GOP Congressman Slammed For Statement About Bomb Threat Suspect

GOP Congressman Slammed For Statement About Bomb Threat Suspect

THE HANDS OF THE TALIBAN. COURTNEY KUBE COVERING THE PENTAGON FOR US. THANK YOU SO MUCH. >>> BACK AT HOME, A NORTH CAROLINA MAN IS FACING CHARGES THIS MORNING AFTER AN HOURS LONG STAND OFF WITH POLICE THAT HE STREAMED LIVE ON FACEBOOK. PETE WILLIAMS HAS MORE FROM WASHINGTON. >> Reporter: NEARLY FIVE HOURS AFTER HE PARKED HIS PICKUP AND CLAIMED TO HAVE EXPLOSIVES, A 49-YEAR-OLD MAN FROM NORTH CAROLINA GAVE UP AND FOLLOWED INSTRUCTIONS TO CRAWL AWAY ENDING AN INTENSE STANDOFF. >> HE GOT OUT OF THE VEHICLE AND SURRENDERED AND THE TACTICAL UNITS THAT WERE CLOSE BY TOOK HIM INTO CUSTODY WITHOUT INCIDENT. >> Reporter: CAPITOL POLICE SAY IT BEGAN A LITTLE AFTER 9:00 A.M., WHEN THE MAN, FLOYD RAY ROSEBURY PARKED HIS PICKUP ON THE SIDEWALK AT THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, CALLED 911 AND SAID HE HAD A BOMB. NEARBY BUILDINGS WERE EVACUATED, INCLUDING THE SUPREME COURT AND A HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OFFICE BUILDING. POLICE AND FEDERAL AGENTS SWARMED IN, INCLUDING THE FBI AND ATF AND STREETS WERE SHUT DOWN SEVERAL BLOCKS AWAY, A MASSIVE RESPONSE IN A CITY ON HIGH ALERT AFTER THE CAPITOL RIOT AND SOCIAL MEDIA THREATS OF VIOLENCE. HE FIRST COMMUNICATED WITH THEM WRITING NOTES ON A DRY ERASE BOARD. AS IT BEGAN HE WAS SENDING A LIVE FEED FROM INSIDE THE TRUCK TO HIS FACEBOOK PAGE. >> ALL RIGHT, GUYS. LOOKS TO ME LIKE I’M GETTING READY TO MAKE THE PHONE CALL. >> Reporter: HE THEN MADE A LONG SERIES OF ANTI-GOVERNMENT STATEMENTS. A SHORT TIME LATER FACEBOOK CUT OFF THE FEED AND TOOK DOWN HIS PAGE. WHILE IT WAS ACTIVE HE SHOWED GLIMPSES OF WHAT COULD BE A BOMB. INVESTIGATORS REACHED OUT TO HIS FAMILY MEMBERS AND SEARCHED HIS NORTH CAROLINA HOME LOOKING FOR CLUES OF WHAT HE MIGHT BE UP TO. POLICE SENT A ROBOT CARRYING A PHONE SO THEY COULD NEGOTIATE WITH HIM BUT THEY SAID HE NEVER USED IT, JUST SIMPLY GAVE UP. >> WHILE MOST MEMBERS OF CONGRESS THANKED POLICE FOR THEIR WORK. ONE REPUBLICAN LAWMAKER SEEMED TO SYMPATHIZE THAT MAN, MO BROOKS WROTE I UNDERSTAND CITIZENRY ANGER DIRECTED AT SOCIALISM AND ITS THREAT TO LIBERTY, FREEDOM AND VERY FABRIC OF AMERICAN SOCIETY. THE WAY TO STOP THE MARCH IS FOR PATRIOTIC AMERICANS TO FIGHT BACK IN THE 2022, 2024 ELECTION. I URGE PATRIOTIC AMERICANS TO DO THAT MORE SO THAN EVER. CONGRESSMAN BROOKS WAS ONE OF THE REPUBLICAN LAWMAKERS WHO SPOKE AT THE TRUMP RALLY AHEAD OF THE JANUARY 6th INSURRECTION AT THE CAPITAL AND VOTED IN FAVOR OF CHALLENGING THE 2020 ELECTION RESULTS. BROOKS WAS RIDICULED BY DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICAN CONGRESSMAN ADAM KINZINGER. WRITING THE GOP HAS A DECISION TO MAKE ARE WE GOING TO THE PARTY THAT KEEPS STOKING SYMPATHY FOR DOMESTIC TERRORISTS AND PUSHES OUT TRUTH OR FINALLY TAKE A STAND FOR TRUTH. I’VE MADE MY CHOICE. >> IT’S REMARKABLE THAT THE LEADER OF THE REPUBLICANS IN THE HOUSE HASN’T CONDEMNED A FELLOW MEMBER WHO ACTUALLY