A man suspected to be a government provocateur during the January 6 riot at the US Capitol testified before the Congressional committee about his actions. Listen Here:
"After careful consideration, I've made the decision to oppose the House Democrats slanted and unbalanced proposal for another commission to study the events of Jan. 6,” McConnell said from the Senate floor. The speech comes hours after meeting with Senate Republicans early Wednesday morning. The Minority Leader has tried to rally other GOP members behind his efforts to block any commission from becoming law.
“I did storm the Capitol,” Chapman embellished on the dating site under the alias Robert Erick, according to court filings on Thursday. “I made it all the way into the Statuary Hall!” However, his potential match wasn't thrilled by the conversation starter. “We are not a match,” they replied and contacted authorities.
Horn's Facebook account showed several statements about being in the Capitol on Jan. 6 during the attack in Washington D.C., and he also made a live video recording while inside the Capitol. According to court documents, two people say they recognized Horn from an Instagram post by The New York Times and called the FBI.
Federico Guillermo Klein, 42, was taken into custody by authorities and faces multiple felony charges related to the riot, including knowingly engaging in an act of violence against any person or property in a restricted building or grounds. He remained at the State Department until Jan. 19.
Laura Steele, 52, of Thomasville, North Carolina was taken into custody by Federal agents on Wednesday in Greensboro. She, along with five other individuals, are charged as co-defendant in a preexisting case of the United States v. Thomas Caldwell, Donovan Crowl, and Jessica Watkins.
Why are political leaders afraid to investigate anarchists from the left and right? As a former mayor and governor, I actually did do my duty and enforced the law against rioters who destroy property, attack police officers, and kill citizens.
After watching the videos of the death and destruction done by rioters who stormed the U.S. Capitol on January 6th during yesterday's impeachment trial of Donald Trump, it became apparent to me this country needs civility again. It's not just the actions of what happened that day in Washington D.C., but we as a society have reached a point where people are driven by anger; instead of kindness
David Schoen, a seasoned civil and criminal lawyer, took the argument further by insinuating there could be another civil war if Trump is convicted."This trial will tear this country apart, perhaps like we have only seen once before in our history," Schoen said.
Virginia Marie Spencer, also known as Jenny Spencer, turned herself into authorities before her court appearance in Durham, N.C. on Monday, according to the FBI. She was interviewed by the FBI on Jan. 19 after the arrest warrant for her husband, Christopher Raphael Spencer, was issued on Jan. 18.