Did McCarthy attack peaceful transfer of power?

  • [photo from McCarthy’s Twitter feed]

    [photo from McCarthy’s Twitter feed]

By Patric Hedlund, TME

Last week as we were going to press, the Congress of the United States of America was attacked in the U.S. Capitol building by a violent mob that broke windows, battered down doors, smashed through the House Speaker’s office, stole computers and documents, and murdered a Capitol police officer. Some came bearing arms. Outside, there were chants of “Hang Pence,” and “Get Pelosi.” Five people died.

The goal of the mob’s attack was to prevent Congress, the second branch of the United States government, from completing its duty to accept the results of the November 3, 2020, election.

As the crowd was approaching the…(please see below to view full stories and photographs)

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Congressman and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is Bakersfield’s favorite son. He has always been drawn to power, from the days he was an intern for House Ways and Means Chairman Bill Thomas, to his quest to be constantly seen standing beside President Donald J. Trump during the past four years. Now there are calls to hold him accountable for supporting ‘The Big Lie’ and the ‘Stop the Steal’ incitement of angry mobs.

Above: The mob brought weapons, including firearms, tasers, toxic chemicals, mace, tear gas, hockey sticks, flag poles and crutches to beat Capitol police. They used the scaffolding to scale the walls of the Capitol building and enter upper windows.

Right: This shocking photo shows riotors’ gallows noose outside the Capitol dome. They were chanting, “Hang Pence.”

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This is part of the January 15, 2021 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.

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