• Republican Rep. Madison Cawthorn told a Turning Point USA crowd last month to 'lightly threaten' lawmakers if they didn't support claims of voter fraud

    9 days ago - By Business Insider

    Newly elected U.S. Rep Madison Cawthorn speaks as supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump gather by the White House ahead of Trump's speech to contest the certification by the U.S. Congress of the results of the 2020 presidential election in Washington, DC, on January 6, 2021.
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    Republican Rep Madison Cawthorn told a crowd at a Turning Point USA event last month to "lightly threaten" lawmakers who didn't support claims of voter fraud in the 2020 presidential election.
    The comments was made a little over three weeks before rioters who supported President Donald Trump...
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  • The Army and Secret Service are looking at extra security screenings for US troops who will be at Biden's inauguration

    9 days ago - By Business Insider

    A member of the DC National Guard gives directions near a rally at Freedom Plaza Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021, in Washington, in support of President Donald Trump.
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    The US Army and US Secret Service are working together to determine which troops participating in President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration need additional background screening, an Army spokesperson told Insider.
    The move, which was first reported by Army Times, follows a request from Colorado Rep. Jason Crow, a former Army ranger, for a review of inauguration troops to root out those sympathetic to domestic...
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  • Apple CEO Tim Cook says Trump should be held accountable for the Capitol Hill riots: 'No one is above the law'

    9 days ago - By Business Insider

    Apple CEO Tim Cook.
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    Apple CEO Tim Cook says President Donald Trump should be held accountable for the violent insurrection at the US Capitol.
    "I think no one is above the law," Cook said in an interview Tuesday on "CBS This Morning." "I mean, that's the great thing about our country, we're a rule of law country. I think everyone that had a part in it needs to be held accountable."
    In a tweet last week, Cook called the insurrection "a sad and shameful chapter in our nation's history," and Apple has since banned Parler, the social media app that was used to...
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  • The American Bankers Association is among the top donors to Republicans who objected to the election result. The group says it will continue making donations

    9 days ago - By Business Insider

    US Capitol police officers try to stop supporters of US President Donald Trump entering the Capitol on January 6, 2021, in Washington, DC.
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    Unlike many of the US' largest companies and trade groups, the American Bankers Association hasn't cut off funding to Republican lawmakers who objected to Joe Biden's certification as president.
    Instead, the trade group will consider the "troubling events of the last week" when making donations, it told The New York Times DealBook on Tuesday.
    At $1.32 billion, ABA's political action committee is the second biggest PAC...
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  • Trump claims people think his rally that incited the deadly Capitol riot was 'totally appropriate'

    9 days ago - By Business Insider

    US President Donald Trump.
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    Speaking publicly for the first time on Tuesday, President Donald Trump told reporters that "people" believe a speech he gave that incited last week's deadly Capitol insurrection was "totally appropriate."
    He also said the push to impeach him over his incitement of the insurrection was "absolutely ridiculous," adding that there was "tremendous anger" over it, though he didn't specify who was angry.
    The president has lost his social media megaphone since inciting the attempted coup.
    Twitter permanently banned him, and...
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