The suspect has been identified by media as Ricky Walter Shiffer. Social media posts reviewed by VICE News appear to show a man violently angry about the FBI's search of Trump's home.
At CPAC, a wild bit of political theater defending J6 rioters resulted in real tears and prayers.
Loyalists and conspiracists are running for key election-controlling posts in several swing states. If they win, and then refuse to certify in 2024, you’ve got a full-blown crisis.
Josh Hawley fist-pumped the Capitol rioters on Jan. 6—and then he ran from them.
The tweet is the latest evidence that Trump long planned to sic his supporters on Congress.
White House staffer Cassidy Hutchinson texted that the White House meeting was “unhinged.” That might be an understatement.
The other great time was seven years ago. Or four. Or two.
Whether Trump got physical or just had a tantrum over not being taken to the Capitol on Jan. 6 is beside the point.
“He thinks Mike deserves it,” Trump’s chief of staff reportedly said on Jan. 6.
“I don’t effing care that they have weapons. They’re not there to hurt me.”