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Former President Donald Trump took pity on thousands of National Guard troops who were booted out of the Capitol Building and forced to sleep in a cold parking garage.

5,000 National Guard troops, who were sleeping in hallways and in the Senate cafeteria, were ordered out of the Capitol building because one soldier didn't wear a face mask.

An anonymous source in Washington DC told TPUSA Chief Creative Officer Benny Johnson that for the last week his battalion had been sleeping on the floor in the Senate cafeteria after Trump supporters stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6.

On Wednesday, the U.S. Capitol Police (USCP) ordered the troops out of the Capitol building and they were forced to sleep in a parking garage in 38-degree temperatures.

The parking garage has one bathroom and 1 power outlet for 5,000 soldiers to use.

Some of the soldiers hadn't showered or changed clothes in 2 weeks.

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Governors Ron DeSantis (R-FL), Chris Sununu (R-NH) and Greg Abbott (R-TX) were so outraged over the treatment of their troops that they ordered the soldiers to return home immediately.

After the public backlash, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi allowed the troops back inside the Capitol building.

According to One America News Network (OANN), Trump gave permission for the remaining troops to stay at his luxury Trump Hotel in DC if any of them needed a warm bed, a shower or a hot meal.

Trump reportedly called the soldier's treatment "Disgusting and unforgivable."

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Prior to Trump's offer, the troops were forced to subsist on bowls of chili and an occasional slice of pizza donated by sympathetic congressmen.
 

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Retired Air Force Lt. General Thomas McInerney confirmed that a laptop taken from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office during last week's Capitol riots is in the hands of military special forces.

"I've seen the laptop our special forces took out," McInerney told a group of reporters at the White House on Saturday.

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Pelosi and other top Democratic lawmakers are in a state of panic after laptops, USB drives, and sensitive documents were stolen from their offices while they huddled together inside the Capitol building during the riots on Wednesday, Jan. 6.

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Terrified Congressional staffers barricaded doors as lawmakers were ordered to evacuate their offices -- leaving their laptops and other sensitive documents unsecured while rioters ransacked their offices.

In addition to Pelosi's missing laptop, an aide tweeted that a laptop that was "only used for presentations" was removed from a conference room.

Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley, a Democrat, also reported a laptop was stolen from his office during the Capitol riots.

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House Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, a Democrat from Brooklyn, is very vocal that President Trump be removed from office "immediately." Jeffries is the leading contender to succeed Pelosi as House speaker.

"Donald Trump represents a clear and present danger to the health and safety of the American people, as well as our democracy," he said on NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday. "That's why House Democrats are united in demanding and seeking his immediate removal."

Trump was permanently kicked off Twitter, Facebook and Instagram last week. The Trump campaign's email server was shut down by its host to prevent dissemination of sensitive contents. And conservative social media websites Parler and Gab.com were threatened by their hosts.

Theft of property from Congressional lawmakers is a federal crime -- unless the theft is covered under a presidential executive order.

In 2018, Trump signed an executive order calling for the seizure of assets from anyone who "directly or indirectly engaged in, sponsored, concealed, or otherwise been complicit in foreign interference in a United States election."

Trump has loudly and repeatedly accused the Democrats of engaging in election fraud. But 60 lower courts found no evidence of voter fraud.

"We have a constitutional responsibility to serve as a check and balance on an out-of-control executive branch," Jeffries told Meet the Press on Sunday. "Donald Trump is completely and totally out of control, and even his longtime enablers have now come to that conclusion."

He said a resolution will be introduced on Monday, charging Trump with inciting sedition.

"It's my expectation that on Monday, a privileged resolution will be introduced that will charge the President of the United States with inciting sedition."
 

 

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A MAGA supporter who ransacked House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's Capitol Hill office has been arrested.

A viral photo showed MAGA supporter Richard Barnett with his feet propped up on Pelosi's desk in her office inside the Capitol building during rioting in Washington, DC on Wednesday.

According to The Washington Free Beacon, Barnett, 60, was arrested at his home in Little Rock, Arkansas, on Friday.

He was charged with entering and remaining on restricted grounds, violent entry and theft of public property.

