Don’t mess with Nancy Pelosi, lady.
Did Rep. Lauren Boebert give up Nancy Pelosi to a violent mob during the January 6 Capitol siege? (Also, when did real life turn into an episode of "Scandal"?). Serious questions were raised about why the Colorado congresswoman would live tweet the House Speaker's movements when the Capitol was under attack.
That seemed ... unwise. Boebert might've wanted to keep her constituents in the loop but the MAGA mob also had cell phones and Twitter accounts. Hundreds or thousands of unhinged people had stormed the Capitol and she's acting like their personal GPS. When I saw this last week, I just shook my head and assumed she was dumb. That's a safe bet for Ms. Congressional Glock-Waver of 2021.
Their willful stupidity is a hate crime.
During the Capitol siege, Congress members were huddled together in a secured room, an ideal venue for the coronavirus to mix and mingle. Even when not under lockdown, House rules require that members wear masks at all times when indoors, for all the reasons that have become tiresome to repeat. Just wear a damn mask, dummies.
Look, it's reasonable that when you're hiding from the violent mob Donald Trump incited, you might temporarily forget about the pandemic Trump ignored (although much like "Law & Order: SVU," COVID-19 isn't going anywhere). However, Democrat Lisa Blunt Rochester from Delaware tried to pass out masks but was rebuffed by at least six snickering members of the GOP's Sedition Caucus. In this video, you can see House members Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia, Andy Biggs of Arizona, and Scott Perry of Pennsylvania sneer at Blunt Rochester like she's some nerd who's trying to make them wear masks like a nerd.
We watch so you never have to.
On January 6, 2021, Donald Trump incited an insurrection at the Capitol.
After the dust settled, blood was spilled, lives ruined and Republicans in Congress continued to try to disenfranchise voters, even after the sedition, we were left with trying to hold Trump and his enablers accountable for a tragedy that was entirely predictable and four years in the making. So, with that in mind, this week's Sunday shows!
Trump supporters’ predictable racism is predictable.
Donald Trump frequently described Black Lives Matter as racist and anti-cop. He was deeply offended that some protesters at some rally someplace chanted, “Pigs in a blanket. Fry 'em like bacon." (Five years ago. Fox News runs that clip A LOT.) It wasn't actually a call to murder all cops but just to legally treat the ones who murder people the same way we do common gangbangers.
I bring this up because President Law & Order has been conspicuously silent after his personal lynch mob invaded the Capitol on January 6. Trump supporters carrying “Stop the Steal" signs and Trump flags viciously beat a cop who stood in their way. They dragged him down the Capitol steps by his helmet.
The clip, which some may find disturbing, shows the moment where a protester wearing a black, red and white cap cli… https://t.co/mSM7eUKXGc— Bellingcat (@Bellingcat)1610292046.0
There's been recent focus on the fact that Brian Sicknick, the cop Trump's mob beat to death with a fire extinguisher, was also a Trump supporter. Sicknick was a white male in law enforcement, so this fact is neither shocking nor relevant. I don't want to see anyone beaten to death with a fire extinguisher.