In case you missed it: Headlines 01/08/21

With so many crazy things happening, sometimes things fall through the cracks.  Here are some headlines that you may find interesting and worth discussing.

Arrests:

  • Looks like WV Delegate Derrick Evan was found hanging out at granny’s house.
https://twitter.com/WSAZChadHedrick/status/1347629406043443203
  • The inbred sitting behind Speaker Pelosi’s desk was also arrested:
  • Miya Ponsetto, the woman caught on film attacking and falsely accusing the Black son of a prominent jazz musician of stealing her phone defended herself in a wild interview on Friday, insisting race had nothing to do with the altercation.
  • Bradley Rukstales, who was arrested on a charge of unlawful entry after he participated in the mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol, told an Illinois news outlet that he is “deeply regretful.”

Hopefully, we won’t have Insurrection 2.0:

  • A total of 6,200 National Guardsmen will be mobilized in Washington D.C. over the next few days in order to help secure the peaceful transfer of power during President-elect Joe Biden‘s inauguration ceremony on January 20.
  • Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy also confirmed a 7-foot “unscalable” fence is being erected around the perimeter of the Capitol building and will remain in place for the next 30 days.

COVID-19:

Congress:

  • A growing number of Democrats in Congress are calling on Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) and Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), who have been accused of culpability in the Capitol attack on Wednesday for their efforts to overturn the election, to resign.
  • Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski called on President Donald Trump to resign on Friday following his encouragement of violence ahead of the riot at the U.S. Capitol building.
  • “I want him to resign. I want him out. He has caused enough damage,” the Alaskan senator told Anchorage Daily News.
  • Ya think?!?!: Republican senators now regret not doing more to contain Trump
  • House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Friday she spoke to the country’s highest-ranking military officer about what can be done to prevent President Donald Trump from having access to nuclear codes.
https://twitter.com/iheartmindy/status/1347616155394043904

A White House in disarray:

  • White House counsel Pat Cipollone is considering resigning, sources familiar with his thinking tell CNN. Since the election, he had considered it multiple times but has been urged to stay for the good of the country by members of the Senate and the Cabinet.

President Elect Biden:

  • President-elect Joe Biden on Friday called on the Senate to confirm key Cabinet officials as close to Inauguration Day as possible, arguing there is greater urgency given the economic strain of the coronavirus pandemic and the violence at the Capitol this week.
  • The Senate has yet to take action on any of Biden’s picks for his Cabinet, and the president-elect is poised to take office Jan. 20 without a single agency leader confirmed to their role. 

RI.P.

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