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“President* Trump…followed the course recommended by an apparently inebriated Rudy Giuliani—to just claim he won and insist the vote counting stop. To falsely claim that everything was fraudulent… Millions of Americans believed him.”

#January6thHearings:
“The Trump campaign knew these claims of voter fraud were false; yet, they continued to barrage small dollar donors, encouraging them to donate to ‘The Official Election Defense Fund.’ @January6thCmte discovered NO SUCH FUND EXISTED.”

#January6thHearings:
“I said to him: ‘Are you out of your f—ing mind?’ I said, ‘I only want to hear two words coming out of your mouth from now on: ORDERLY TRANSITION.’”
White House lawyer Eric Herschmann to John Eastman 1/7/21

@AccountableGOP 🐼 #January6thCommitteeHearings:
“The conspiracy to thwart the will of the people is not over. [Rogues] thirst for power but have no love or respect for what makes America great: devotion to The Constitution, allegiance to the rule of law, our shared journey to build a more perfect Union.”
#January6Hearings Day 1 (6/9/22) — 3-minute recap:

Donald Trump knew that he lost the 2020 election and he “oversaw and coordinated a sophisticated 7-part plan to overturn the presidential election and prevent the peaceful transfer of presidential power.”
#January6Hearings Day 2 (6/13/22) recap:

The Big Lie was The Big Ripoff: Trump used FALSE claims of election fraud to raise $250 million for a post-election “defense fund” that did not legally exist. The money went to his hotels and his Save America PAC.

“Trump campaign used FALSE claims of election fraud to raise $250 MILLION DOLLARS from supporters who were told their donations were for the legal fight in the courts. But the Trump campaign didn’t use the money for that. #TheBigLie was also #TheBigRipoff.”
“Given my experience working for Mr. Trump, I fear that if he loses the election in 2020, that there will never be a peaceful transition of power.”
Michael Cohen (@MichaelCohen212) 2/27/19



#TrumpCoupAttempt
“‘I’m going to give you the best free legal advice you’re ever getting in your life: Get a great f—ing criminal defense lawyer. You’re going to need it.’ Then I hung up on him.”
WH lawyer Eric Herschmann to John Eastman 1/7/21

#January6thCommitteeHearings:
“On January 5, the same man was part of a tour of the Capitol complex led by Representative Barry Loudermilk. After Trump’s speech [on #January6th], the man walked toward the Capitol and made remarks about Members of Congress.”
#January6thCommitteeHearings:
“Oath Keepers, Patriot Front, Proud Boys, the #January6thHearings… This is a story about a groundswell…What it is, is a nationwide paramilitary army that is prepared to do battle for its own purposes.”
@kathleen_belew @maddow @MaddowBlog #Maddow

“Targets of these fascist pro-Trump paramilitary groups — like Patriot Front, Oath Keepers, Proud Boys — are political targets of our current Republican Party. The paramilitary groups are providing physical attacks to reinforce political attacks…”
#Maddow:
“The closer that she gets to this, the more uncomfortable we have to be about Justice Thomas’s participation in ANYTHING relating to #January6th.”
George Conway re: Ginni Thomas emails with John Eastman

@gtconway3d @chrislhayes #January6thCommiteeHearings
“I’ve decided that I should be on the pardon list, if that is still in the works,” Trump lawyer John Eastman emailed to Giuliani shortly after the #January6th insurrection.

John Eastman KNEW the #TrumpCoupAttempt was ILLEGAL.

#January6thCommitteeHearings:
“Still Donald Trump and his allies and supporters are a clear and present danger to American democracy… They would attempt to overturn the 2024 election in the same way…but succeed.”
Judge J. Michael Luttig

#TrumpCoupAttempt #January6thCommitteeHearings:
“$250 MILLION dollars: That’s the floor. Stop The Steal isn’t just a conspiracy theory; it’s a brand…FOLLOW THE MONEY [motivates more] investigation…I think it’s the largest conspiratorial grift in the history of the United States.”
@RepRiggleman @SRuhle
Third #January6thHearings (6/16/22) — 3-minute recap:

Trump plotted with lawyer John Eastman to pressure Pence to overturn the 2020 presidential election. What Trump wanted the VP to do was unconstitutional and it led to the violent attack on The Capitol.
“40 feet. That’s all there was. 40 feet between the VP and the mob.”

The Proud Boys would have killed then-VP Pence, Speaker Pelosi, and other lawmakers if given the chance on #January6th, an FBI confidential informant said.

#January6thCommitteeHearings:
“90+ recruits were hand-picked from thousands [nationwide]… Identifying Proud Boys in the crowd reshaped my personal perception of #January6th. As #January6thCommitteeHearings continue, understanding their role is more important than ever.”@_stella_cooper
“We tracked these Proud Boys through #January6th and found they were essential not to only one breach, but to FIVE… Tactics we saw Proud Boys repeat: Instigating efforts to get inside the Capitol building and disrupt the certification of election results.”
“This is not what tours look like. These are not places you take tours…THAT IS NOT THE ONLY GROUP THAT I SAW [Jan 5]…
The constantly shifting narrative [of Reps] Loudermilk and Davis…calls into question their dedication to our common oath.”@RepSherrill
“What these emails [between Ginni Thomas and John Eastman] confirmed is that Thomas's efforts to overturn results of the election and her involvement in some of these schemes are wider than previously known.”
@JaxAlemany @NicolleDWallace #TrumpCoupAttempt

“Ginni Thomas could clear up any misconception about why John Eastman would bring up a ‘heated fight’ among the Supreme Court Justices about whether they should hear arguments in Trump’s election lawsuits.”
@KatiePhang #TrumpCoupAttempt #January6thHearings
“There’s another big investigative gap in this space, and it’s the Supreme Court being unwilling to look at its own problems, as regards Justice Thomas.”
@SenWhitehouse re: Ginni Thomas emails to John Eastman

@Lawrence #GinniThomas:
“I think what [@January6thCmte is] presenting before the American people certainly would rise to a level of criminal involvement by a president, and definitely failure of the oath. The oath HAS to matter here.”
@AdamKinzinger on the need to prosecute Trump
“If what I just described is not levying war against the United States — against the democratic process — what is?”
@glennkirschner2 gives @KatiePhang 5 reasons why he believes Donald Trump should be prosecuted

#TrumpCoupAttempt:
“Dr. Eastman and President* Trump launched a campaign to overturn a democratic election, an action unprecedented in American history. Their campaign was…a coup in search of a legal theory.”
Judge David Carter 3/28/22

