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Democrats ask McCarthy to recant Pelosi taunt as tensions rise

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McCarthy’s office said in a statement that “he was joking.”

A common technique of right wing propagandists. First you say something extreme and incendiary, then you claim it was a joke and that liberals have no sense of humor. Then it becomes an internet meme and gains more serious traction. Then you've got a mob of insurrectionists overtaking Pelosi's office and threatening to kill her. American democracy dies by a million "jokes".

McCarthy is the House Republican "Leader".

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Fortunately he’s not going to get the gavel so he’ll never have the chance.

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Threat of violence against a woman is never a joke.

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Normally I'd write this one off, but it is part of a disturbing pattern of right-wingers talking about violence. It's becoming normalized on their side.

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Wow, big guy, mouthing off about how he’d like to hit an 81- year old woman. Such a high standard of political leadership these Republicans have.

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@Super.

Agreed. The real issues are all the firearms the right has, the lack of training to properly use those weapons, and inability to critically think so easily manipulated. It’s a recipe for a violent disaster.

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Wolfpack, Republican are doomed , they wil never win the Presidency,not enough White people that support them

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McCarthy is another one of those spineless two-faced deviants who only care for themselves. Go on, throw yourself under the bus for the fat guy. He wouldn't even blink.

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You should watch videos of the January 6th hearings.

I could careless what these political hacks are trying to indoctrinate to the public, I care about the law and legally and constitutionally the DOJ can’t and won’t charge these people with insurrection.

That never happened in reality.

It did in the video and their sworn affidavit, but yeah, once the thugs saw the AR-15 they did in fact turn away.

Are you certain that Pelosi is the House Republican leader?

I’m certain that Nancy is reaching and is on her last wooha as House speaker

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I could careless what these political hacks are trying to indoctrinate to the public, I care about the law

And that is exactly why you should watch the policemen who were at the Capitol building speak about what they lived on that day. Or do you hate the police?

It did in the video and their sworn affidavit,

No it didn't.

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And that is exactly why you should watch the policemen who were at the Capitol building speak about what they lived on that day. Or do you hate the police?

What a stupid question! I hate the politicization of the day, there are so many answers from the Democrats that refuse to answer and the only thing the right has to do is shut up and just listen to their side of the facts and no one else’s. Again, this is why this woman knows and has stated that she’s deeply worried about next year and with good reason and this is why the Dems are going to do whatever they can to do whatever they want before it’s too late for their party….again.

No it didn't.

Then look and read the affidavit.

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I hate the politicization of the day

When a Trump supporting mob attacks the capitol building in an attempt to overturn the most secure election in US history, it’s inherently political.

Then look and read the affidavit.

Post a link to it.

Also, you can’t really think that just because someone is under oath they will be truthful. You’ve spent countless hours on these boards condemning the US justice system as corrupt and bias, but expect the rest of us to accept it as fair.

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I hate the politicization of the day, there are so many answers from the Democrats that refuse to answer and the only thing the right has to do is shut up and just listen to their side of the facts and no one else’s. 

What does that have to do with actual policemen who were in the Capitol building explaining what they went though on that day? Why are you so scared of listening to them?

Then look and read the affidavit.

An affidavit isnt the truth. It's someone's truth. In this case, two looneys so scared of a few black people walking in front of their house that they got their guns out. Losers.

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Eunuch Kevin McCarthy says he'll hit an 81 year old woman with a hammer...

Is there any more evidence needed to show what a bunch of sick, demented, cowards this crop of so-called Repubs are?

This clown openly admitted on Fox that the whole Benghazi fiasco was merely a political stunt - costing millions in taxpayer money...

Then he said Trump was responsible for the Jan 6th insurrection - but that only lasted 48 hours and he hastily flew to Mar-A-Lago with his tail between his legs to beg forgiveness...

Now he wants to assault the Speaker of the House...

He needs to be subpoenaed and forced to give all the details of his "shouting" phone call with Trump...and what else he knew and did on Jan 6th...

https://edition.cnn.com/2021/02/12/politics/trump-mccarthy-shouting-match-details/index.html

With clowns like this, the Repubs are just sinking lower and lower, with more Americans looking at them in disgust...

