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PARTING GIFT: Outgoing Senator Loeffler Donates Final Paycheck to Capitol Police Memorial Fund

posted by Hannity Staff - 1.18.21

Outgoing Georgia Senator Kelly Loeffler will reportedly donate her last Congressional paycheck to the Capitol Police Memorial Fund following the death of one of their officers during the riots on January 6th.

“Loeffler, a wealthy businesswoman, made a commitment upon being appointed to the Senate in 2019 to donate her Senate pay, and throughout her tenure, she has donated to 40 different Georgia-based charitable organizations and nonprofits over the last year,” reports Fox News.

“Every Capitol Police Officer puts the safety and security of others before their own,” Loeffler told Fox News. “Officer Sicknick and Officer Liebengood exemplified the selfless service that is the hallmark of the USCP.”

“The tragic loss of these officers reminds all of us of the bravery of the law enforcement officers who protect our nation’s Capitol, my colleagues, Congressional staff, visitors, the press corps, and thousands of staff every day,” she continued.

“I’m proud to donate my final Senate pay in honor of their lives and sacrifices,” Loeffler concluded.

Read the full report here.

AOC: Senators Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley ‘Must Resign’ or Face ‘Expulsion’ After Capitol Riots

posted by Hannity Staff - 1.08.21

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slammed Republican Senators Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley Thursday; saying the two “must resign” after thousands of protesters stormed the US Capitol during a Joint Session of Congress.

“Sen. Cruz, you must accept responsibility for how your craven, self-serving actions contributed to the deaths of four people yesterday. And how you fundraised off this riot. Both you and Senator Hawley must resign. If you do not, the Senate should move for your expulsion,” posted AOC on Twitter.

 

“The attack at the Capitol was a despicable act of terrorism and a shocking assault on our democratic system. We must come together and put this anger and division behind us. We must, and I am confident we will, have a peaceful and orderly transition of power,” said Cruz earlier in the day.

DE BLASIO STEPS IN: Mayor Says NYC Employees Who Participated in Capitol Riot Will Be Fired

posted by Hannity Staff - 1.12.21

From Fox News:

The New York Police Department is investigating whether at least one of its members was involved in last week’s riot in Washington, D.C., as the Big Apple’s mayor warned Monday that any city employee involved in the attack “will be terminated.” 

NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea told Spectrum NY1 that “there is one investigation that is active on one member” in connection with Wednesday’s attack at the U.S. Capitol.

“There is no name yet released because we don’t know if it’s true or not,” Shea said. “But I can tell you that anyone committing crimes certainly would have a very short shelf life with the NYPD.”

Shea, who announced last week he had tested positive for the novel coronavirus, said he had spoken last night with Joseph Resnick, who heads the department’s Internal Affairs Bureau, on the matter.

Speaking about Wednesday’s events on Capitol Hill, Shea said he was “deep in COVID” at the time, but added: “Like everyone else, I was disgusted by what I saw.”

On Saturday, the Fire Department of New York confirmed in a statement to Fox News that the agency “received anonymous allegations that active or retired members were present at the events at the United States Capitol on January 6,” said Frank Dwyer, FDNY’s deputy commissioner of public information and external affairs. The department provided the FBI with the information. 

A source familiar with the matter told Fox News on Monday the FDNY received two tips from two individuals linking them to the Capitol Hill events. The source could not speak to whether they were active duty or retired members, and said the tips “generically stated that they were at the events at the Capitol.”

Read the full report here.

 

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