#TrumpCoupAttempt #January6thHearings:
“I've lost my name [and] sense of security—all because a group of people…scapegoat[ed] me and my daughter Shaye, to push their lies about how the Presidential election was stolen.”
Ruby Freeman, former Georgia election worker
#LadyRuby #January6thHearings:
“The point is this: Donald Trump did not care about the threats of violence. He did not condemn them. He made no effort to stop them… We cannot let America become a nation of conspiracy theories and thug violence.”@Liz_Cheney

#January6thCommitteeHearings:
“There is nowhere I feel safe. Nowhere. Do you know how it feels to have the President of the United States to target you? The President ofthe United States is supposed to represent EVERY American. Not to target one. He targeted me.”
Ruby Freeman #LadyRuby
Fourth #January6thHearings (6/21/22) — 3-minute recap:

Trump pressured local and state level officials to throw out 2020 presidential election results. When these public servants wouldn’t abide Trump’s scheme, he worked to ensure they’d face consequences.
“If the most powerful person in the world can bring the full weight of the presidency down on an ordinary citizen who was merely doing her job with a lie as big and as heavy as a mountain, who among us is safe? None of us is.”
@AdamSchiff closing statement
“Somebody” — Ron Johnson has “no idea” who — dropped off a strange envelope at Ron’s office and his Chief of Staff almost had Ron hand-deliver it to VP Pence on #January6th?

That’s his story about his role in Trump’s fake electors plot?

#TrumpCoupAttempt
“What angers me so much...about that [Ruby Freeman and Shaye Moss] testimony is that I know that those women are going to get additional threats because they were brave enough to get on television and talk about what happened.”
@DrJasonJohnson re:#LadyRuby
Members of Congress who sought pardons from Trump include Scott Perry, Louie Gohmert, Matt Gaetz, Mo Brooks, Andy Biggs, and Marjorie Taylor Greene.

All of them voted against democracy on #January6th after the Capitol attack.

#January6thCommitteeHearings:
“Keep all protests PEACEFUL. Peaceful, peaceful… Threats and intimidation are not speech. We must stand against violence in any form… With your VOTE, you can act. You can have the final word. This is not over.”

@POTUS @JoeBiden #RoeVsWade #RoeOverturned
“People, I figured it out. Yo, get me a taxi to the Supreme Court! You know what, get me a taxi to the bar next to the Supreme Court. I want to tell Justice Kavanaugh something...”
@Trevornoah @TheDailyShow #RoeVWade

#RoeVsWadeOverturned #RoeVWadeProtest
“When Republicans tell you what they’re going to do, LISTEN… They’re telling us now: They’re going to have a nationwide ban on abortion, and it is up to us in 2022 to stop them [and] protect our healthcare.” #VOTE

@katieporteroc @RepKatiePorter @Lawrence
“I don't care what the Bible says… [Christian women] have every the right in the world to not get an abortion, to not take birth control. But they do not have the right to dictate my life and what I decide to do with my body.”
@AnaKasparian 2018 #RoeVWade
“The center of the court is completely misaligned with what public opinion is... This is the court that is not really afraid of electoral outcomes anymore, because this is the court that makes it harder to vote every year.”
@Dahlialithwick @NicolleDWallace
“If you have...a Supreme Court where 5 of the 6 conservatives were appointed by a president who lost the popular vote, you are seeing...the triumph...of minority rule...[Justices] think they’re untouchable because in some sense, they are.” @Dahlialithwick

“That could be their vehicle to impose a NATIONWIDE BAN on abortion—on the order of the U.S. Supreme Court… They will now wield [power] however they want…to change the country however they want without restriction, and you must do what they say.”@maddow

“What makes people think that this radical conservative Supreme Court…would allow Congressional law protecting #RoeVWade? I’ll tell you the answer: THEY WON’T…as long as we let these 6 conservative theocrats control our country…”
@ElieNYC @TiffanyDCross
“[Ben Wattenberg 1987 book says] ‘60% of fetuses that are aborted every year are white. If we could keep that 60% alive, that would solve our birth dearth.’ Does that sound like racism to you? And if it doesn’t, I want to know why it doesn’t.”
Jane Elliott
“Just say the election was corrupt and leave the rest to me and Republican Congressmen… We have an obligation to tell people that this was an illegal, corrupt election.”
Donald Trump to Richard Donoghue

#January6thCommitteeHearings Day 5 (6/23/22) recap:
“I don’t f—ing care that they have weapons. They’re not here to hurt me. Take the f—ing mags away. Let my people in. They can march to the Capitol from here.”
Trump KNEW his mob had rifles and pistols on #January6th

Cassidy Hutchinson #January6thHearings:
“Please make sure we don’t go up to the Capitol, Cassidy.
Keep in touch with me. We’re going to get charged with every crime imaginable if we make that movement happen.”
WH Counsel Pat Cipollone to #CassidyHutchinson 1/6/21

#January6thCommitteeHearings:
“They had weapons [that] were confiscated: pepper spray, knives, brass knuckles, tasers, body armor, gas masks, batons, blunt weapons… with firearms, including AR-15s, near the Ellipse on the morning of #January6th.”

#TrumpCoupAttempt #January6thHearings:
“I remember Tony mentioning knives, guns in the form of pistols and rifles, bear spray, body armor, spears, and flagpoles…
These f—ing people are fastening spears onto ends of flagpoles.”
#CassidyHutchinsonTestimony

#TrumpCoupAttempt #January6thHearings
“[Trump said] ‘I'm the f—ing president. Take me up to the Capitol NOW.’…
Engel grabbed his arm, said sir, you need to take your hand off the steering wheel…Trump used his free hand to lunge towards Bobby Engel…towards his clavicles.”
#January6thHearings
Pat Cipollone: They’re literally calling for the VP to be f—ing hung.

Mark Meadows: “You heard [Trump], Pat. He thinks Mike [Pence] deserves it. He doesn’t think they’re doing anything wrong.”

Pat: This is f—ing crazy. We need to be doing something more.
Cheney: Do you believe violence on January 6 was justified morally?
Michael Flynn: Fifth [Amendment]
Cheney: Do you believe violence on #January6th was justified legally?
Flynn: Fifth
Cheney: Do you believe in the peaceful transfer of power?
Flynn: Fifth

Pat Cipollone: The rioters have gotten to the Capitol, Mark.

Mark Meadows: [Trump] doesn't want to do anything, Pat.

Pat: Mark, something needs to be done or people are going to die and the blood is going to be on your f—ing hands.

#January6thHearings:
Liz Cheney: The night before #January6th, President* Trump instructed Mark Meadows to contact both Roger Stone and Michael Flynn regarding what would play out the next day.

#CassidyHutchinson: That’s correct. That is my understanding.

