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House Republican compares gun protesters to insurrectionists

Two parents of a slain child in a mass shooting were treated as terrorists/insurrectionist. This is disgusting

What made the hearing especially notable, however, wasn’t the GOP talking points, but rather, the protesters in attendance. Roll Call reported:

A man whose son was killed in the 2018 Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting was arrested Thursday after disrupting a joint subcommittee hearing called by Republicans in defense of Second Amendment rights. A Capitol Police spokesman confirmed Thursday that Manuel Oliver, 55, was arrested in the Rayburn House Office Building after he “disrupted and refused to stop shouting, and then attempted to go back inside the hearing room.”

His wife, Patricia Oliver, also disrupted the hearing, and was also arrested.....

The Texas Republican, who chairs the Oversight panel’s Economic Growth, Energy Policy, and Regulatory Affairs Subcommittee, not only wanted the protesters removed from the hearing room, he also thought it’d be a good idea to compare them to a very different kind of group.

....GOP officials have invested an enormous amount of energy into the ridiculous idea that Democrats and law enforcement treated parents like terrorists if they raised concerns at school board meetings. It was against this backdrop that one House Republican yesterday compared grieving parents to insurrectionists because they raised concerns at a congressional hearing.
Posted by LetMyPeopleVote | Mon Mar 27, 2023, 11:23 AM (2 replies)

Rare anonymous jury in Carroll v. Trump underscores the Trump mob mentality

TFG being an asshole has consequences. Anonymous juries are rare. TFG's actions have forced the court to adopt this mechanism to protect the jurors

While running for president again and awaiting possible indictment in multiple cases, Donald Trump also faces a civil trial next month in a rape and defamation lawsuit brought by writer E. Jean Carroll. But in one important respect, it’s being treated more like a terrorism or organized crime case — that is, when it comes to the jury, which the judge is taking the rare step of making anonymous.

What does this have to do with terrorism or organized crime, you ask?

Well, as Southern District of New York Judge Lewis Kaplan noted in an opinion Thursday, anonymous juries have been used when “the risk of tampering with or violent retaliation against jurors by criminal defendants or their confederates was palpable, most often in terrorism and organized crime cases.”

Kaplan saw fit to give Trump’s civil trial the same treatment. In explaining the move, in one of two similar suits brought against Trump by Carroll, the judge recapped what amounts to a greatest hits of the former president’s lashing out against various actors in the legal system — from judges to grand jurors. Kaplan recounted, among other things, Trump’s whipping up of Jan. 6 rioters, his criticism of the Georgia special grand jury foreperson and his urging of supporters to “take our country back” in the face of potential indictment by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s grand jury/div]
Posted by LetMyPeopleVote | Mon Mar 27, 2023, 10:28 AM (2 replies)

First Citizens Bank to buy Silicon Valley Bank after collapse, FDIC says

Source: Washington Post

First Citizens Bank has agreed to purchase Silicon Valley Bank, which collapsed after a bank run, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. said Sunday.

All of Silicon Valley Bank’s 17 branches will open as First Citizens branches on Monday, the FDIC said in a release.

The announcement that First Citizens, based in Raleigh, N.C., would buy the Northern California bank is a significant step in the efforts to quell the chaos that unfolded after Silicon Valley Bank collapsed this month, setting off wider unease across the global financial sector.

This is a developing story.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2023/03/27/silicon-valley-bank-sold-first-citizens/?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=wp_main

Posted by LetMyPeopleVote | Mon Mar 27, 2023, 02:15 AM (5 replies)

Netanyahu is trying to do to Israel what TFG would do to the USA if TFG is re-elected

Luckily the Israeli population is standing up to Netanyahu
Posted by LetMyPeopleVote | Sun Mar 26, 2023, 10:28 PM (13 replies)

The Lincoln Project-Ladies and gentlemen, the Pity Party's 2024 frontrunner.

Posted by LetMyPeopleVote | Sun Mar 26, 2023, 10:20 PM (1 replies)

"If they can go after President Trump, they can go after you."

This line is pure BS and I love the posters used for this event
Posted by LetMyPeopleVote | Sun Mar 26, 2023, 10:05 PM (12 replies)

This is a short annotated version of Trump's speech from Waco, TX. It's TFG without TFG

Posted by LetMyPeopleVote | Sun Mar 26, 2023, 10:01 PM (1 replies)

Where does Trump keep finding these lawyers anyway? Each one is WORSE than the one before

TFG's latest attorney flamed out on both Rev. Al's show and on meet the press.

This idiot almost made Chuck Todd look like a real reporter
Posted by LetMyPeopleVote | Sun Mar 26, 2023, 09:41 PM (6 replies)

Estimates are there were about 2000 traitors at Trump's #Waco gripe session last night.

TFG was predicting 15,000. Pictures do not lie
Posted by LetMyPeopleVote | Sun Mar 26, 2023, 09:27 PM (21 replies)

Trump completely out of control--He's melting down!"-- @JoeNBC reacts to Trump threatening D.A.

TFG is in full meltdown mode

Posted by LetMyPeopleVote | Sun Mar 26, 2023, 08:59 PM (11 replies)
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