u.s. capitol

From Baked Alaska to a Guy with Horns: Notable Riot Arrests

WASHINGTON (AP) – More than 125 people have been arrested so far on charges related to the violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, where a Capitol police officer and four others were killed. Charges from the Jan. 6 riot range from curfew violations to federal felonies related to theft and weapons possession. From a man pictured kicking his feet up…

Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed Issues Statement Regarding Possible Protests

As Alabama News Network has reported, local, state and federal officials nationwide are preparing themselves for possible armed protests related to the impeachment of President Trump and the upcoming inauguration of Joe Biden as president. The FBI has warned of protests in Washington and all 50 state capital cities. Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed released the following statement regarding the City…

President Trump Issues Statement Regarding Possible Protests

President Trump has issued the following statement in regard to reports of possible protests happening in Washington and across the country in the coming days. The statement was released through White House Press Secretary Kayleigh Enany’s government Twitter account: “In light of reports of more demonstrations, I urge that there must be NO violence, NO lawbreaking and NO vandalism of…

Trump on Verge of 2nd Impeachment after Capitol Siege

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump is on the verge of being impeached for a second time. He faces a single charge, “incitement of insurrection,” after telling a mob of loyalists to, as he put it, “fight like hell” against election results. The subsequent attack on the U.S. Capitol turned deadly and delayed finalizing Democrat Joe Biden’s election victory. While…

Congressman Barry Moore Deletes Twitter Account After Suspension

Courtesy: Barry Moore’s Facebook MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – U.S. Rep. Barry Moore’s personal Twitter account was suspended following tweets he shared in the wake of the riot at the U.S. Capitol. He then deleted his account. It wasn’t immediately clear what led to the suspension, but the congressman for Alabama’s 2nd Congressional District tweeted, comments about the riots that seemed…

Alabama Attorney General Asks Review of His GOP Group’s Rally Involvement

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Alabama’s attorney general is calling for an investigation into who may have authorized a branch of the Republican Attorneys General Association to promote the pro-Trump rally in Washington D.C. that preceded a deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol. Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall is head of the RAGA Rule of Law Defense Fund. He says he…

The Reaction of Members of Alabama’s Congressional Delegation

People shelter in the House gallery as protesters try to break into the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) Members of Congress, including Alabama’s Congressional delegation, were inside the U.S. Capitol this afternoon when supporters of President Trump entered the building. The members of Congress had been there to ratify…

Lawmakers Say COVID-19 Relief Bill Won’t Offer $1,200 Checks

  With time running out, lawmakers are closing in on a proposed COVID-19 relief bill that would provide roughly $300 in extra federal weekly unemployment benefits but not another round of $1,200 in direct payments to most Americans. That’s an issue that President-elect Joe Biden will have to wrestle over with a new Congress next year. The $908 billion aid…

U.S. Capitol Closing to Public Due to Coronavirus Concerns

Congress is shutting the Capitol and all House and Senate office buildings to the public until April in reaction to the spread of the coronavirus. The House and Senate sergeants at arms said in a statement that the closure will begin at 5 p.m. EDT today. Lawmakers, aides, journalists and official visitors will be allowed into the buildings. The statement…