With so many crazy things happening, sometimes things fall through the cracks. Here are some headlines that you may find interesting and worth discussing.
- President-Elect Joe Biden has tapped Jaime Harrison to lead the Democratic National Committee, which will meet next week to elect a new chairman, a senior Democrat close to the DNC confirmed to NBC News.
- Biden will also announce a COVID-19 relief plan this evening. Join News Views for a Live Discussion on it.
- Justice officials respond to new report on family separation by blaming Trump, expressing regret.
- A bipartisan group of lawmakers have introduced a bill to award Capitol Police Officer Eugene Goodman the Congressional Gold Medal for his role in protecting lawmakers against the mob of President Trump’s supporters that breached the U.S. Capitol.
- Police in the United States are three times more likely to use force against left-wing protesters than right-wing protesters, data from a non-profit that monitors political violence has revealed.
- Harold N. Bornstein, Trump’s Former Personal Physician, Dies at 73.
- Lisa Murkowski issues a statement about impeaching Trump. She doesn’t say how she will vote if and when the articles of impeachment reach the Senate for a second trial.
- Although Rep. John Curtis (R-UT) voted against impeaching the White Supremacist in Chief, that hasn’t stopped White ISIS from targeting him:
- Opposite Day: QAnon supporting wing nut, Marjorie Taylor Greene, announced on Newsmax that she will introduce Articles of Impeachment against President elect Joe Biden on January 21, 2021.
- Trump whines about getting impeached TWICE while his staff loots the White House:
- Dozens of people on a terrorist watch list were in Washington for pro-Trump events Jan. 6, a day that ended in a chaotic crime rampage when a violent mob stormed the U.S. Capitol, according to people familiar with evidence gathered in the FBI’s investigation.
- Separately, while the FBI is hunting hundreds of rioting suspects who have dispersed back to their hometowns, federal agents are increasingly focused on alleged leaders, members, and supporters of the Proud Boys, a male-chauvinist group (INCELS) with ties to white nationalism, these people said.
- Douglas Jensen turned himself in to the Des Moines Police Department Friday. He was one of the first people to force his way into the Capitol. Jensen, the document states, disregarded multiple orders by an officer to stop and put his hands up, instead “[leading] the crowd toward the officer in a menacing manner, causing the officer to retreat and repeat his commands.”
- The MAGAt seen parading around the Capitol Building with a Confederate flag, Kevin Seefried, was arrested in Delaware. His son Hunter Seefried was also arrested.
- And another MAGAt, Robert Sanford, a 55-year-old retired firefighter from PA who allegedly threw a fire extinguisher that hit three police officers, was arrested along with a bunch of other MAGAts.
- Clinical trials suggest that Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine provokes an immune response with one vaccination, as opposed to others already available.
- 1 in 3 L.A. residents have been infected with Covid-19, new modeling shows.
President By Proxy
Vice President Pence just made an unscheduled stop on Capitol Hill to greet the National Guard and thank them. About 20,000 National Guard members are expected in Washington this week to secure the city ahead of Biden's inauguration. pic.twitter.com/EDIYWUozm0
— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) January 14, 2021
FBI Director Wray tells Pence the bureau is seeing "an extensive amount of concerning online chatter" about potential inauguration threats
"We're concerned about the potential for violence at multiple protests and rallies" in D.C. and at state capitols nationwide, he says pic.twitter.com/mZZjKpfcIh
— CBS News (@CBSNews) January 14, 2021
Joanne Rogers, partner to Mr Rogers for 50 years, has passed away.
We are heartbroken to share the news of the passing of Joanne Rogers, a joyful and tender-hearted spirit, whose heart and wisdom have guided our work in service of Fred’s enduring legacy. We extend our sympathies to the Rogers Family and all who were blessed to know Joanne. pic.twitter.com/ncJMIMSrxi
— Fred Rogers Center (@FredRogersCtr) January 14, 2021
Alexei Navalny, recovering from suspicious poisoning, returns to Russia Sunday
Trump supporters finally got what they asked for; The Arrest of Hunter!
Hunter Seefried, the son of the man parading the Confederate flag inside the Capitol building got arrested alongside his father for their involvement in events on January 6.
Wisconsin pharmacist accused of spoiling Covid-19 vaccine has license suspended
A state board on Wednesday suspended the license of a Wisconsin pharmacist accused of ruining more than 500 doses of Covid-19 vaccine because he thought it was unsafe.