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'I would impeach him.' Rep. Anna Eshoo says Trump 'incited' rioters who stormed the U.S. Capitol

Original post made on Jan 7, 2021

U.S. Rep. Anna Eshoo was among hundreds of legislators who fled the House floor on Wednesday as thousands of rioters supporting President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol building.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, January 6, 2021, 1:11 PM

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Posted by Betsy Roble
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Jan 7, 2021 at 10:36 am

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Correctly there is (near) universal condemnation of the storming of the Capitol Building and the lack of meaningful response from the President.

My issue with this article is the headline: "As rioters storm the U.S. Capitol, Rep. Anna Eshoo says she's safe". For all of 2020 the Press, including the Almanac, have referred to mobs as "mostly peaceful protestors" and yet the mob that entered the Capitol Building who did not spray paint slogans on the walls or set the place on fire were instantly branded as "rioters". To coin a phrase: if it is good for the goose, it is good for the gander.

I firmly believe that the Country will be better if it were governed from the center rather than from the extremes on both sides. The press could also do a much better job if their reporting was more dispassionate, and less editorial in nature.


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Posted by Peter Carpenter
a resident of Menlo Park: Park Forest
on Jan 7, 2021 at 12:21 pm

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These individuals committed a felony by their occupation of the Capital.
"18 U.S. Code § 2383 - Rebellion or insurrection
Whoever incites, sets on foot, assists, or engages in any rebellion or insurrection against the authority of the United States or the laws thereof, or gives aid or comfort thereto, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States."
During their illegal occupation someone was killed. Under the law they are therefore also accessories to murder.

This WAS a mob in every sense of the word.


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Posted by Peter Carpenter
a resident of Menlo Park: Park Forest
on Jan 7, 2021 at 12:24 pm

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Code of District of Columbia:
§ 10–503.16. Unlawful conduct.
(a) It shall be unlawful for any person or group of persons:

(1) Except as authorized by regulations which shall be promulgated by the Capitol Police Board:

(A) To carry on or have readily accessible to the person of any individual upon the United States Capitol Grounds or within any of the Capitol Buildings any firearm, dangerous weapon, explosive, or incendiary device; or

(B) To discharge any firearm or explosive, to use any dangerous weapon, or to ignite any incendiary device, upon the United States Capitol Grounds or within any of the Capitol Buildings; or

(C) To transport by any means upon the United States Capitol Grounds or within any of the Capitol Buildings any explosive or incendiary device; or

(2) Knowingly, with force and violence, to enter or to remain upon the floor of either House of the Congress.

(b) It shall be unlawful for any person or group of persons willfully and knowingly:

(1) To enter or to remain upon the floor of either House of the Congress, to enter or to remain in any cloakroom or lobby adjacent to such floor, or to enter or to remain in the Rayburn Room of the House or the Marble Room of the Senate, unless such person is authorized, pursuant to rules adopted by that House or pursuant to authorization given by that House, to enter or to remain upon such floor or in such cloakroom, lobby, or room;

(2) To enter or to remain in the gallery of either House of the Congress in violation of rules governing admission to such gallery adopted by that House or pursuant to authorization given by that House;

(3) To enter or to remain in any room within any of the Capitol Buildings set aside or designated for the use of either House of the Congress or any member, committee, subcommittee, officer, or employee of the Congress or either House thereof with intent to disrupt the orderly conduct of official business;

(4) To utter loud, threatening, or abusive language, or to engage in any disorderly or disruptive conduct, at any place upon the United States Capitol Grounds or within any of the Capitol Buildings with intent to impede, disrupt, or disturb the orderly conduct of any session of the Congress or either House thereof, or the orderly conduct within any such building of any hearing before, or any deliberations of, any committee or subcommittee of the Congress or either House thereof;

(5) To obstruct, or to impede passage through or within, the United States Capitol Grounds or any of the Capitol Buildings;

(6) To engage in any act of physical violence upon the United States Capitol Grounds or within any of the Capitol Buildings; or

(7) To parade, demonstrate, or picket within any of the Capitol Buildings.

(c) Nothing contained in this section shall forbid any act of any member of the Congress, or any employee of a member of the Congress, any officer or employee of the Congress or any committee or subcommittee thereof, or any officer or employee of either House of the Congress or any committee or subcommittee thereof, which is performed in the lawful discharge of his official duties.



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Posted by Lou Moffett
a resident of Menlo Park: The Willows
on Jan 7, 2021 at 12:31 pm

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The Almanac was correct in labeling the people who attacked our venerable Capital as "rioters."
Some may critique The Almanac for labelling prior mobs as "mostly peaceful protestors" rather than adding "some of whom were rioters," but the dishonorable people who assaulted our Capital were a disgraceful, unAmerican, unpatriotic, destructive mob. They could have simply stayed outside the building and peacefully protested. They were truly "deplorable."


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Posted by ln
a resident of Menlo Park: Sharon Heights
on Jan 7, 2021 at 2:56 pm

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Did not notice the Right Honourable Representative Eshoo condemning the BLM RIOTERS in any number of cities (Seattle, Portland, Milwaukee, St. Louis, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Oakland,,,,,) this past summer. So, now, she's a law and order type? Great to see it, Anna! Violence is abhorrent whether left or right, white or black. Be consistent, at least. You owe your constituents at least that much.


