• Reps. Matt Gaetz and Marjorie Taylor Greene disagree with Trump's decision to cancel his January 6 press conference: 'Unfortunately, I think he got some bad advice'

    11 days ago - By Business Insider

    Reps. Matt Gaetz and Marjorie Taylor Greene speak outside the US Capitol on January 6, 2022. AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster
    Marjorie Taylor Greene and Matt Gaetz say Trump shouldn't have canceled his Jan. 6 press conference.
    "Unfortunately, I think he got some bad advice in cancelling it," Greene said.
    They made the remarks at the end of their own conspiracy theory-laden press conference.
    Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia and Matt Gaetz of Florida said on Thursday that they wish former President Donald Trump hadn't canceled a press conference originally scheduled for the anniversary of the...
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  • A Capitol Hill staffer says they're always on the lookout for everyday office items that can be used to defend themselves in case of another January 6

    11 days ago - By Business Insider

    Congress staffers barricade themselves after Trump supporters stormed inside the US Capitol on January 6, 2021. Photo by Olivier Douliery/ AFP via Getty Images
    Capitol Hill staff are still dealing with the emotional and political fallout of Jan 6.
    Some staff still don't feel safe at work, but are determined to serve.
    They fear the partisan rift caused by January 6 won't heal anytime soon.
    A year after the January 6 Capitol insurrection, a Hill employee still surveys his workplace for objects he could use to defend himself. "It's unfortunate that we now have to take our own personal...
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  • Rep. Adam Kinzinger says being a member of Congress doesn't 'protect you from the DOJ'

    11 days ago - By Business Insider

    Rep. Adam Kinzinger. Andrew Harnik-Pool/Getty Images
    Adam Kinzinger says his colleagues shouldn't be able to hide from subpoenas.
    Multiple House Republicans were in contact with Trump on January 6, 2021.
    The committee investigating the insurrection wants to know about what happened.
    Rep. Adam Kinzinger said on Thursday that being a member of Congress does not protect a lawmaker from possible subpoenas or even Justice Department action, an opinion that comes as the Capitol riot committee weighs how it should treat its colleagues who were in touch with President Donald Trump on January 6...
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  • Rep. Liz Cheney confirms she snapped 'get away from me' at Rep. Jim Jordan as the House chamber was being evacuated on January 6

    11 days ago - By Business Insider

    Former Vice President Dick Cheney walks with his daughter Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., vice chair of the House panel investigating the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol insurrection, in the Capitol Rotunda at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022. AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta
    Rep. Liz Cheney confirms she snapped at Rep. Jim Jordan during the January 6 insurrection.
    Cheney told Jordan, "get away from me, you fucking did this," as House members were evacuating.
    Cheney became a vocal Trump critic and is on the select committee probing January 6.
    GOP Rep. Liz Cheney confirmed she told fellow Rep...
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  • Rep. Matt Gaetz taunts Sen. Ted Cruz and says 'you can bend over' but 'the establishment will never love you'

    11 days ago - By Business Insider

    Rep. Matt Gaetz awaits the State of the Union address in the chamber of the House of Representatives on February 4, 2020 in Washington, DC. Drew Angerer/Getty Images
    Reps. Matt Gaetz and MTG slammed Ted Cruz for calling the Capitol riot a "violent terrorist attack."
    Gaetz taunted Cruz and said he can "bend over" for the GOP establishment, but "they'll never love you."
    Gaetz and Greene have repeatedly floated conspiracy theories about the riot and downplayed the violence.
    Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene and Matt Gaetz on Thursday criticized their colleague Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas for calling...
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  • Rep. Matt Gaetz says he's 'proud' of the work Republicans did on January 6 and calls pro-Trump rioters 'patriotic Americans'

    11 days ago - By Business Insider

    Rep. Matt Gaetz seen at the Capitol Hill Club on Wednesday, December 1, 2021. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images
    Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz said he's "proud" of the GOP's work on January 6, 2021.
    He called Trump supporters who stormed the Capitol to stop the transfer of power "patriotic Americans."
    He also falsely claimed they had "no intent of breaking the law or doing violence."
    Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz said on Thursday that he was "proud" of the work Republicans did on January 6, 2021 - the day of the deadly Capitol insurrection - and that the Trump supporters who went to the...
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