Right Wing Round-Up: Mob Violence

  • Ryan J. Reilly and Jane C. Timm @ NBC News: Speaker Johnson’s team briefed conservative influencers on his election bill before Trump meeting
  • Conservative influencers were briefed about House Speaker Mike Johnson’s latest election integrity bill well before it was publicly announced.

  • Nikki McCann Ramirez @ Rolling Stone: Trump and His Team Are Already Lying About What Happened in Court
  • Allies of the former president are falsely claiming his hush-money trial judge prohibited him from attending his son’s high school graduation.

  • Allison Quinn @ The Daily Beast: Tom Cotton Doubles Down on Calls for Mob Violence Against Protesters
  • A day after encouraging members of the public to “take matters into their own hands” to deal with peaceful protesters, Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) is doubling down on his endorsement of mob violence.

  • Dennis Welch @ AZ Family: GOP leaders in Arizona accidentally leaked abortion strategy to Democrats
  • Republican lawmakers are considering options to defeat a citizens’ ballot initiative this fall that enshrines the right to abortion access in the state constitution.

  • Marcie Jones @ Wonkette: Elise Stefanik’s Hardscrabble Origins Included $1.2 Million Townhouse From Her Folks
  • Elise Stefanik, the election-denying self-described “Ultra-MAGA” Republican rep from the 21st district of New York, talked upstate rubes into electing her in 2014 by touting her self-made humble beginnings.

  • Nick Evans @ Ohio Capitol Journal: January 6 Police Officer Michael Fanone warns November election could bring more violence
  • The 20-year Metro DC police veteran argues violence didn’t stop after January 6, and voters should prioritize candidates who respect rule of law.

  • Alex DeLuca @ Miami New Times: Madison Cawthorn Involved in Accident With Florida Highway Patrol Trooper, Woman Says
  • A woman en route to Miami alleges ex-U.S. Rep. Madison Cawthorn rear-ended a Florida Highway Patrol cruiser on I-75.

  • Mikael Thalen @ The Daily Dot: Furry hackers target far-right news outlet behind Charlie Kirk, Steve Bannon
  • SiegedSec, the hacking group purportedly compromised of “gay furries,” leaked data from a far-right media outlet on Monday as part of its ongoing campaign against organizations deemed transphobic.

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