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Wed Jun 22, 2022, 12:29 PM

Lawmakers on Jan. 6 committee ramp up their security as threats increase

Source: Washington Post

In the past 24 hours there has been an uptick in the number of violent threats against lawmakers on the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection on the U.S. Capitol, and all lawmakers on the committee are likely to receive a security detail, according to three people involved with the investigation.

The committee on Tuesday held its fourth hearing, which focused on efforts by former president Donald Trump and his allies to overturn the results of the 2020 election and the resulting political violence and harassment experienced by many of those who resisted. Over the weekend, Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) revealed a letter addressed to his wife that threatened to execute them and their 5-month-old baby. He warned that the political violence of Jan. 6, 2021 was not an aberration but a consequence of his party’s repeated lies.

“There is violence in the future, I’m going to tell you,” Kinzinger said on ABC’s “This Week” program. “And until we get a grip on telling people the truth, we can’t expect any differently.” Committee Vice Chairwoman Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) has been flanked with a security detail since last year, and has been unable to hold large, publicized campaign events, in part due to security concerns, according to aides. During Trump’s second impeachment trial, which was held shortly after the insurrection, security details were provided to all nine impeachment managers.

“For safety reasons, the USCP does not discuss potential security measures for Members,” a spokesperson for the United States Capitol Police said in a statement. Tuesday’s hearing featured some of the most emotional testimony so far, including appearances from mother-and-daughter election workers in Georgia, Ruby Freeman and Wandrea ArShaye “Shaye” Moss, who described the consequences of being targeted by the former president and his allies.


Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/06/22/jan6-security-threats/



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Here is the letter. Addressed to my wife, sent to my home, threatening the life of my family. The Darkness is spreading courtesy of cowardly leaders fearful of truth. Is the what you want @GOP? Pastors?

https://businessinsider.com/kinzinger-received-threat-execute-him-his-wife-5-month-old-2022-6
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BumRushDaShow Jun 22 OP
H2O Man Jun 22 #1
StarryNite Jun 22 #2
rockfordfile Jun 22 #22
mahatmakanejeeves Jun 22 #3
LoisB Jun 22 #4
leftieNanner Jun 22 #19
LoisB Jun 22 #20
iluvtennis Jun 22 #5
Hekate Jun 22 #7
iluvtennis Jun 22 #17
Hekate Jun 22 #6
yellowdogintexas Jun 22 #8
ffr Jun 22 #9
Evolve Dammit Jun 22 #14
SergeStorms Jun 22 #10
AdamGG Jun 22 #11
onecaliberal Jun 22 #12
Ford_Prefect Jun 22 #13
C Moon Jun 22 #15
Evolve Dammit Jun 22 #16
KS Toronado Jun 22 #18
onetexan Jun 22 #21
Rhiannon12866 Jun 23 #23
liberalla Jun 23 #24

Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Jun 22, 2022, 12:32 PM

1. Recommended.

I am happy that their security is being increased. We are entering a long, hot summer.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Jun 22, 2022, 12:34 PM

2. Simply cannot buckle under to their threats.

It has got to stop. It should have been nipped in the bud a long time ago.

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Response to StarryNite (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 22, 2022, 09:44 PM

22. I agree

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Jun 22, 2022, 01:01 PM

3. Handwritten, instead of MS Word. Always thinking. NT

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Jun 22, 2022, 01:16 PM

4. What on earth is wrong with people? What makes them think they have the right to threaten

the family of someone with whom they disagree?

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Response to LoisB (Reply #4)

Wed Jun 22, 2022, 05:19 PM

19. Until there are consequences for this behavior

It will continue.

Trump loves it! He wants it to continue.

"Let's you and him fight."

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Response to leftieNanner (Reply #19)

Wed Jun 22, 2022, 05:26 PM

20. Exactly. Apparently, these people do not understand that the Slobfather (thanks, malaise) is

sitting back laughing at them for being such fools.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Jun 22, 2022, 01:49 PM

5. Maybe there are fingerprints on this handwritten note so

the psycho who made this threat can be arrested.

