Two suspected homemade bombs were found near the RNC and DNC headquarters on Wednesday. A pickup truck parked across the street from the RNC office (and near the entrance to a Metro station) contained rifles and shotguns and a lot of ammunition.
I find it incredibly telling that this photo hasn’t gone viral. And almost no one is mentioning the bombs, ammunition, and accelerants that were found. They were literally calling for Nancy Pelosi’s head and said they were going to take hostages. This wasn’t a peaceful protest. pic.twitter.com/4KIyNUNVtO— Dylan (@dyllyp) January 7, 2021
Pelosi begins her news conference by saying, "Yesterday the President of the United States incited an armed insurrection against America." pic.twitter.com/zwSpuWFkLS— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) January 7, 2021
"I join the Senate Democratic leader in calling on the vice president to remove this president by immediately invoking the 25th amendment. If the vice president and cabinet do not act, the Congress may be prepared to move forward with impeachment." -- Pelosi pic.twitter.com/tGdFSbNBMs— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) January 7, 2021
"A complete tool of Putin, this president is. Putin's goal was to diminish the view of democracy in the world. That's what he has been about ... the president gave him the biggest, of all of his many gifts to Putin, the biggest yesterday" -- Pelosi pic.twitter.com/HP9fHuSuXQ— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) January 7, 2021
"While there are only 13 days left, any day could be a horror show for America" -- Pelosi pic.twitter.com/1jFtYneIIp— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) January 7, 2021
Pelosi says she's calling for the resignation of the chief of the Capitol Police and has been informed that will happen pic.twitter.com/0TtkENWEmm— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) January 7, 2021
Pelosi on Trump: "This man is deadly. To our democracy, and to our people." pic.twitter.com/VPNwjzT44J— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) January 7, 2021
"In terms of the inauguration ... I don't trust whatever the president might have in mind, because I think he's a very dangerous man" -- Pelosi pic.twitter.com/nXw1HKp5Ch— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) January 7, 2021
Trump has committed an assault on our nation and our people.— Nancy Pelosi (@TeamPelosi) January 7, 2021
Pence must remove him and invoke the 25th amendment. If they fail to act, we may be prepared to move forward with impeachment.
Justice will be done to those who carried out these acts of sedition and cowardice. -NP pic.twitter.com/NG6bJLts2l
Lindsey Graham says all of Trump's accomplishments are "tarnished" by yesterday's riots pic.twitter.com/56dSxzwEF7— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) January 7, 2021
Graham points out that "the president is frustrated" as if that justifies an attempted coup pic.twitter.com/YIPAofgJv8— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) January 7, 2021
"I would like to see President Trump help unify the country" -- Lindsey Graham (R-Fantasyland) pic.twitter.com/U5aLAXUyxA— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) January 7, 2021
Kayleigh says the President condemns the insurrection he incited yesterday pic.twitter.com/XOeyQ5x6l6— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) January 7, 2021
He...said he loved them and that they're very special. Yesterday. https://t.co/znqW4Odrre— Adam Reilly (@reillyadam) January 7, 2021
JUST NOW: Kayleigh McEnany just held a press conference with a brief nothing statement on the #CapitolRiots, then ran out before answering a single question.— Chip Franklin InsideTheBeltway.com (@chipfranklin) January 7, 2021
Because she's run out of lies?
Terrorism is defined in the Code of Federal Regulations as “the unlawful use of force and violence against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objectives” (28 C.F.R.— Dj Cabrera (@DjCabrera2) January 7, 2021
Let's start with this MF'er right here.— Leftward Swing🌹🌻 (@LeftwardSwing) January 7, 2021
Meet Richard 'Bigo' Barnett or alias George Reincarnated Patton (as he posts on facebook).
This self avowed white nationalist got a nice big fat PPP loan and plans to run for Governor of Arkansas in 2022. #CapitolRiots pic.twitter.com/NxyqqcF8UK
Trump’s “very special” terrorists. pic.twitter.com/XcObNpDtlH— Nik Candlestick (@NikCandlestick) January 7, 2021
Meet domestic terrorist Nicholas Rodean... who was fired from Glory Doughnuts and Diner in Frederick, MD. pic.twitter.com/ZKMq64JWEw— Cleavon MD (@Cleavon_MD) January 7, 2021
It was. I got the screenshot. pic.twitter.com/64LfU3LK2F— Pastor Holy Whore (@TheGiftOfJAB) January 7, 2021
Adam Johnson of Parrish, Florida has been identified as the man caught in a viral photo stealing a lectern from the U.S. House during Wednesday’s violent mob attack on the Capitol. Why hasn’t he been arrested? pic.twitter.com/QoClQybCT5— Jon Cooper 🇺🇸 (@joncoopertweets) January 7, 2021
People keep picking on this guy, but in my eyes, he was just a regular guy that finally took a stand.— GrantChastain (@GrantChastain) January 7, 2021
He's married to Dr. Suzanne Johnson of DaVita Medical. Not sure this is the type of review she was hoping for. pic.twitter.com/08S9DXdph1— sofi wearing a mask😷 and staying TF 🏡 (@sofi76) January 7, 2021
Feel free to walk into Dr Johnsons office and pick up any piece of furniture you like and walk away with it.— Larry 4680 Bishop (@CCTSSAB) January 7, 2021
It's fascinating, in the middle of a pandemic where most of the country has been wearing a mask, an easy way to make it harder to identify yourself, the far right is so anti-mask as to deliberately make identification easy and make transmission of the virus easy, I am impressed— Forza (@BillyForza) January 7, 2021
BREAKING: I've ID'd man #2 w/restraints in Senate (moderate/high confidence) and am referring directly to Law Enforcement— John Scott-Railton (@jsrailton) January 7, 2021
-Ex. military officer & has just pulled his social media.
