Red Flags: As Trump propelled his supporters to Washington, law enforcement
agencies failed to heed mounting warnings about violence on Jan. 6 Hannah Allam, Devlin Barrett, Aaron C. Davis, Josh Dawsey, Amy Gardner, Shane Harris, Rosalind S. Helderman, Paul Kane, Dan Lamothe, Carol D. Leonnig, Nick Miroff, Ellen Nakashima, Ashley Parker, Beth Reinhard, Philip Rucker and Craig Timberg and written by Aaron C. Davis Washington Post October 31, 2021
This very thorough article is in three sections, before, during, and after January 6. It shows that there was widespread acceptance of the lie about the validity of the November Presidential election, and there was a conspiracy led by then-President Trump to overthrow the Presidential election results and keep him in office. What the United States had on January 6, 2021 was an attempted coup which narrowly failed.
Menace enters the Republican mainstream Lisa Lerer and Astead W. Herndon New York Times November 12, 2021
Threats of violence have become commonplace among a significant part of the party, as historians and those who study democracy warn of a dark shift in American politics.
GOP Rep. Fred Upton receives death threats after voting for bipartisan infrastructure deal Felicia Sonmez Washington Post November 9, 2021
In a CNN interview Monday night, Upton played the audio of one of the calls, which he said came from a man in South Carolina. “You’re a f—ing piece of s— traitor. I hope you die,” the man can be heard saying. In the expletive-filled call, he goes on to say he hopes Upton’s family and his entire staff die.
Rep. Paul Gosar tweets altered anime video showing him killing Rep. Ocasio-Cortez and attacking President Biden Felicia Sonmez Washington Post November 9, 2021
Gosar, [Ocasio-Cortez] said, will probably “face no consequences” because House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) “cheers him on with excuses.”
Republicans gain heavy House edge in 2022 as gerrymandered maps emerge Reid J. Epstein and Nick Corasaniti New York Times November 14, 2021 On a highly distorted congressional map that is still taking shape, the party has added enough safe House districts to capture control of the chamber based on its redistricting edge alone.
Republicans block a second voting rights bill in the Senate Karl Hulse New York Times November 3, 2021
Republicans would “rather end democracy” than turn away from Trump, says Harvard professor Dean Obeidallah Salon October 13, 2021
Co-author of “How Democracies Die” says the GOP is ready to seize power. But they might not be able to keep it
Lessons from Virginia: You can’t ignore the Civil War. America’s unresolved racial identity crisis continues to define U.S. politics. Steve Phillips The Nation November 3, 2021