Stories tagged: "Attack on the Capitol"


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.

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.

State Sen. Doug Mastriano and former state Rep. Rick Saccone, outside the US Capitol, Jan. 6, 2021 (Facebook screen grab).
New Photos and Video Appear to Show Mastriano Was More Involved in Jan. 6 Riots Than He’s Admitted

As scrutiny increases on Doug Mastriano’s participation in the Jan. 6 insurrection and his efforts to overturn the 2020 election, new evidence suggests he was at the Capitol when things turned violent.

The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol holds its first public hearing to reveal the findings of a year-long investigation, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 9, 2022.  (Jabin Botsford//The Washington Post via AP, Pool)
‘I Was Slipping in People’s Blood’: 6 Key Takeaways From Jan. 6 Committee Hearing #1

The first of six hearings revealed that former President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka accepted that the 2020 election wasn’t stolen, that multiple Republican members of Congress asked Trump for pardons after Jan. 6, and that Trump approved of his supporters chanting “Hang Mike Pence!”

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)
New Poll: Voters Support Jan. 6 Hearings, but Worry Trump Republicans Will Promote Violence

The findings come as the US House Committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack will hold the first of six public hearings Thursday night in primetime. Sixty-five percent of voters support the House investigation, while only 28% oppose it, according to a new Courier Newsroom/Data for Progress poll.

State Sen. Doug Mastriano, R-Franklin, a Republican candidate for Governor of Pennsylvania, speaks at a primary night election gathering in Chambersburg, Pa., Tuesday, May 17, 2022. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Trump Loyalist Doug Mastriano Finally Agrees to Speak to Jan. 6 Committee

Conspiracy theorist, election denier, and Trump-endorsed GOP candidate for governor Doug Mastriano has agreed to speak to the US House Committee investigating the deadly US Capitol insurrection.

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Montgomery County Man Pleads Guilty to Assaulting Officers During Jan. 6 Attack

Howard C. Richardson faces 8 years in prison for repeatedly striking a police officer with a flagpole during the US Capitol insurrection.