10:30 — The Senate voted to certify the electors in Arizona, with 6 objections (including Hawley and Cruz, natch). The same thing is happening in the House. Only, like, 45 more states to go (plus likely objections in Pennsylvania and Georgia). I think it’s safe to turn off your TVs and step away from your social media feeds for the night. This should hopefully be sorted by the morning with fewer Lindsay Graham speeches.
9:40 — The National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien, the deputy National Security Advisor, and the Deputy Chief of Staff are all considering resigning tonight, according to CNN. They are also reporting that “some” cabinet members are considering invoking the 25th (which apparently requires two-thirds of both Houses of Congress, if Trump objects). House Dems, meanwhile, are expected to urge Pence to invoke.
(It probably goes without saying, but there will not be a Pajiba Love tonight.)
9:26 — You have GOT to be kidding me. Josh Hawley continues to ride the Trump train, even after all of this.
Hawley disingenuously frames Trump's mob as part of a trend of "violence against law enforcement" pic.twitter.com/7BhnntyMMr— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) January 7, 2021
“Fucking psychopath.” — a Republican official watching Hawley speak tells me.— Olivia Nuzzi (@Olivianuzzi) January 7, 2021
Mitt Romney is opening up a can of polite but forceful whoop-ass on Josh Hawley right now. “The best way we can show respect for the voter who are upset is by telling them the truth!”
Romney: "We gather due to a selfish man's injured pride … what happened here today was an insurrection incited by the President of the US." pic.twitter.com/eLnC3tgUTA— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) January 7, 2021
Mitt Romney is killing it.— Holly Figueroa O'Reilly (@AynRandPaulRyan) January 7, 2021
My 17 year old just said, "what fucked up timeline are we in that I am clapping for Mitt Romney?"
That's my boy.
8:43 — Oh thank God.
Sen. Loeffler, who day after day on the campaign trail in Georgia indulged Trump, and vowed to fight to overturn the presidential election, then lost her own election, now says she will no longer object to certification of the electoral college votes.— Philip Rucker (@PhilipRucker) January 7, 2021
Loeffler, like Lankford, admits her concerns about election integrity were a fraud pic.twitter.com/0Nj61z9TyB— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) January 7, 2021
8:37 — Facebook has now suspended Trump from posting for 24 hours. Like, the fact that the President of the United States has been suspended by Facebook and Twitter for inciting violence ought to say something about his fitness to lead. Invoke the 25th.
8:20 — Not surprised.
NEW: Trump initially rebuffed and resisted requests to mobilize the National Guard, according to a person with knowledge of the vents. It required intervention from White House officials to get it done, according to the person with knowledge of the events.— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) January 7, 2021
8:10 — Pence, McConnell, and Tom Cotton trying to take the moral high ground after enabling Donald Trump for the last four years has been a remarkable thing to see, and by remarkable, I mean: Enraging.
8:00 — Go fuck yourself. “Man holding matches and smelling of gas walking away from a fire denies he’s an arsonist.”
Wisconsin’s @RonJohnsonWI - one of the objectors today- tells me neither his fellow objectors nor president Trump bear any responsibility for the violence today.— Garrett Haake (@GarrettHaake) January 7, 2021
7:40 — Stop saying that Capitol police were overwhelmed. Capitol police were f**king indifferent because they were white. This was the horned, shirtless guy:
I spoke with Jake Angeli, the QAnon guy who got inside the Senate chamber. He said police eventually gave up trying to stop him and other Trump supporters, and let them in. After a while, he said police politely asked him to leave and let him go without arrest— Adrian Morrow (@AdrianMorrow) January 6, 2021
7:31 — Stephanie Grisham, Melania Trump’s Chief of Staff, has handed in her resignation based on the events of today. She’s been with the administration since the beginning.
7:15 — Trump’s Twitter account has been suspended until tomorrow morning, and three of his tweets have been removed. They have also threatened to permanently ban him. Without a Twitter account, Trump is basically powerless to communicate since he doesn’t otherwise know how.
