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Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser has asked the Department of Defense to activate the National Guard to help keep peace on Wednesday when thousands of President Donald Trump’s supporters are expected to gather to protest certifying the Electoral College vote.

The January 6th rally is actually a collection of several smaller rallies in addition to a semi-official Trump campaign gathering, headlined by the president. The demonstration is meant to pressure Congressional Republicans into refusing to certify Joe Biden as the winner of November’s presidential election.

Rally-goers contend that Biden won the election only through widespread vote fraud — an allegation that does not appear to be borne out by evidence. Several Republican members of Congress, both the House and the Senate, say they are prepared to refuse to certify the Electoral College vote until a 10-day “speed audit” can be conducted in states like Georgia, Pennsylvania, and Michigan.

Bowser, who did not call out the National Guard to handle planned protests outside of the White House during the Republican National Convention — protests that eventually turned violent, even targeting a sitting United States Senator — appears to believe Wednesday’s demonstration will be dangerous.

“According to a U.S. defense official, Mayor Muriel Bowser put in a request on New Year’s Eve to have Guard members on the streets from Jan. 5-7th, to help with the protests,” the Associated Press reported Monday. “The official said the D.C. National Guard members will be used for traffic control and other assistance but they will not be armed or wearing body armor. Congress is meeting this week to certify the Electoral College results, and President Donald Trump has refused to concede while whipping up support for protests.”

“There will be about 115 Guard troops on duty at any one time in the city, said the defense official, who provided details on condition of anonymity to discuss internal deliberations,” the report continued. “The official said Guard members will be used to set up traffic control points around the city and to stand with district police officers at all the city’s Metro stops. Acting Police Chief Robert Contee said Guard troops will also be used for some crowd management.”

Bowser reportedly stopped short of requesting any active duty military presence in the city. Most of downtown Washington, D.C., including the streets around the White House, the U.S. Capitol building, and the National Mall will be blocked off, per the Washington Post.

At a press conference Monday, Bowser said she “will not allow people to incite violence, intimidate our residents or cause destruction in our city.” She urged residents not to give in to Trump supporters who are “looking for a fight.”

Over the summer, Washington, D.C., like many major cities, was marred by violent protests that piggybacked off of more peaceful anti-racism demonstrations. The city suffered property damage, and, in December, a clash between Trump supporters and members of Antifa left at least two police officers wounded, per Fox News. The dueling protests ended in 23 arrests, 10 charges, and 4 people stabbed.

The “big protest rally,” as the president called it, is slated to begin at 11 am on Wednesday, as Congress convenes to discuss the results of the Electoral College vote from late December. Thousands are expected to attend.

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  1. Jeanie

    January 4, 2021 at 7:18 pm

    Muriel, go soak your head, preferably in turpentine………

  2. Bill Fauerbach

    January 4, 2021 at 7:36 pm

    Diaguaring, racist PIG!!! She single handedly ruined DC. Idiot

  3. LST

    January 4, 2021 at 7:47 pm

    Dumb nigger bitch.

  4. SJ

    January 4, 2021 at 7:51 pm

    Good they can protect the Trump supporters from the antifa thugs. You know they will be there to cause trouble.

    • Marilyn Stern

      January 4, 2021 at 9:48 pm

      Bowser does not want the National Guard to be armed or wear protective gear, which leaves them vulnerable to attack by Antifa and BLM. Our Military and Police are the people who should be protected and they should be free to challenge and arrest ANYONE who starts trouble.

    • Crystal

      January 4, 2021 at 10:09 pm

      You watch, they’ll give antifa a lot more “protection” and freedom than Trump supporters… And they’ll try to make the Trump supporters look bad while they’re at it.

  5. Rick

    January 4, 2021 at 8:13 pm

    Democrats are the most evil creatures on the face of the earth….

  6. William Henderson

    January 4, 2021 at 9:01 pm

    Why would she call the Nasty Girls on Antifa and BLM? They are her foot soldiers.

  7. Debra

    January 7, 2021 at 6:16 am

    I read on another site that Trump called in the National Guard.

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Nikki Haley, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, believes that former President Donald Trump “let us down.”

Haley’s remarks come as the former president’s legal team prepares to present its defense of Trump during his second impeachment trial in the Senate.

In a Politico interview published Friday, Haley, former South Carolina governor, said that “we shouldn’t have followed” Trump.

“We need to acknowledge he let us down,” she said in an extensive profile. “He went down a path he shouldn’t have, and we shouldn’t have followed him, and we shouldn’t have listened to him. And we can’t let that ever happen again.”

She also told the outlet that she has not spoken to Trump since the Jan. 6 riots at the U.S. Capitol, and takes issue with his remarks condemning former Vice President Mike Pence’s refusal to reject the Electoral College vote.

“When I tell you I’m angry, it’s an understatement,” she expressed. “I am so disappointed in the fact that [despite] the loyalty and friendship he had with Mike Pence, that he would do that to him. Like, I’m disgusted by it.”

The former ambassador, who many people are speculating may run for the White House in 2024, also added that Trump will never accept the results of the 2020 presidential election.

“There’s nothing that you’re ever going to do that’s going to make him feel like he legitimately lost the election,” she explained. “He’s got a big bully pulpit. He should be responsible with it.”

