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Roisin Ni Fiachra

(2,574 posts)
Sun Jan 10, 2021, 12:10 PM Jan 2021

Arizona Reps. Andy Biggs and Paul Gosar implicated by activist in Capitol insurrection

The right-wing political activist Ali Alexander says that Arizona Reps. Paul Gosar and Andy Biggs worked with him to plan pro-Trump rallies, including the one that ended with an attack on the Capitol.

At the time the mob was making its move on Wednesday Alexander, a national “Stop the Steal” organizer, posted a video of himself saying, "I don't disavow this. I do not denounce this."

A CNN investigative team that includes former Arizona Republic reporter Bob Ortega pointed out that In late December Alexander told followers on Periscope that he, Biggs, Gosar and Mo Brooks of Alabama, three Republican members of Congress, were planning something big.

The CNN article noted that while Alexander did not call for violence, he said, "It was to build momentum and pressure and then on the day change hearts and minds of Congress peoples who weren't yet decided or who saw everyone outside and said, 'I can't be on the other side of that mob.'"

https://www.azcentral.com/story/opinion/op-ed/ej-montini/2021/01/10/reps-andy-biggs-paul-gosar-implicated-capitol-insurrection/6614177002/


Extremists intensify calls for violence ahead of Inauguration Day
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Advance Democracy, Inc., a nonpartisan governance watchdog, highlighted red flags on social media. In the six days leading up to the event, for instance, there were 1,480 posts from QAnon-related accounts that referenced the event and contained terms of violence. On Parler, the report said, multiple posts referenced war, including statements like "the war begins today."

Ali Alexander, a political activist who has organized pro-Trump rallies, including one of the demonstrations that converged on the Capitol lawn Wednesday, accused the left of "trying to push us to war." In late December, Alexander told followers on Periscope that he and three GOP congressman -- Reps. Paul Gosar and Andy Biggs of Arizona and Rep. Mo Brooks of Alabama -- were planning something big.

"It was to build momentum and pressure and then on the day change hearts and minds of Congress peoples who weren't yet decided or who saw everyone outside and said, 'I can't be on the other side of that mob,'" Ali said, though he did not call for violence.

https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/08/us/online-extremism-inauguration-capitol-invs/index.html


Some of Rep. Gosar's siblings want him expelled from Congress after deadly riot at Capitol

Three of Rep. Paul Gosar's siblings have reached out to Rep. Raúl Grijalva asking him to help get their brother expelled from Congress after the deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol they blame him for helping to instigate.

It is the third time in three years members of the Arizona Republican's family have taken dramatic steps hoping to derail his political career.
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"We know him to be an extremist and we took that very seriously," said Seattle resident Jennifer Gosar, one of Paul Gosar's nine siblings. "I believe that my brother has been a constant perpetrator of misinformation. ... I've been incredulous at the lack of accountability thus far. I would think Wednesday would be certainly a line."

"He's set a dangerous sort of precedent along the 10 years he's been in office," said Tim Gosar of Fort Collins, Colo. "When you talk about what happened the other day, you're talking about treason. You're talking about overthrowing the government. That's what this is. If that doesn't rise to the level of expulsion, what does?"

https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/politics/arizona/2021/01/09/paul-gosars-siblings-want-him-expelled-congress-say-he-helped-instigate-riot/6609381002/