-His insignia matches his military record.
Thx for help of many folks here! esp @JohnHultquist pic.twitter.com/OuQ6wGY9fW
Many have asked. I have referred Male #2's name and details to the @FBI and will not be naming him right now.— John Scott-Railton (@jsrailton) January 7, 2021
However, I believe you should know that his bio includes:
-longtime security clearance
-graduate of a military academy
-Senior officer's rank at retirement pic.twitter.com/J9z68MHOxv
This person is wearing a hat from Black Rifle Coffee Company, the same company that was criticized after photos popped up on social media of Kyle Rittenhouse rocking their gear and posing with a podcaster who BRCC sponsored. https://t.co/7UgkXqNO8a pic.twitter.com/NglEfJWWDf— Lauren Katzenberg (@Lkatzenberg) January 7, 2021
This is an automatic weapon. A still shot in the video when the woman was shot. He is pointing it at the capitol police pic.twitter.com/WHJFkLKDaP— SUMAC (@dsumma) January 7, 2021
Also: they were screaming for Pence to “come out.” Lin Wood called for Pence’s death yesterday.— Sarah Arellano (@TheSugarVenom) January 7, 2021
They were hunting Pelosi and Pence which is why that woman got shot at the entrance to the Speakers Lobby.— charlie smith (@UncleCharlieA) January 7, 2021
I completely agree and with this outside the Capitol at the time pic.twitter.com/spVNYzKJEU— Tom (@Tom_Burpt) January 7, 2021
I don't know who needs to hear this, but you can't call it a peaceful protest while also calling it a CIVIL WAR.— Ayngel *Sister, Survivor* Boshemia (@boshemia) January 7, 2021
One or the other, but you can't have both. pic.twitter.com/zsFIUYP0Zu
I read a bunch of the charge sheets and interviews today of the terrorists arrested yesterday and today. Every one of them turns into crying little babies when actually faced by consequences for their actions.— Fred Wellman (@FPWellman) January 7, 2021
BREAKING: U.S. CAPITOL POLICE INTENTIONALLY TURNED DOWN HELP FROM DOD AND THE FBI TO SECURE THE CAPITOL FROM TERRORISTS 😠 https://t.co/aMPaGSckdF— Eric Garland (@ericgarland) January 7, 2021
"Ok everyone, single file terrorist attack." https://t.co/9LXmVwixG4— Austin (@AustinWilde) January 7, 2021
Surprised he wasn’t handing out tourist maps so they could find their way around better.— Barry (@BarryW757) January 7, 2021
Retired NYPD Detective Marq Claxton: "Let's recognize that there is complicity on the part of law enforcement when dealing with white domestic terrorists ...You can't be that bad without it being intentional." https://t.co/exFsRnzOBs— TimKarr (@TimKarr) January 7, 2021
Chicago Police Union President John Catanzara expresses support for the MAGA terrorists who stormed the US Capitol in an act of insurrection and sedition yesterday, a group filled with white supremacists, saying they had a right to express “frustrations.”— Ricky Davila (@TheRickyDavila) January 7, 2021
He should be fired.
Damage is already done. This was on Fox News all last night. Spoken about by Matt Gaetz on the floor of the House last night. It was all transparent lies. And they'll just keeping doing it. https://t.co/PxOwWaNV6o— Ben Collins (@oneunderscore__) January 7, 2021
Bill Hemmer is apparently trying to nitpick "storming the Capitol" as the correct phrase to describe what happened yesterday. Smh. Talk about a hill to die on. https://t.co/lVoeMUZagh— Jesse Damiani (@JesseDamiani) January 7, 2021
Trump’s remarks before Capitol riot may be investigated, acting U.S. attorney in D.C. says https://t.co/GwSCgS21lZ— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) January 7, 2021
Scarborough: But then Trump supporters come in and you open the fucking doors for them pic.twitter.com/FgBmufDbeu— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) January 7, 2021
Pro Tip: if you are running late for plane and need to get thru security in a jiffy, show up with. Trump Flag and you’ll get a police escort to your seat.— YS (@NYinLA2121) January 7, 2021
Maybe it’s time to take this shit seriously? https://t.co/F7s9jA8otd— Charlie Sykes (@SykesCharlie) January 7, 2021
CNN's Jim Acosta made a startling statement while covering the insurrection riots in DC. A source very close to Donald Trump, someone who has known him for a "very long time" is questioning his mental status. It is not surprising, but it is alarming.
I talked to a source, a GOP source close to the President who speaks with him regularly – and I take no pleasure in reporting this – but this source tells me that he believes the President is out of his mind. The quote is "he is out of his mind". And the source says the President is so traumatized by his loss in the election, it is all he can talk about, it is all he can think about, it's all consuming for him. In this source's opinion, he is out of his mind.
Now, I talked to a separate source close to the White House, an adviser to the President. When I asked this adviser about the prospect of invoking the 25th Amendment and forcing the President from power with his Cabinet coming together and saying he's no longer fit to be President of the United States, this adviser said because the President has installed so many lackeys in the Cabinet – of course, the President always has loyalists on his Cabinet but there are lackeys on his Cabinet, including acting Secretaries who have been installed recently – that it's just unlikely, the probability of that happening is just not going to happen.
And in the words of this adviser, "I just don't think the Cabinet is going to invoke the 25th Amendment", but it is interesting, Jake, and according to this adviser, aides and allies of the President have been having these kinds of conversations about whether or not the 25th Amendment's time has come when it comes to Donald Trump. But you don't want to get into that kind of conversation when talking about the President of the United States. You don't take pleasure in that as a reporter, using that kind of language. But when a source close to the President – and this is a source who has known the President a long time, talks to him a lot – says he's out of his mind, I think that is serious, Jake.