The FBI continues to investigate communications between members of Congress and the pro-Trump mob that attacked the US Capitol.

Trump event organizer Ali Alexander says Reps. Gosar, Brooks, And Biggs Helped Plan March That Led to Capitol Riot. Ali Alexander: “I was the person that came up with the January 6 idea with Congressman Gosar, Congressman Mo Brooks and then Congressman Andy Biggs. We four schemed up of putting maximum pressure on Congress while they were voting.”

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“In 1861, 11 senators & 3 representatives were expelled from Congress for supporting the insurrection and refusing to recognize Abraham Lincoln’s electoral win.”

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Now, a little more than half a century after the bipartisan Civil Rights victories of the 1960s—the so-called Second Reconstruction—the two political parties have exchanged historic roles, and a white-supremacist, violence-prone, extremist Republican Party now threatens to undo not only those achievements, but the American democratic order itself. Their master plan for doing so involves curtailing or eliminating the easiest and most accessible methods of voting. But the use of intimidation or outright violence, in view of the attack on the Capitol on January 6, 2021—whose very purpose was to stop the counting of electoral votes—is not outside the boundaries of possibility, or even probability. The right-wing militia involved in that onslaught, by all accounts, stands ready and willing to act on behalf of authoritarian governance again. The concept of a new civil war is not, in fact, a purely notional or hypothetical one.

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Sunday, Jun 20, 2021 · 1:51:05 AM +00:00 · annieli

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