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Arizona Reps. Andy Biggs and Paul Gosar implicated by activist in Capitol insurrection (Original Post) Roisin Ni Fiachra Jan 2021 OP
AL Congressman Mo Brooks blames Antifa for riot at the capitol Botany Jan 2021 #1
Brooks is a special kind of comedian. Lucky Luciano Jan 2021 #14
Pirro also says the dumbest shit mdbl Jan 2021 #16
She is in full CYA territory right now Botany Jan 2021 #19
So precious! n/t Judi Lynn Jan 2021 #17
Unfortunately, Tuberville Makes Brooks Look Like Einstein COL Mustard Jan 2021 #18
But wait, they have some good football teams! That's what is important! Tommymac Jan 2021 #22
Yeah, Ask An Auburn Fan About That This Year! COL Mustard Jan 2021 #23
Expel the traitors from Congress nt Wicked Blue Jan 2021 #2
Lock them up! Lock them up! marybourg Jan 2021 #3
Remove them from Congress gademocrat7 Jan 2021 #4
video of Biggs during the riot KayF Jan 2021 #5
Gosar the Dentist that reads body language. gibraltar72 Jan 2021 #6
"Look what you made us do" is the new GOP Party line. Midnight Writer Jan 2021 #7
People think they can gin up mobs and either control them or the mob is harmless. They are stupid... Bernardo de La Paz Jan 2021 #8
In a quest for 'purity', GOP has self-selected for extremism and stupidity for 40 years. Hermit-The-Prog Jan 2021 #13
Biggs is my rep AZ8theist Jan 2021 #9
I'm guessing more members cannabis_flower Jan 2021 #10
Alexander also tweeted a day or two before the riot that "I'm waiting for something big from three.. George II Jan 2021 #11
Fuck you MOOO Traildogbob Jan 2021 #12
14th Amendment them NewJeffCT Jan 2021 #15
Yup, that had to be how they knew where Clyburn's secret office was. Arrest them!! SunSeeker Jan 2021 #20
Conspiracy JCMach1 Jan 2021 #21

Lucky Luciano

(11,270 posts)
14. Brooks is a special kind of comedian.
Sun Jan 10, 2021, 02:47 PM
Jan 2021

In his statement, he referred to “fascist antifa.”

Some people are so dumb, you wonder how they remember to breathe.

Botany

(70,714 posts)
19. She is in full CYA territory right now
Sun Jan 10, 2021, 03:04 PM
Jan 2021

night after night she has talked about "stop the steal," mail in ballots, the deep state,
Joe Biden is a socialist who works for China, voter fraud, the PA vote count being rigged,
"patriots standing up for America," ANTIFA/BLM terrorists, and gave a platform to Cruz
& company to sell their hateful lies but now she is trying to say how upset she is about
what happened @ the Capitol bldg last week.

COL Mustard

(6,025 posts)
23. Yeah, Ask An Auburn Fan About That This Year!
Sun Jan 10, 2021, 05:02 PM
Jan 2021

Roll Tide Roll!!!

That part of my old home state I can still get behind.

KayF

(1,345 posts)
5. video of Biggs during the riot
Sun Jan 10, 2021, 12:43 PM
Jan 2021

seems pretty calm, hanging with Marjorie and some other folks, all refusing masks.

https://www.democraticunderground.com/100214857791

(note the video says Jan. 8, but Jake Sherman, who is credible, says it's during the riot)

Midnight Writer

(21,944 posts)
7. "Look what you made us do" is the new GOP Party line.
Sun Jan 10, 2021, 12:49 PM
Jan 2021

"we were backed into a corner", "what choice did we have", "you should have listened to us".

Shit I am hearing on the talk radio.

Bernardo de La Paz

(49,144 posts)
8. People think they can gin up mobs and either control them or the mob is harmless. They are stupid...
Sun Jan 10, 2021, 02:09 PM
Jan 2021

... or worse.

Hermit-The-Prog

(33,693 posts)
13. In a quest for 'purity', GOP has self-selected for extremism and stupidity for 40 years.
Sun Jan 10, 2021, 02:38 PM
Jan 2021

We are seeing the results of that ill-conceived policy.

George II

(67,782 posts)
11. Alexander also tweeted a day or two before the riot that "I'm waiting for something big from three..
Sun Jan 10, 2021, 02:31 PM
Jan 2021

....representatives" (paraphrasing, and I think he's deleted it), hinting that maybe they are the ones who provided the floorplans of the Capitol.

This is going to be quite a revealing investigation. republicans should be just as disturbed as Democrats - they could easily have been murdered, too.

Traildogbob

(8,958 posts)
12. Fuck you MOOO
Sun Jan 10, 2021, 02:34 PM
Jan 2021

Brooks stood on the insurrection stage urging trump goons, with a Fire Pelosi hat on, red for you know why, not fucking ANTIFA, to go to the capital and quote, “Kick some ass”. And his peeps, fully garbed in Trump attire, bashed a policeman to death with a fire extinguisher. Arrest his ignorant Bama ass for murder. Time to heal, let it go, fuck you Mo. You deserve a real ass kicking, that means your damn face. To honor the bashed in head of a man in blue.

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