#January6thHearings
Cheney: Did Rudy Giuliani [seek a] pardon related to January 6?
Cassidy Hutchinson: He did.
LC: Did Mark Meadows ever indicate that he was interested in receiving a Presidential pardon related to #January6th?
CH: Mr Meadows did seek that pardon. Yes ma’am.
“I don’t f—ing care that they have weapons. They’re not here to hurt me… Let my people in. They can march to the Capitol after the rally’s over…from the Ellipse. Take the f—ing mags away.”
Donald Trump in backstage tent 1/6/21

#TrumpKnew @AccountableGOP:
“This [upcoming Moore v. Harper] case is the single greatest threat to United States democracy since the #January6th attack. This is a really big deal.”
@imillhiser @KatiePhang #SupremeCourt #SCOTUS

January 6th was practice. SCOTUS is Trump’s real coup.
“How did [‘independent state legislature’] theory…suddenly migrate to the centerpiece of a case that will be heard next term by the U.S. #SupremeCourt? It should worry EVERYONE who cares about free and fair elections.”
@marceelias @NicolleDWallace #SCOTUS
“Why the Supreme Court is in the midst of a major crisis of legitimacy [in] 60 seconds…This is an anti-democratic, pro-minority rule, GOP-packed Supreme Court that needs to be urgently rebalanced.” @mehdirhasan

#SCOTUS #SupremeCourt #SCOTUSIsIllegitimate
“From environmental regulations to abortions to guns to school prayer to voter rights—this is one of the most radical Supreme Courts in American history.”

The election wasn’t stolen. The Supreme Court was.

#SupremeCourt #SupremeCourtIsCompromised #SCOTUS
“Fear of the Court’s power being minimized caused them to back off their overreach and abuse of power… President Biden should entertain expansion of the #SupremeCourt [and] forcefully come out in ending the filibuster.”
@AOC @StephenAtHome #ExpandSCOTUS

“This extremist Supreme Court is facing a legitimacy crisis. They have gutted the EPA’s authority to rein in polluters…
They are substituting their personal views for the law while Americans pay the price.”
@ewarren #ExpandTheCourt #ExpandTheSupremeCourt
“We are now facing a situation in which Justice Clarence Thomas may be able to succeed [using #MoorevHarper to apply Independent State Legislature doctrine to elections] where his coup-plotting wife #GinniThomas failed.”

@chrislhayes #SCOTUS #SupremeCourt
“Ginni Thomas is reported to have done a lot of unlawful things and @January6thCmte did not even issue a subpoena.
What are they waiting for? Have her testify in public hearings under oath and on television.”

please follow @donwinslow #SubpoenaGinniThomas
“What's radical is what this current #SCOTUS has been doing this entire term… To be clear: the conservative Justices…are now only months away from helping to overturn American democracy as we know it [using #MoorevHarper].”

@mehdirhasan #ExpandTheCourt
“Any one court decision [won’t necessarily] dramatically change the landscape, but this case [#MoorevHarper] is different…
This is a radical idea that would strip state courts of the ability to protect voters.”

@DemocracyDocket @marceelias @chrislhayes
“I went to law school with [Justice Clarence Thomas]. He’s been a person of grievance for as long as I have known him — resentment, grievance, anger… Women are going to die, Gayle. Women will die.”@HillaryClinton
#ExpandTheCourt #ExpandSCOTUS #GinniThomas
“Trump promised…to destroy Putin’s hegemony… [Russia] will have to think whether to re-install him again as the American president*. We haven't decided yet.”
Russian state TV host Olga Skabeeva 7/5/22
@JuliaDavisNews #TrumpTantrum #TrumpCult #TrumpRussia
“I can’t see Americans swallowing the obvious fraud. Just going with one more thing with no frickin consequences… The whole coup and now this… Many of us can’t continue the GOP charade.”
Ginni Thomas text messages to Mark Meadows 11/24/20
@iamgabesanchez:
“WE COULDN’T BELIEVE there were enough people to walk alongside them. One morning we woke up from an uneasy sleep and there was no more laughter…It mustn’t happen again. We can’t let it. We simply can’t let it happen again.”
Twilight Zone 1963 #NeverAgain
“California [will] make our own insulin at a cheaper price, close to at cost, and to make it available to all…
Because in California, we know people should not go into debt to receive life-saving medication.”
@GavinNewsom @CAgovernor #Insulin4all #Insulin
“Freedom is under attack in [Florida]… In California [we] still believe in #freedom. Freedom of speech. Freedom to choose. Freedom from hate. And the freedom to love. Don’t let them take your freedom.”
Newsom DeSantis ad #IndependenceDay2022

@GavinNewsom:
“If Republicans win, their strategy is an anti-democratic strategy… The Republican Party will likely push us closer to autocracy, making the US an anocracy, which puts us at higher risk of political violence.”
Barbara F Walter (@bfwalter) @ProjectLincoln

@AndrewYang: You describe civil war in the U.S. as hundreds of militias engaging in what most people would consider terrorist activities. How many militias exist right now in the U.S.?

Barbara F Walter (@bfwalter): Over 400… Most are far-right groups.

“Two best predictors of [violence] are whether a country is an anocracy [partial democracy] and whether ethnic entrepreneurs …are using racial, religious, or ethnic divisions to try to gain political power.”@bfwalter

Barbara F Walter civil war interview:
“The far-right militias… have doubled down. They are angry, resentful, [and] believe the election was stolen from them. [Extremists] believe the only way to improve things… is through violence.”@bfwalter

Barbara F Walter civil war interview w @CapehartJ:
“21st century civil war tends to be [decentralized] like an insurgency where you have multiple factions, militias, paramilitary groups… They tend to use unconventional tactics like guerrilla warfare and terrorism.”

Barbara F Walter (@bfwalter) @amanpour:
“93% of the people arrested for the [#January6th] attack on the Capitol were white, and the key characteristic according to [University of Chicago] researchers uniting the attackers was not ideology or geography but in fact race.”

@tonydokoupil #Allentown
“The threat on #January6th continues to exist against our democracy… We continue to see threats of violence by the #ProudBoys and #OathKeepers at local and state levels across our country. We need to take this threat seriously.”

