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#ICYMI: The Powerful January 6 Testimony by a Dominican Immigrant Who Served in Iraq and Is Now a U.S. Capitol Police Sergeant
“As a child in the Dominican Republic, I looked up to the United States as a land of opportunity and a place to better myself.”
Among the many insults he received on January 6, 2021, as he defended the Capitol in Washington, Capitol Police Sergeant Aquilino Gonell remembers hearing cries that he was not an American, that he was an immigrant, that he was a traitor.
“I probably should have broke with them much earlier than I did,” Jason Van Tatenhove, a former Oathkeepers spokesperson, told the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on Tuesday.
The House Select Committee to investigate the January 6th attack on the Capitol convened a surprise hearing on Tuesday in which Cassidy Hutchinson, a former White House aide, testified that Trump and others were aware of the advanced planning for the insurrection.
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) led the questioning Tuesday of the committee’s witnesses, which included a series of highly produced video montages of intimidation and threats by Trump supporters against Republican election officials.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Rep. Pete Aguilar (D-CA) took center stage on Thursday afternoon at the third made-for-TV hearing of the House Select Committee on the January 6th Attack on the Capitol.
This week, Latino Rebels asked House members their thoughts on the rising, right-wing extremism in Latino communities.
The indictment alleges that Tarrio, Cuban-American leader of the white nationalist group the Proud Boys, led the advance planning and maintained contact with other members as they breached the Capitol Building on January 6, 2021.
“My father was a janitor,” Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) told Latino Rebels this week. “We have an obligation to all of our workers. I have not yet seen this report. But I’ll look into it.”
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Capitol Police officer was killed Friday after a man rammed a car into two officers at a barricade outside the U.S. Capitol and then emerged wielding a knife. It was the second line-of-duty death this year for a department still struggling to heal from the January 6 insurrection.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump was impeached by the U.S. House for a historic second time Wednesday, charged with “incitement of insurrection” over the deadly mob siege of the Capitol in a swift and stunning collapse of his final days in office.
While I can go on and on, I’ll say end with this: Trump must not only be removed from office, he must also be arrested and prosecuted for aiding and abetting an attempted coup against the United States of America.
Fired for Storming the Capitol? Why Most Workers Aren’t Protected for What They Do on Their Own Time
Can you be fired for joining a violent mob that storms the Capitol? Of course you can.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Under battle flags bearing Donald Trump’s name, the Capitol’s attackers pinned a bloodied police officer in a doorway, his twisted face and screams captured on video. They mortally wounded another officer with a blunt weapon and body-slammed a third over a railing into the crowd.
The connections between police and terrorist groups have been well documented for decades.
What will happen now? QAnon, along with other far-right actors, will likely continue to come together to achieve their insurrection goals.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — The storming of the U.S. Capitol is a jarring but natural product of years of violence and hateful rhetoric stoked by disinformation and conspiracy theories, experts on far-right extremism said as they pored over images of Wednesday’s riot.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A violent mob loyal to President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday and forced lawmakers into hiding, in a stunning attempt to overturn America’s presidential election, undercut the nation’s democracy and keep Democrat Joe Biden from replacing Trump in the White House.
The latest on Congress’ tally of the Electoral College vote won by Joe Biden (all times local):
Kenneth Chesebro, a Harvard-trained lawyer accused of crafting former President Donald Trump’s fake elector strategy to overturn the results of the 2020 election, has kept a “low profile” since the attack on the U.S. Capitol in January 2021, having moved to Puerto Rico last year.
With a generational shift against the status quo, a growing reluctance among Puerto Ricans to see their islands become part of an increasingly authoritarian nation, and now a battle between its two leading figures —Gov. Pedro Pierluisi and Resident Commissioner Jenniffer González-Colón, a Trump supporter— the ruling pro-statehood New Progressive Party’s days seem numbered.