WAS PRAISING A DOMESTIC TERRORIST, A POTENTIAL DOMESTIC TERRORIST WHO DELIVERED A TIRADE OVER FACEBOOK, LIVE VIDEO, WHICH HE HELD BIDEN AND THE DEMOCRATS AND CALLED FOR A REVOLT, AND CLAIMED THERE WERE OTHER PATRIOTS WAITING IN TRUCKS IN D.C. THE REVOLUTION IS HERE, IT’S TODAY, AMERICA NEEDS A VOICE, I WILL GIVE IT TO THEM AND THEN IT WENT ON ATTACKING, WILLIE, JOE BIDEN, DEMOCRATS, THEY’RE KILLING AMERICA, AND THIS IS THE — THIS IS THE SORT OF RHETORIC, THIS IS THE SORT OF LANGUAGE THAT WE SAW LEADING INTO JANUARY THE 6th. WE SAW THE RESULTS OF THAT. AND THIS IS — THIS IS SO SIM TO CONDEMN. YOU HAVE SOMEONE WHO’S A DOMESTIC TERRORIST SAYS HE HAS A BOMB BY THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, RIGHT ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE CAPITAL AND YOU HAVE A MEMBER OF CONGRESS PRAISING HIM. IT’S UN-AMERICAN. AND I JUST WONDER WHAT REPUBLICANS WOULD SAY OF DEMOCRATS IF DEMOCRATS WERE PRAISING DOMESTIC TERRORISTS THAT WERE CALLING FOR AN INSURRECTION AGAINST THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT? >> AND JUST TO REMIND PEOPLE AT THAT JANUARY 6th RALLY BEFORE THE ASSAULT ON THE CAPITOL, IT WAS CONGRESSMAN BROOKS WHO TOLD THE CROWD TO START TAKING DOWN NAMES AND KICKING AS. THAT WAS HIS QUOTE BEFORE THE CROWD DID, IN FACT, GO TO THE CAPITOL. LET’S BRING IN EDDIE GLAUDE JR. AND MICHAEL SCHMIDT. GOOD MORNING TO YOU BOTH. EDDIE, LET ME BEGIN WITH YOU, WE CAN BE THANKFUL THERE WAS NO BOMB IN THE TRUCK, NO EXPLOSION, NO ONE WAS HURT YESTERDAY BUT WHAT DO YOU THINK WHEN YOU HEAR HIS RANT ON FACEBOOK AND YOU HEAR A REPUBLICAN CONGRESSMAN, WHO I’M SURE IS NOT ALONE IN HIS SENTIMENT, OFFERING HIS SUPPORT TO THE MAN? >> GOOD MORNING, WILLIE. IT MAKES CONCRETE THAT THE DOMESTIC TERROR THREAT IS REAL. WE KNOW WHAT’S HAPPENED SINCE JANUARY 6th, THE STOKING OF RESENTMENT AMONG THOSE AMERICANS WHO FEEL MARGINALIZED, THEY’RE BEING REPLACED, IT STANDS ON THE PRECIPICE OF VIOLENT REACTION. THIS WAS AN EXAMPLE OF THE POWDER KEG IN SOME WAYS BUT ALSO THE CYNICAL NATURE OF THE POLITICIANS WHO TRIED TO EXPLOIT THAT RESENTMENT, THAT SENSE OF BEING MARGINALIZED AND nT ALIENATED. SO MO BOOKS, DESCRIBED THE PEOPLE OF JANUARY 6th AS PATRIOTS AT TIMES. SO THERE’S A DEBATE AS TO WHAT CONSTITUTES PATRIOTISM HERE, SOME OF US WANT TO DESCRIBE THESE FOLKS AT DOMESTIC TERRORIST, THAT’S WHAT THEY ARE. OTHERS AS PATRIOTS DEFENDING AN AMERICA THAT’S UNDER THREAT. IT SEEMS OBVIOUS THE DANGERS. >> AS EDDIE SAID, THE THREAT FROM DOMESTIC TERRORIST IS REAL. IT REMAINS WITH US. NOT ONLY THAT BUT YOU HAVE REPUBLICAN MEMBERS OF CONGRESS, ELECTED REPUBLICANS, ACTUALLY VOICING FOR SUPPORT FOR SOMEBODY WHO SAYS HE HAS A BOMB AND SAYS HE IS GOING TO START THE REVOLUTION AND GOING TO BLOW UP THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS OR CONGRESS ITSELF. AND YET NO CONDEMNATION FROM KEVIN McCarthy. — >> Reporter: YEAH THIS IS THE THREAT THAT STATE AND LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT HAVE BEEN WARNING AROUND IN THE PAST FEW MONTHS. IT’S