— NC Policy Watch (@NCPolicyWatch) January 12, 2021
I've got one word for you: Solidarity. If Republicans force another bill through the General Assembly to block such ordinances, the Governor needs to Veto that nonsense and Democrats from both houses need to uphold that Veto. And any others he chooses to deploy.
My wife and I attended the “Stop the Steal” Trump Insurrection on Wednesday (as observers, NOT participants) and there are FIVE big take-aways from what we witnessed and heard outside the Capitol that I'd like to share. (We took all the pictures below). 1/22 pic.twitter.com/NTV7JTUXZa
— Terry Bouton (@TerryBoutonHist) January 10, 2021
Not gonna throw all 22 at you, but here are a couple:
I'm sure there were Republicans there who were horrified by what was happening. But the most common emotions we witnessed by nearly everyone were jubilation at the take over and anger at Democrats, Mike Pence, non-Trump supporting Republicans, and the Capitol Police. 5/22
— Terry Bouton (@TerryBoutonHist) January 10, 2021
And regardless of the actual number of people who went inside the Capitol building, there were hundreds who crossed police barriers and climbed all over the outside of the building, like a bunch of fucking rats scurrying around. Which is what they were.
So @SandySmithNC is trying to use her participation in a terrorist insurrection of the government to run for Congress. She admits she was there "fighting" - so hope the @FBI check her out! NC doesn't need anymore fraudulent Americans like Mark Meadows or her in DC #NCpol https://t.co/78GxRHGNpw
— Ivan (@ivanrich) January 11, 2021
Lock her up. Lock him up. Lock 'em all up.
— Thomas Mills (@tmillsNC) January 11, 2021
We need to start at the top, locate and incarcerate the leaders. I have already sent information to the FBI about somebody who lives about 5 miles from me, and I will do it again before it's over. Tired of this shit.
— Mark (@_therealmark_) January 11, 2021
Okay, this is important, so pay attention: It's tempting to blame the Army for allowing this to happen. But it didn't. Her career ended after a run-in with local police for violating a playground closed due to the pandemic. (note: I served with 1st SOCOM for a few years, and while we sometimes took "unconventional" to the extremes, we maintained our high standards. I'm glad to see this hasn't changed.)
Better late than never: Corporate leaders to end contributions to pols (like NC's "Seditious Seven") who abetted last week’s #insurrection https://t.co/QhlK6g6bo0 #ncga #ncpol #ncgov #bluenc #CapitolRiot
— Rob Schofield (@Rob_Schofield) January 11, 2021
See, that's how you do it. Those Republicans may not feel shame, but many of their donors apparently do. Cut off their money and they won't stand a chance at re-election.
“At one point, Mr. Trump told the vice president that he had spoken with Mark Martin, the former chief justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court, who he said had told him that Mr. Pence had that power.” #ncpol https://t.co/8vw7ck6YRd
— Chris Cooper (@chriscooperwcu) January 11, 2021
To be clear, Pence has the power to call the Cabinet in for a vote on the 25th Amendment, and to contribute his vote to the process. His power ends there.
***edited to add: I misread this. I thought it was in reference to the 25th Amendment (which I should have realized that Trump wouldn't be pushing Pence to do), but it's about Pence rejecting Electoral votes and replacing them with Trump Electors. Frankly, Mark Martin should be front and center denying that advice to Trump, if nothing else but because it calls into question his judgment and ability to head up a prestigious law school. His silence is deafening...
I couldn’t give two shits if the consanguineous Trump supporters want to go wave flags and mourn the loss of their saviors reign. I do, however, have a huge problem with bubbas walking around in tactical gear and weapons engaging in insurrection. #ncpol
— I.M Hydrogen (@ChuckGore2) January 12, 2021
I agree. "Armed" and "Peaceful" are simply not compatible with each other. Implied violence and intimidation in the public square is strong evidence their argument (whatever it may be) is a weak one, and not likely to be embraced by society. When you use the 2nd Amendment to suppress the 1st Amendment, you are demonstrating your ignorance of the Constitution itself.
Two Rocky Mount Officers on Leave After Storming U.S. Capitol, Federal Authorities Notified https://t.co/3qVPJxZ2Xh
— Efrem B. Owens, Sr (@OwensEfrem) January 11, 2021
On leave? That picture was taken inside the Capitol building. That is proof enough they were engaged in insurrection. They should be brought into the office, fired from their jobs, and then taken into custody until they can be turned over to Federal agents. Putting them "on leave" means they are free to travel right back up to DC and continue to engage in seditious acts. No. Just, no.
On that infuriating note, here's your Onion:
— The Onion (@TheOnion) January 12, 2021
Yep. Happens every day, I'm sure.