You can go directly to Lisa Cheney at 29:10 if you miss it.
Clare Jeffrey / Mother Jones:
The committee opens on January 6 with a narration master class
Teasers, hooks, special guests, lowering the microphone – what we just saw is a TV that needs to be seen.
In the prologue, they explained where they would go and in which evening you could tune in to a part. They give up small previews of the juicy sediment (I especially appreciate the way they allowed Jerd to present himself as an insensitive traitor) and other evidence to come. And then they turned to the film, on a kind of timeline, about what was happening that day – maybe 10 minutes, how the rebels talked about their plans, how they started breaking the Capitol, how Tramps took them off the stands and then via Twitter, how the police fought for the lives of them and members of Congress.
At the end of the shake clip, my pulse started to pick up. I had a small PTSD reaction. They then dropped the microphone and went for a 10-minute break, allowing TV fans to express themselves and be fascinated by the story.
It may break. Maybe none of that will matter. But one thing is clear: lawyers, TV producers and all kinds of storytellers will return to this first hour in the coming years.
John Bresnahan / Twitter:
.@RepLizCheney spoke of Trump ‘s “complex 7 – part plan” to steal the election. Here’s what it looked like…
Action 1: “President Trump has engaged in massive efforts to spread false and fraudulent information to the American public, claiming that the 2020 election was stolen.”
Action 2: “President Trump has corruptly planned to replace the Acting Attorney General in order for the Justice Department to support his rigged election claims.”
“President Trump has corruptly put pressure on Vice President Pence to refuse to count approved votes in violation of the U.S. constitution and the law.”
“President Trump has corruptly pressured state election officials and state lawmakers to change the election results.”
“President Trump’s legal team and other Trump associates instructed Republicans in several states to create fake election lists and send them to Congress and the National Archives.”
Step 6: “President Trump called and assembled a violent crowd in Washington and ordered him to march on the U.S. Capitol.”
Step 7: “During the violence, President Trump ignored several requests for help and did not take immediate action to stop the violence and force his supporters to leave the Capitol.”
She mentioned on behalf of Rep.Scott Perry.
Gregs Sargents / WaPo:
The blackout on Fox News on January 6 points to a hidden Democrat crisis
In contrast, Fox hosts are in preparation to replace the propaganda alternative story in which the only real victims of the January 6 and hearing are Trump and his supporters. The Republican Allies with the Tramp in the House of Representatives will develop materials for this misinformation, designed to prevent the truth from reaching the ground at all costs.
However, the blackout of Fox also highlights the serious information problems that Democrats will face in the near future. The fact that Republicans have a huge media apparatus that creates a separate reality for the base, even as Democrats rely on traditional news organizations to communicate with voters, creates deep information asymmetries that continue to bother them.
Don’t believe in contradictions. These hearings are important.
As is often the case, the best material has not yet been written, but the tweet gives an insight into how it went.
Committee on 6 January to hear Raffensperger, Sterling
[GA SoS Brad] Rafensperger became nationally known for his refusal to cancel the results of the Georgian elections after the 2020 elections, under considerable pressure from former President Donald Trump and his allies.
“Mr. President, the information you have is wrong, ”Rafensperger told Trump during the infamous, leaked invitation on January 2, 2021, during which the president urged him to“ find ”11,780 votes to overturn Democrat Joe Baiden’s victory. Georgia.
However, his turn on the selection committee could put him in a new national spotlight.
Susan B Glaser / New York:
Without Mark Meadows, January 6 would probably never have happened
The fourth and last White House chief of staff on the tramp was the “matador” of the former presidential election lie.
The meadow acted less as a gatekeeper than as a door opener. “Meadows was basically a matador,” a Republican who was involved in discussions with the White House at the time told us. “He seemed to just let anyone and everyone who wanted to come in.” One of his colleagues in the White House said, “The meadow was taken in by private people….. Republicans, such as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a White House colleague, said he also contributed to the ongoing conspiracy.
Riks Hasans / WaPo:
The committee on 6 January should look at the threat of elections in 2024
It is important to find out what happened after the 2020 presidential elections. It is even more important to prevent system vulnerabilities.
But most importantly, what can be done at hearings, given that if someone tries to steal the next election, they will not do it the very way Trump and his allies tried in 2020 is to move our gaze forward: they can highlight the vulnerabilities that still exist in our electoral system and suggest ways to address them before it is too late.
Hearings are also the best opportunity to increase public support for addressing these weaknesses, which is important as the window for such legislation approaches; if Republicans re-enter the House of Representatives in November, they will never pass bills that mean the state needs protection from Trump, their ruler. If these hearings do not lead to action by this summer or this fall, expect Congress to do nothing before the 2024 elections, and then American democracy will be in grave danger.
Any attempt to disrupt the next presidential election is likely to be more effective and more brutally targeted than recent attempts. It will focus on the gaps and ambiguities in the hidden rules for counting the votes of the Board of Electors set out in constitution and the poorly written 1887 law, Voter Census Law.
And not in the news of January 6 …
Andrew Exum / Atlantic:
Placing armed veterans in schools is madness
Politicians must stop turning to the military to solve all problems.
Most of the morning I leave my children at school, but I also have a job. I don’t have time to run in and clean all their classes with a firearm, although I’m sure my kids and their friends would find it fun to watch me do it with my trusty 28-gauge shotgun, rescuing them from any hostile activity. quails hiding under their desks.
The only veterans who have time to do so are those veterans who are mentally or physically disabled from the service, or veterans who have otherwise failed to return to “civilian life” and find paid employment. I respectfully object that many are the very last people you want to walk through schools with firearms.