@MargaretLHuang @AymanM
“The #OathKeepers…evolved during the Trump years into a radical gang. So did the #ProudBoys…Showing how those people came together [and] how coordinated they were [and] if they were tied to Roger Stone…will be interesting.”
@oneunderscore__ @KatyTurNBC
“The headline here is not only ties between Trump’s inner circle and these [white-power violent hate] groups, but their ties with one another… A broad groundswell…guerrilla army that is interested in the overthrow of America.”
@kathleen_belew @JoyAnnReid
“If you come into my community and you commit a crime, you deserve to be held responsible. I don’t care what your race is. I don’t care what your gender is. I don’t care the status you’ve reached.”
DA Fani Willis in Fulton tells NBC 7/6/22 #TrumpForPrison

“Donald Trump launched the attack on the Capitol and refused to call it off… He told those around him Mike Pence should be hanged. Donald Trump waged war — levied war — against the United States on and around #January6th.”
@glennkirschner2 #JusticeMatters
“[Trump] was very concerned about the…photograph that we would get because the rally space wasn’t full. He wanted it full, and he was angry that we weren’t letting people through the mags with weapons.”
Sixth #January6thHearings (6/28/22) — 4-minute recap:
“At the White House on December 21 [2020 meeting]: Congressmen Brian Babin, Andy Biggs, Matt Gaetz, Louie Gohmert, Paul Gosar, Andy Harris, Jody Hice, Jim Jordan, Scott Perry [and] Marjorie Taylor Greene.”

#TrumpCoupAttempt #CoupCaucus #January6thHearings:
“Authoritarian parties have two essential features in common, in history and around the world. They do not accept results of democratic elections when they lose, and they embrace political violence as legitimate.”

Jamie Raskin closing statement @RepRaskin
“If [President* Trump] is willing to…whip up a civil war among his followers using lies and deceit and snake oil — regardless of the human impact — what else is he going to do if he gets elected again?”
Jason Van Tatenhove #OathKeepers #January6thHearings
“One of the crimes that is much harder to prove that…came into play as a result of [#January6thInsurrection] findings and these links between extremist groups and Trump allies is…seditious conspiracy.”
@JaxAlemany @NicolleDWallace #OathKeepers #ProudBoys
Stephen Ayres apologized to Capitol Police Officer Harry Dunn, fmr Capitol Police Sergeant Aquilino Gonell, fmr DC Police Officer Michael Fanone, and DC Police Officer Daniel Hodges.

If he really wants to make amends, he will help more people deradicalize.
“If a hitman is hired and he kills somebody, the hitman goes to jail [and so does] the person who hired them. There was an attack carried out on #January6th and a hit man sent them.
I want you to get to the bottom of that.”
Harry Dunn (@libradunn) 7/27/21

“Remember how there was…evidence of officers and others inside on #January6th supporting insurrectionists, but…it was too politically risky to investigate thoroughly so they brushed it under the rug and now we still have no idea who or what is safe?”@AOC
“We need to quit mincing words and talk about truths.
What [#January6th] was gonna be was armed revolution.
People died that day…
There was a gallows set up [at] the Capitol…
This could’ve been the spark that started a new civil war.”
Jason Van Tatenhove
“Donald Trump committed treason against the United States of America. If you’re wondering what #January6th is about, it’s about #treason… Either we live in a country where no man is above the law — or we don’t.”

@JoeNBC #TrumpCoupAttempt #TreasonousTrump
“What Trump’s gonna do is just declare victory…but that doesn’t mean he’s a winner. He’s just gonna SAY he’s a winner… After then, Trump never has to go to a voter again… He’s done his last election.”
Steve Bannon 10/31/20 @MotherJones #TrumpCoupAttempt
“Trump is a 76-year-old man…not an impressionable child…
He is responsible for his own actions and his own choices…
[No argument can] excuse President* Trump’s behavior during the violent attack on #January6th.”

@Liz_Cheney #January6thCommitteeHearings
“Trump’s followers took to social media to declare they were ready to answer Trump’s [‘will be wild’ tweet 12/19/20] … Rhetoric turned openly homicidal and white nationalist —
such as why don't we just kill them, every last Democrat.”

#January6thHearings:
“[Trump on Twitter] for the first time was speaking directly to extremist organizations and giving them directives…
I had been begging…to raise the reality that…if we made no intervention into what I saw…people were going to die.”

#January6thHearings
“When you have armed militia collaborating with white supremacy groups collaborating with conspiracy theory groups online — all toward a common goal…a blended ideology…that’s a very, very bad sign.”

Dr. Donell Harvin (@donell_harvin) #January6thHearings
“OathKeepers spoke directly with Roger Stone about security on #January6th [and] were ready to use, quote, lethal force if necessary against anyone who tried to remove President* Trump from the WhiteHouse, including the National Guard.”
#January6thHearings:
Roger Stone: This is nothing less than an epic struggle for the future of this country.

Michael Flynn: We will not stand for a lie.

Ali Alexander: 1776 is always an option… We are going to shut this country down.

Stop The Steal January 5 rally montage:
“The word ‘peacefully’ was in the staff-written script,
used only once [in Trump’s #January6th speech]…
He lied to his supporters that the election was stolen.
He stoked their anger [and] directed them to the Capitol.”

@RepStephMurphy #January6thHearings
Brad Parscale text: A sitting president asking for civil war…
I feel guilty for helping him win…A woman is dead…
If I was Trump and knew my rhetoric killed someone…

Katrina Pierson: It wasn’t the rhetoric.
BP: Yes it was.

#January6thCommitteeHearings
“When [Mark Meadows] began acknowledging… there wasn’t enough voter fraud to overturn the election, I witnessed him start to explore potential constitutional loopholes more extensively, which I… connected with John Eastman’s theories.”
Cassidy Hutchinson
“Sidney Powell, General Flynn, and Rudy Giuliani left the White House [and] Trump’s purpose was to mobilize a crowd…
At 1:42am on December 19, 2020, shortly after…the unhinged meeting, Trump sent [#January6th ‘will be wild’] tweet.”

#January6thHearings
“Donald Trump really did appoint Sidney Powell as special counsel, but nothing ever came of it because his own White House officials refused to act on his order—which is an astonishing thing in the history of the U.S. presidency.”
#TrumpCoupAttempt #Maddow
“They had a battle plan and they were looking for a war…
[Trump] goes to the last box on his list and it’s the crowd [of] already-militarized Americans who are organized and skilled in combat…Trump’s cronies certainly knew.”
@alexwagner #TrumpCoupAttempt
“They saw opportunity…to become a paramilitary force…
The Department of Justice…has evidence of Oath Keepers bringing not just firearms but explosives to Washington D.C. ahead of #January6th.”
They had an attack blueprint and kill list — and were armed.
“Reffitt engaged in acts of violence…intended to influence the government through intimidation or coercion—acts…defined, by statute, as domestic terrorism.”
DOJ seeking first ‘terrorism enhancement’ in sentencing

3 Percenter Guy Reffitt on #January6th:
“There are still some outstanding people like #GinniThomas who have talked a big game — said that they would come forward and cooperate [with the @January6thCmte] — but we still have yet to hear from them.”