THIS TYPE OF PERSON, AN AGRIEVED INDIVIDUAL WHO WANTS TO TAKE THE WORLD INTO THEIR HANDS, THE LAW INTO THEIR HANDS AND DO SOMETHING DRASTIC. THE CAPITOL HAS ALWAYS BEEN A TARGET GOING MANY YEARS BACK FOR INDIVIDUALS LIKE THIS. BUT WHAT WE SAW ON JANUARY 6th WAS THAT THOUSANDS OF THEM WERE WILLING TO DO THIS. UNFORTUNATELY IF YOU TALK TO LAW ENFORCEMENT ANALYSTS AND FOLKS LOOKING AT THE PROBLEM ACROSS THE COUNTRY IT’S THAT THERE ARE MANY, MANY MORE OF THESE PEOPLE SITTING AROUND TODAY WILLING TO DO THIS, THINKING ABOUT DOING THIS, SEEING THIS. GOING ONTO FACEBOOK TALKING ABOUT IT AND THEN, LIKE THIS INDIVIDUAL, BROADCASTING IT ON FACEBOOK. SO THE CAPITOL, WHICH SAW — ALWAYS HAD PEOPLE THAT WERE CRAZY FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY THAT WANTED TO COME THERE TO DO SOMETHING AND AT TIMES THERE WOULD BE STANDOFFS AND DIFFERENT VIOLENCE IT HAS JUST ENHANCED IT, JANUARY 6th HAS MADE IT A BIGGER SHRINE TO THESE INDIVIDUAL GS. AND THE LEGACY OF THAT DAY LIVING ON AS AN A ATTRACTION FOR FOR MORE AND MORE PEOPLE TO WANT TO GO UP THERE AND GAIN ATTENTION AND SCARE AND UNDERMINE THE BASIC FABRIC OF OUR DEMOCRACY. >> YEAH, AND JOE, YET ANOTHER EXAMPLE, IF WE NEEDED ONE, OF THE ENEMY FROM WITHIN. THIS COUNTRY, FUELED BY TRUMP, AND YET ANOTHER EXAMPLE, IF WE NEEDED ONE, OF FACEBOOK LITERALLY THE GUY WAS BROADCASTING LIVE ON FACEBOOK, THEY HAD TO BRING HIM DOWN BUT NOT AFTER HE BROADCAST LIVE ON FACEBOOK. THIS PLATFORM IS BEING USED TO FUEL THE MOST VIOLENT OF THE MOST VIOLENT RHETORIC AND ACTS THAT WE SEE IN LIVE, REAL TIME. >> IT IS, I THINK IT’S FASCINATING, FIRST OF ALL, THAT, OF COURSE, HE CHOSE FACEBOOK BECAUSE — >> WHY WOULDN’T HE? >> — SO MANY PEOPLE DID LEADING INTO JANUARY 6th. BUT WHAT MICHAEL SCHMIDT SAID, EDDIE CLOUD, IT’S A GREAT INSIGHT. WE’VE ALWAYS HAD CRAZY PEOPLE THAT HAVE ALWAYS DONE CRAZY THINGS AROUND THE UNITED STATES CAPITOL. IN FACT, IF THESE WERE NORMAL TIMES WE MIGHT DO A ONE-SENTENCE STATEMENT AND MOVE ON TO THE NEXT STORY. WHAT MAKES 2021 DIFFERENT? WHAT MAKES THIS DIFFERENT IS, YOU HAVE A REPUBLICAN MEMBERS OF CONGRESS WHO SAYS HE UNDERSTANDS DOMESTIC TERRORISM. HE UNDERSTANDS, HE SUPPORTS THE DOMESTIC TERRORISM HE GETS IT. HE’S ONE OF THE SAME PEOPLE THAT TALKED ABOUT BEFORE THE INSURRECTION AGAINST UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ON JANUARY THE 6th, AND AGAIN IT’S — SOME PEOPLE ARE OFFENDED WHEN YOU SAY THAT. LOOK UP SEDITION IN THE FEDERAL STATUTES AND YOU’LL SEE IT LINES UP SO NEATLY WITH THAT. BUT YOU HAVE A MEMBERS OF CONGRESS SAYING, I SUPPORT THIS. YOU HAVE A LEADER OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY THAT REFUSED TO CONDEMN IT, AND THEN YOU HAVE A FORMER REPUBLICAN PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES WHOSE LIES, OVER YEARS, HAVE CREATED THIS SORT OF ENVIRONMENT SO YOU HAVE A REPUBLICAN PARTY THA
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GOP Congressman Slammed For Statement About Bomb Threat Suspect

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