On Thursday night the House select committee investigating January 6 will hold its first prime-time public hearing to shed light on the violent attempt to overturn the 2020 election.
The committee is expected to release previously unreported information about the events surrounding the Capitol insurrection, but CNN isn’t waiting to share new material.
The network has been airing new audio obtained by New York Times reporters Jonathan Martin and Alexander Burns while researching their book This Will Not Pass: Trump, Biden, and the Battle for America’s Future.
In the most recent clip to float to the surface, Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA) criticizes Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) for sharing logistical information in realtime from the capitol, as the riot was underway.
Boebert tweeted about the House’s activity during the attack:
The Speaker has been removed from the chambers.
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) January 6, 2021
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Even at the time, it was hard to imagine what Boebert was thinking:
@shadalaiyan @Derrick_MSU_106 lmao this lady was tweeting updates while the mob was breaking in. She’s complicit
— Manny (@_mannys1ngh) January 9, 2021
“Is it true that you were live tweeting from the floor our location to the people on the outside as we were being attacked, Lauren?” Beutler asks in the leaked tape.
“Umm, yes,” Boebert replies. “Those tweets did go out and that was something that was live and public information. It was broadcast live.”
“So don’t ask us about security if you’re telling the attackers where we’re at,” Beutler says. “I yield back.”
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In another clip, Rep. Debbie Lesko (R-AZ) warns her Republican colleagues they need a “safety plan” because Trump supporters would “go nuts” if the party failed to overturn the 2020 election results.
Both clips remind us how high the stakes were in the days after the attempted coup, with tensions on full display even within the GOP itself.
Here’s hoping the January 6 committee has one hell of a power point presentation up their sleeves.
You can hear the clip here.
She is well known as an idiot so I am sure she wasn’t given a lot of info and did little other than assist the rioters in knowing where they were. No one is stupid enough to give her sensitive info that they wouldn’t want released. She is too stupid to be given anything of import do. She can’t be trusted to do anything right and not to blab her stupid head off.
Only if they wanted the sensitive material leaked. Someone would rather throw her under the bus than themselves.
It’s hard to tell whether she or Taylor Greene is dumber. It could also be that Boebert was involved enough that she thought she was safe.
They both need to be removed from office. Anyone who attempts an overthrow of the U.S. government should be charged with treason and executed by military firing squad. As a matter of fact, as this is not currently a punishment used any longer in our country, it needs to be reinstated so the government can remove trash like boebert and greene and the rest of the far right gop nutjobs and send a message that these behaviors will not be tolerated. Also, Trump needs to be disqualified from his attempts to run for a U.S. government office. Oh wait – he’ll be in prison for the next 10 years when his role is fully established so by then he’ll be dead.
Klannie Oakley isn’t supported by National GOP leadership because of her intelligence. She and MTG fill a specific role for them. And many commenters on here are NOT the target audience for what they are peddling.
Yeah, the call is coming from inside the house.
She’s a total twat and she should have her children removed from their home and her and her pathetic husband should be arrested
She is complicit in the riot by tweeting out member’s locations. She should be tried for treason. She and MTG are vile creastres and need to go away.