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Loudermilk changes story about tours (It was just) "A constituent family with young children."

CNN)The House select committee investigating the January 6 insurrection said Thursday it has evidence that GOP Rep. Barry Loudermilk led a tour of the US Capitol complex the day before pro-Trump rioters stormed the building, according to a letter requesting the Republican lawmaker's voluntary cooperation with their ongoing probe.

The letter notes the committee has reviewed evidence that "directly contradicts" previous claims by Republican lawmakers who said security footage from the days before January 6 shows "[t]here were no tours, no large groups, no one with MAGA hats on" of the US Capitol complex.


Loudermilk and GOP Rep. Rodney Davis, the top Republican on the House Administration Committee, issued a joint statement later Thursday responding to the committee's letter again pushing back on any allegation of "reconnaissance" tours on January 5 and calling for Capitol Police to release the footage.

"A constituent family with young children meeting with their Member of Congress in the House Office Buildings is not a suspicious group or 'reconnaissance tour.' The family never entered the Capitol building," they wrote.

The letter comes more than a year after some House Democrats accused Republicans of providing tours in the days leading up to January 6 to individuals who later stormed the Capitol.


Loudermilk even filed an ethics complaint against Rep. Mikie Sherrill for saying she had seen republicans leading
tours of the Capitol prior to the 1/6/21 attempted coup

Best President of my Lifetime White House announces first government flights to deliver baby formula

Thanx to DUer Demmiblue for posting this last night.

White House announces first government flights to deliver baby formula from Europe to US

Source: The Hill

The Biden administration on Thursday announced the first flights will take place in the coming days to deliver infant formula from Europe to the United States as part of a new government initiative to address the domestic formula shortage.

The Pentagon is working to get planes in place to fly the equivalent of 1.5 million bottles of formula from Zurich, Switzerland, to Plainfield, Ind., to be distributed to areas of need. The flights are part of “Operation Fly Formula,” an initiative launched this week as one of several steps the White House is taking to increase formula supply.

The Switzerland flight will bring three different types of formula: Alfamino Infant, Alfamino Junior and Gerber Good Start Extensive HA. All three are hypoallergenic and are being prioritized because formulas that are safe for babies with allergies are in especially short supply, the White House said.

The formula shortage occurred after an Abbott Nutrition plant was shuttered back in February over reports of babies falling ill after ingesting formula from the facility. Increased attention on the shortage in recent weeks has led to even shorter supply and price gouging.

Read more: https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/3495198-white-house-announces-first-government-flights-to-deliver-baby-formula-from-europe-to-us/


BTW the shortage was caused in a large part by D. Trump's trade wars/screwing with NAFTA and
Abbott Lab execs using tax waivers to buy back stock instead of fixing up their factory in Michigan.


It is so nice to have grown ups back in charge.

It is so nice to have grown ups back in charge.


? about Bennie Thompson, the DoJ, and the information produced by the J 6 committee.

So did Chairman Thompson tell the DoJ they could come and look at all the J 6 committee's
work product and take notes about what was in the product but they could not take the
material out of the Capitol Bldg? And would he allow people from the DoJ to make copies and
take them with them?

Georgia students sue over blocked protest against rebel flag

ATLANTA (AP) — Several Black students who were suspended for trying to protest Confederate flag displays at their school in Georgia have filed a federal lawsuit against their school district and its board members, accusing them of allowing an extensive pattern of racism including “overt bigotry and animosity by some white students and teachers against African American students.”


Now, in their lawsuit filed Tuesday against the Floyd County school district and its board members, they allege an extensive pattern of racism, including white students reenacting the murder of George Floyd and posting it on social media, and a student who carried what appeared to be a whip and told a Black student “we used to whip you."

They also allege unfair punishment: Students are banned from wearing Black Lives Matter shirts, but Confederate flag apparel is acceptable under the school's dress code, the lawsuit says.


Coosa High near Rome is in the heart of northwest Georgia’s conservative 14th Congressional District, which sent Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene to Congress. About 10% of the school’s more than 800 students in grades 8-12 are Black, state enrollment figures show. About 58% are white, while 26% are Hispanic and the the remainder are multiracial or some other race.


When a group of students sought to protest the ability of their classmates to wear the Confederate flag on campus, the principal threatened student Deserae Turner that she could be jailed for “instigating a riot,” the lawsuit says. The principal also announced over the intercom that any student protesting or even possessing a flyer announcing the protest would be disciplined.


Thanx to DUer madaboutharry for posting* / We should use her new name K.J.P.


K.J.P. is good for you and she is good for me
K.J.P. @ the podium is the place she needs to be.

Jen was an atomic truth bomb
But now K.J.P. doing the pressers
She will be clam and carry on.

Just like we couldn’t have a better person as President right now in Joe Biden we could not have a better person taking over as press secretary for Jen Psaki as K.J.P..

Ivy league educated and she was faculty there too, smart, pretty, a very good public speaker, worked as a senior person in Presidential campaigns, top level security clearances, unflappable, a wife (partner), a mother, a neighbor, black, and a lesbian too. I hope that we get to just see her as K.J.P. and not hear any of the half baked criticism from shits like Tucker and Doocey. Matter of fact I think we should try to never repeat the crap that will be thrown at her by the right.

"I just watched The White House Press Briefing with Karine Jean-Pierre.

I have always loved her.

What a joy it is to have serious people doing a serious job.

It is clear that Karine Jean-Pierre is going to be a remarkable and a memorable White House Press Secretary.

What a difference from the last administration." DUer madaboutharry

This is how it is done. Her 1st presser under very difficult conditions was a master class by K.J.P. covering the Buffalo shooting and its victims with grace and dignity.

You can see the sadness in her face.

NY Times, "A Fringe Conspiracy Theory, Fostered Online, Is Refashioned by the G.O.P."

Inside a Pittsburgh synagogue in 2018, a white man with a history of antisemitic internet posts gunned down 11 worshipers, blaming Jews for allowing immigrant “invaders” into the United States.

The next year, another white man, angry over what he called “the Hispanic invasion of Texas,” opened fire on shoppers at an El Paso Walmart, leaving 23 people dead, and later telling the police he had sought to kill Mexicans.

And in yet another deadly mass shooting, unfolding in Buffalo on Saturday, a heavily armed white man is accused of killing 10 people after targeting a supermarket on the city’s predominantly Black east side, writing in a lengthy screed posted online that the shoppers there came from a culture that sought to “ethnically replace my own people.”


One in three American adults now believe that an effort is underway “to replace native-born Americans with immigrants for electoral gains,” according to an Associated Press poll released this month. The poll also found that people who mostly watched right-wing media outlets like Fox News, One America News Network and Newsmax were more likely to believe in replacement theory than those who watched CNN or MSNBC.


apologies if this has already been posted.

A must see Amanda Gorman, "Fight Fire with Feminism"


Loves me some Ms. Gorman.

Chalk Democracy! Susan is "very concerned."


thanks to DUer mahatmakanejeeves for posting this


Joe Biden is the best President of my lifetime .... end of story

And he protected this too.

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