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Claytoonz: Mr. Zelensky goes to Washington

As Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky virtually addressed Congress today, I wondered, “What did they do with Lauren Boebert, Marjorie Taylor Greene, Matt Gaetz, Louie Gohmert, and Madison Cawthorn? For that matter, how dare any member of the Republican Party attend who had refused to impeach Donald Trump for his attempt to extort the Ukrainian president?... Read more»

Biden in Jan. 6 speech decries 'web of lies' created by Trump about 2020 election

President Joe Biden on Thursday warned of the dangers of a collapse of American democracy, standing in a historic chamber in the U.S. Capitol that was besieged by an angry mob of pro-Trump supporters who attempted to halt the certification of the 2020 presidential election. ... Read more»

FactChecking claims about the Jan. 6 Capitol riot

The Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol was the culmination of months of false claims about election fraud, and on that day — and afterward — FactCheck debunked false, misleading and unfounded claims related to the events that day. Here is a summary of the coverage.... Read more»

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Claytoonz: Bluebirds of Crappiness: Marjorie Taylor Greene kicked off Twitter

Before you get all excited over Twitter permanently suspending Marjorie Taylor Greene’s personal account, remember that she still has her congressional account. Perhaps the only way to strip her of that is to kick her out of Congress.... Read more»

House Republicans slam treatment of Jan. 6 defendants held at D.C. jail

Four House Republicans - including Paul Gosar of Arizona - held a Tuesday press conference to complain about the poor conditions at a District of Columbia jail housing inmates charged with violence in connection with the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. ... Read more»

House censures Az Rep. Paul Gosar, boots him from committees

The U.S. House voted 223-207 Wednesday to censure Arizona Republican Rep. Paul Gosar and strip him of his committee assignments, following his social media post of a manipulated cartoon that depicted him attacking Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and President Joe Biden.... Read more»

Support for prosecuting Capitol rioters wavering among Republicans

Since March of this year, Republican support for investigating the individuals who committed the attack on the Capitol has decreased and they're now concerned the rioters' punishments are too harsh, according to a recently released survey.... Read more»

Heeding Steve Bannon’s call, election deniers organize to seize control of the GOP

When former Trump adviser and far-right nationalist Steve Bannon issued his “call to action,” people who had never shown interest in party politics began a nationwide groundswell of party activism whose central goal is not merely to win elections but to reshape the machinery.... Read more»

FactCheck

Capitol Police add field offices to investigate threats against members of Congress

In the wake the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol, the U.S. Capitol Police announced it is adding field offices in Tampa and San Francisco to investigate threats against members of Congress - both cities located in states from where the agency is receiving a big bulk of the threats.... Read more»

Factcheck: Conservative outlets advance unfounded claim about FBI hand in U.S. Capitol attack

There is no evidence that “unindicted co-conspirators” mentioned in federal indictments related to the Jan. 6 Capitol attack are undercover FBI agents or informants - as conservative outlets have claimed or suggested - and legal experts say that government agents and informants cannot be labeled conspirators to a crime.... Read more»

Gaetz, Greene bringing America First tour to Arizona

U.S. Reps. Matt Gaetz, R-Florida, and Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Georgia, two of the most controversial Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives, will hold a rally on May 21 at the Delta Hotels by Marriott in Mesa as part of a larger tour touting Donald Trump as the legitimate president of the United States.... Read more»

FactCheck

Bogus Antifa claims follow Capitol riot

Viral social media posts and a Republican House member have amplified claims wrongly identifying some right-wing figures at the U.S. Capitol riot as part of “antifa.” The claims feed into an unfounded conspiracy theory that anti-fascist activists in disguise orchestrated the event.... Read more»

Former Sen. DeConcini: Senate intelligence chairman scandal 'quite disturbing'

Former Arizona U.S. Sen. Dennis DeConcini said he is stunned that federal agents seized the cellphone of Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr (R-N.C.) as part of an insider trading probe.... Read more»