Latest news from the January 6 riot: Trump lambasted Biden’s temper tantrum as Cruz mocked ‘cowardly fool’ about Tucker’s apology
Five moments from the Capitol riot that I’ll never forget
Donald Trump hesitated and initially refused to tweet the words “stay peaceful” when his supporters breached the Capitol building and attacked police officers on January 6 of last year, it is claimed.
A former aide to the president, who wished to remain anonymous, told CNN that Mr. Trump was “very reluctant to publish anything when he [the Capitol riot] unfolded.
The aide worked in the west wing of the White House, the broadcaster said, and was reportedly close to the message broadcast during the riot.
Meahile, Joe Biden gave his long-awaited speech marking the anniversary of the deadly riot on the United States Capitol on January 6, 2021 – a scorching speech in which he condemned Donald Trump for watching television during the then insurgency. that his supporters were attacking Congress.
He also rejected the idea that the insurgents were “patriots” while urging Americans to protect democracy.
Mr Trump responded by issuing three statements continuing to voice his grievances and conspiracy theories about the 2020 election while calling on the “MAGA nation” to “stand up” against the Biden administration over the vaccination warrants.
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Yesterday and today: 3.9% unemployment
Congressman Don Beyer, a Democrat who represents Northern Virginia’s Eighth District in the House of Representatives, has gathered a number of tweets from yesterday and today from Republicans regarding the employment numbers of this morning.
It goes without saying that the contrast is not surprising but illustrates the partisan divide on issues as simple and quantifiable as the economic well-being of the nation.
Leading GOP account hails 3.9% unemployment rate under Donald Trump as a record high, but under current administration the same figure represents their “worst jobs report” and “Biden’s policies have failed and he doesn’t care “.
In 2018, GOP President Ronna McDaniel hailed the 3.9% unemployment rate as the lowest since December 2000 and “great news for our economy and our workforce,” but paraphrased the line of the GOP account today.
Kevin McCarthy called the 2018 issue “historic” but said today’s economy was “stifled”.
House Republicans said their “pro-growth agenda” came in 2018 with an unemployment rate of 3.9% and the economy was “booming.” In 2022, their tweet says this is “just the latest sign that [Biden’s] the economic crisis continues ”.
The United States created far fewer jobs than expected in December as an increase in the number of Covid cases began to spread across the country.
Dow Jones estimated 422,000 for the number of payrolls and 4 percent for the unemployment rate.
Olivier o’connellJanuary 7, 2022 7:44 PM
Injured Capitol Hill cop sues Trump over incitement to riot
A United States Capitol Police officer lodged a complaint against Donald Trump exactly one year after a crowd of his supporters entered the halls of Congress and injured dozens of law enforcement officers
In a case filed in US District Court in Washington DC on January 6, an attorney for Briana Kirkland says she “endured an odyssey” of violence that began between 20 officers on the Senate side of the Capitol and ended “covered with chemical spray”. and blood, “with a traumatic brain injury that would cost her a year of her personal and professional life, and physical and personal injuries that would follow it indefinitely.”
Olivier o’connellJanuary 7, 2022 7:25 PM
Former Pence aide criticizes GOP for downplaying importance of January 6
Alyssa Farah, once press secretary to former Vice President Mike Pence, tweeted on Friday that she “got a lot of hatred from the right-wing for thinking 1/6 was a big deal.”
“There is nothing less conservative [than] than trying to overthrow [the] democratic process, ”she wrote.
“If we cannot recognize that we are morally in bad shape as a party, it will be the loss of the GOP.”
Olivier o’connellJanuary 7, 2022 7:07 PM
Voice: Tucker Carlson gutting Ted Cruz is a warning
Andrew Naughtie describes how Ted Cruz fell into the paradox of the “morally unrelated postmodern logic” of the dominant far right.
Olivier o’connellJanuary 7, 2022 6:45 PM
Biden to deliver State of the Union address on March 1
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has invited President Joe Biden to a joint session of Congress on March 1 where he will deliver the President’s annual State of the Union address.
Andrew Feinberg reports from Washington, DC.
Olivier o’connellJanuary 7, 2022 6:20 PM
Bidens travels to Colorado
The president and the first lady left Washington, DC en route to Colorado to meet with victims of the wildfires that swept through two suburban towns in late December.
They will then fly to Las Vegas, Nevada, to attend the funeral of Harry Reid, the former Democratic Senate leader, on Saturday.
Olivier o’connellJanuary 7, 2022 6:05 PM
‘Mad coward’ Ted Cruz mocked his ‘creepy’ apology to Tucker Carlson
The Republican senator from Texas was toasted on Twitter for what was seen as a “hovering” apology to the Fox News host for his description of the Capitol riot as a “terrorist attack.”
In a particularly uncomfortable moment for the Senator, Mr Carlson said: “You told this lie on purpose and I wonder why you did it.”
Sheila Flynn has the story.
Olivier o’connellJanuary 7, 2022 5:48 PM
Biden hits ‘the last guy’ in jobs comments
In his remarks on the latest US employment figures, President Biden made a few references to his predecessor.
On the 2020 election (while discussing supply chain issues).
“The Grinch didn’t steal Christmas … Nor any votes.”
“By the way, the stock market – the last measure of everything – it’s about two percent higher than it was when my predecessor was there. It broke record after record after record on my watch everything. by making things fairer for working class people. ”
And for good measure, he even included a “Malarkey” brand when responding to Republican criticism of his economic plans.
Olivier o’connellJanuary 7, 2022 5:19 PM
Biden speaking on employment figures
The latest US jobs figures are disappointing compared to the Biden administration’s forecast, and the president is scrambling to explain his record on job creation.
Andrew NaughtyJanuary 7, 2022 4:58 PM
Kinzinger on Cruz: “It’s you”
Adam Kinzinger, one of two Republicans on the January 6 select committee, joined the effort to hold Ted Cruz accountable for his own words in the days following the insurgency:
Andrew NaughtyJanuary 7, 2022 4:34 PM