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Like this type of schoolkid comment is the worst of what is going on in US politics. Mutual name calling and stupid "threats" are nothing compared to the inability to agree on anything and the current legislative slate. And the ongoing time wasting with the silly enquiry into 1/6. Meanwhile people going hungry and homeless and crime thru the roof. Plus more warmongering abroad. And COVID confusion.

These people should ALL be drummed out of office.

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When a Trump supporting mob attacks the capitol building in an attempt to overturn the most secure election in US history, it’s inherently political.

As was the 4 years of weaponizing the intel agency to take out the former President.

Then look and read the affidavit.

Post a link to it. 

https://www.lawenforcementtoday.com/report-mccloskey-detective-twice-refused-to-sign-prosecution-docs/

Also, you can’t really think that just because someone is under oath they will be truthful.

Holder wasn’t.

You’ve spent countless hours on these boards condemning the US justice system as corrupt and bias,

Yes, this is very true.

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https://www.lawenforcementtoday.com/report-mccloskey-detective-twice-refused-to-sign-prosecution-docs/

https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/law-enforcement-today/

Overall, we rate Law Enforcement Today far-Right Biased based on story selection and editorial positions that align with the conservative right. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to the use of poor sources, lack of transparency, and failed fact checks.

Nope.

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What does that have to do with actual policemen who were in the Capitol building explaining what they went though on that day? Why are you so scared of listening to listening to them?

I’m not. I just want to know why Pelosi who was in charge of security that day didn’t do her job knowing that Trump was going to hold a rally why she didn’t put the proper security in place to thwart the protesters. Why can’t we see hours of video footage of exactly what happened during those tragic moments and why a lot of these people that are held without due process and not being formerly charged which they theoretically can’t do constitutionally

An affidavit isnt the truth. It's someone's truth. In this case, two looneys so scared of a few black people walking in front of their house that they got their guns out. Losers.

It is true and the affidavit that wasn’t filed properly and intentionally states this and of course they should have been afraid, if you have a shady group of thugs coming into a neighborhood that don’t belong there, any sensible person would be scared and rightfully so.

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Post a link to it. 

https://www.lawenforcementtoday.com/report-mccloskey-detective-twice-refused-to-sign-prosecution-docs/

This isn't an affidavit. Do you know what an affidavit is?

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I’m not.

Then why won't you listen to them? Go on youtube and watch their testimonies. They're not liberal politicians or pundits, just policemen who were doing their job. Go listen to what they went through.

if you have a shady group of thugs coming into a neighborhood that don’t belong there, any sensible person would be scared and rightfully so.

And what makes black men and women carrying signs "shady", exactly? By the way, you are aware the losers pled guilty to misdemeanor offenses, right? Fourth-degree assault and harassment? And they paid a fine? And their guns were destroyed? Proving that they lied and just attacked innocent protestors passing by for no reason? I guess you didn't know it. Well now you do.

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I’m not. I just want to know why Pelosi who was in charge of security that day didn’t do her job knowing that Trump was going to hold a rally why she didn’t put the proper security in place to thwart the protesters.

Or in other words, when your neighbor incites a crowd to storm your home, and that violent crowd invades your house, rampages through it destroying property, brings a noose and threatens to hang one of your family.....it's your fault because you didn't have enough locks on your door...

And Pelosi isn't/wasn't in charge of security....stop posting debunked Fox News talking points...

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/factcheck/2021/07/27/fact-check-nancy-pelosi-isnt-in-charge-capitol-police/8082088002/

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bass: I’m not. I just want to know why Pelosi

I'm also curious to get your thoughts on the testimony from the Capitol officers. I thought it was very compelling, and introduced a ground level view of the hatred and violence of Trump fans who attacked the police that day.

But I just don't think you're up for disclosing your thoughts about it. You love cops, and these cops suffered....but you also worship Trump and need to protect him. If you decline to answer, I'll understand. My guess is that you'll sell out cops if you think it makes Trump smile.

