"I wish we could find those responsible for spreading a baseless conspiracy theory that undermined our electoral process & radicalized Trump supporters to the point of killing a Capitol policeman w/ a fire extinguisher on the way to hang Mike Pence-guess we'll never know!"
- @gop
"The swamp isn't truly drained until we've nailed the hides of the alligators to the wall." - @mattgaetz

"This is our 1776 moment." - @mtgreenee

"Freedom isn't cheap but... you get to go back home once we conquer the hill." - @repgosar

"We fight, finish, keep." - @jim_jordan
"Trump won this election. So everyone who's listening- do not be quiet! We cannot allow this to happen before our very eyes." - @GOPLeader

"Today is the day American patriots start taking down names & kicking ass." - @RepMoBrooks

"We will not go quietly!" - @tedcruz

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7 Jan
A timeline:

Monday the @NatlParkService issued a permit to the pro-Trump "Women for America First" for a gathering of up to 30,000 ppl

This was the "March for Trump/Save America" rally where Trump, his son & lawyer encouraged ppl to take to the Capitol wjla.com/news/local/dc-…
Trump said to the rally filled with Proud Boys (designated a hate group by the @splcenter):

"We will never give up. We will never concede... Because you'll never take back our country with weakness. You have to show strength and you have to be strong."
This "MAGA Civil War: Jan 6, 2021" was in the works since Dec. 19 when Trump tweeted:

“Big protest in D.C. on January 6th...Be there, will be wild!”
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3 Aug 20
“I pitched ‘Taste the Nation’ to several networks.

I flew to Los Angeles on my own dime 2 or 3 times & everybody said no.

When my agent told me that Hulu called and said they’d love to talk, I said: ‘I’m not flying to L.A. again. I’m done.’” @NYTmag
“I hated coming home after being away from my kid, and she’s saying, ‘Mommy, did you sell it?’ and I have to look at this 9-year-old and say, ‘No, I didn’t.’ One entity — I won’t name names, but he’s no longer at the network — even wrote me a long email about *why* he said no.”
“I guess he was trying to be respectful, but I don’t need a 900-word email about how my show idea is derivative.

Especially when there’s nothing that I can see on TV like it.”
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31 Jul 20
Just a reminder: Tucker Carlson's show is not news- it's "hyperbolic opinion commentary" by a self-proclaimed contrarian (and registered Democrat) from his Maine summer house.
“Would a reasonable viewer be coming here [to ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’] and thinking, ‘This is where I’m going to be hearing the news of the day’?” - Fox News attorney Erin Murphy

Carlson on live television: "I like the drama."

When the segment was finished, Carlson rewarded himself with a piece of nicotine gum. “Eh!” he said, with a shrug. “I didn’t think it was super-compelling television.”

Read 5 tweets
28 Jul 20
These are four women we should be lifting up:

Breonna Taylor
Sandra Bland
Natasha McKenna
Michelle Cusseaux

⁣⁣Breonna Taylor (2020 - Louisville, KY)⁣
A beloved 26 year-old EMT, Breonna was murdered during a "no knock" raid when plainclothes officers shot her 8 times in her home.⁣⁣
Status: @kyoag’s office is *still* reviewing the case. Only one officer Hankison, was fired
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18 Jul 20
“You are a light. You are the light. Never let anyone—any person or any force—dampen, dim or diminish your light. ⁣⁣⁣
Study the path of others to make your way easier and more abundant. Lean toward the whispers of your own heart, discover the universal truth, and follow
its dictates.
Release the need to hate, to harbor division, and the enticement of revenge. Release all bitterness. Hold only love, only peace in your heart, knowing that the battle of good to overcome evil is already won. ⁣⁣⁣
Choose confrontation wisely, but when it is your time don't be afraid to stand up, speak up, and speak out against injustice. ⁣⁣⁣
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11 Jul 20
TW: Incredibly racist language

This is Blake Neff, the head writer for @TuckerCarlson's show who was forced to resign today after years of posting vile racist comments under a pseudonym "CharlesXII" (a nod to a celibate king of Sweden) and cyber-stalking women. Image
Just this week he commented on a thread with the subject line, "Would u let a JET BLACK congo n****er do lasik eye surgery on u for 50% off?" this: "I wouldn't get LASIK from an Asian for free, so no." (text censored here, but wasn't censored in forum) mediaite.com/tv/lead-writer…
Neff worked at @FoxNews for nearly four years & was
@TuckerCarlson's top writer. - @CNN

In a recent interview in @DartmouthMag, Neff said "Anything [Carlson is] reading off the teleprompter, the first draft was written by me."
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