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Minerva @ Midnight: insurrection deniers are like Charlottesville Truthers because previous guy

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Normal tourists to the Capitol don’t cheer ‘hang the VP’ as they enter, but disinformation and delusion are the coin of the Trumpist realm. Andrew Clyde (R-GA), a gun dealer, is Doug Collins’s successor in the House of Representatives.

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Supporters of US President Donald Trump enter the US Capitol's Rotunda on January 6, 2021, in Washington, DC. - Demonstrators breeched security and entered the Capitol as Congress debated the a 2020 presidential election Electoral Vote Certification. (Photo by Saul LOEB / AFP) (Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)
“Normal tourist visit”

“You know, if you didn’t know the TV footage was a video from January the 6th, you would actually think that was a normal tourist visit.”

In a letter sent from behind bars, a key defendant in the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol said he and fellow inmates have bonded in jail, and boasted that those attacking the building could have overthrown the government if they had wanted. The letter is signed “the 1/6ers” and expresses no remorse for the assault on the Capitol, in which five people died. While no names appeared on it, ProPublica was able to determine, through interviews with his family and a review of his correspondence from jail, that it was penned by Guy Reffitt, a member of the Three Percenter right-wing militant group accused of participating in the riot. The letter said the inmates arrested for their role in the attack regularly recite the Pledge of Allegiance inside the Washington, D.C. jail and sing the national anthem “all in unison, loud and proud most everyday.” “January 6th was nothing short of a satirical way to overthrow a government,” said the letter, written by hand on yellow lined paper. “If overthrow was the quest, it would have no doubt been overthrown. https://t.co/5b7vr9uBu6?amp=1

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