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As was the 4 years of weaponizing the intel agency to take out the former President.

Okay, but this is irrelevant to you implying the January 6th assault on our democracy by Trump supporters wasn’t political.

Holder wasn’t.

Okay, how is this relevant to you implying that an affidavit proves something?

 I just want to know why Pelosi who was in charge of security that day didn’t do her job knowing that Trump was going to hold a rally why she didn’t put the proper security in place to thwart the protesters.

There was adequate security to thwart protesters, there wasn’t adequate security to thwart an insurrectionist mob.

Also, that you are criticizing Pelosi for not having enough security to deal with unhinged Trump supporters means you understand that a mob of Trump supporters is dangerous.

Why can’t we see hours of video footage of exactly what happened during those tragic moments and why a lot of these people that are held without due process and not being formerly charged which they theoretically can’t do constitutionally

The investigations are ongoing, that’s why all the evidence hasn’t been made public. It’s an elementary aspect of the judicial system.

And, nobody is being held without due process. Please stop trying to spread misinformation.

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“hard not to hit her” 

What a non-issue and waste of time! He said that he would not hit her.

Where’s the scandal!?!

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This isn't an affidavit. Do you know what an affidavit is?

I never said it was. I said, the affidavit wasn’t properly filed according to the McClosky’s statements.

Then why won't you listen to them?

I did

And what makes black men and women carrying signs "shady", exactly?

It wasn’t “A” black man only and yes, you are shady when you live in a gated community carrying a BLM sign chanting and threatening the people there where you shouldn’t be.

By the way, you are aware the losers pled guilty to misdemeanor offenses, right?

Which will be expunged from their record in 3 years.

Fourth-degree assault and harassment? And they paid a fine? And their guns were destroyed?

They’ll be able to purchase new ones if they haven’t already.

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Bass:

Then look and read the affidavit.

Me:

Post a link to it. 

Bass:

https://www.lawenforcementtoday.com/report-mccloskey-detective-twice-refused-to-sign-prosecution-docs/

Express:

This isn't an affidavit. Do you know what an affidavit is?

Bass:

I never said it was. I said, the affidavit wasn’t properly filed according to the McClosky’s statements.

Sure looks like you said it was an affidavit. Let this be a lesson to you to read your links before posting them.

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Okay, but this is irrelevant

It’s all relevant if you put it in its proper context.

to you implying the January 6th assault on our democracy by Trump supporters wasn’t political.

I never implied it wasn’t.

There was adequate security to thwart protesters,

Not enough and since the speaker was ultimately responsible, she bears the burden and responsibility for what transpired in that day as a result. She should be harshly questioned.

Also, that you are criticizing Pelosi for not having enough security to deal with unhinged Trump supporters means you understand that a mob of Trump supporters is dangerous.

Not nearly as dangerous as what the Dem supporters did last year for over 3 months with over 266 violent attacks. Not downplaying them, but Dems just so conveniently forget what happened last year and just dismiss they are people defacing national monuments and burning down a police station it’s just another average day in the park.

The investigations are ongoing, that’s why all the evidence hasn’t been made public. It’s an elementary aspect of the judicial system.

But they can’t and won’t because in order to do that they would have to release the video and then they would have to properly charge these people and they haven’t and they won’t because they know the only way they can give them a lengthy prison sentences would be to Trump up the charges and the DOJ is not going there and the main reason is, they know of they lose the House next year. The table can turn on them and they’re not ready to risk it.

And, nobody is being held without due process.

They haven’t the majority of them, that’s a fact, otherwise they would announce it and Democrats and according to Rahm Emanuel‘s on words, will never let a good crisis go to waste.

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It’s all relevant if you put it in its proper context.

Nope. Everyone can see it’s irrelevant from the posts.

I never implied it wasn’t.

Yes, you did:

bass4funkToday  09:33 am JST

What a stupid question! I hate the politicization of the day,

Right there, after you insulted another poster.

Not enough and since the speaker was ultimately responsible, she bears the burden and responsibility for what transpired in that day as a result. She should be harshly questioned.

