Since the 6 Jan 2021 thread was closed at the request of the OP, I’ve been looking for a place to post about all the things that have been happening in the aftermath but only finding pieces scattered here and there, so I’m starting a thread to hopefully consolidate the events. The White House and cabinet resignations, the Hawley book deal that got canceled, the talks about the 25th amendment, the talks about impeachment, the fate of the rioters, the discussion of Trump’s suspensions from Facebook and Twitter, what will happen for the next 12 days, etc.
Several people have been fired from their jobs for participating in the riots.
Here’s a few.
He was seen in the Capitol. His employer allowed for the right of peaceful protest but stated that “any employee demonstrating dangerous conduct that endangers the health and safety of others will no longer have an employment opportunity with Navistar Direct Marketing”
A woman was fired from a real estate agency although she claimed she was only on the steps of the Capitaol, took a selfie and left.
A professor resigned from a college in PA after his Facebook posts were seen.
A lawyer working for an insurance company was fired after he used social media to post about being teargassed.
Are these firings justified, or in some cases, a stifling of free speech?
Methinks these self-styled revolutionaries should look up documents like the Articles of War et al as to what happens when an armed insurrection to overthrow the government fails and therefore is known as a mutiny.
Getting maced, teargassed or having a gap in their employment resume might be the least of your worries. As said Stephen Colbert S6 E407 (from 7:00) “It’s a revolution and you are complaining that they maced you? In a real revolution, when you lose they chop your fucking head off”.
And having so ineptly failed … why would you go bragging about it on social media?
There is no private sector employment protection for free speech, let alone for being part of an insurrection. Flip off the president’s motorcade and you risk being fired. And risk then winning elected office.
Yeah, those lawmakers should DEF be charged with sedition I think. Might be forgivable to be charged with a lesser crime, if you’re just a citizen, but an elected official? There should be ZERO tolerance, they should be charged, convicted and removed from their posts.
Joaquin Castro wants to make sure no federal buildings will be named after Trump. Would they be anyway?
Tweet from Trump throwing the rioters under the bus. He condemned the riot and said there would be a peaceful transition of power on Jan. 20. Is this the same guy that incited the riot a couple days ago?
Business Insider says that Pence is not open to 25th Amendment call
Some Democrats are accusing Elaine Chao and Betsy DeVos of resigning to sidestep the 25th amendment question. But maybe it wouldn’t matter if Pence wouldn’t back it anyway.
The Capitol police chief and seargent at arms all leaving at the request of the Democrats.
Some Trump supporters are saying that another riot will happen for Biden’s inauguratoin.
This was just a call-in, so they admit it could be fake. But could Trump’s supporters be questioning him after he incited their riot and is now calling on the people who broke into the Capitol to be arrested?
I picked up an interesting tidbit from the network news last night? You know the idiot that stormed Pelosi’s office and took a letter from her desk…that particular stunt has drawn the attention of my favorite kick-ass law enforcement agency, the USPIS ( postal police ), the guys that arrested Steve Bannon.