John Weaver, co-founder of the anti-Trump group The Lincoln Project, has been accused of sexually harassing and grooming young men online after a total of 21 victims came forward over the month of January. Axios quietly reported that allegations of virtual sexual misconduct were quickly mounting against Weaver. Although the article itself did not gain much traction in mainstream media, the exposure prompted Weaver to release a statement of apology.
According to a statement that was released by USCP, officer Brian D. Sicknick, 42, died on Thursday after succumbing to injuries that he sustained the day prior “while physically engaging with the protestors.” Another Capitol Police officer, Howard Liebengood, died by suicide three days after the riot.
Lisa Montgomery, Corey Johnson and Dustin Higgs are to be put to death this week. Montgomery is scheduled for Tuesday, Johnson for Thursday and Higgs for Friday. There is a massive outcry among Americans for different reasons: the legality of these sentences, the risk of COVID-19 and the humanity of the lethal injection.
At 6 a.m. on Wednesday, thousands of Trump supporters gathered around The Ellipse in Washington D.C. to prepare for a pro-Trump rally. When Trump stepped on stage, he told the massive crowd, “after this, we’re going to walk down . . . to the Capitol and we are going to cheer on our brave senators and congressmen and women.” After Trump concluded his speech an hour later, his followers stormed toward the Capitol.
A Trump supporter accused of breathing on anti-Trump protestors was charged with misdemeanor assault on Sunday. Kathy Beynette and her friend were protesting President Trump outside of the Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Virginia on Saturday when a counter-protestor crossed the street to antagonize them.