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Ok new thread whats up with the Q-Anon lady and Mr. Push-A-Cop?

[twitter]https://twitter.com/mkraju/status/1349155416299761665[/twitter]

[twitter]https://twitter.com/mkraju/status/1349161726902677506[/twitter]

[twitter]https://twitter.com/mkraju/status/1349161743977742340[/twitter]

[twitter]https://twitter.com/MEPFuller/status/1349162337568227328[/twitter]
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Mad about mags? Now they fucking know what a lot of us experienced going to school, every day.

[b]Edited:[/b]

Also fucking sad that some of the younger staffers knew how to duck from the terrorists because of school shooter drills we had in school.
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McConnell considering impeachment/conviction is actually one of the more plausible inner-party headlines for me. The guy's entire MO is being a ruthless party-first strategist. If he thinks that Trump is a totally radioactive lost cause and that distancing the GOP from him will be the best thing for winning elections going forward he will absolutely do it
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Metal detectors were set up as extra security measures. Qanon lady has claimed before that she will conceal carry on site even though that's not allowed. Republicans are mad they have to be scanned before entering Congress floor.

Imagine ignoring and being hostile towards the very officers that protected them a week ago. Fucking horrible
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How many come packing to vote?
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At the very least Biden should revoke Trumps briefings and security clearance day 1
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[twitter]https://twitter.com/jacq_thomsen/status/1349173164643909636?s=19[/twitter]
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@ [url href="https://knockout.chat/thread/20055/50#post-679900"][/url] angelangel

Considering a riot was allowed into the front door, there wasn't any

From what I gather it was mallcops that cost some insane amount of money.

[quote mentionsUser="8064" postId="679936" threadPage="1" threadId="20170" username="Detective Potus"][twitter]https://twitter.com/jacq_thomsen/status/1349173164643909636?s=19[/twitter][/quote]
Meanwhile
[twitter]https://twitter.com/samstein/status/1348828635923419139[/twitter]
and
[twitter]https://twitter.com/jmartNYT/status/1349135747132092418[/twitter]
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[twitter]https://twitter.com/mkraju/status/1349155416299761665[/twitter]

[twitter]https://twitter.com/mkraju/status/1349161726902677506[/twitter]

[twitter]https://twitter.com/mkraju/status/1349161743977742340[/twitter]

People crying about the security of capital hill and having to go through metal detectors before entering the chamber is kinda ironic and sad really.

I guess they don't like the counter-measures they deploy on their own people being used against themselves. Security theater sucks don't it.
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I really hope that the security theater will teach them what its like to be in school in modern America. But, I don't see this teaching them to fix anything, this won't lead to anything positive. No kid should feel like that.

Holy fuck I'm soooooo happy I didn't grow up with a prison-level of school security. I can't believe how fortunate I am. Shit is so fucked.

[b]Edited:[/b]

Politicians should feel as unsafe as the everyman at all times.
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I feel like if Trump is betrayed by the GOP, he could use that against them. He could push for them to be primaried/mess with their voters. No way he would let it slide even if he is banned from running again
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[quote mentionsUser="650" postId="679940" threadPage="1" threadId="20170" username="smurfy"][twitter]https://twitter.com/samstein/status/1348828635923419139[/twitter][/quote]
Holy shit, we might get to witness a beatdown.
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[quote mentionsUser="312" postId="679944" threadPage="1" threadId="20170" username="Curls"]I really hope that the security theater will teach them what its like to be in school in modern America. But, I don't see this teaching them to fix anything, this won't lead to anything positive.

Holy fuck I'm soooooo happy I didn't grow up with a prison-level of school security. I can't believe how fortunate I am. Shit is so fucked.

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Politicians should feel as unsafe as the everyman at all times.[/quote]

I used to think that politicians should probably be armed because the job puts them at a higher risk of violence, but honestly if you [i]need[/i] to use a firearm as a politician for self defense you've already failed. Your security team failed. You failed to take care of people that are mad and call for violence. Ultimately any reason you can think of for a politician to arm themselves can be countered with "but isn't it explicitly your job to prevent this?"

Leave the guns to Capitol security. Boebert could've joined the mob by shooting Pelosi as an insider if she wanted to. No guns for legislators.
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[quote mentionsUser="8064" postId="679950" threadPage="1" threadId="20170" username="Detective Potus"]I feel like if Trump is betrayed by the GOP, he could use that against them. He could push for them to be primaried/mess with their voters. No way he would let it slide even if he is banned from running again[/quote]

If he's impeached, then convicted, he's prohibited from ever running for office again. it would have to be someone else taking the reigns
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[quote mentionsUser="3993" postId="679961" threadPage="1" threadId="20170" username="RIPBILLYMAYS"]I used to think that politicians should probably be armed because the job puts them at a higher risk of violence, but honestly if you [i]need[/i] to use a firearm as a politician for self defense you've already failed. Your security team failed. You failed to take care of people that are mad and call for violence. Ultimately any reason you can think of for a politician to arm themselves can be countered with "but isn't it explicitly your job to prevent this?"

Leave the guns to Capitol security. Boebert could've joined the mob by shooting Pelosi as an insider if she wanted to. No guns for legislators.[/quote]

Politicians and their security should have the same amount of firepower at their disposal as everyone else. Which in DC I guess means basically none.
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[quote mentionsUser="3993" postId="679961" threadPage="1" threadId="20170" username="RIPBILLYMAYS"]I used to think that politicians should probably be armed because the job puts them at a higher risk of violence, but honestly if you [i]need[/i] to use a firearm as a politician for self defense you've already failed. Your security team failed. You failed to take care of people that are mad and call for violence. Ultimately any reason you can think of for a politician to arm themselves can be countered with "but isn't it explicitly your job to prevent this?"

Leave the guns to Capitol security. Boebert could've joined the mob by shooting Pelosi as an insider if she wanted to. No guns for legislators.[/quote]

If every American feels safe, then politicians should be allowed to feel safe.

If every American has quality healthcare, then politicians should have that same healthcare.

But, if you're a cop, an elected official, or hyper-rich you're a part of a privileged protected class above every other person, even vets. You're legally immune up until you fuck up enough or fuck with other elites.

[quote mentionsUser="1105" postId="679971" threadPage="1" threadId="20170" username="Download"]Politicians and their security should have the same amount of firepower at their disposal as everyone else. Which in DC I guess means basically none.[/quote]

I mean considering how the Capitol guards reacted, the cops securing a Walmart from protesters is better armed than them.
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[quote mentionsUser="1105" postId="679971" threadPage="1" threadId="20170" username="Download"]Politicians and their security should have the same amount of firepower at their disposal as everyone else. Which in DC I guess means basically none.[/quote]

Yeah I'm sure the crowd six days ago would have loved that... ? I guess it sounded better in your head? Jesus
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[twitter]https://twitter.com/Reuters/status/1349189129590996994[/twitter]
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