Barnett was among a group of protesters who entered the Capitol building and ransacked Pelosi's office, breaking picture frames, and scrawling messages on her desk.

Barnett is one of 26 protesters wanted for rioting in the U.S. Capitol that left 5 people dead, including Ashli Babbitt, a 14-year U.S. Air Force veteran who was shot in the neck by a DC police officer. The officer, who has not been identified, has been placed on leave.

Just days before the DC protests, someone spray-painted messages on the garage door of Pelosi's San Francisco home.

Vandals also left a severed pig's head on her driveway in the early morning hours of New Year's Day.

Police responded to a 911 call of a disturbance at the property at 2 a.m. in the city's wealthy Pacific Heights neighborhood. The graffiti read: "CANCEL RENT! WE WANT EVERYTHING."

Protesters also hit the Kentucky home of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and spray-painted his garage door with the words: "WERES MY MONEY [sic]," and "MITCH KILLS THE POOR."

The vandalism occurred hours after McConnell refused to pass a bill for $2,000 Covid-19 stimulus checks.

Also on Friday, MAGA supporters mobbed South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham as he arrived at Ronald Reagan Airport in Washington, DC.


 

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Emanuel Cleaver, a Democrat representative from Missouri, sparked controversy when he ended a prayer with "amen and a-woman."

On Sunday, Cleaver, who served as pastor at St. James United Methodist Church in Kansas City, Mo., for 37 years, was asked to lead the opening prayer to start the new session of Congress on Sunday.

"We ask it in the name of the monotheistic god, Brahma, and god known by many names by many different faiths," Cleaver said at the end of his prayer.

As theologians pointed out on Monday -- "amen" does not refer to the male gender.

Pastor Cleaver was rebuked by Republican lawmakers in Congress.

Rep. Guy Reschenthaler (R-Pa.) tweeted: "Amen is Hebrew for 'so be it.' It's not a gendered word. Unfortunately, facts are irrelevant to progressives. Unbelievable."

A Twitter follower asked Cleaver: "Bruh you do know what Amen means right?"

And a man of the cloth tweeted:

"Dear Representative, As a fellow UMC pastor I am shocked at your [sic] not knowing that amen is a Hebrew word meaning 'so be it.' It has nothing to do with gender or masculinity. I believe you made an honest mistake in ending your Invocation today but please correct it."

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi also sparked outrage when she announced new gender-neutral house rules for the 117th Congress.

The new rules strips all mention of gender-specific pronouns and terms such as "man," "woman," "mother," "grandmother," "grandfather, "sister," "brother," "daughter" and "son."

Gendered terms are replaced with "parent," "child," "sibling" and "parent's sibling," etc.
 

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House Republicans rejected President Donald Trump's demand to increase the $600 stimulus checks to $2,000 in the $900 billion Covid relief bill.

House Republicans blocked a proposal to increase the payments in a vote on Thursday, Dec. 24, according to the Associated Press.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer agreed to increase the paltry $600 direct payments to $2,000 after Trump criticized the Covid relief package as a "disgrace" last week.

But the Democrats effort to amend the relief package failed on Thursday.

Trump left Washington DC on Wednesday without signing the massive, pork-filled legislation. If House Republicans had approved the Democrats' proposal, some Americans could have received $10,000 for a family of 5 in direct payments by January 6th.

House Democrats will vote again on Monday to pass an amended stimulus package, with a new stand-alone bill for the $2,000 checks. The House will also attempt to override Trump's veto of the $750 billion National Defense Authorization Act, as a government shutdown looms.

In addition to a government shutdown, a federal ban on evictions will also run out by Dec. 31, as will the $300 per week in additional unemployment benefits.

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer agreed to President Donald Trump's demand to increase the paltry $600 direct payments to $2,000 per American or he would refuse to sign their $900 billion pork-filled Covid-19 relief package.

If Trump signs the bill this week, some Americans may receive $6,000 for a family of three or $10,000 for a family of 5 in direct payments before Christmas.

The 5,593-page legislation was criticized by both Republicans and Democrats for providing only $600 per American while giving billions of dollars to corporations, lobbyists and foreign entities (read the pdf here).