No person who believes in God would threaten a family like this.

So, vile and disgusting.

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Response to iluvtennis (Reply #5)

Wed Jun 22, 2022, 02:06 PM

7. People often create a god in their own image, so of course they believe in it. This god is vile...

… mean, vengeful, nasty, vindictive, cruel.


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Response to Hekate (Reply #7)

Wed Jun 22, 2022, 04:40 PM

17. You're likely right and I never thought about it that

way. To me the almighty/omnipotent (it’s God to me as part of my Christian faith, but it can be what ever your faith is - e.g., Allah, Buddha, Jehovah, etc) is something bigger/beyond this earth.

Although I’m a Christian, I never dictated my religion on my kids. I told them it’s a personal decision and my only desire for them was to believe in something bigger than this earth as you will need to lean on that when some burdens in life you encounter are heavier than you can handle.

Just my opinion and I respect opinions of others that are different.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Jun 22, 2022, 02:03 PM

6. KnR

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Jun 22, 2022, 02:20 PM

8. this is just terrifying! I swear we are living in Middle Earth

and waiting for Frodo to drop the damn ring into the volcano.

Unfortunately, these disgusting people will not stand down even if Sauron is destroyed.

Secret Service and FBI please take care of these families

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Jun 22, 2022, 02:21 PM

9. Increased Security? No, it's called hunt down those mother-F-ers and arrest their asses

You just need a few examples set and no more problems.

DOJ's inaction is created the problem. Don't be nice to terrorists.

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Response to ffr (Reply #9)

Wed Jun 22, 2022, 03:26 PM

14. X1000!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Jun 22, 2022, 02:23 PM

10. Disgusting cowards

Hiding behind the flag and a bible.

These are supposed "patriots" and "christians" writing a letter like that someone, and they're too stupid to realize their rank hypocrisy.

This post would be removed if I wrote what I really think should happen to Trump and his acolytes..............so I won't. I didn't think I could hate Trump and his brain-dead cult with any more passion, but since yesterday I've changed my mind. I've found room in my mind to add an exponent to the "How much do I hate Trump and his cult" equation. A BIGLY exponent.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Jun 22, 2022, 02:23 PM

11. The sender should be easily identifiable...

They're a MAGAT Truther who can almost write 6 sentences without misspelling anything. That puts them on a very short list.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Jun 22, 2022, 02:47 PM

12. All of these people making threats need to be arrested and spend decades in prison.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Jun 22, 2022, 03:05 PM

13. I keep wondering just how much of this is being done by the Trolls?

As in the threats are a program they're running either by tweaking the Q-verse, by direct action, or both.

I am not proposing that all of the threats are by this means or from this source. I'm sure many are from the same angry and distorted folks who showed up on Jan 6th, or would have done if they could have gotten there.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Jun 22, 2022, 03:28 PM

15. That handwriting!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Jun 22, 2022, 03:32 PM

16. I have little doubt there will be some serious violence in the next 6 months.

Don't think the red meat cult 45 will be non-violent for a second. They want dead libs, Dems and election workers. oh and schools, churches, events all appear to be fair game. I sense zero remorse, only a call to arms for action and blood. MSM needs to cover what is being spewed on RW websites and militia/supremicist sites.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Jun 22, 2022, 04:56 PM

18. This is exactly how Fascists operate!

Threaten and silence those who have a view different from you're own.
We need to acknowledge Rs are now a Fascist organization.

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Response to KS Toronado (Reply #18)

Wed Jun 22, 2022, 05:59 PM

21. They have been all along, just with undercurrents. In recent years they've become full-on fascists.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Jun 23, 2022, 12:25 AM

23. Twitter reply:

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Jun 23, 2022, 10:17 AM

24. K&R Unfortunately this is not surprising. I'm so grateful to these serious minded,

dedicated Congress members for pursuing truth and justice. It can't be easy... and it will only get worse (for a while).


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