The murder beat

What was the plan?

Capitol rioters intended “to capture and assassinate elected officials”federal prosecutors have claimed in a court filing. Prosecutors were asking for one of the rioters, Jacob Chansley, to be detained, stating that he left a note for the vice-president, Mike Pence, warning that “it’s only a matter of time, justice is coming”. Prosecutors and federal agents have started to bring more serious charges against the Trump supporters who stormed the Capitol, including charging a retired firefighter with throwing a fire extinguisher at a police officer’s head, and another with beating an officer with the pole of an American flag.

They will probably pay a higher price than the guy who told them to do it ever will.

Republicans who voted with the Democrats to impeach Trump are reportedly hiring armed escorts and buying body armour. “Our expectation is that somebody may try to kill us,” said Peter Meijer,a Michigan Republican who was one of 10 from his party to vote to impeach Trump on Wednesday.

All normal.

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