It’s extremely disingenuous to cut up another post to make a point.

Not nearly as dangerous as what the Dem supporters did last year for over 3 months with over 266 violent attacks. Not downplaying them, but Dems just so conveniently forget what happened last year and just dismiss they are people defacing national monuments and burning down a police station it’s just another average day in the park.

Irrelevant to you tacitly admitting the danger a riled up mob of Trump supporters poses.

But they can’t and won’t because in order to do that they would have to release the video and then they would have to properly charge these people and they haven’t and they won’t because they know the only way they can give them a lengthy prison sentences would be to Trump up the charges and the DOJ is not going there and the main reason is, they know of they lose the House next year. The table can turn on them and they’re not ready to risk it.

You literally have no way to know this. It’s always fun to watch you do this.

They haven’t the majority of them, that’s a fact, otherwise they would announce it and Democrats and according to Rahm Emanuel‘s on words, will never let a good crisis go to waste.

None of the insurrectionists we’re held without due process. Please stop trying to spread misinformation.

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It wasn’t “A” black man only

Who said it was?

and yes, you are shady when you live in a gated community carrying a BLM sign chanting and threatening the people there where you shouldn’t be.

Except they didn't theaten anybody. That's exactly why the McCloskey have been found guilty of fourth degree assault and harassment.

Which will be expunged from their record in 3 years.

...and? That doesn't make them less guilty, so what's your point?

They’ll be able to purchase new ones if they haven’t already.

...and? That doesn't make them less guilty, so what's your point?

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and according to Rahm Emanuel‘s on words, will never let a good crisis go to waste.

That's actually a quote from Winston Churchill, whose meaning you obviously don't really understand.

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sure is a lot of triggered people here over a comment that means nothing.

Maybe if Nancy would stop calling people "morons" this wouldnt happen to her as much.

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I'm also curious to get your thoughts on the testimony from the Capitol officers. I thought it was very compelling, and introduced a ground level view of the hatred and violence of Trump fans who attacked the police that day.

Hmmm…ok

But I just don't think you're up for disclosing your thoughts about it.

I thought the majority of it was for the cameras and I’ll leave it at that.

You love cops, and these cops suffered....

Yes, but it’s funny that when you dig into the background of these cops in particular they are all Trump hating liberals and some with a lot of liberal bias political activism, so.

but you also worship Trump and need to protect him.

Trump does a fine good job of doing it on his on without anyone’s help. Lol

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sure is a lot of triggered people here over a comment that means nothing.

It’s strange how you think pointing out meaningless comments is being triggered whilst you point out the comments were meaningless.

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Nope. Everyone can see it’s irrelevant from the posts.

No, that’s just you.

It’s extremely disingenuous to cut up another post to make a point.

No, I just get to the point and if you want to go back to read the other persons point it’s there. I just get to the necessary parts.

Irrelevant to you tacitly admitting the danger a riled up mob of Trump supporters poses.

Not at all, I am not going over the many times I stated over and over again that the events that took place were bad and should not have happened and that hasn’t changed, however, I’m not going to let the left escape and deflect equally their responsibilities of what happened during the summer of 2020 that was equally as abhorrent and when the GOP retake the House they can launch their own investigations of those events.

You literally have no way to know this.

Basic common sense I do to the point we are not hearing anything from the DOJ which means nothing major can or will happen to these people. If they could, CNN would be 24/7 screaming repeatedly about it as well as the NYT and every other liberal outlet and they fact that they haven’t and the fact that the charges they have so far filed didn’t carry barely a prison sentence. 6-8 months is nothing and if you factor in time spent and served it might be less. I hope these people sue the Federal government once they are released, they’ll definitely have a line of lawyers waiting in front of their homes willing to take their case to court.

None of the insurrectionists we’re held without due process.

Trespassing is not a major felony that the DOJ can apply ANY lengthy prison sentence. It just won’t happen legally at least.

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Tragic that politicians are focused on silly words rather than actually doing what they were elected for. Really feels like the Decline and Fall......

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