It was an inexcuseably long time coming - 17 months! - but Trump is finally being called out directly and in detail, for fomenting insurrection on Jan 6 2021.
Here is the complete, raw, without network graphics, version of the video just aired by the January 6th committee. Drop it in your Facebook feed so your Fox News-watching friends can see it. https://t.co/R23NIWWM7F— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) June 10, 2022
Before any of my *own allies* yell at me again, I think this is one of the most important hearings in U.S. history. No, I don't think it will change MAGA minds - but I hope it stirs the rest of us to get off our asses and save our democracy.— Tom Nichols (@RadioFreeTom) June 10, 2022
Some key moments in tonight's hearing:
The message of the Watergate hearings, and Nixon’s eventual resignation, was that the system works.— Andrew Coyne 🇺🇦 (@acoyne) June 10, 2022
The message of these hearings, I very much fear, will be that the system no longer does. https://t.co/j34FhUdyT1
Liz Cheney alleged that Trump made no effort to deploy National Guard and made no contact with federal law enforcement. Pence assumed the role of executive. If true, and the members who voted to acquit knew this, they abdicated their responsibility to defend the Constitution.— Noah Rothman (@NoahCRothman) June 10, 2022
Rep. Cheney: “Tonight I say this to my Republican colleagues who are defending the indefensible: There will come a day where Trump is gone. But your dishonor will remain.”— Sarah Ewall-Wice (@EwallWice) June 10, 2022
Audible noises of gasps inside the room as Cheney relates Trump's words about the Hang Mike Pence chant: "And maybe our supporters have the right idea, Mike Pence deserves it"— Ben Jacobs (@Bencjacobs) June 10, 2022
The Proud Boys admitting that Trump's "stand by" comment helped recruitment and how they wish they'd made merchandise.#January6Hearings— Tom Nichols (@RadioFreeTom) June 10, 2022
Oath Keepers were central to keeping Trump in office, and were standing by for insurrection act. #HATH— Heather Cox Richardson (TDPR) (@HC_Richardson) June 10, 2022
They were so close to lynching(s) on that day.— Matt Waters (@mattwwaters) June 10, 2022
I've said it before and I'll say it again: Antifa performed an outstanding service to America that day by NOT showing up.
“I was slipping in people’s blood.” — United States Capitol Police Officer Caroline Edwards testifying about Jan. 6— Kasie Hunt (@kasie) June 10, 2022
And if fucking Pence comes out of this with honor, I'll be just as pissed.— The Rude Pundit (@rudepundit) June 10, 2022
And this too:
Ukraine war: Canada a target of Russian disinformation | CTV News https://t.co/NoQheYqH3G— Michael Den Tandt (@mdentandt) June 10, 2022
Ottawa is now debating whether the Emergencies Act was really necessary, really...
“Supporters of the “Freedom Convoy” and anti-vaccine movement … were also tweeting messages in support of the invasion of Ukraine.” FREEEEEDOM!! https://t.co/vTtMJIcl1S— Andrew Coyne 🇺🇦 (@acoyne) June 10, 2022
I’d a 1a or 2a - That the Ottawa Police were somewhere on the spectrum between incompetent and actively aiding the blockade.— Dr. Mike P. Moffatt 🇨🇦🏅🏅 (@MikePMoffatt) June 8, 2022
That’s the difficulty in all this - the EA implicitly assumes that the other levels of government and police are doing their jobs.
The Ottawa police board was part of the problem & the OPP couldn't have mobilized quickly enough. It was also important to mandate tow-trucks, cut financing, clear the borders. And the feds needed to send a message to the trucker yahoos that party-time was OVER!— Cathie from Canada 🇨🇦 😷🏳️🌈 (@CathieCanada) June 9, 2022
If the foremost aim of this inquiry is indeed to piece together how and why a killer was permitted to terrorize an entire province for 13 hours, then it should operate from a position that puts disclosure and transparency first, that includes all information by default, and that thoroughly questions all involved individuals. But if, instead, the mission is to offer a perfunctory vehicle for comfortable questioning that tries to preserve the dignity of the RCMP during proceedings that the government never wanted in the first place – well, that mission is well on its way to completion.
It's... er, something... that the person who decided that Twitter would be the main communication vehicle for the NS RCMP doesn't use or understand the platform #MCC— Tim Bousquet (@Tim_Bousquet) June 8, 2022
UK MOD- "Fighting continues around Sieverodonetsk. Russia is again in control of most of the city, but its forces have made little progress in attempts to encircle the wider area from the north and south." pic.twitter.com/VkaCLMwtiP— OSINTtechnical (@Osinttechnical) June 10, 2022
If Ukraine loses this war, it might well be because others used bad history to give themselves bad reasons to waste time during the weeks that will define the decades to come. 10/10— Timothy Snyder (@TimothyDSnyder) June 9, 2022
they can have Alaska back, we'll lose 2 Republican senators -- win win— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) June 9, 2022
Finally, some random commentary on the passing scene:
⚡️Official: Zelensky to be invited to NATO summit in Madrid on June 28-29.— The Kyiv Independent (@KyivIndependent) June 9, 2022
NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoana said that NATO is expected to make a decision on Ukraine at the summit.
you're gonna think "I'm finally starting to feel like my old self again" every two weeks for the rest of your life— \/|\/ (@weirdal_andalus) June 5, 2022
Pretty sick of the ubiquitous gambling ads. But, granted, they do suit the dystopian atmosphere…— AJ Milne (@AJMilne5) June 9, 2022
… sure, ERs are choked, nurses, teachers, and GPs are quitting, kids all got infections gonna show up in the actuarial tables for years. But, hey, here’s a fucking lottery ticket.
Poll: Majority of Canadians favour making sports betting illegal again just to get rid of the fucking ads https://t.co/YPad3MOBiK— The Beaverton (@TheBeaverton) June 8, 2022