The Daily Populous

Wednesday February 24th, 2021 night edition

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Texas senator Ted Cruz was filmed scrolling through his phone during the opening testimony at the Senate hearing into the Capitol riot, less than a week after his controversial trip to Mexico.

Five people died and several more were injured on that day, as a mob of pro-Trump supporters besieged the building, causing House members to barricade themselves inside offices.

Steven Sund, who was serving as the chief of the Capitol Police at the time of the insurrection, gave his account of the events of that day in front of the committees on Tuesday.

“Based on the intelligence we received, we planned for an increased level of violence at the Capitol, and that some participants may be harmed,” Mr Sund said during his testimony.

As Mr Sund continued describing how the Capitol police force was not prepared for the insurrection that took place, Mr Cruz continued looking at his phone.

Social media users were quick to criticise the senator for using the phone during the testimony, with @kachelme1 tweeting: “Why does @tedcruz even bother coming to committee?”.

She added: “We could have had 10 times the amount of people working with us, and I still believe the battle would have been just as devastating. »

Trainspotting at 25: How an Indie About Heroin Became a Feel-Good Classic

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The film’s backers Channel 4, in their attention-hungry prime, actively welcomed the criticism, which included a direct attack from US presidential hopeful Bob Dole.

To fully anchor its Nineties credentials, the film came out the same week that Jarvis Cocker famously flapped around on the sidelines of Michael Jackson’s Brits performance.

And of course, this was just over a year before Tony Blair came to power against a hopeful soundtrack of D:Ream. »

GOP officials stunned by new party members who are only interested in 'blowing things up'

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Condemns all political violence of the past year, be it by members of political parties or organizations in support of political parties or their agendas; and.

Oconto County has been, in many ways and for many years, reflective of the base of the Republican party in Wisconsin.".

With that in mind, the two longtime Republicans lamented what their party is becoming when members can't even agree to condemn political violence -- no matter the party. »

Florida Democrat rejects governor's order to lower flag in honor of Limbaugh

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“We will not celebrate hate speech, bigotry and division,” the state agriculture commissioner, Nikki Fried, said in a statement on Monday.

Fried said: “Lowering to half-staff the flag of the United States of America is a sacred honor that pays respect to fallen heroes and patriots.

Therefore, I will notify all state offices under my direction to disregard the governor’s forthcoming order to lower flags for Mr Limbaugh – because we will not celebrate hate speech, bigotry and division.”. »