In a video statement on Tuesday evening, Trump called the Covid relief package a "disgrace", saying it contained tons of pork-barrel checks to corporations, lobbyists and foreign countries, while providing only $600 to Americans who have suffered through lockdowns and evictions.

"Congress found plenty of money for foreign countries, lobbyists, and special interests, while sending the bare minimum to the American people who need it," Trump said.

Some of the pork contained in the bill includes $453 million to Ukraine, $700 million to Sudan, $10 million to Pakistan for "gender programs", and tens of millions to the Smithsonian and Kennedy Arts Centers - neither of which are open to the public.

Pelosi called the $600 direct payments "significant", but she changed her tune when Trump called her out on Tuesday.

"Republicans repeatedly refused to say what amount the President wanted for direct checks. At last, the President has agreed to $2,000-Democrats are ready to bring this to the Floor this week by unanimous consent. Let's do it!" Pelosi tweeted on Tuesday night.

"We spent months trying to secure $2,000 checks but Republicans blocked it," Schumer tweeted. "Trump needs to sign the bill to help people and keep the government open and we're glad to pass more aid Americans need. Maybe Trump can finally make himself useful and get Republicans not to block it again."

Neither Schumer or Pelosi admitted that Trump blocked their earlier proposals because of the massive payments to Democrat states that allowed rioters and looters to burn down their cities over the summer.

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After weeks of negotiations, Congress has finally reached an agreement on a $900 billion Covid relief package that includes $600 for each adult and child.

The deal also includes an additional $300 per week in unemployment benefits and $25 billion to extend the eviction moratorium into 2021 to keep unemployed renters in their homes.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer issued a joint statement on Sunday night.

"Today, we have reached agreement with Republicans and the White House on an emergency coronavirus relief and omnibus package that delivers urgently needed funds to save the lives and livelihoods of the American people as the virus accelerates.

"The House will move swiftly to pass this legislation immediately, so it can quickly be sent to the Senate and then to the President’s desk for his signature. With the horrifying acceleration of daily infections and deaths, there is no time to waste.

"We are going to crush the virus and put money in the pockets of the American people..."

As part of the agreement, Democrats have secured provisions that include:

  • Accelerating vaccine distribution, specifically to communities of color
  • Direct payment checks worth up to $600 per adult and child
  • Additional $300 a week unemployment insurance
  • $25 billion for rental assistance
  • Strong support for small businesses
  • $284 billion for 1st and 2nd forgivable PPP loans
  • $15 billion for movie theaters, live venues, arts centers
  • $9 billion for minority deposit institutions (MDIs)
  • Tax credit to employers offering paid sick leave to employees
  • Tax credit to help keep workers in jobs
  • $13 billion in increased SNAP and child nutrition benefits
  • $82 billion in funding for schools, colleges
  • $10 billion for child care assistance to keep child care providers open
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    After failing to get President Trump out of office since 2016, Nancy Pelosi plans to use the nuclear option to remove him before the elections.

    Pelosi says Congress will discuss using the 25th Amendment powers to remove Trump from office amid unfounded fears that a steroid treatment he received for Covid-19 turned him into a raving maniac.

    In addition to experimental antibody drugs by Regeneron and an antiviral drug called remdesivir, Trump also received dexamethasone, a potent steroid that suppresses inflammation in the lungs.

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    The Democrats and their allies in the news media claim the steroid treatment caused Trump to become aggressive and affected his mental health.

    Some side effects of dexamethasone include aggression, anxiety, irritability, mental depression, mood changes and trouble thinking, according to the Mayo Clinic.

    But those side effects are rare. As a RN who has administered dexamethasone and Prednisone (as well as other steroids) to hundreds of patients - including children - since 1987, I personally have never witnessed those side effects in any of my patients.

    The Democrats seem desperate to remove Trump from office despite national polls saying Biden has a double digit lead over Trump.

    Their own internal polls tell a different story. For example, Trump's approval among Black men has jumped to 45% from just 8% in 2016. And Trump enjoys substantial support among the Hispanic community.

