capitol insurrection

Jan. 6 committee subpoenas former CU visiting scholar John Eastman

BY: - November 10, 2021

The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection this week issued a subpoena to John Eastman, a former visiting scholar at the University of Colorado Boulder. A letter that the committee sent to Eastman as part of the subpoena says its “investigation and public reports have revealed credible evidence that you know about, and […]

The Coloradans charged in connection with Jan 6. Capitol attack

BY: - August 7, 2021

Multiple Colorado residents, including a two-time Olympic champion and a geophysicist, have been arrested and charged with crimes in connection to the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. NPR reports that over 640 people have been charged in connection to the attack, which the FBI views as domestic terrorism. The attack […]

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Shoulder to shoulder with a seditionist in Grand Junction

BY: - July 28, 2021

Some of the photos from Interior Secretary Deb Haaland’s visit to Grand Junction last week made the rounds because they illustrated how out of place Rep. Lauren Boebert appeared. There was the freshman Republican, who seems to believe she was elected to Congress for the sole purpose of antagonizing the left, trying to fit in […]

U.S. House backs select committee to probe Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol

BY: - July 1, 2021

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House voted Wednesday to establish a select committee to investigate the Jan. 6 insurrection, in which a mob of pro-Trump supporters attacked the U.S. Capitol. In a 222-190 vote that was almost entirely party-line, just two Republicans joined Democrats in passing the resolution, which calls for a probe into “one of […]

Boebert’s alleged insurrection role will not be investigated by House ethics committee

BY: - June 15, 2021

The U.S. House Committee on Ethics informed Rep. Lauren Boebert on Monday that it would not establish a subcommittee to investigate her alleged role in the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, according to a letter from the Committee that Boebert released. One of Boebert’s own colleagues, Democratic Rep. Pramila Jayapal of Washington, had […]

Senate GOP filibuster blocks commission to probe U.S. Capitol attack

BY: - May 28, 2021

WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans on Friday blocked consideration of a bill creating a bipartisan, independent commission to investigate what happened leading up to and during the Jan. 6 attack at the U.S. Capitol. Legislation to form an investigatory panel into that attack passed the House of Representatives earlier this month, with 35 House Republicans joining […]

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Don’t let government curb free speech to stop its abuse

BY: - March 11, 2021

One of the most alarming bills so far introduced during the current session of the Colorado General Assembly is a proposed law known as “Digital Communications Regulation.” The law is audacious in its intent, hair-raising in its scope, and contemptible in its implications. It should never have made it into official circulation, and no lawmaker […]

U.S. Senate confirms Merrick Garland as attorney general

BY: - March 10, 2021

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate Wednesday confirmed Merrick Garland to serve as U.S. attorney general in a 70-30 vote. Colorado Sens. Micheal Bennet and John Hickenlooper, both Democrats, voted in favor of the nomination. Last week, the Senate Judiciary Committee advanced his nomination in a 15-7 vote. Garland served as a judge on the U.S. […]

Boebert objects to ban on guns in U.S. House committee room

BY: - February 18, 2021

A U.S. House of Representatives committee meeting devolved into taunts and lectures on Thursday when Republicans, including gun-loving U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert, objected to a rule banning firearms from the hearing room.

Senate acquits Trump in his second impeachment trial; 7 GOPs vote to convict

BY: - February 13, 2021

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate voted on Saturday to acquit former President Donald Trump on a charge of inciting the deadly Jan. 6 insurrectionist attack on the U.S. Capitol, concluding his second impeachment trial with the same verdict as his first impeachment.  In the 57-43 vote, seven Republicans joined every Senate Democrat and independent in […]

Rep. Neguse opens impeachment arguments against Trump as Senate votes to proceed with trial

BY: - February 9, 2021

Colorado Rep. Joe Neguse and other congressional Democrats made their opening arguments in the second Senate impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump on Tuesday, rejecting assertions by Trump’s defense team that presidents cannot be impeached and convicted after leaving office. “You don’t need to be a constitutional scholar to know that the argument President […]

What Senate Republicans are saying about Trump’s impeachment trial

BY: - February 8, 2021

WASHINGTON — The second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump is set to begin Tuesday, when the Senate will start hearing arguments over whether Trump should be convicted of inciting the violent mob that lay siege to the Capitol. So far, no Senate Republican has outright backed a vote to convict Trump, and many […]