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Posted by Steve_J
a resident of another community
on Jan 7, 2021 at 3:12 pm

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All involved, including Trump, should face criminal charges and jailed for a period of time. A person was killed and they should be jailed. Trump needs to be immediately removed from office. He is a mobster.


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Posted by margomca
a resident of Menlo Park: Linfield Oaks
on Jan 7, 2021 at 5:36 pm

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I’ve been sent several such petitions, which I have not signed—not because I think he shouldn’t go, but because I am concerned about the response all over the country from his supporters. There are many of them, they’ve been stockpiling guns and ammo and they are ready to march, riot and shoot. I think this move must be spearheaded by Republicans, or better yet, by his cabinet, invoking article 25 of the constitution.

If the Republicans in the house and senate don’t choose to impeach him and if the cabinet doesn’t invoke article 25, I think there must be another way to dampen the damage he can do in 13 days. I would sign any petition to urge either of those possibilities or one to demand that he resign (yeah, fat chance of that!!!). But if a move is made by the Democrats, without full Republican by-in, I fear mostly for the safety of those legislators who work to remove him and secondly for the rest of us and for our cities. We didn’t act to reduce weapon/ammo acquisition. Now we have to live with the reality of a “well-armed militia” full of angry, irresponsible individuals who have no brakes on their behavior.

Be careful of what you wish for.


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Posted by Peter Carpenter
a resident of Menlo Park: Park Forest
on Jan 8, 2021 at 11:16 am

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"A US Capitol Police officer has died from injuries suffered when he reportedly was struck in the head with a fire extinguisher during Wednesday’s riots."

Every person involved in this riot is now an accessory to murder.

Felony murder is where a crime results in a murder - then all of the participants of the crime can be also be charged with murder.


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Posted by Peter Carpenter
a resident of Menlo Park: Park Forest
on Jan 8, 2021 at 11:55 am

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The participants cannot argue that they did not know that there would be violence. Here was what was posted:

"You can go to Washington on Jan 6 and help storm the Capital" said one 8kun user a day before the siege."As may patriots as can be. We will storm the government buildings, kill cops, kill security guards, kill federal employees and agents, and demand a recount."

Web Link


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Posted by insurrectionists
a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Jan 8, 2021 at 12:05 pm

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"yet the mob that entered the Capitol Building who did not spray paint slogans on the walls or set the place on fire were instantly branded as "rioters"."

Cop-killing insurrectionists who put 50+ law enforcement sent to the hospital, many with injuries sustained from assaults' with LEAD PIPES.

How dare you defend them because you haven't read enough yet to see the pictures of graffiti. How about the door that was defaced: "Murder the Media" ?

Web Link

You should apologize for painting this as both-sides and the need for some centrist - who the hell do you think Joe Biden is?!?


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Posted by Peter Carpenter
a resident of Menlo Park: Park Forest
on Jan 8, 2021 at 12:07 pm

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“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and fellow officers of U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian D. Sicknick, who succumbed last night to the injuries he suffered defending the U.S. Capitol, against the violent mob who stormed it on January 6th. The FBI and Metropolitan Police Department will jointly investigate the case and the Department of Justice will spare no resources in investigating and holding accountable those responsible.”

ACTING ATTORNEY GENERAL JEFFREY ROSEN


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Posted by Peter Carpenter
a resident of Menlo Park: Park Forest
on Jan 8, 2021 at 2:59 pm

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Betsy Roble states - "My issue with this article is the headline: "As rioters storm the U.S. Capitol, Rep. Anna Eshoo says she's safe". For all of 2020 the Press, including the Almanac, have referred to mobs as "mostly peaceful protestors" and yet the mob that entered the Capitol Building who did not spray paint slogans on the walls or set the place on fire were instantly branded as "rioters". "


Wrong:
"Call the zip ties by their correct name: The guys were carrying flex cuffs, the plastic double restraints often used by police in mass arrest situations. They walked through the Senate chamber with a sense of purpose. They were not dressed in silly costumes but kitted out in full paramilitary regalia: helmets, armor, camo, holsters with sidearms. At least one had a semi-automatic rifle and 11 Molotov cocktails. At least one, unlike nearly every other right-wing rioter photographed that day, wore a mask that obscured his face.

These are the same guys who, when the windows of the Capitol were broken and entry secured, went in first with what I’d call military-ish precision. They moved with purpose, to the offices of major figures like Nancy Pelosi and then to the Senate floor. What was that purpose? It wasn’t to pose for photos. It was to use those flex cuffs on someone."

Web Link


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Posted by Menlo Voter.
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Jan 8, 2021 at 7:32 pm

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Betsy:

you need to take a look in the mirror. There was an insurrectionist RIOT at OUR Capitol building. 5 people are DEAD. One a police officer trying to defend OUR Capital building. 50 police officers injured defending OUR Capitol building from a mob of insurrectionists. And you take issue with the headline? Really?


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