Pascrell Signs Onto Resolution Calling For Expulsion Of House GOP Members

Rep. Pascrell tweeted that he’s signed onto a resolution calling for the expulsion of House members who have tried to overturn the election results:

Bedlam at the U.S. Capitol.

State Leaders, Officials React To Capitol Bedlam

Bedlam descended upon the Capitol as the Senate attempted to certify the Electoral College results, as protestors stormed the building, resulting in an evacuation of Congress and staff. Governor Murphy deployed the State Police to aid DC officials (iLine post).

State leaders and officials reacted:

  • Rep. Pascrell condemned the protestors as ‘fascist rioters‘ attempting a coup.
  • Rep. Watson Coleman denounced the scene as ‘not a mere protest, but a disruption of democracy’.
  • Senator Pennacchio decried the violence, saying ‘we must be tolerant and accepting of other’s views’.
  • NJDSC Chairman Currie called it ‘absolutely vile‘ and slammed NJGOP leaders who have yet to acknowledge the Biden-Harris win; NJDSC Executive Director Avelenda took it a step further, accusing NJGOP leaders of being ‘directly complicit‘ in the riot.
  • Senator Corrado urged calm, saying the nation’s forefathers would be ‘distressed and saddened’.
  • Hudson County GOP Chairman Arango called for an orderly end to the demonstration.
  • Atlantic County Democratic Chairman Suleiman slammed GOP CD2 Rep. Van Drew – an objector to the Electoral College count – over the ‘insurrection committed by domestic terrorists’.
  • GOP gubernatorial candidate Jack Ciattarelli tweeted that the riot was ‘heartbreaking’ and urged those violating the law to ‘stop’.
  • GOP gubernatorial candidate Doug Steinhardt tweeted that the ‘violence must stop’ and called for ‘order and peaceful protest’.
  • Senate Majority Leader Weinberg and Minority Leader Kean urged protestors to ‘go home’, saying this is ‘not how our democracy is supposed to function’.
  • Camden County Commissioner Cappelli said its a ‘day that will live in infamy’ and ‘nothing short of anarchy‘.
  • Rep. Kim called it a ‘dark day for democracy’.
  • Rep. Van Drew said the storming of the Capitol is ‘unacceptable, un-American, and disrespectful of democracy‘.
Murphy

Murphy Deploying State Police To DC

Governor Murphy tweeted that he is deploying the NJ State Police to DC at the request of DC officials:

Watson Coleman

Watson Coleman and Her Staff are Safe

This from Spokesman Mike Shanahan:

“Can confirm that the congresswoman and her staff are safe.”

Menendez Tweets Amid Capitol Hill Bedlam

Pascrell

Pascrell out of the Chamber and Safe

U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-9) was on the floor of the United States Capitol but is now out of the chamber safe, according to his spokesman Mark Greenbaum.

Capitol, the target of both CD3 candidates.

U.S. Capitol Breached

Pro-Trump protesters have breached the United States Capitol, according to CNN.

 

Carl Golden, senior contributing analyst with the William J. Hughes Center for Public Policy at Stockton University, argues that despite continual mass shooting incidents in the U.S., gun rights absolutists will win Congress once more, and either no or purely cosmetic action will take place.

Live Stream: The Electoral College Count (1pm)

The proceedings begin at 1pm:

Murphy Joins Lumberton’s LaPlaca for a New Era

Governor Phil Murphy and senators Troy Singleton and Dawn Addiego tonight joined the newly sworn-in members of the Lumberton Township Committee, a majority female (three) governing body led by Mayor Gina LaPlaca.

The New Jersey Statehouse and Capitol Building In Trenton

New Jersey Nears Half A Million COVID-19 Cases Recorded

As of Tuesday, New Jersey is nearing the 500,000 mark of recorded COVID-19 cases since the beginning of the pandemic; with the current rate of cases reported daily, the state will surpass 500k by Wednesday.  With nearly 9M residents living in the state, that’s over 5% of the entire population.

The statewide COVID-19 count stands at 499,636 cases and 17,361 fatalities (and 2,021 probable fatalities) as of Tuesday; the viral transmission rate is .94.

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