What happened at the Capitol on January 6 was totally on Trump but what is more surprising are the actions of the GOP over it. Is almost everyone in that party so afraid of Trump?
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Ominous FBI warning wasn't shared with Capitol Police command staff prior to Jan. 6 riot, ex-chief testifies. Former Capitol Police chief Steven Sund in his first public testimony to the Senate about the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, said an FBI bulletin describing rioters "Preparing for war" was not fully disseminated. Sund also said that officers had not been trained for such an attack and not all had riot gear. Ref. USAToday.
US Capitol Police officer who shot Ashli Babbitt during Jan. 6 riot will not face charges, DOJ says. The U.S. Capitol Police officer who fatally shot veteran Ashli Babbitt during the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol will not face charges after an investigation into the incident, the Department of Justice said Wednesday. Babbitt, a 35-year-old from San Diego, was attempting to climb through a barricaded door near the House chamber when the officer, who has not yet been publicly identified, shot her in the left shoulder. Ref. USAToday.
And he shouldn't be charged for doing his JOB. I couldn't believe when I first heard he was being arrested for that it would have set a precedent that would make capitol officers afraid to do their job.
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House votes to authorize an independent commission to investigate the Jan. 6 Capitol Riot. The vote, largely along party lines with 35 Republicans joining in approval, faces an uncertain future in the Senate. Republican leaders in both chambers of Congress have come out against the narrow scope of the 9/11-style probe. Ref. USAToday.
Senate Republicans block the commission to investigate the Jan. 6 Capitol riot after the bill got bipartisan support in the House. Senate Republicans on Friday blocked a bipartisan commission proposed to study the U.S. Capitol riot. The commission would have studied what provoked the Capitol attack on Jan. 6 that left five dead and 140 police officers injured. Ref. USAToday.
First sentencing delivered in Capitol riot cases: No prison time for woman who used 'Schindler's List' defense. Out of more than 500 arrests made after the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, a federal judge has delivered the first sentence: Anna Morgan-Lloyd pleaded guilty in federal court to one charge of parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building in exchange for three years of probation, $500 in restitution and 40 hours of community service. Ref. USAToday.
Florida man receives 8 months in prison for Capitol riot, becoming the first Jan. 6 defendant sentenced on a felony charge. Paul Hodgkins, 38, from Tampa, pleaded guilty June 2 to obstruction of an official proceeding. Hodgkins spent about 15 minutes in the Senate chamber on Jan. 6, meandering the room with a Trump flag and snapping a selfie. About a dozen defendants, including Hodgkins, have pleaded guilty to charges in the insurrection. Source 7d.