“A member on the call told HuffPost that there was an “eyes-wide-open realization” that Capitol Police needed to take precautions against “all these members who were in league with the insurrectionists who love to carry their guns.””

Haven’t honestly seen enough about this.
This past election resulted in some literal QAnon extremists being elected to the House. Others are already there. Congress itself potentially poses a danger now.
Paranoia is *not* a good way to respond to this and takes us into some potentially very bad places, but it’s just true that the call is coming from inside the, well, the House at this point.

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I’ve been struggling to articulate this thread to myself and yes, this is it.

He’s been teaching them a language, and in fact if anything he’s just piggybacking on an existing right wing thing that’s been around for a while.
It’s like what Michael Cohen said about how Trump would give you criminal instructions by dropping some prima facie innocuous keywords and a couple significant looks.

It’s a mob tactic, designed in part to maintain plausible deniability when they start arresting people.
For years now the right has been demonstrating over and over that when they use violent discourse, they don’t intend for it to remain confined to discourse, and all the evidence you should need of that is how many people hear violent right wing discourse and then go out and kill.
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Without a doubt one of the most purely punchable people in Congress
My lord how much Red Bull has this man consumed
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Apparently other members were just pushing through and they eventually let her onto the floor without searching her bag so I feel like maybe the Capitol police still don’t have the plot
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I’m sorry, y’all, the fact that Pelosi doesn’t have Capitol police escorting people who refuse to wear masks and haven’t submitted to searches OFF THE FLOOR AT GUNPOINT tells me that she still doesn’t totally understand what she’s dealing with, you cannot convince me otherwise.
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My lungs and my liver, they are my business
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I don’t care if there’s anything magical going on or not, it feels fucking fantastic
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