Ocasio-Cortez: Trump ‘Ordered Essentially a Terrorist Attack’ on the U.S. Capitol


Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union” that former President Donald Trump “ordered” a “terrorist attack” on January 6, 2021.

Host Jake Tapper said, “What do you say to an independent voter or an average voter who looks at what’s going on with Donald Trump? You have his assets might be seized tomorrow. You also have the hush money case from District Attorney Alvin Bragg of New York. You also have the Georgia case about election interference. You also have the special counsel investigation on election interference. You also have the classified documents case down in Florida. That’s five cases. What do you say to a voter who says, well, that doesn’t look like he’s being treated equally before the law that looks like somebody that the government is going after?”

Ocasio-Cortez said, “Has there ever been a president, Republican or Democrat that has been subject to this level of criminal charges, indictments, and investigations? This is not about party. This is not about politics. This is about corruption and criminality. We’re talking about an individual who ordered essentially a terrorist attack on the Capital of the United States in order to retain power. That, that is not about being a Republican. It is not about being a Democrat. It’s about being an unethical individual who is subject and prone to criminality. Unfortunately, this is the state that we’re in, and I actually think that the fact that it’s happening in so many places and so many jurisdictions cuts in the face of that. This is not just New York, this is Georgia, this is federal courts as well.”

Fmr RNC Chair McDaniel: I Do Not Support Freeing January 6 Convicts


Former Republican National Committee chairwoman and NBC News contributor Ronna McDaniel said Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press” that “there were problems” with the 2020 election.

Host Kristen Welker said, “Donald Trump says one of his first acts if he is re-elected to a second term would be, quote, to free those charged and convicted of crimes related to January 6th. Do you support that?”

McDaniel said, “I want to be very clear: the violence that happened on January 6 is unacceptable. It doesn’t represent our country. It certainly does not represent my party. We should not be attacking the Capitol. We should not be having violence. I said it that day. I put a statement out that day that this is not acceptable. If you attacked our Capitol and you have been convicted, then that should stay.”

Welker said, “So then to the question, though, do you disagree with Trump saying that he’ll free them?”

McDaniel said, “I do not think that people who committed violent acts on January 6th should be free.”

She added, “I don’t think violence should be in our political discourse, Republican or Democrat, and I disagree with that. I agree with him on a whole host of other things. Let’s close the border. Let’s make sure we have good incomes for people. Let’s make sure we do a lot of great things, but on that point, I don’t think we should be freeing people who violently attacked Capitol Hill police officers and attacked the Capitol.”

Trump Bond Deadline Arrives

(From 1440 News)

Former President Donald Trump faces a deadline today to cover a $454M judgment handed down in a February New York civil fraud trial to avoid the potential seizure of assets by the state. Lawyers for Trump have argued the fine should be stayed while the full appeals process plays out. 

Legal experts say a number of scenarios may play out. The former president may secure enough cash, an intermediate appeals court may intervene to require the fine be stayed, or state Attorney General Letitia James may begin seizing some Trump Organization assets. James has not revealed any details of such a move, nor has she said even whether she would proceed immediately. Declaring bankruptcy may be a fourth option for Trump, analysts say. 

Trump, who indicated he would argue the case to the Supreme Court, said Friday he had almost $500M in cash—funds he said are meant in part to support his 2024 campaign.