stealing away with General Kosciuszko's plans for the fortifications at West Point. The British were frustrated by the superior engineering of the fortifications at West Point. They just couldn't get past them and therefore did not have free navigation up and down the Hudson River. Arnold's intent was to turn the plans over to the British so they could defeat the defenses at West Point and have clear sailing up and down the Hudson River. Arnold was caught so West Point was never taken.

To me, the analogy is just too similar. One individual is giving away architectural security plans to another individual or group of individuals who want to do our country great harm and/or defeat our country. You will never convince me this modern day version of revealing architectural engineering to an enemy of our country is not treason.

The responsible parties need to be brought to justice.

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Response to blue-wave (Reply #9)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 05:36 AM

10. +1.

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Response to blue-wave (Reply #9)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 08:54 AM

13. Make Treason Great Again

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Response to blue-wave (Reply #9)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 12:59 PM

25. Yeah

But it was John Andre who was caught with those plans by rebels who were intent on robbing him. Those same rebels turned all of it in to the base commander, who was Arnold. He also discovered that General George Washington was arriving that morning for an inspection of the fort. So, Arnold ran like a coward and joined the British cause by receiving a generalship and later attacking a village 12 miles from his hometown. In other words, there was a fall guy and the main villain got away. We do not need this to happen again. We all know those cowardly, spoiled, little rich children (yes, they are all children, with ole Donny being the biggest child there) are going to try and run the second they see a gold-plated Lear or a full length limo. We need to charge them and seize their passports. Do not let any of them get away until they answer for this disgrace. Hey, if they did nothing wrong...

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 06:35 AM

11. The title is not entirely correct.

There were more than one Congressman and the tours were noted by experienced individuals as being suspicious activity. JFC the head of the FBI went on national TV weeks ago and said the greatest threat to the US was from home grown groups. Was this warning purposely ignored because it wouldn't help unite the country?

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 06:46 AM

12. I like Rep Maloney

He is very articulate and well-spoken on the news shows!

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Response to ananda (Reply #12)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 09:03 AM

18. I completely agree - one of the clearest speakers I've ever heard.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 09:09 AM

19. Bob Good - VA-5? His staff is already confirmed as being involved.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 10:44 AM

22. SO WHO WAS IT? nt

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 12:26 PM

23. This is scary af

He explained that for the first time since the Civil War, Americans can't be certain that an official in Congress won't try to bring a gun to the inauguration and attempt to assassinate President-elect Joe Biden.

WHAT!!!

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 03:01 PM

29. I doubt you can "tour" around inside the ...

... Capitol building without being on videotape 37 different times from every different angle. This should be a pretty open and shut case.

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