Three years after Jan. 6, right-wing extremism has only gotten worse
A MI Republican endorsed the death penalty for gay people, Trump says the Civil War could’ve been negotiated, and a 2020 election denier got physical with one of our reporters.
Saturday marked the three-year anniversary of the Jan. 6 attack on the US Capitol, a deadly assault incited by former President Donald Trump as part of his effort to overturn the 2020 election results.
Since then, the Republican Party—with Trump as its leader–has drifted even further to the right, embracing all-out election denial, virulent homophobia, and extreme abortion bans.
In Pennsylvania, one of the nation’s leading election deniers and key schemers in Trump’s plan to overturn the 2020 results was Republican Congressman Scott Perry. Perry spread conspiracy theories and lies about the election, acted as a point person between state legislators and Trump officials when it came to trying to overturn Trump’s loss in the commonwealth, and pressured Trump’s Justice Department to conduct sham investigations into the election results.
On Saturday, The Keystone’s political correspondent Sean Kitchen caught up with Perry at the Pennsylvania Farm Show and asked the congressman about his role in trying to overturn the election.
Watch to see what happened next:
More from COURIER’s other newsrooms:
Michigan Republican supports death penalty for gay people
From The ‘Gander: Congressman Tim Walberg (R-Michigan) voiced support for the Anti-Homosexuality Act in Uganda, which criminalizes LGBTQ relationships with life sentences and a potential death penalty.
NH Senate Dems introduce bills to strengthen abortion rights
From Granite Post: Members of the New Hampshire Senate Democrats gathered to unveil a slate of new bills aimed at shoring up abortion rights in the state, as well as a constitutional amendment aimed at enshrining proactive abortion protections into state law.
Trump tells Iowa crowd Civil War could have been negotiated
From Iowa Starting Line: “I know it very well, I know the whole process that they went through and they just couldn’t get along and that would have been something they could have negotiated and they wouldn’t have had that problem,” Trump stated.
VP Harris visits Las Vegas to reaffirm Biden administration’s support for unions
From The Nevadan: Harris called the Culinary Union’s recent contract wins a “historic accomplishment,” saying it had set a precedent for workers across the country.
A list of over 45 prominent Arizonans involved in the Jan. 6 Insurrection
From The Copper Courier: A lot of Arizonans were involved in this effort—from writing legislation to overturn the will of the voters to attending the riot. Some have faced consequences; many are still in positions of power.
Here’s what happens now that the WI Supreme Court has tossed out gerrymandered maps
From Up North News: Republicans claim they cannot meet a Jan. 12 deadline to submit new district boundaries, despite 12 years of work to create and defend the most lopsided maps possible.
Florida Republicans trying to block voters from deciding abortion rights
From Floricua: The proposed constitutional abortion amendment is facing opposition from Attorney General Ashley Moody, who has asked the court to weigh issues such as whether the amendment’s wording is clear to voters.
Four new Virginia laws just took effect that could help your health
From Dogwood: One new statute that will benefit many Virginians requires health insurers to cover the cost of hearing aids and related services for those 18 years old and younger, when recommended by a specialist.
How 7 North Carolina Republicans helped set the stage for Jan. 6
From Cardinal & Pine: Nearly all of the state’s Congressional Republicans voted against certifying the 2020 election and helped spread the lies that fueled a violent attack on the Capitol.
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