@JaxAlemany @NicolleDWallace #TrumpCoupAttempt
Why did EVERY SINGLE REPUBLICAN Representative vote against a bill to report on white supremacists and neo-Nazi activity in our law enforcement and United States military? U.S. House of Representativ...
80% of Republican Representatives voted against creating an Amber-Alert-style system to alert people about active shooters. U.S. House of Representativ...
More American children died last year from gun violence than police officers and military service people COMBINED.

Firearms are now the leading cause of death of American kids — over 4300 killed since 2020.

@ChangeTheRef @manueloliver00 @mySA @SenTedCruz
99% of Republicans voted no on a bill that protects the right to TRAVEL — including to get abortion health care.

This move shows they stand with extremist politicians trying to hold women captive in their own states — rather than defending the right to travel within our country. U.S. House of Representativ...
EVERY SINGLE REPUBLICAN Representative voted against keeping abortion rights legal in America on July 15 2022.

This confirms that GOP’s top priority is to ban abortion rights for all Americans.

The only answer to extremist GOP Senators and radical Justices is at the ballot box. U.S. House of Representativ...
“They are taking your rights away as you sleep…
Vote! Get your ass on that Internet and register to #VOTE
Do you understand? Are you listening to me?
Don’t let me have lived my life in vain.” @JeniferLewis

#VoteBlueDownBallot #VoteBlueDownBallot2022
“[Republican leaders] want to sunset — get rid of — social safety net programs, including Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security. And they want to abandon the Affordable Care Act and replace it with nothing.”

@IAmPoliticsGirl @MeidasTouch #VoteBlueDownBallot
“When all you have is a hammer, everything starts to look like a culture war…They don’t have answers on gas prices [or] inflation [or] child care…So what do they do? They find someone vulnerable and pick on them.”
@PeteButtigieg UChicago 5/4/22 @votevets
“[#RoeVsWadeOverturned] protestors are upset because an important right — that the majority of Americans support — was taken away. Not only the right to choose [but also] stripping away the right to privacy.”

@PeteButtigieg Fox ‘News’ 7/10/22 #RoeVsWade
157 Republicans voted against marriage equality in 2022. United States House of Repr...
“First of all I’m glad to have a president who can ride a bicycle. And I will look beyond the insulting nature of that question and make clear to you that [@JoeBiden is] as vigorous a colleague or boss as I have ever had.”
@PeteButtigieg Troy Nehls 7/19/22
@chrislhayes: Are people at DOJ acting in good faith or not?

@AshaRangappa_: If Trump declares his candidacy, and investigation is pursued after that — there may be one already open, for all we know — Merrick Garland’s name will be in the authorization.

“Republicans were furious about Hillary Clinton’s emails and personal server. Why aren’t they screaming from the rooftops outraged about the Secret Service texts exchanged on #January6th being purged?!” @OliviaTroye

#SecretServiceCoverup @ProjectLincoln:
“Hawley’s gesture riled up the crowd [#January6th] and it bothered her greatly because he was doing it in a safe space protected by officers and barriers. Later…Hawley fled after those protesters he helped rile up stormed the Capitol.”
#January6thHearings
“The VP detail thought this was about to get ugly [and] were starting to fear for their own lives… There were calls to say goodbye to family members, so on and so forth."
Pence Secret Service detail #January6th

#January6thHearings
“President* Trump did not FAIL to act during the 187 minutes between leaving the Ellipse and telling the mob to go home.
He CHOSE not to act [on #January6th].”

@AdamKinzinger @RepKinzinger #January6thHearing
#TrumpCoupAttempt #January6thCommitteeHearings
“Within 15 minutes of leaving the stage, President* Trump knew that the Capitol was besieged and under attack… From 1:25 until 4:00 he stayed in his dining room… There is no official record of what [he] did.”
@RepElaineLuria #January6thCommitteeHearings
“If President* Trump wasn’t calling law enforcement or military leaders, what did he spend his time doing [in] the dining room? He was calling Senators to encourage them to delay or object to certification.”

#TrumpCoupAttempt #January6thCommitteeHearings
“Whatever you think about the outcome of the election, we as Americans must all agree on this: Donald Trump’s conduct on #January6th was a supreme violation of his oath of office and a complete dereliction of his duty to our nation.”
Adam Kinzinger closing
“Cassidy [Hutchinson], Sarah [Matthews], and our other witnesses — including Officer Caroline Edwards, Shaye Moss, and her mother Ruby Freeman — are an inspiration to American women and to American girls.”
Liz Cheney closing statement #January6thHearings

“Oaths matter. Character matters. Truth matters. If we do not renew our faith and commitment to these principles, this great experiment of ours — our shining beacon on a hill — will not endure.”
@AdamKinzinger closing statement
#January6thCommitteeHearings
“This [was not] inaction in a time of crisis.
Instead it was the final action of Trump’s own plan to usurp the will of the American people and remain in power…
It was his newest version of Stand Back and Stand By.”
Elaine Luria closing #January6thHearings
“I think that Donald Trump violation of his oath of office — the violation of the Constitution that he engaged in — is the most serious misconduct of any president in the history of our nation.”@Liz_Cheney

@jaketapper #CNNSOTU #January6thCommitteeHearings
“The [@January6thCmte] is engaged with [#GinniThomas] counsel. We certainly hope that she will agree to come in voluntarily but the committee is fully prepared to contemplate a subpoena if she does not.”
Liz Cheney #SubpoenaGinniThomas #January6th #CNNSOTU
“Every American must consider: Can a president who was willing to make the choices Donald Trump made during the violence of #January6th, ever be trusted with any position of authority in our great nation again?”

Liz Cheney closing:
“‘This election is now over. Congress has certified the results.’
I don’t want to say the election’s over.
I just want to say ‘Congress has certified the results’ without saying the election’s over, okay?”
Trump outtakes 1/7/21 #January6thCommitteeHearings
“What we aren’t gonna do, Bret, is blame the Capitol Police — blame those in law enforcement — for Donald Trump’s armed mob that he sent to the Capitol.”
Liz Cheney Fox ‘News’ Sunday 7/24/22

Baier asked if @January6thCmte is investigating Pelosi & Police:
“The notion now that somehow the @January6thCmte is incapable of getting to the facts of what happened — because Kevin McCarthy withdrew his nominees — is nonsensical. It also is a diversion.”

Liz Cheney annihilates Fox ‘News’ talking points ON Fox ‘News’
“It’s not just me that’s saying that Donald Trump is unfit for office. It’s other entities owned by Rupert Murdoch. It’s the New York Post intheir editorial. It’s the Wall Street Journal.”@Liz_Cheney

#January6thHearings ARE working:
“I don’t want to say the election’s over.
I don’t want to say the election’s over.
I don’t want to say the election’s over.
I just want to say ‘Congress certified the results’ without saying the election’s over, okay?”

