Rep. Zoe Lofgren’s (D-Ca) office released a comprehensive look at the social media posts made by Republicans who voted to overturn the 2020 presidential election and the attempted insurrection encouraged by then-President Donald Trump.
This review includes public social media posts relevant to assessing the potential of Congress’ constitutional prerogatives and responsibilities, including actions pursuant to the 14th Amendment and/or House rules. This includes posts directly related to the violence on January 6, 2021 and claims regarding the legitimacy of the 2020 presidential election, as well as posts indirectly related to the lead-up to the insurrection or post-mortem thereof, including the second impeachment of former President Trump and efforts or proposals to invoke the 25th Amendment. Some indirect posts are listed because of how they fit in to a larger related narrative. Additionally, posts about censorship, 2020 riots, Russian collusion, and other topics are listed if they are used as false equivalencies or attempted misinformation.
This review is representative, but not exhaustive. There may be some posts included or omitted that are similar in nature and tenor despite efforts to use identical parameters when listing content. The severity and tone of the posts listed vary, and not all posts included implicate questions under the 14th Amendment and/or House rules. Active public accounts were searched if they contained posts related to the set of facts described above. If identical or near-identical content was posted on multiple mediums and/or accounts, it was only included in the review once.
The Washington Post reports that Donald Trump is not pleased by all of the celebrities set to perform as part of an inaugural special for Joe Biden.
Since Jan. 6, every day has dumped more bad news on the president, including his historic second impeachment. But one person close to the president said it can be hard to predict what will bother him most and that even with all that was going on, he was particularly upset that Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Tom Hanks and other stars agreed to perform as part of Biden’s inaugural celebrations.
But at least Trump will always have Kevin Sorbo (because, realistically, who else would have him?)
This quote from The New York Times, describing a phone call where Trump pressured Mike Pence to overturn the election results, is something.
“You can either go down in history as a patriot,” Mr. Trump told him, according to two people briefed on the conversation, “or you can go down in history as a pussy.”