Daily News Roundup

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NOTABLE QUOTES

President Trump speaking at the DC 1/6/21 Save America rally: You’re stronger, you’re smarter, you’ve got more going than anybody and they try and demean everybody having to do with us. And you’re the real people. You are the people who built this nation. You’re not the people that tore down our nation.

Elijah Schaffer , Blaze TV tweet: BREAKING: Trump supporters have breached the Capitol building, tearing down 4 layers of security fencing and are attempting to occupy the building — fighting federal police who are overrun. This is the craziest thing I’ve ever seen in my life. Thousands, police can’t stop them

Daniel Greenfield contributor to Frontpage Magazine wrote: After a year of normalizing riots, of silencing anyone who dared to condemn rioting as a racist, there’s shock at the rioting on Capitol Hill. Rioting is obviously wrong. Much like protesting outside people’s homes, doxxing political opponents on social media, and the whole rest of the ugly social justice playbook. Except it’s not wrong if one side normalizes it and then acts shocked when that creates a new normal.

Emma Right tweet: Stop listening to MSM lies. I was there in DC. Antifa started to break windows but stops by Trump supporters.

Andrea Widburg contributor to American Thinker wrote: . . .if anyone led to this uprising, it’s not Trump: It’s the establishment. It’s the media, the political class, the NeverTrumpers, the RINOS, and all the others who refuse to acknowledge that a republic cannot survive if people do not trust the political system. They are the ones who are fanning the flames higher and higher.

Now President-Elect, Joe Biden, who has never condemned Antifa and BLM violence and rioting said yesterday: At this hour, our democracy is under unprecedented assault unlike anything we’ve seen in modern times. I call on President Trump to go on national television now to fulfill his oath and defend the Constitution and demand an end to this siege. It’s not protest. It’s insurrection.

Senator Lindsey Graham (R- SC) tweet: I could not agree more with President-elect Biden’s statement to the nation. Time to retake the Capitol, end the violence, & stop the madness. Time to move forward in governing our nation. Our differences are real but the love of our nation overwhelms our differences.

John Marshall tweet: Liz Cheney: We just had a violent mob assault the US capitol … No question the President formed the mob, the President incited the mob, the President addressed the mob. He lit the flame.

President George W. Bush: I am appalled by the reckless behavior of some political leaders since the election and by the lack of respect shown today for our institutions, our traditions, and our law enforcement. The violent assault on the Capitol — and disruption of a Constitutionally-mandated meeting of Congress — was undertaken by people whose passions have been inflamed by falsehoods and false hopes. Insurrection could do grave damage to our Nation and reputation.

Senator Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) who lost her reelection to Democrat said: When I arrived in Washington this morning, I fully intended to object to the certification of the electoral votes. However, the events that have transpired today have forced me to reconsider, and I cannot now, in good conscience, object to the certification of these electors.

Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT): What happened here today was an insurrection, incited by the President of the United States.

Dr. Fauci, in moving the goal post yet again, predicts some semblance of normalcy by the Fall: If we then diligently vaccinate people in April, May, June, July, that we will gradually and noticeably get a degree of protection approaching herd immunity, which I believe — first of all, no one really knows what absolute herd immunity is for coronavirus. We know what it is for measles because we have decades of experience with measles. So I would say it’s somewhere between 70% and 85%.

Pat McMurray for Gateway Pundit wrote: We checked it out, and the report is correct. Vice President Pence, whose political career is likely over, has unfollowed President Trump. We’ve gone through the list of accounts he follows and while Melania Trump remains on that list, President Trump is no longer on his “Following” list.

BREACH OF THE U.S. CAPITOL

McMurray: Did Antifa Infiltrate The Mob of Protesters Who Stormed The Capitol Building? [VIDEO]
Journalist Paul Sperry tweeted that about a former FBI agent on the ground at U.S. Capitol who texted him and “confirmed that at least 1 “bus load” of Antifa thugs infiltrated peaceful Trump demonstrators as part of a false Trump flag ops.” Storming buildings and creating chaos is the trademark of the violent Antifa group, so it isn’t really such a far-fetched idea, especially since non-mainstream media news outlets have been reporting about such a possibility for weeks. Eight months ago, in Nashville, TN, violent Antifa/BLM protesters set fire to this beautiful government building after they busted out the windows. Crowds of bystanders stood by and cheered. Curiously, Democrats didn’t seem to be bothered by their actions, because the violence was for a good cause…the death of George Floyd. Apparently stealing a national election doesn’t rise to the same level of concern for Democrats.
Read more at 100 Percent Fed Up

Scarborough: Facial recognition firm claims Antifa infiltrated Trump protesters who stormed Capitol
Trump supporters say that Antifa members disguised as one of them infiltrated the protesters who stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday. A retired military officer told The Washington Times that the firm XRVision used its software to do facial recognition of protesters and matched two Philadelphia Antifa members to two men inside the Senate. The source provided the photo match to The Times. One has a tattoo that indicates he is a Stalinist sympathizer. Many Antifa members promote anarchy through violence and want the end of America in favor of a Stalinist-state. “No more USA at all” is a protest chant.
XRVision also has identified another man who, while not known to have Antifa links, is someone who shows up at climate and Black Lives Matter protests in the West.
Read more at The Washington Times