Donald Trump outtakes January 7 2021
@January6thCmte: “To be crystal clear, there was no direct order from President* Trump to put 10,000 troops to be ready for #January6th?”

Fmr Acting Defense Sec Chris Miller: “That’s correct. There was no direct — There was no order from the president.”
“No one is above the law.” Merrick Garland interview 7/20/22

“We pursue justice without fear or favor. We intend to hold everyone—anyone who was criminally responsible for events surrounding #January6th or any attempt to interfere with the lawful transfer of power—accountable.”

Merrick Garland Lester Holt interview
“Merrick Garland [implied without saying] yes we are investigating Donald Trump, because we have to make sure that whoever is responsible for attempting to overturn the election is held criminally accountable.”

@tribelaw @Lawrence on Lester Holt interview
“Democracy is fragile… While the [#January6th] violence was underway, [Trump] placed no call to ANY element of the United States government to instruct that the Capitol be defended.”
@Liz_Cheney @AccountableGOP

#January6thCommitteeHearings summary so far:
“There was no basis in the Constitution or laws of the United States at all for the theory espoused by Mr. [John] Eastman. At all. None.”
Judge Michael Luttig (@judgeluttig) to @JohnWoodMO 6/16/22

#TrumpCoupAttempt #January6thCommitteeHearings
“JD Vance thinks parents should stay in violent marriages ‘for the sake of their kids.’ That’s not just wrong, it’s unbelievably dangerous.” @TimRyan

96% of Republicans voted against a federal right to birth control use in all 50 states. Access to contraceptives vote in July 2022: Access to contraceptives fi...
@JohnFetterman will be an AMAZING Senator for Pennsylvania.

@MeidasTouch shows why Dr Oz is just a #WizardOfLies:
“Every one of those Republicans that voted against healthcare for veterans, voted for the [OCO $60-70 billion] slush fund for the war. They don’t support the troops; they support the war machine. And that’s gotta stop.”
@jonstewart #PACTAct #PassThePACTAct
80% of Republican Senators voted to block the #PACTAct, critical health care for veterans with illness caused by toxic burn pits. #PassThePACTAct

Watch Ted Cruz fist bump Steve Daines and Pat Toomey, John Kennedy, and Joni Ernst celebrate their filibuster:
99% of Republicans voted against an assault weapons ban. U.S. House of Representativ...
“This [#PACTAct] is for veterans who suffered health effects from being exposed to burn pits and other toxins. That is it… When they voted [to #PassThePACTAct] in the Senate on June 16, they got 84 votes.”

@TheProblem @jonstewart @Burnpit360 to Ted Cruz:
Not one Republican voted to stop gas station price gouging. U.S. House of Representativ...
Republicans in Congress have no plans for reducing inflation — other than more tax cuts for the wealthy and big corporations. For example, when given the opportunity to lower insulin prices in 2022, all but 12 voted no. #RepublicansLovePriceGouging United States House of Repr...
“Alex Jones, [your attorneys] sent me a digital copy of your entire cell phone with every text message you’ve sent for the past two years…and as of 2 days ago it fell free and clear into my possession. And that is how I know you lied to me.”
Mark Bankston
“You must tell the truth while you testify. This is not your show… You believe that everything you say is true, but it isn’t…
Just because you claim to think something is true does not make it true.”

Judge Maya Guerra Gamble to Alex Jones 8/2/22
Republican Senators BLOCKED a $35/month cap on insulin.
“Nothing like this has ever happened before and we don’t know how this ends. Tonight’s news — that the FBI has raided the home of the immediate past POTUS — feels both astonishing and inevitable in equal measure.”
@maddow #TrumpFBIRaid #TrumpRaided #Maddow
“Volume is just one way to quantify the damage that might have been done. Even just one page or portion of a top-secret or classified item… improperly archived, could do very grave damage to national security of the U.S.”
@JaxAlemany #TrumpFBIRaid #Maddow
“Donald Trump, you have a copy of the warrant. It explains what they were looking for, what statutes they think were violated, what judge signed off...If you believe this is such an abuse, release the warrant and let us decide for ourselves.”
@neal_katyal
“The ‘story’ isn’t the search warrant, it’s that DOJ gave Trump a YEAR to return the stolen goods, and he didn’t… Secrets would be a jackpot for foreign governments… Why would Trump take such documents and what did he plan to do with them?”@AshaRangappa_
Fox ‘News’ talks about Hillary Clinton — “#ButHerEmails!” — next to footage of the Donald Trump FBI search at Mar-a-Lago:

“Who gave you up to the feds?” @ProjectLincoln asks Trump.

“The men and women of the FBI and DOJ are dedicated, patriotic public servants. Every day they protect the American people from violent crime, terrorism, and other threats to our safety while safeguarding our civil rights.”

AG Merrick Garland #DarkGarland
“A man you can bait with a tweet is not a man we can trust with nuclear weapons.”
Hillary Clinton, Democratic nomination accept speech 7/28/16

@HillaryClinton #NuclearDocuments #TrumpNuclearSecrets
Laura Ingraham: Is it your understanding that there were not documents related to our nuclear capabilities or nuclear issues w national security implications in Trump’s possession?

Christina Bobb: I don’t believe they were.
LI: But do you know for a fact?
Judge Reinhart affirmed that DOJ established probable cause of potential violation of 3 federal statutes:

1. Unlawful removal of government material
2. Concealment of documents to obstruct investigation
3. Espionage Act

@jheil @therecount #TrumpEspionage
“It’s not just that [Trump] removed and retained classified information. It’s about what he did with it. This goes so deep. And why hold on to 20 specific boxes (one leather containing top secret) after returning 15?”
@azarilaw,
“Putin’s mouthpieces on Russian state TV are taunting America about Top Secret documents [Trump took] which they claim had to do with the newest nuclear weapons developed by the U.S. and gleefully imply that Moscow already got to see them.” @JuliaDavisNews
“All of Trump’s talking points have exploded in his face...”

@JessicaTarlov #TrumpIsANationalSecurityRisk
“[Donald Trump] is a man who said that more countries should have nuclear weapons, including Saudi Arabia.” (June 2, 2016)

@HillaryClinton #TrumpNuclearDocuments #TrumpSaudi
“Whoever, owing allegiance to United States, levies war against them…is guilty of treason… Levying war means the assembly of armed people to overthrow of the government or to resist its laws.” @glennkirschner2

#TrumpTreason #JusticeMatters #TrumpTRE45ON
“[Trump] campaigned on #LockHerUp on his complaints about Hillary Clinton’s handling of classified information. I think every statement he made about Hillary Clinton would come into evidence if there were a criminal trial.”
@JoyceWhiteVance @AliciaMenendez
“Look at Joe Biden! Suddenly, you have this huge climate change plan… This has been an extraordinarily successful two years. Any way you cut it, even Republicans have to admit this privately. And they are.”
@JoeNBC #BidenDelivers #BidenDeliversAGAIN #VOTE
Please keep asking: Why did Trump take 35+ boxes of documents that belong to the U.S. government, why didn’t he return them all when asked, and what did he do with them for 19 months at Mar-a-Lago?

