Feels like the Clinton’s are in town, doesn’t it?
The U.S. Senate sergeant-at-arms who oversaw Senate security during the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol incursion died Monday at 71.
News of former U.S. Senate Sergeant-at-Arms Michael Stenger’s death was first reported by Politico.
Stenger, a veteran of the Marine corps, had served for 35 years in the Secret Service before joining the Senate Sergeant-at-Arms team in 2011, according to Politico
During his time with the SAA team, Stenger had worked on matters related to security and continuity before his promotion as former Sergeant-at-Arms Drew Willison’s deputy. In 2018, Stenger became Sergeant-at-Arms.
Stenger helped ensure the smooth functioning of the Senate during the last three years of former President Donald Trump’s administration.
His responsibilities ranged from overseeing the technological needs of the upper chamber of Congress and also serving as its chief law enforcement officer tasked with managing its security.
Stenger resigned from his duties as Sergeant-at-Arms a day after Jan. 6, 2021, Daily Mail reported.
During the time of his resignation, Stenger faced criticism over how he managed the situation during the time of the incursion, according to the outlet.
When the New York Post had reached out to Stenger’s home in Falls Church, Virginia, on Tuesday morning, a woman answered the call.
“The family is not here, it’s nobody’s business,” the lady said, refusing the Post’s request for comment on Stenger’s death. “It has nothing to do with Jan. 6 at all.”
Stenger’s death came a day before the Jan. 6 Committee’s Tuesday surprise witness hearing, where the committee heard Cassidy Hutchinson, a former aide to Trump’s Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, testify.
During the hearing, Hutchinson, among her other claims, alleged that Trump knew that some among the crowd at the Capitol were calling for former Vice President Mike Pence to be hanged, according to reporting from NPR.
Hutchinson claimed that she heard Meadows respond to reports of the crowd calling for violence against Pence by saying that Trump thought Pence deserved it.
Other allegations Hutchinson made included claims that Trump grabbed the steering vehicle of the presidential limousine and demanded that he be taken to the Capitol when the incursion was occurring, NPR reported.
Stenger had also testified before Congress on the events that transpired on Jan. 6, 2021.
During a February 2021 hearing with the Senate Homeland Security Committee, Stenger had called for the investigation of the role of “professional agitators” during the incursion, Daily Mail reported.
“There is an opportunity to learn lessons from the events of Jan. 6,” Stenger told the committee, according to the outlet.
“Investigations should be considered as to funding and travel of what appears to be professional agitators,” Stenger said.
“First Amendment rights should always be considered in conjunction with professional investigations.” SOURCE
Dr. Carrie Madej nearly dies in a light plane crash. Dr. Simone Gold is in jail, and now this key witness of Jan 6, Michael Stenger, who was going to testify that he saw professional agitators in the crowd dies suddenly just hours before his testimony.
Definitely does NOT pass the smell test.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott blamed Joe Biden’s border security and immigration policies
The Republican governor also criticized Biden for not doing enough to secure the southern border.
“They are a result of his deadly open border policies. They show the deadly consequences of his refusal to enforce the law,” Abbott added.
Rep. Tony Gonzales, a Republican who represents Texas, also tweeted about the incident.
“Today in San Antonio it was 102 degrees. Imagine being abandoned inside an 18-wheeler left to die – 42 people died today – will @AliMayorkas even mention their names?” the lawmaker said, referencing Alejandro Mayorkas, who was nominated by Biden to lead the U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security.
Sec. Mayorkas also responded to the incident on Twitter.
“I am heartbroken by the tragic loss of life today and am praying for those still fighting for their lives,” the Biden administration official said. “Far too many lives have been lost as individuals – including families, women, and children – take this dangerous journey.”
He also said ICE is investigating and called human smugglers “callous individuals who have no regard for the vulnerable people they exploit and endanger in order to make a profit.”
He vowed to hold those responsible accountable and to take further action to disrupt smuggling networks.
Nirenberg called Monday night’s discovery “nothing short of a horrific human tragedy.”
“The plight of migrants seeking refuge is always a humanitarian crisis but tonight we are dealing with a horrific human tragedy,” the mayor added Monday night, speaking near the location where the tractor-trailer was found.
“This is a far different situation than what we’ve seen,” he continued. “Our job is not to ask why, our job is to ask how we can help.”
Officials did not say whether the individuals were being transported from Mexico or elsewhere.
Last week, Republican Rep. Andy Biggs described the situation at the U.S.-Mexico border as “overrun,” “out of control” and “dangerous” He also predicted more deaths would soon be discovered.
“There is going to be deaths,” the Arizona Republican told Harris Faulkner on “The Faulkner Focus” on June 21.
“It’s more than the monthly total who were sent to Mexico to await their asylum process, which, by the way, in most cases is going to be bogus. That’s what’s going on in the borders. It’s overrun right now,” Biggs added.
