Stories tagged: "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.

Rep. Scott Perry, R-Pa., speaks at a news conference held by members of the House Freedom Caucus on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 29, 2021, to complain about Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. and masking policies. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Pa. Republican Congressman Scott Perry Referred to House Ethics Committee For Refusing to Cooperate With Jan. 6 Probe

While an Ethics Committee referral doesn't carry the potential consequences of the criminal referrals the Jan. 6 committee made against Donald Trump and several members of his inner circle, the ethics complaint against Perry will bring greater scrutiny to his efforts to help the former president overturn the 2020 election.

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.

State Sen. Doug Mastriano and former state Rep. Rick Saccone, outside the US Capitol, Jan. 6, 2021 (Facebook screen grab).
Doug Mastriano’s Latest Attempt to Avoid the Jan. 6 Committee: He’s Suing Them

Pennsylvania’s Republican gubernatorial candidate has filed suit against the Jan. 6 committee, contesting its legal ability to force him to sit for a deposition.