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Organizers of Jan 6th Siege are Livid That Trump Made Them ‘Look Like Sh*t’ and ‘Abandoned Them’

It was only a matter of time.

If there’s anything I like to hear when it relates to allegations against Donald Trump, it’s that people from the inside are “working with investigators.”

That’s always a sign of trouble for the former president. For a long time, Trump has been able to get away with pretty egregious stuff using non-disclosure agreements and whatnot. But official investigations are another thing entirely.

Now, two organizers of the January 6th event that rocked the US Capitol are talking to House investigators and it’s not looking good for Trump. Of course, they’re only talking because they got caught, but we’ll take what we can get.

And according to reporting from Rolling Stone, Trump isn’t the only one in hot water. Multiple Republican members of Congress have been implicated by the sources, including Reps Gosar and Biggs of Arizona, Lauren Boebert of Colorado, Madison Cawthorn of North Carolina, Mo Brooks from Alabama, and Louie Gohmert of Texas.

In fact, the sources say, they met frequently with these members of Congress, and Gosar even floated a promise of “blanket pardons” for anyone involved in what went down that day.

But the main focus is Trump, who most believe was ultimately behind the entire thing. The organizers were upset because the former president “abandoned them” and made them “look like sh*t” after they had helped organize a massive series of protests in multiple states and helped coordinate the events of January 6th. They still insist, however, that they were disappointed that the protests turned out the way they did. “I’m actually pretty pissed about it, and I’m pissed at him,” one of them told the Rolling Stone reporter.

We’re not certain how they thought this would all be a legal protest with a Congressman promising them a pardon, but we’re also not accusing them of being the sharpest crayons on the heater.

Surely this will all be met with more denials and stonewalling by both Trump and his Republican accomplices in Congress. But now that Trump is out of office, none of them can hide behind the shield of executive privilege any longer.

Andrew Simpson
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Andrew is a dark blue speck in deep red Southwestern Arizona, writing with the conviction of 17 years at the keyboard and too much politics to even stand. When not furiously stabbing the keys on breaking news stories, he writes poetry, prose, essays, haiku, lectures, stories for grief therapy, wedding ceremonies, detailed instructions on making doughnuts from canned biscuit dough (more sugar than cinnamon — duh), and equations to determine the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow. A wife, three kids, and a grandson round out the story, and in his spare time, Andrew loves to think about how nice it would be to have spare time.

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