Public Safety

Written by SK Ashby

(Cartoonist - Matt Davies)

In other news, the primary author of the Trump tax cuts, Rep. Kevin Brady, says he will not run for reelection next year. He's the fifth House Republicans to call it quits.

Meanwhile, the Senate has confirmed Gary Gensler to serve as the next chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The vote was 53 to 45.

Finally, federal prosecutors say members of the Oath Keepers militia stored rifles at a hotel in Arlington, Virginia for a "quick reaction force" that could have been used in the January 6th attack on the capitol.

Multiple affiliates of the Oath Keepers, and multiple cases that appeared to contain firearms, made the trip to a Virginia hotel in advance of the Jan. 6 attack on Congress, a federal prosecutor said Wednesday.

And these people, and suspected weapons, were ready to swoop into D.C. “at a moment’s notice” during the attack on the Capitol, he said.

The details about the purported “quick reaction force” set up in a hotel in Arlington, Virginia were the most extensive that federal prosecutors have revealed to date about their knowledge of an alleged force ready and waiting to join the Capitol attack.

If they had actually used guns in the attack, it seems likely that members of Congress would have been killed. The attack was just a hair away from being much worse than it was.