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    Nancy Pelosi is under fire for getting a blowout at a San Francisco hair salon that was shuttered amid the coronavirus.

    The House Speaker is seen on leaked surveillance video having her hair done while not wearing a face mask or social distancing - actions she criticized President Trump for just hours after getting her hair done.

    Pelosi's team issued a statement on Wednesday, blaming the salon owner for telling Pelosi the city said she could have one client at a time in the salon.

    But salon owner Erica Kious disputed that explanation. She said she received a text message from one of the stylists who rents a booth at eSalon, asking her to open the shuttered salon because he had Nancy Pelosi coming in on Sunday.

    "I'll be there at 2:45 tomorrow," the stylist texted. "Pelosi assistant just message me to do her hair."

    Kious said, "I was like, are you kidding me right now? Do I let this happen? What do I do?"

    Overreaching coronavirus restrictions prohibits salons from opening for business in San Francisco.

    After seeing Pelosi on surveillance video inside her salon the next day, Kious shared the surveillance footage with Fox News.

    "It was a slap in the face that she went in, you know, that she feels that she can just go and get her stuff done while no one else can go in, and I can't work," Kious told Fox.

    "We have been shut down for so long, not just me, but most of the small businesses and I just can't – it’s a feeling – a feeling of being deflated, helpless and honestly beaten down," she continued. "I have been fighting for six months for a business that took me 12 years to build to reopen."

    The news spread like wildfire under the viral hashtag #Pelosimustgo.

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    President Trump tweeted: "The Beauty Parlor owner must really dislike Crazy Nancy Pelosi. Turning her in, on tape, is a really big deal. She probably treats him like she treats everyone else...And she strongly supported a Kennedy who just lost in, of all places, Massachusetts!"

    Voters expressed their frustration with the Democratic Party for shuttering small businesses and ruining the economy just so they can return to power in November.

    "The only things that 'matter' to Democrats is money and power," said one frustrated social media user.

    @CongressmanHice wrote: There's one set of rules for the liberal elite, and another for the rest of us. Brazen hypocrisy. Double standards. #PelosiMustGo."

    @w_terrence tweeted: "Nancy Pelosi think she's more important and better than the American people. She can go to Salons but other people have to stay home and not go to work or church. Raise your hand if you are ready for Pelosi to go!"

    Others expressed similar outrage. Twitter marked all of their tweets as "Not helpful."

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    Nancy Pelosi added her voice to the chorus of Democrats who express concern about Joe Biden debating President Donald Trump next month.

    Former Vice President Biden, the 77-year-old Democratic nominee, and Trump, 74, will meet for their first presidential debate on Sept. 29.

    Democrats are extremely concerned after President Trump demanded Biden take a drug test before they face off.

    Speaker of the House Pelosi is desperately trying to cancel the debates altogether.

    "I don't think that there should be any debates," Pelosi said on Thursday.

    "I wouldn't legitimize a conversation with [Trump] - nor a debate in terms of the presidency of the United States," she added.

    Pelosi said Trump was "disgraceful" when he "stalked" Hillary Clinton all over the stage during the 2016 debate, and that he will probably "act in a way that is beneath the dignity of the presidency."

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    Pelosi fears Trump will dominate Biden and make him look weak in front of 300 million Americans.

    "I think he will also belittle what the debates are supposed to be about," she said. "And they're not to be about skulduggery on the part of somebody who has no respect for the office he holds, much less the democratic process. I don't think that he should dignify that conversation with Donald Trump."

    Pelosi suggested eliminating the debates in favor of each candidate holding separate "conversations" with voters, saying: "Let that be a conversation with the American people, not an exercise in skulduggery."

    Democrats around the country are pressuring the Biden campaign to call off all debates with Trump due to the coronavirus pandemic. They don’t think Biden has the stamina to go toe-to-toe with Trump for an hour and a half.

    Former White House Press Secretary Joe Lockhart warned Biden, "whatever you do, don't debate Trump."

    Biden has said he will campaign from his basement until November amid the coronavirus pandemic -- leaving his running mate, Kamala Harris, to do his campaigning for him.