Video: Trump Supporters Stop ‘Antifa’ From Breaking Windows at Capitol
Videos taken of Trump supporters gathered at the West Front of the Capitol during Wednesday’s protest show that they stopped a person whom they believed to be an Antifa thug who was trying to break windows in the Capitol. In one of the videos, Trump supporters can be heard calling out, “Don’t break the window!” “No Antifa! No Antifa!” as several Trump supporters intervened and stopped the attack by someone dressed and acting like Antifa but with a Trump sticker on the back of their helmet. […] A Trump supporter wearing a red MAGA hat grabs the ‘Antifa’ thug and forcibly shoves the thug away from the window as the crowd cheers.
Read more at The Gateway Pundit
Watch the 24 second video

Nitzberg & Ballasy: After a day of violence and historic objections, Congress formally certifies Biden’s win
The House and Senate reconvened in a joint session and formally certified Biden’s win early on Thursday
More than half of House Republicans and just a few GOP senators voted to object to Biden’s wins in Arizona and Pennsylvania before Congress secured the votes to approve the electors around 3:30am. The Senate rejected the Arizona challenge by a 93-6 vote while the House vote was 303-121, with greater than half of the GOP House conference seeking to reject the state’s electoral slate.
Read more at Just The News

Tucker Carlson: “What happened today will be used by the people taking power to justify stripping you of your rights…”
Tucker Carlson’s insight into what has been going on in America and how it led up to the rally in DC today is spot on.
Watch the 7 minute monologue

REBUILDING THE REPUBLICAN PARTY

Buskirk: It’s Time For Mitch To Go
If the GOP wants to win again, they’ll reject McConnell and find younger leadership that is ready to build a new party to serve the middle class, not the ruling class. Senator Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who currently holds what I suppose we now call the Office of the Outgoing Senate Majority Leader, has to go. He’s a man unsuited for the times. The results prove it. It is McConnell who has been the architect of Republican defeat in the Senate. Heading into the 2016 election, there were 54 Republican senators. After the election there were 52. Then, in 2018, McConnell backed the disastrous candidacy of Martha McSally for an open seat in Arizona. It was McConnell who picked her and crowded out other viable candidates. That year McSally lost by 2.4 percentage points to Kyrsten Sinema while, at the same time, Republican Doug Ducey cruised to a nearly 15-point win as Arizona’s governor. Voters didn’t reject Republicans as such; they rejected McSally. McConnell then lobbied for McSally to be appointed to the seat vacated by John McCain, setting up another McSally defeat at the hands of Mark Kelly in November. Again, she trailed the Republican at the top of ticket, underperforming Donald Trump. And once again, it was McConnell’s doing. In Arizona he helped engineer the loss of two Republican senate seats in two years by handpicking a candidate Arizonans didn’t want.
Read more at American Greatness

Solomon: How the GOP lost control of Washington, and what comes next
News Analysis: Democrats owned the narrative and rules of the 2020 election. Will Republicans learn from it? Now that Democrats are poised to control the White House, Senate and House, the traditional game of finger-pointing and recrimination will begin inside the GOP. The first instinct for politicians will be to assign blame, call names and jockey for position. But the 2020 election wasn’t just an election, it was a political watershed in which the rules and strategy for winning were rewritten. The November election (and Tuesday’s Georgia curtain call) wasn’t won and lost by the tactics, spending, individual players and messaging in the weeks before Nov. 3, according to interviews conducted with more than three dozen frontline players. Rather, its outcome was cemented long before Labor Day 2020 by a Democratic machinery of former Barack Obama proteges, like David Plouffe, John Podesta, David Axelrod and Stacy Abrams, who worried far less about the tactics of ads, travel (Joe Biden hardly did!) and fundraising and far more about the strategy of how to control the narrative and the rules that would shape the outcome. They even told the Republicans and the public what they planned to do. Just read Plouffe’s book, “A Citizen’s Guide to Beating Donald Trump.” They even boastfully predicted days before how the vote count would roll out on election night and for several days later. Trump would lead early, and Biden would surpass late, they said. They were right. Why?
Read more at Just The News

Slaughter: Conservatives, remember who you are
I’m disgusted that it’s taken breaking into the Capitol for the Democrats to see what we’re capable of. It’s sickening that conservatives have allowed ourselves to be so complacent and quiet for so long that all of a sudden we jump to the extreme of violence to show how we feel. I’m proud that people are finally standing up for truth, but refuse to condone the violence they’re causing, the very violence we condemn Democrats for. Despite my conflicting emotions, I am and always will be, a conservative. I will always stand for what is right, defend the truth to the death if necessary, and fight for the rights guaranteed to Americans- both born and unborn, in the Constitution. I will not bend, break, or falter in my beliefs or allow the Left to brainwash me into something I’m not. Intimidation tactics and fear will not prevail. I have seen so many posts today saying how disappointed people are in conservatives or how it’s a sad day to be a Republican. I’m disappointed that people have taken the protest too far, and I’m disappointed we haven’t stood up to the government before this, but I’m not going to attack the conservative movement as a whole, we are stronger than that.
Read more at David Harris Jr.

TAKE ACTION

The $739 billion Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 being pushed through the U.S. Senate to be passed by reconciliation (50 votes plus the Vice President) before the upcoming August recess is a threat to America’s economy and the well-being of all Americans. The article above makes clear that Senator Kyrsten Sinema is the one Democrat vote that America is looking at. She alone can stop this legislation. Please contact her at her office locations in Washington, D.C. and in Arizona by phone and letter. Click the red TAKE ACTION link below for Senator Sinema’s contact information.

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