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Congressman Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO) is part of a bipartisan group of legislators working to honor Eugene Goodman, the lone man who led an angry mob of pro-Trump rioters away from the Senate chambers during last week’s attack on the U.S. Capitol.
Rep. Cleaver as well as Rep. Charlie Crist (D-FL) and Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC) introduced the bill Thursday.
H.R. 305 would award a Congressional Gold Medal to Officer Goodman for his “quick-thinking actions that doubtlessly saved lives and brought security personnel precious time to secure and ultimately evacuate the Senate before the armed mob breached the chamber.”
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Two Delaware men, one of whom was seen in a viral photograph holding a Confederate flag inside the U.S. Capitol during last week's riot, have been arrested on federal charges, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia.
American Terror Unchecked
Dozens of people on a terrorist watch list were in Washington, D.C., the day a mob attacked the Capitol, The Washington Post reported Thursday. The people were on the Terrorist Screening Database, a massive list kept by the government of people who have been flagged as potential security threats.
Pro-Trump protesters stormed the US Capitol building in DC on January 6. Image: Wikimedia Commons In brief A foreign account transferred half a million in Bitcoin to those who took part in the capitol riot last week, according to reports. Chainalysis believes the source of the funds was a French donor.
BLM Charge Amid MAGA Chaos
A Black Lives Matter activist who told Fox News last week that he'd followed a pro-Trump mob into the Capitol in order to "document" the siege is now the subject of a criminal complaint in connection with his alleged participation, according to the Justice Department.
A retired Air Force officer who was part of the mob that storrmed the U.S. Capitol last week carried plastic zip-tie handcuffs because he intended "to take hostages," a prosecutor said in a Texas court on Thursday. "He means to take hostages. He means to kidnap, restrain, perhaps try, perhaps execute members of the U.S.
Social Media Smackdown
As Facebook tried to shift blame over the Capitol riot to Parler or other smaller platforms popular with conservatives, several Democrats and a liberal watchdog group slammed the tech giant for doing too little, too late to crack down on pro-Trump, radical groups organizing violence in Washington.
MAGA In The Military?!?
The Pentagon's internal watchdog on Thursday announced an investigation into whether the military is doing enough to root out extremist and supremacist ideologies among active-duty personnel after last week's deadly mob attack on the U.S. Capitol.
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