Haley also warned that many people still love the former president and will not stop supporting him just because he is out of office.

“I know how much people love Donald Trump,” she admitted. “I know it. I feel it. Whether it’s an RNC room or social media or talking to donors, I can tell you that the love they have for him is still very strong. That’s not going to just fall to the wayside. Nor do I think the Republican Party is going to go back to the way it was before Donald Trump. I don’t think it should.”

Haley added that people, instead, should “take the good that he built, leave the bad that he did, and get back to a place where we can be a good, valuable, effective party.”

“[I]t’s bigger than the party,” she insisted. “I hope our country can come together and figure out how we pull this back.”

Referring to Haley’s possible 2024 ambitions, Politico’s Tim Alberta wrote, “Since last fall, I’ve spent nearly six hours talking with Haley on-the-record. I’ve also spoken with nearly 70 people who know her: friends, associates, donors, staffers, former colleagues. From those conversations, two things are clear. First, Nikki Haley is going to run for president in 2024. Second, she doesn’t know which Nikki Haley will be on the ballot.”

Haley also said that she didn’t believe Trump had a chance of winning in a 2024 election scenario.

“I don’t think he can,” she admitted. “He’s fallen so far.”

“I think his business is suffering at this point,” she added. “I think he’s lost any sort of political viability he was going to have. I think he’s lost his social media, which meant the world to him. I mean, I think he’s lost the things that really could have kept him moving.”

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The Democrats demonized President Trump for using the word ‘fight’. Trump’s attorneys responded today with a collage of clips from each of the Democrats in the room using the word ‘fight’.

This portion of today’s events on Capitol Hill was excellent. The Democrats claim that because President Trump used the word ‘fight’ in his speech on January 6th in Washington D.C. However, what every Democrat in that room forgot was that they too had used the word previously in political speech.

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President Trump’s defense team took the floor of the US Senate on Friday in defense of President Trump in the Senate impeachment trial.

Trump Attorney David Schoen absolutely destroyed the House Managers when he took to the floor of the US Senate.

At one point Schoen played video of the Democrat lawmakers lying about a Trump tweet.

House Impeachment Manager Eric Swalwell gave a riveting performance on Wednesday reading off Trump’s tweets with emotional appeal.

During this theatrical performance, Swalwell read off a Trump retweet by Jennifer Lynn Lawrence.

But there was one problem with the tweet. It was photoshopped.

Jennifer Lynn Lawrence has never been verified by Twitter. Democrats faked that to make it look more important.

On Friday Trump Attorney David Schoen destroyed Democrats for lying about this to the American public.

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The White House announced on Friday that it was suspending Deputy Press Secretary TJ Ducklo after a report surfaced alleging that he sexually harassed and threatened a female reporter who was getting ready to publish a report revealing that he was dating a reporter who had previously been tasked with covering Democrat Joe Biden.

“The confrontation began on Inauguration Day, January 20, after [Politico reporter Tara] Palmeri, a coauthor of Politico’s Playbook, contacted [Axios political reporter Alexi] McCammond for comment while one of her male colleagues left a message for Ducklo,” Vanity Fair reported. “Ducklo subsequently called a Playbook editor to object to the story, but was told to call the Playbook reporters with his concerns. But instead of calling the male reporter who initially contacted him, Ducklo tried to intimidate Palmeri by phone in an effort to kill the story. ‘I will destroy you,’ Ducklo told her, according to the sources, adding that he would ruin her reputation if she published it.”

“During the off-the-record call, Ducklo made derogatory and misogynistic comments, accusing Palmeri of only reporting on his relationship—which, due to the ethics questions that factor into the relationship between a journalist and White House official, falls under the purview of her reporting beat—because she was ‘jealous’ that an unidentified man in the past had ‘wanted to f***’ McCammond ‘and not you,’” the report added. “Ducklo also accused Palmeri of being ‘jealous’ of his relationship with McCammond.”

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said following the report that Ducklo has been suspended for a week over the incident.

“TJ Ducklo has apologized to the reporter, with whom he had a heated conversation about his personal life,” Psaki wrote on Twitter. “He is the first to acknowledge this is not the standard of behavior set out by the President.”

“In addition to his initial apology, he has sent the reporter a personal note expressing his profound regret,” she continued. “With the approval of the White House Chief of Staff, he has been placed on a one-week suspension without pay. In addition, when he returns, he will no longer be assigned to work with any reporters at Politico.”

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“The Vanity Fair piece indicates that Politico editors reached to the WH after the incident first occurred and the WH acknowledged it was inappropriate,” Spectator editor Amber Athey wrote on Twitter. “But they clearly didn’t have any interest in disciplining Ducklo until his behavior was made public.”

New York Magazine reporter Olivia Nuzzi wrote on Twitter: “I covered Donald Trump for 6 years. It is saying something that this behavior — from a Biden official — shocks me.”

Grabien founder Tom Elliott highlighted the following remarks that Biden made a few weeks ago: “If you’re ever working with me and I hear you treat another colleague with disrespect, talk down to someone, I promise you I will fire you on the spot, on the spot. No if, ands, or buts. Everybody — everybody is entitled to be treated with decency & dignity.”

CNN anchor Jake Tapper responded to the quote, writing: “Standards that are not upheld are not standards. They’re lies.”

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