@mehdirhasan debunks every Trump FBI search excuse & lie:
“It has never occurred to Donald that somebody who looks like Merrick Garland — and talks like Merrick Garland — is actually a ninja.”

@MaryLTrump @AriMelber #DARKGARLAND #NinjaGarland
#EspionageAct [doesn’t] mention classification at all. It talks about a specific type of information: national defense… The real question is, why would Trump WANT to declassify secrets that could harm the U.S.?”
.@AshaRangappa_ @TiffanyDCross @thereidout
“Trump has still not said a word of explanation as to why he took the documents, why he did not return them all, and what he was doing with them for over 18 months.” @AWeissmann_

🎶: #stilloneblackmansopinion tiktok.com/@stilloneblack…
“[Donald Trump] has betrayed our national security, and he will do so again… You will not change him. You cannot constrain him. He is who he is. Truth matters little to him. What’s right matters even less, and decency matters not at all.” Adam Schiff

“This was not just extreme carelessness with classified material, which is still totally disqualifying. This is calculated, deliberate, premeditated misconduct — a cover-up [with] false statements and lies to Congress and the American people.” #LockTrumpUp
“Trump’s attorney, Alina Habba, says that Trump wants the Department of Justice to release the names of the witnesses who helped secure the search warrant for Mar-a-Lago.”@therecount

#TrumpIsANationalSecurityRisk #TrumpCrimeSyndicate
CPAC 2022: “We are all domestic terrorists.”

GOP 2022: “That didn’t happen…” The Narcissist's Prayer‬ ‪T...
“Whatever Trump does, he accuses everyone else of doing.”

Lindsey Graham. Ted Cruz. Rand Paul. Rick Perry. Nikki Haley.
Marco Rubio. Mike Pompeo. Kellyanne Conway. Susan Collins.
THEY ALL KNEW. #THEYKNEW

#VoteBlueDownBallot #VoteBlueToSaveDemocracy #VOTE
🎶 Does it really take the FBI to verify he tends to lie? 🎶

#LockHimUpYesterday #RandyRainbow @RandyRainbow
“Now they want to make [Trump] responsible for having taken classified documents and preserved them. Really if you look at the #EspionageAct, it’s not really about taking the documents. It’s about … hiding them or giving them to the enemy.” #RudyColludy

“That would cause so much mayhem. That would be a monstrous mistake.” Trump attorney Alina Habba 8/15/22

Ingraham: Was there a limited number who had access to that storage room?

Bobb: Yes… Mar-a-Lago is secure… Just getting onto the compound is hard… Only certain members of staff can get there… A very limited number of people have access down there.

“Culture war [is] the Republican Party manufacturing issues…to deflect from the fact that they’re not doing anything to bring down inflation [and] to bring down healthcare costs — but Democrats are.”

@MalloryMcMorrow @SRuhle @CAPAction #DemocratsDeliver
“Evidence seems to be coming forward of #willfulness… From the intel committee perspective, we’re really frightened of what’s in that stockpile [of 300 classified documents Trump took] — particularly those that are marked top secret.”

@AdamSchiff #Maddow
GOP members of Congress whose PPP loans were forgiven: Republican members of Congr...
“In this moment, those of you who love this country — Democrats, Independents, mainstream Republicans — we must be stronger, more determined, and more committed to saving America than the MAGA Republicans are to destroying America.” Biden Maryland speech

“MAGA Republicans don’t have a clue about the power of women. Let me tell you something: They are about to find out.”
President Biden Maryland speech

#RoeRoeRoeingOurVOTES #RoeRoeRoeYourVote #RoeVsWade
#RoevemberIsComing #DarkBrandon #DarkBrandonRising
“Women all across Texas are no longer free to make decisions about our own body…not even in cases of rape or incest. Women will die because of it. All because of Greg Abbott’s abortion law. It’s too extreme.”
@BetoORourke #RoeRoeRoeingOurVOTES #RoeTheVote
“My sons are very tough but they can’t stop a bullet.”

Sobbing father thanks attentive @BetoORourke at 8/17/22 rally in Fredericksburg Texas—and says his Republican family will vote for #BetoforGovernor because Beto is taking on the issue of gun violence:
“Any official document [Trump] has is stolen property…Classification is just shorthand for the danger that info could pose to U.S. if released…Nuclear secrets are still things we want to keep secret.”
@AshaRangappa_ @jentaub @mehdirhasan #IndictTrumpNow
“My top-level, expert legal analysis of the [Trump Mar-a-Lago FBI search] affidavit is: Why ain’t this dude in jail? What does this man have to do to go to jail?”

@ElieNYC @DrJasonJohnson @CrossConnection
#TrumpStoleClassifiedDocuments #TrumpESPIONAGE
“Just the classification markings referred to in this [redacted Mar-a-Lago search warrant] affidavit — made the hair on the back of my neck stand up… Literally human lives can be at stake.” @FrankFigliuzzi1

@NicolleDWallace #TrumpStoleClassifiedDocuments
“There is a feeling here that [if] Merrick Garland decides not to prosecute Trump, how do you hold anyone else accountable for violating classification rules going forward in the U.S. government?”@JaxAlemany

@NicolleDWallace #TrumpStoleClassifiedDocuments
“Trumpism [is] no longer a political movement. It’s a violent fairytale of revenge on political enemies. Feds could’ve found a body in those Mar-a-Lago boxes and followers wouldn’t care. It’s about retribution, not facts.”

@oneunderscore__ #TrumpCult
“If there’s a prosecution of Donald Trump for mishandling classified information… there’ll be riots in the streets.”
Lindsey Graham practicing stochastic terrorism 8/28/22

#TrumpIsANationalSecurityRisk #TrumpESPIONAGE
“Let me say to my MAGA Republican friends: Don’t tell me you support law enforcement if you won’t condemn what happened on #January6th. For god’s sake, whose side are you on? You can’t be pro-law enforcement AND pro-insurrection.”
Biden Wilkes-Barre speech
“Every single Republican member of Congress…voted against the support for law enforcement. They talk about how much they love it yet they voted against the funding… Every Republican in the House. Every Republican in the Senate.”
Biden Wilkes-Barre speech
“The lessons that you have from authoritarians around the globe is that it’s easier to prevent them from coming into office than it is to get them out one they’re there. We learned that lesson frankly on #January6th.”

