As mobs of President Donald Trump supporters stormed the heart of the U.S. government Wednesday, U.S. Rep. Randy Weber, a Republican from Friendswood, said he wished he had a gun to protect himself, taking the opportunity to advocate for Second Amendment rights while slamming Democrats.

Weber, like every other member of Congress, was in Washington, D.C., to participate in Congress’ certification of the electoral college vote for president. It was supposed to be one of the last steps taken before President-elect Joe Biden officially takes office.

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Bailey Jones

Weber is armed - armed with a voice that fomented insurrection. I hope that whatever is left of the Republican Party will remove this toxic waste from Congress.

Carlos Ponce

Weber represents the majority of his constituents.

Bailey Jones

No [censored], Sherlock. We saw that yesterday.

Carlos Ponce

I feel sorry for this Sherlock person if Bailey detests him. Haters gotta hate.

Gary Scoggin

That fact frightens me, Carlos.

Carlos Ponce

Why Gary Scoggin? His constituents are great people and so is he. Do you fear your neighbors?

Gary Scoggin

Nope. I love my neighbors. But I do worry that they many of them don't understand the world or the country any better than they do.

Carlos Ponce

Your Conservative neighbors are good people with solid moral values.

Paula Flinn

President-elect Joe Biden has said that he would not advocate defunding the police. So Randy Weber is a liar. Now, some of the Republicans are trying to blame the left, when clearly these are the people who were the Trump supporters who were “incited” by the President, his son, Don Jr. & his lawyer, Rudy Giuliani. All 3 should be charged with the deaths of the four people who died, and charges from lawbreakers breaking into the Capitol, and stealing and looting the offices. Trump should be removed as President. and no pardons allowed.

This whole incident is the fault of the Republicans in Congress who know, and have known for a long time, what kind of person Trump is, and failed to protect the Constitution, the country, and the people from him.

Trump’s main job is to keep us safe, as we are a country, or nation, of laws. He is a major failure at his job and should be removed and arrested, along with the others who incited the mob.

Carlos Ponce

Poor Liberals! They actually believe political rhetoric!

Carlos Ponce

The bad guys at the Capitol were NOT Trump Patriots. Photo recognition software pinpoint many as Antifa rioters from a few months ago.

Gary Scoggin

I wonder why the poor lady that was killed - an Air Force Veteran and Loyal Trump supporter -- decided to join Antifa. Or was she a member of BLM?

Carlos Ponce

Neither Gary Scoggin. As a veteran of the armed Forces she was trying to stop the Antifa assault. She deserves a medal and apologies from the Capitol Police.

Gary Scoggin

Unless you give me a credible source I will just assume you made that up out of thin air. Not uncommon around here.

Carlos Ponce

I heard it on a local radio station. I believe it was the Catholic station out of Alvin.

Blanca Bell

Get em' Paula.! ........ Well said.

Craig Mason

agree with Paula

Paula Flinn

https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/executive-order-protecting-american-monuments-memorials-statues-combating-recent-criminal-violence/

Pres. Trump signed this Executive Order before now, calling for up to 10 years in Federal Prison for violators.

Gary Scoggin

Former Defense Secretary General Jim Mattis, "His use of the Presidency to destroy trust in our election and to poison our respect for fellow citizens has been enabled by pseudo political leaders whose names will live in infamy as profiles in cowardice."

"Profiles in cowardice." I'm looking at you, Ted Cruz and Randy Weber.

Bailey Jones

[thumbup]

Carlos Ponce

That's why Mattes was fired, because of his dumb statements.

Kimberley Jones Yancy

Wow! Is he really trying to slam Democrats while members of his party storm the Capital? Smh....

Gary Scoggin

I don't think Randy is smart enough to appreciate irony, Kim.

Charles Douglas

Say what you will ...or.....Say what you may, but don't even try to take my " Whee-dom"..( ala Kamala )...that's all I know! Lolo. I said last week on another thread that ALL HELL WAS GOING to break loose behind that rigged election! This is not the end by no means! Red China is like a big gorilla in a tree waiting to pounce on China Joe! They can't wait! They are talking smack all over Asia as I type, ...asking others if a country who can't govern themselves no better than what is being seen, was who they wanted to place their hopes in?

Carlos Ponce

Kimberly, do you have any PROOF those who stormed the Capital were "members of his party" or are you making things up again?

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