“All of that horrific inhumanity that goes on when you don’t secure your border,” he explained.
At least 16 people, including four children, were found alive in the tractor-trailer and were hospitalized. The Department of Homeland Security is investigating the incident. SOURCE
Brothers and sisters in Christ, this IS indeed on Biden and his cohorts!
SPECIAL PLACE IN HELL………..
The US government has ‘aggressively violated’ the civil rights of Jan. 6 defendants, including Dr. Simone Gold.
Gold, a former emergency room doctor and an early opponent of draconian COVID-19 lockdowns and mandates, was charged with one misdemeanor count of “entering and remaining in a restricted building or grounds” for being in the U.S. Capitol building as protesters objected to the certification of the 2020 election and some engaged in violence and property damage.
Gold’s attorney, Kira Anne West, stated that her client pleaded guilty to standing “with a crowd outside the East Rotunda door, where she eventually entered shortly after about 2:27 p.m. along with her co-defendant John Strand. She remained inside the Capitol for a little over half an hour. Around 2:55 p.m., she gave a speech at Statuary Hall stating her opposition to COVID-19 vaccine mandates and government-imposed lockdowns,” MedPage reported.
In addition to being sentenced to 60 days behind bars, Gold also faces 12 months of supervised release and $9,500 in fines, which CNN noted is “the largest fine imposed to date among the almost 200 rioters who have been sentenced.”
Left-wing media outlets have accused Gold, who is scheduled to appear at LifeSite’s 25th anniversary gala in August, of spreading “misinformation” for challenging the prevailing COVID-19 narrative. Far-left outlet Mother Jones has characterized her as an “insurrectionist” for being present to give a speech on January 6.
However, AFLD argued Thursday that “unlike the vast majority of January 6th protesters, Dr. Gold was not even there for political reasons.”
Gold, who had participated in a press conference on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court in July 2020 where she blasted the authoritarianism of the COVID-19 response, attended the January 6 rally to continue her work advocating for medical freedom and free speech, according to an AFLD press release shared with LifeSiteNews.
According to the press release, Gold had been “scheduled to speak on January 6th alongside numerous other presenters after President Trump’s appearance at the rally, which had a government-approved permit.”
“At her expected start time, Dr. Gold was then told all speeches were suddenly canceled without explanation. Upon hearing this, Dr. Gold was amongst thousands swept into the Capitol building when the doors were opened from the inside, with law enforcement officers ushering people in. While there, Dr. Gold realized it was the only remaining moment to deliver her message to those who came to hear it, and so she gave her remarks there.”
The release added that when officers ultimately asked Gold to leave the building, “she did so, immediately.”
While videos taken during the January 6 protests showed people engaging in physical altercations and causing property damage, other videos showed that many people were let into the Capitol by police and simply walked around the building.
During sentencing, however, Obama-appointed Judge Christopher Cooper slammed Gold for describing January 6 proceedings as “political persecution.”
According to Cooper, the more than $400,000 raised by AFLD to help with Gold’s hefty legal expenses is “unseemly” and a “disservice to the true victims that day,” CNN noted.
Cooper spoke during sentencing about “the five people who died that day,” as well as “the four people who committed suicide because of the trauma they suffered that day because of the mob.”
The judge’s comments come in spite of the fact that Gold has not been found guilty of engaging in violence during the January 6 protest. Moreover, the only person directly killed during the protest was unarmed Trump-supporter and Air Force veteran Ashli Babbitt, who was shot and killed by a Capitol police officer.
In the AFLD news release shared with LifeSite, the organization argued that “[a]s we consider the results of Dr. Gold’s sentencing, one thing is clear: We are still far from the change that is needed. The Constitution is crumbling before us, and we must continue to stand for what is right. We will never cower to government threats and harassment.”
Gold’s sentencing comes amid the highly partisan January 6 Committee’s primetime hearings in which Democrats have continued to assert that pro-Trump protesters engaged in an “insurrection” on January 6, presenting a grave threat to American democracy.
Gold wasn’t the first high-profile figure to face legal action amid the hearings, which former President Donald Trump has blasted for being a “political witch hunt.”
Last week, Republican gubernatorial candidate Ryan Kelley was arrested by the FBI for being present during the riot at the Capitol.
Earlier this month, former top Trump adviser Peter Navarro was arrested by the FBIfor refusing to testify before the January 6 Committee, just hours after vowing to fight the charges, and a single day after promising to help the House GOP impeach U.S. President Joe Biden.
In the AFLD press release shared with LifeSite, the organization argued that the federal government under the Biden administration has “aggressively violated” the civil rights of January 6 protesters “at nearly every turn.”
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PRAY FOR DR. SIMONE GOLD AND DRS. CARRIE MADEJ AND ZEV ZELENKO!!