January 6


Chairman of the Senate Intergovernmental Operations Committee Sen. Cris Dush, R-Jefferson, speaks during a hearing at the Pennsylvania Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa., Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Republican Election Denier Cris Dush Has a Problem With Calling Jan. 6 Attack an Insurrection

During a Senate State Government Committee meeting, Dush ruled Democrat Amanda Cappelletti out of order for referring to the attack on the US Capitol as an insurrection, on the grounds that no one has yet specifically been charged with that offense.

FILE - Supporters of President Donald Trump participate in a rally in Washington, Jan. 6, 2021.  The executive summary of the U.S. House Jan. 6 committee’s report documents how former President Donald Trump was repeatedly warned by those closest to him that claims he had lost his re-election due to fraud were false. But Trump went ahead and spread those lies, anyway.  (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
Two Years After Jan. 6, There Are More Than 150 Election Deniers in the House Republican Majority

More than 150 of the 222 House Republicans elected in November voted to overturn the 2020 election results and/or denied the legitimacy of the outcome.

In this Jan. 6, 2021, file photo, supporters of President Donald Trump climb the west wall of the the U.S. Capitol in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana File)
The Latest on the 75 Pennsylvanians Arrested in the Jan. 6 Attack on the US Capitol

Democracy didn’t die in Washington, DC on Jan. 6, 2021, despite the efforts of the 75 Pennsylvanians who have been arrested to date for participating in the deadly attack on the US Capitol.

Former President Donald Trump, left, is joined Pennsylvania Republican gubernatorial candidate Doug Mastriano at a rally in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
Could Doug Mastriano and Scott Perry Face Criminal Referrals From Jan. 6 Committee?

The Jan. 6 committee is likely to begin issuing criminal referrals related to Donald Trump's failed coup on Jan. 6, 2021, and several Pennsylvania Republicans could find themselves referred for prosecution.

FILE - This booking photo provided by the Dauphin County, Pa., Prison, shows Riley June Williams. The Pennsylvania woman linked to the far-right “Groyper” extremist movement, was convicted Monday, Nov. 21, 2022, of several federal charges after prosecutors said she was part of a group that stormed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office during the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol. Williams was found guilty of six federal counts, including civil disorder. (Dauphin County Prison via AP)
Central Pennsylvania Woman Convicted of Storming Pelosi’s Office During Jan. 6 Attack

Riley Williams, who bragged online that she had stolen Nancy Pelosi’s gavel, laptop, and hard drives after storming the US Capitol, was convicted on six of the eight charges against her.

A video of President Donald Trump recording a statement on Jan. 7, 2021, is played, as the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol holds a hearing at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, July 21, 2022. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Pence’s Secret Service Team Feared for Their Lives and Other Takeaways From the Latest Jan. 6 Hearing

One by one, former Trump loyalists and administration officials testified about how for more than three hours on Jan. 6, Trump did nothing to stop the attack on the Capitol. Instead, he ignored pleas from top aides, Trump-backing Republicans in Congress, and his own family members to issue a public statement telling his supporters to leave the Capitol. 

FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2021 file photo, Trump supporters participate in a rally in Washington. Trump is casting the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol as a patriotic act. As part of this, Trump is attempting to spread suspicions about the circumstances of the death of Ashli Babbitt, who was in the pro-Trump mob that day. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
Jan 6. Hearings: Trump Preplanned Capitol March Knowing Violence Was Likely

Evidence presented during Tuesday's House committee hearing on the Jan. 6 Capitol attack contradicts Team Trump’s argument that the insurrection was spontaneous and that Trump cannot be blamed for his supporters’ actions.