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Tue Feb 23, 2021, 11:10 AM Feb 2021

At stake in Senate hearing Tuesday: The story of the Capitol riot, and who is responsible [View all]

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Source: Washington Post

But Tuesday's hearing before members of two Senate committees could also become a battleground for competing narratives over what prompted the riot and who was responsible for it -- a question that has become even more pointed following former president Donald Trump's acquittal on an impeachment charge earlier this month.

Trump's allies in Congress and beyond have sought to downplay Trump's role in gathering his supporters in Washington and spreading the false claim that he, not President Biden, won the November election -- facts that led to bipartisan impeachment proceedings. Instead, they have sought to blame lapses by Capitol security officials -- and the congressional leaders they report to -- for the building's invasion.


"This is a moment to get the actual facts about what happened at the Capitol," she (Sen. Amy Klobuchar) said. "The issues we identify and the answers we get are part of the solution, so this isn't just about throwing popcorn at a movie screen to try to get sound bites. We actually have to make decisions in the coming months."


While neither Irving nor Stenger has addressed the matter directly, a former Capitol security official who spoke to The Washington Post last month at Irving's request relayed that Irving dismissed Sund's request to place National Guard troops on call, citing the "optics" of stationing uniformed military personnel at the seat of federal government.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/capitol-riot-trump-senate/2021/02/22/abd53038-7527-11eb-8115-9ad5e9c02117_story.html

The Truth will come out starting today. And that is the riot was Trump and company's doing.

Trump gave out invites to the riot by giving out the day, the date, the time and the place.
Trump helped to pay for the riot by using campaign funds.
Trump had his acting head of the DoD decapitate the D.C. National Guard 2 days prior to the riot.
Trump was told by Rep. McCarthy of the violence around and inside the Capitol and refused to
put a stop to it.

BTW a majority of republicans blame Antifa* for the riot and some even think that the riot was Nancy
Pelosi's fault.

* https://www.democraticunderground.com/100215147827
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Don't republicans want to move beyond what happened that day? dubyadiprecession Feb 2021 #1
Well they already gave Trump a pass on the riot/coup attempt Botany Feb 2021 #2
Hopefully the Capital police will direct republican members of Congress to the capital steps... dubyadiprecession Feb 2021 #3
We may know the answer to that in 9 days. Ford_Prefect Feb 2021 #18
INSURRECTION. NOT "riot". Come on, wapo, you can do better. niyad Feb 2021 #4
I have been watching this BumRushDaShow Feb 2021 #5
Yes. ancianita Feb 2021 #10
I know the House side has a specific Committee that deals with that BumRushDaShow Feb 2021 #14
That's the temptation -- a 'story' rather than all facts. A lot of what intel and LE factually did ancianita Feb 2021 #6
Antifa?? Pelosi?? Dumb as a giant bag of hammers. Evolve Dammit Feb 2021 #7
Antifa, their go-to scapegoat;now that ex-con 45 finally learns what antifa stand for, he twists who ancianita Feb 2021 #9
The joint hearing is a joke. The ground rules was to keep the politics out of it msfiddlestix Feb 2021 #8
It's not that easy. There is no fast expulsion of congressional members. Because of due process. ancianita Feb 2021 #11
I see that the issue isn't referred to in the rules as stated msfiddlestix Feb 2021 #12
You are right. Even when she sees their politicization, all she can do is refer their statements ancianita Feb 2021 #13
Good Point. I hope she approaches future considerations based on this experience msfiddlestix Feb 2021 #15
Because it's the factual basis that justifies her leadership decisions & prevents challenge. ancianita Feb 2021 #20
Already Rebl2 Feb 2021 #16
" ... republicans trying to say these weren't trump people that did this." Botany Feb 2021 #17
That's what Rebl2 Feb 2021 #19
After a review by forum hosts....LOCKING Omaha Steve Feb 2021 #21
This message was self-deleted by its author Omaha Steve Feb 2021 #22
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