@AshaRangappa_ @JoyAnnReid #CivilWar2
“[The DOJ and FBI] found these three mundane statutes — espionage and the two others, obstruction — and they’re trying to claim that there was some sort of criminal activity.”
Alina Habba on ‘mundane’ crimes

#TrumpStoleClassifiedDocuments #TrumpESPIONAGE
.@NorahODonnell 2/5/21: What’s your worst fear if Trump continues to get intelligence briefings?

@JoeBiden: “There is no need for him to have intelligence briefings... What impact does he have at all, other than the fact he might slip and say something?”

“You cannot say that you are in favor of law enforcement if you don’t want accountability for your orange overlord. You cannot steal classified documents and expect no consequences.”
@lindyli@ZerlinaMaxwell

@ZerlinaShow #TrumpStoleClassifiedDocuments
“My responsibility as a leader is to see a problem and try to solve it… As the next Governor of Georgia, I will continue to do my job to make certain that every legally eligible vote that gets cast, gets counted.”

@staceyabrams schools pompous Brian Kemp:
“I’m somebody that has been in Trump’s office…
I have firsthand knowledge. I have never seen that. That is not the way his office looks… He has guests frequently there.”

Alina Habba confesses to Hannity #TrumpESPIONAGE AND #TrumpIsANationalSecurityRisk:
“They asked for DOJ to punch them in the face — and that’s what DOJ did… Turns out there were documents in Trump’s office, documents all over the place. Tons of them. They have him dead to rights.”

@gtconway3d @donlemon #TrumpStoleClassifiedDocuments
“Constitutionally, there’s nothing that prevents somebody who is either under investigation, convicted, or even in prison from running for President… This is a serious obstruction case that appears…it would not be difficult to prove.”
Andrew C. McCarthy

“MAGA Republicans represent an extremism that threatens the very foundations of our republic… Not every Republican — not even a majority — are MAGA… Not every Republican embraces their extreme ideology.”
Biden Philly speech @ProjectLincoln #BidenSpeech

“Equality and democracy are under assault. We do ourselves no favor to pretend otherwise. I come to this place where it all began to speak as plainly as I can to the nation… Trump and the MAGA Republicans represent an extremism.”
Biden Philadelphia speech
“America must choose: To be a nation of hope and unity and optimism — or a nation of fear and division and of darkness.”
President Joe Biden Philadelphia speech #SoulOfTheNation

#DemocracyIsOnTheBallot #VoteBlueDownBallot #VOTE
“For them to take things to the current point they probably have pretty good evidence… People say this was unprecedented; well it’s also unprecedented for a president to take all this classified information and put them in a county club.” Bill Barr @Acyn

“[#GinniThomas] was actively involved in strategies to overturn the results of the 2020 election… Ginni Thomas has refused to cooperate, pushing the @January6thCmte to now consider a subpoena.” @KatiePhang

@katiephangshow #SubpoenaGinniThomas #January6th
“We need answers to what Ginni Thomas has referred to ‘misconceptions’ … It matters that the wife of a Supreme Court Justice was promoting ways to overturn the outcome of the 2020 election.” @KatiePhang

@katiephangshow #SubpoenaGinni #SubpoenaGinniThomas
“We also need to think about digital thefts. We don’t know what pictures were taken of these documents… This is highly problematic. [Trump] basically served up our sources and methods to our adversaries on a silver platter.”

@tracy_walder #TrumpESPIONAGE
“Even the *unclassified* documents (11,000 of them!) are still valuable intelligence for foreign adversaries because they offer a window into the people and priorities of the U.S. government.” @AshaRangappa_

@KatiePhang @JoyceWhiteVance #TrumpStoleTheDocs
“Trump [still has not said] why he took these documents, why he didn’t return them, what was in them, what he was planning to do with them, why the folders are now empty…
Why shouldn’t he have to explain to Congress @HouseIntel?”

@AWeissmann_ @PeterWelch
“Anyone who calls for use of violence and fails to condemn violence when it’s used — refuses to acknowledge when election has been won, insists on changing [vote count rules] — is a threat to democracy. Democracy.”

@POTUS @JoeBiden #DemocracyIsOnTheBallot
“Do you want to put your Social Security in the hands of Ted Cruz and Marjorie Taylor Greene?”
President Biden Maryland speech 8/25/22

#VoteBlueDownBallotLocalStateFederal #DarkBrandonRising
“Was I happy when I beat Donald Trump by nearly 3 million votes but lost the Electoral College? No. Did I ever for a nanosecond think, ‘I’m gonna claim victory and try to get Democrats to refuse to certify the election’? No.”
@HillaryClinton @NorahODonnell
“The taking of classified…nuclear top secret documents should not be a Republican vs Democratic issue…This is an AMERICAN issue… Donald is a clear and present danger to our national security.”@MichaelCohen212

@JoyAnnReid #TrumpIsANationalSecurityThreat
“Trump told you ‘the election was stolen’ to rip you off. To sucker you. To take your hard-earned money and shovel it into his pockets… Every dollar you send him pays to keep his…lavish lifestyle going. It was a sucker’s game all along.” @ProjectLincoln
Reporter: You stated that repeal of #RoeVWade would let every state decide if abortion is legal and you said that was the most constitutionally sound way.

Lindsey Graham: I thought it’d be nice to introduce a bill to define who we are.

#RoeRoeRoeYourVote
“I do not want anyone in this room making life and death decisions for me, my daughter, my granddaughter— and for that fact, anyone.”
Katrina Shealy (Republican South Carolina state Senator) fighting abortion ban

#RoeIsOnTheBallot @therecount #RoeYourVote
“If we take back the House and the Senate, I can assure you we’ll have a vote on our [nationwide abortion ban] bill. If the Democrats are in charge, I don’t know if we’ll ever vote on our [national abortion ban].”
Lindsey Graham 9/13/22

#RoeRoeRoeYourVote
“Republicans promised us they would leave abortion up to the states. Supreme Court reassured us they would leave abortion up to the states. So what are they doing? Pushing a NATIONAL ABORTION BAN.” @lindyli

@ZerlinaMaxwell @ZerlinaShow #RoeRoeRoeYourVote
“MAGA Republicans want to ban ALL abortions.
What’s their plan? It’s a ban. A TOTAL ban… Banning abortion in EVERY state. No freedom. No rights. No choice…
Extremism like we’ve never seen.” @CAPAction

#StopRepublicanAbortionBans #RoeRoeRoeYourVote #Roe

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