President Joe Biden fired the U.S. Capitol’s top manager after lawmakers in both parties called for the scandal-plagued architect’s ouster. Brett Blanton, the architect of the Capitol, was terminated at Biden’s command, a White House official confirmed. The official said the administration did its due diligence in the case after a watchdog report revealed what it called multiple allegations of misuse of resources and misconduct in his role. The architect’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson on Friday will receive the Presidential Citizens Medal, one of the nation’s highest civilian honors, for her role overseeing the 2020 election and defending it against efforts to overturn the result. President Joe Biden, who won the election, will host a ceremony at the White House on the second anniversary of the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol. Supporters of former President Donald Trump broke down barriers and entered the Capitol in an attempt to stop Congress from certifying Biden’s election.
There is enough evidence to bring Donald Trump into discussion of the January 6th riot, but something is holding the House Committee back. The January 6th panel feels that by making a referral to the justice Department, the plans would backfire because it would mean politicizing in digging deeper into the Capitol attack.
Yellow and blue painted hope for the State of the Union to support Ukraine afar in their battle against Russian forces. For many years, the State of the Union address served as a platform for presidents to discuss about their future plans for the United States in regards to economics, politics, and other topics. Now, it has opened up its stage for colored outfits that share its support overseas. This was not the only year when congress people dressed according to political times.
Michael A. Riley has become the first police officer charged with allegedly attempting to help a rioter present at the January 6th Capitol riot.
Government officials and the Capitol Police are worried that history might repeat itself in Washington D.C. during a right-wing rally on September 18th.
CNN reported on Wednesday that a Capitol Police memo stated that violent rhetoric surrounding the event has increased online and counter-protests are being planned for that day.
According to the Metropolitan Police Department, there have been four police officers who have taken their own lives in the aftermath of the January 6th riot. “Officer Gunther Hashida, assigned to the Emergency Response Team within the Special Operations Division, was found deceased in his residence on Thursday, July 29,” said spokesperson Kristen Metzger.
On Tuesday, The House Select Committee investigating the January 6th Capitol riot held its first official hearing. Four law enforcement officers who defended the building that day gave their testimonies and spoke up about their physical and psychological injuries that they’ve suffered.
A new Senate report released Tuesday revealed some shocking new details about exactly what happened on January 6, 2021, when a mob of Trump supporters attacked the Capitol building to protest the former President’s re-election loss. The 128-page report, titled, “Examining the U.S. Capitol Attack: A Review of the Security, Planning, and Response Failures on January 6,” was written and approved by two Senate committees, the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs and the Committee on Rules and Admission.
It was reported last week that 35 House Republicans had voted for a commission to investigate the January 6 attack on the Capitol, siding with Democrats. Now, the bill faces the Senate, where Republicans are expected to shut it down. The Republicans are prepared to use their filibuster power, meaning that it would require 60 votes to pass the bill. Due to the lack of majority, as the Senate is split 50-50, Democrats would need at least ten Republicans to vote in favor of the bill for the commission to be instated.
35 House Republicans voted on Wednesday in support of a bill that would create a commission to investigate the attack on the U.S. Capitol building on January 6, 2021. The bill passed in the House in a 252-175 vote. This move was seen as a major break from most of the GOP, especially from those in leadership, who have consistently downplayed the severity of the January insurrection. The 35 Republicans who voted in support of a commission showed a sense of bipartisanship that is rare in today’s politics.
On Tuesday, GOP leadership sent a letter to the Republican members of Congress asking them to vote against a bipartisan plan to initiate an investigation similar to the 9/11 Commission, which aimed to uncover and clarify the circumstances of the attack and the government’s reaction. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-CA., and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-CA, have been at odds for months about the composition of a committee. McCarthy spoke out against the bipartisan agreement on Tuesday, claiming that the reach of the probe is too limited.