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A congressman and his aides armed themselves with scissors in the face of a mob. Now, he wants Trump prosecuted

BY: - January 16, 2021

U.S. Rep. Brendan Boyle slipped a pair of scissors into his pocket as rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol.

Pa. man arrested in Capitol riot for allegedly hurling fire extinguisher at police, report

BY: - January 15, 2021

A retired firefighter from Delaware County has been arrested and charged in connection with last week’s violence at the U.S. Capitol that left five people dead. Robert L. Sanford, 55, of Upper Chichester, and a retired Chester firefighter, was allegedly caught on video hurling a fire extinguisher at a group of officers, WHYY-FM in Philadelphia […]

Pa. Rep. Brendan Boyle pushes criminal investigation of Trump for Capitol attack

BY: - January 15, 2021

“Provided there is sufficient evidence, as I strongly believe there is, Donald Trump must be indicted, arrested, and put on trial. And if convicted, he should go to prison.”

COMMENTARY

Congress shouldn’t stop with Trump in applying the 14th Amendment | Opinion

BY: - January 15, 2021

Inciting, or actively participating in, an insurrection must have consequences.  A two-thirds majority of the House or Senate can insure that no one in Congress is above the law.

Police Chiefs: No specific threats yet against Pa. Capitol, but ‘an abundance of caution’ still necessary

BY: - January 14, 2021

The Pennsylvania National Guard also has activated 400 members to provide backup, but only some of them will be in Harrisburg, officials said.

Pa.’s Scanlon says she saw tour groups in the Capitol before attack

BY: - January 14, 2021

Speaking to reporters Thursday, U.S. Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon, D-5th District, said she had seen "people getting tours in the day or two preceding the attack on the Capitol."

COMMENTARY

Impeachment isn’t about Trump crossing the Rubicon. It’s about stopping the next person who tries | John L. Micek

BY: - January 14, 2021

When Donald Trump became only president in American history to be impeached twice on Wednesday, Americans might well have found themselves asking, "What now?"

Businesses cut off cash to D.C. after lawmakers challenged election results. Could Harrisburg be next?

BY: - January 14, 2021

As U.S. Rep. Scott Perry prepared to cast a vote rejecting Pennsylvania’s certified election results last week, he justified his decision by pointing to a letter he received from 21 state senators.

COMMENTARY

Praise the Lord and pass the pipe bombs: The deadly intersection of Trumpism and religion | Opinion

BY: - January 14, 2021

When I saw those “patriots” break through barricades in D.C. and storm the Capitol, I got it. They were like my parents, who would never storm the Capitol but haven’t lost faith.

Pa.’s Reschenthaler among pro-Trump lawmakers who could lose support as companies flee the GOP

BY: - January 14, 2021

Since 2017, Reschenthaler has received $33,500 combined from political action committees related to Comcast, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and AT&T.

U.S. House votes to impeach Trump over Capitol insurrection ; What Pa. lawmakers said

BY: and - January 13, 2021

Trump is the only president in U.S. history to be impeached twice. A Senate trial awaits.

More than 170 cases opened in federal probe of U.S. Capitol attack

BY: - January 13, 2021

Officials say they expect more to follow as they sift through more than 100,000 pieces of digital evidence.