As a result of the unprecedented and ongoing violent situation in Washington, D.C., we have required the removal of three @realDonaldTrump Tweets that were posted earlier today for repeated and severe violations of our Civic Integrity policy. https://t.co/k6OkjNG3bM— Twitter Safety (@TwitterSafety) January 7, 2021
Future violations of the Twitter Rules, including our Civic Integrity or Violent Threats policies, will result in permanent suspension of the @realDonaldTrump account.— Twitter Safety (@TwitterSafety) January 7, 2021
6:30 — Mitt would invoke the 25th, I bet.
Romney: "Those who choose to continue to support his dangerous gambit … will forever be seen as being complicit in an unprecedented attack against our democracy. They will be remembered for their role in this shameful episode in American history. That will be their legacy."— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) January 6, 2021
6:12 — Incredible. Unbelievable. Unreal.
These are the things and events that happen when a sacred landslide election victory is so unceremoniously & viciously stripped away from great patriots who have been badly & unfairly treated for so long. Go home with love & in peace. Remember this day forever!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 6, 2021
6:00 — It’s crazy, but in the midst of all this, there’s still a pandemic going on.
JESUS. Rep. Linda Sanchez just said on MSNBC that some of her Republican colleagues refused to wear face masks in the crowded undisclosed location they were moved to—so she moved to a less-safe undisclosed location to keep herself safer from COVID in the middle of all this.— Emily Crockett (@emilycrockett) January 6, 2021
Furious. FURIOUS. Absolutely fucking furious. Unreal.
So far, DC police say they've made just 13 arrests.— Emmanuel Felton (@emmanuelfelton) January 6, 2021
Meanwhile, the woman who was shot earlier inside the Capitol has died.
NBC's Pete Williams reports that the woman who was shot inside the Capitol building has died. @MSNBC— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) January 6, 2021
5:30 — For the record, it is my understanding that the United States Attorney for the District of Columbia has jurisdiction over crimes committed at the Capitol, and that position is appointed directly by the President, so in 14 days, Biden can handpick the person responsible for prosecuting these insurrectionists. Choose wisely, Joe.
5:22 — These people can’t even take a little pepper spray. SACK UP, WHITE LADY.
White lady from Knoxville crying because she wasn’t allowed to comfortably engage in literal treason. https://t.co/y8Xq6yYjBq— Lilah Sturges (@LilahSturges) January 6, 2021
5:00 — What? How?! Huh? The White House is coordinating with them? I don’t know how many times we can say invoke the 25th, but do it (I understand Ilhan Omar is drawing up Articles of Impeachment, but how you going to hold a trial in the Senate when the Senate can’t convene?).
“A source close to the White House who is in touch with some of the rioters” yep there’s the problem https://t.co/K5k9RYETzs— andi zeisler (@andizeisler) January 6, 2021
4:50 — I am with Michael Keaton on this. I know that Joe felt that he needed to speak, but he really didn’t.
Hey Joe- truly love you and that speech wasn’t even close to what I wanted to hear— Michael Keaton (@MichaelKeaton) January 6, 2021
Everyone coddled this punk for four years and now they’re coddling these terrorists- fuck them!
Also REMEMBER EVERY ONE of the seditionists-senators and representatives
ALSO pursueEVERY legal path
I love him.
Could t be prouder of BLM and DONT EVEN THINK of conflating.— Michael Keaton (@MichaelKeaton) January 6, 2021
BLM looks exemplary
One more time-Hey birther boy. U didn’t just lose-done got your ass kicked!!
4:42 — Hawley, too. At a bare minimum.
4:35 — Anderson Cooper just snob-dragged these terrorists.
"They're going to go back to the Olive Garden and Holiday Inn and high five each other," Anderson Cooper just now on CNN. I needed that laugh.— Shannon Stirone 💀 (@shannonmstirone) January 6, 2021
4:25 — We’re picking up where we left off in the previous post, which had gotten so large that it was loading slowly. Here’s Trump NOT HELPING. This is a goddamn disgrace. It is shameful. He asks for peace while refusing to concede (that Twitter label is also new to me).
Rioters broke into the U.S. Capitol and replaced the American flag with a Trump flag and and the sitting President of the United States really just said "we love you, you're special."— Adam Chitwood (@adamchitwood) January 6, 2021
Also, a reminder that there was some good news today. In addition to Raphael Warnock winning, at least two networks (and now CNN) have projected that Ossoff has won, as well.
Chuck Schumer is now the Senate Majority Leader-designate.— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) January 6, 2021
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