True. It'd be the 21st century equivalent of William Henry Harrison: "Wait...that dude was only President for a month? What was that all about?"
Maybe Mitch will time the actual conviction vote for, like, 11:30am on the 20th. Pence can be sworn in at the same inauguration ceremony and immediately take his seat for Biden to be sworn in half an hour later.
It’d be like when my synagogue holds dual Bar & Bat Mitzvah ceremonies for twins.

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13 Jan
No biggie. Just a point-blank allegation of multiple fellow members of Congress directly involved in the attempted kidnapping and/or mass murder of members of Congress coming from a former military pilot and prosecutor.
Or as we like to say in 2021, “Tuesday evening.”
For anyone thinking she might make this accusation lightly: Besides being a Lieutenant Commander in the Navy...

"In 2015 Sherrill became an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of New Jersey, a federal prosecutor." 👀
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11 Jan
Interesting implications for possibility of expelling some of the House/Senate members...
I believe 138 GOP House members voted to block certification of one or more of the states on 1/06.

There's 435 House members, but 3 vacancies at the moment (NY-22 still undecided; Cedric Richmond resigned to join Biden Admin; GOP Luke Letlow died of COVID), so that's 432.
2/3 of 432 = 288.
Dems hold 221 seats w/out Richmond or Brindisi, so they'd need 67 GOP to expel any of the other GOP.

There's 211 House GOP total. Subtract 138 seditionists = 73.

So...Dems would need 92% of non-seditionist GOP Reps to vote to expel any of the other 138.
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10 Jan
Thanks to @katbuns for alerting me to a deeply disturbing video on Parler. I'm not RT'ing the link, but here's some captures.

The audio is Trump blathering on about his holy army of assholes. The video is various slo-mo shots of his thugs, interspersed with these graphics: 1/ ImageImageImageImage
There's multiple references to this being a literal "holy war" etc etc. 2/ ImageImageImageImage
Oddly, they slip in a shot of Mike Pence as well, even though Trump set him up to be lynched on Wednesday.

The "Birth of a Nation" KKK reference isn't exactly subtle.

3/ ImageImageImageImage
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10 Jan
📣 BREAKING (h/t @rachanadixit): @BCBSAssociation cuts off donations to ~130 GOP House & Senate members for their part in failed coup attempt:…
Via @OpenSecretsDC, it looks like BCBSA donated ~$8.2M total this cycle; @rachanadixit says it went 2:1 GOP, so that's ~$5.5M.

Not massive $, and not all of it went to the ~130 seditionists, but symbolically huge & hopefully the start of a larger corporate cut-off movement.
In addition, of course, the significance re. healthcare policy is even bigger. A significant number of Dems support *banning* private insurance outright in favor of M4All, while the GOP is trying to strike down the #ACA even as I type this, so...
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10 Jan
👀 He’s already stated he wants border guards to be able to shoot people on the other side of the border at will...and we still have thousands of refugees locked in cages. They don’t need zip ties to take them hostage, they already are.
He’s traveling to the border this week. In Texas. Where both the Governor, Attorney Genera, both U.S. Senators, most Congressional members and most of the state legislature are batshit die-hard supporters.…
I don’t know what the hell he has in mind but some of his thugs were already planning on massacring up to 500 members of Congress, I don’t think they’d bat an eye at massacring thousands of already-caged immigrants who they don’t think of as human to begin with.
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10 Jan
The only legit concern I've heard about DC is the question of what happens to its current 3 Electoral Votes, since technically the remaining portion of DC (The Mall, etc) would still retain 3 EVs even though only a handful of people would live there...including the President.
So, as I understand it (and I could be wrong), the new *state* of DC would get 3 EVs for its new House district & 2 Senators, but the tiny enclave within it composed of the White House, Capitol etc. would *also* get 3 EVs.

If I'm wrong, please correct me.
Re. the Guard, I don't know how jurisdiction would work, but if I'm correct that "DC" would be reduced to the Mall area, would that mean the new *state* of DC still couldn't send Guard troops past the border? I suppose it'd be small enough they could simply surround it, though...
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