Photo emerges of Republican barricading chamber doors during US Capitol attack after he compared rioters to ‘tourists’ (The Independent link): A photo has emerged of Andrew Clyde, the Republican congressman who claimed “there was no insurrection” and compared US Capitol rioters to “tourists,” barricading the House chamber during the attack.
Speaking on Wednesday to the House Oversight Committee, Rep. Clyde downplayed the actions of the pro-Trump mob who stormed the Capitol on 6 January as a normal tourist visit. "I can tell you the House floor was never breached and it was not an insurrection,” Mr Clyde told the committee. The violent attack left five dead including one police officer.
“Well, I don't know a normal day around here where people are threatening to hang the vice president of the United States or shoot the Speaker in the forehead,” said Ms Pelosi, as CBS reported. “I don’t consider that normal."
Mod: Apparently this knucklehead owns a gunshop. More on Lyin' Clyde at the link.
Cop Nearly Killed By Trump Mob Rips GOP For ‘Peddling Bullshit’ On U.S. Capitol Riot (Huffington Post link): A D.C. police officer who was captured by the Jan. 6 mob at the U.S. Capitol and nearly beaten to death is calling out Republican lawmakers who are openly denying the violence that happened that day. Officer Michael Fanone told CNN’s Don Lemon: