It has been a year since our nation's Capitol was invaded by people trying to stop the certification of the Electoral College votes.

To those who still support the insurrectionists, who stormed the Capitol screaming they had the right to be there because it's their house, please remember it’s my house, too. When you come into my house and break things, you're telling me you have the right to tear down my house.

Whatever right you have to be in the house, your right to be there isn't greater than my right to be there.

You and I, and our neighbors — yours and mine together — get to choose who speaks for each of us in the house.

From time to time, the number of neighbors each of us has chosen to speak for us will change, but the fact that the number of neighbors we choose changes from time to time doesn't mean either one of us has the right to tear down the house.

At the end of the day, we must respect that the house is ours and we must live in it together.

Patricia Gray

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Carlos Ponce

There was NO insurrection , Patricia Gray. Anyone who claims such loses credibility.

Charles Douglas

What happened to all those men who were there with ear pieces in their ears used for communication with others? Ahhhhhahh! Why were they not held or prosecuted? Why did San-Fran-Nan say NO to bringing in the National Guard? Why won't Pelosi turn over the phone records that came in and went out to the Capitol Police that day? I will tell you why! It was because all this BS was just another set-up like the Russian Hoax Dossier was! It has the Radical LEFT'S hand prints all over it!

There were certain men standing around urging others to go inside the Capitol, but they would would not go in, and some had sidearms. Where are those men, and who were they? Why did it take 6 months to get the name of the man who shot the unarmed ex female vet who was among the protesters? What were they hiding him for? If it was a clean shoot ..why was the shooter hiding?

Having said all that ..it remains to me one of the dumbest stunts ever concocted which would not have, and indeed did not produce any positive results for those who were protesting! That time wasted woud have been better spent investing in ways and actions preventing the LEFT from cheating in the next elections!

Craig Mason

Carlos I think you messed up when you responded. I think you meant to say there was a VIOLENT INSURRECTION on January 6th.

Carlos Ponce

No Craig, YOU messed up with your post. No one has been charged with insurrection so you cannot call it that.

Carlos Ponce

Democrats will try to make the most of January 6 to bolster their failures during the past year. Democrats are good at demonizing their opponents. Some, unfortunately, will never catch on that its a scam.

Gary Miller

Carlos > Interesting fact! Since 1 6 2021 there have been 13 mayoral elections. Democrats won three. Democrat efforts to call 1 6 an insurection hasn't convinced 10 of 13 mayoral voters. I like those odds for 2022.

Bailey Jones

Ms. Gray, you get it completely correct - "the Capitol was invaded by people trying to stop the certification of the Electoral College votes". Apologists will argue about what word is used to describe this day of violence because they cannot argue with what we all saw with our own eyes - "the Capitol was invaded by people trying to stop the certification of the Electoral College votes".

Remember January 6th - its shame will live in infamy.

George Laiacona

If you are still listening to the Republican propaganda station Fox News , you will continue to hear the biased untruths. Step away for a day and listen to nonRepublican stations. Until you make that move you will continue to be left out in the cold. Washington DC belongs to all Americans not just the Traitor Republicans.

Craig Mason

Traitor Republicans, sad but true.

Charles Douglas

Traitor Republicans? Really? The "Slave Party" never cease to amaze me! They specialize in lying and name-calling. They possess a constant need & desire to shed that sick LAGACY of Buying and Selling SLAVES, but cant seem to do it, so they label others in unsuccessful efforts to rid themselves of that feeling of betrayal, & Treachery against America, ...that Judas/ Benedict Arnold feeling which haunts them every hour of the day!

They are the party of Margaret Sanger, who cahooted with the Ku KLUX KLAN ...while she plotted against African-Americans! They are the party of men like Joe Biden & George Wallace, "Segregation today, Segregation tomorrow, Segregation FOREVERRRRRR!"

On top of it all...they support criminals over law-abiding citizens, they use every imagination they have to divide America by Race & Color of skin! They favor foreigners, and Illegals border crossers over Americans citizens, and they have stepped on the constitution for party power, and weaponized the FBI, CIA, NSA, IRS, and the Justice Department in order to make their misdeeds Work! They have a President and Vice President who don't know their rear-ends from a fence post, and Republicans are traitors to America? I just hope when it comes time to Kick The Radical LEFT out of power here, there still is an America! Lolo.

Carlos Ponce

George Laiacona and Craig Mason, CNN identified Democrats and non-voting Independents as being arrested. To call out only one party is wrong.

Bailey Jones

George, I was curious about how Fox would cover the real and legitimate President's speech this morning. Even Fox described what happened at the capitol on Jan 6th as a riot.

Gary Miller

Bailey > Riot yes! A riot should be expected with BLM and ANTIFA attending the rally, They are experts in causing riots. 575 riots during the summer of love? Three dozen dead, thousands of law enforcement injured and billions of property destroyed in mostly peaceful BLM and ANTIFA rallies..

Carlos Ponce

riot, not insurrection.

Michael Jozwiak

It was an insurrection! It was treason! People died! Destruction amounted to more than $1,000,000 that will be paid for by taxpayers. Those causing all this were not tourists! They were traitors!

Carlos Ponce

"It was an insurrection! It was treason!" WRONG

"People died!" One person was killed, the rest died of natural causes.

" Destruction amounted to more than $1,000,000 that will be paid for by taxpayers." That huge price tag is not to repair what was damaged but more for security improvements.

"Those causing all this were not tourists! They were traitors!" Yes, but only a few were President Trump supporters.

Craig Mason

Carlos you sound like traitor to me. I don’t believe you support democracy. I believe by supporting the insurrectionists you are complicit in their crimes.

Carlos Ponce

Craig Mason, go to sleep. Your rants are ridiculous.

Ted Gillis

Retired Brigade General Steven Anderson called it an insurrection. I think he knows what he’s talking about. Retired school teacher Carlos Ponce is outranked.

Carlos Ponce

Retired Brigade General Steven Anderson cannot call it an insurrection. No one was charged with insurrection. I know several graduates of military academies, Westpoint, Annapolis, Air Force Academy, who had long distinguished military careers. They say it was NOT an "insurrection".

Jim Forsythe

Brigade General Steven Anderson can and did call it an insurrection.

Carlos Ponce

Well, he was WRONG! There is a legal definition for INSURRECTION. This did not meet it.

Lisa Windsor

It's Brigadier General and West Point. The military academies are colleges. They're also torturous, and the commitment is two years longer than if you had graduated from a university. In my experience, the prestige did not enhance promotion chances. In fact, there's no guarantee a graduate will even get a career field that matches their degree credentials. Your tax dollars at work. At any rate, having a bachelors degree in engineering doesn't make anyone an expert in staging a coup. Call it what you want. To me it looked like a marauding hoard of people I court-martialed for being too stupid for military service. Like that shaman idiot, who was chaptered for refusing to take the Anthrax vaccine. Or did he take the vaccine and caught hoof and mouth disease? I can never remember. How about calling 1/6 "the lost brigade of Republicans without a tour guide?" None of them had ever actually seen The Capitol building (isn't it the one with the rose garden?) and thought they were attending a Lee Greenwood concert. They behaved like they always do at a concert but Lee didn't show up. Confused, the crowd engaged in vandalism, assaulted security guards, looted private property, harassed government employees, and sacrificed a dumb bitch on the altar of hubris. Then they took selfies and went home. A member of the Proud Boys was overheard to lament "I said levee en masse, not leave a mess!" His friend agreed. "In hindsight, recruiting at the tractor pull wasn't the best idea." "No worries," said the PB. "Plenty of serfs left over for next time."

Ted Gillis

Well aren’t you just the big shot!

Carlos Ponce

Not a big shot, but I do have a lot of friends. I just spoke with a West Point grad who retired from active military in 2002 then retired from the Pentagon this year. His wife is also a West Point grad. Their daughter was attending the academy but left after it became too "woke". They are now training cadets to be empathic with the troops. And they are not supposed to give orders but make "requests". This country is headed for trouble. [sad]

Charles Douglas

You got that right Mr. Ponce! I saw today where Joe China sent the Boston Bomber a 1,400 dollar stimulus check last year, and he is locked up in prison! The man and his brother killed, injured, and maimed American citizens in a Terroist Attack on American soil, and the clown in the Faked Oval sent him taxpayer's money as a reward! Where else would this kind of gross, dispicuable, dishonable, disrespectful behavior be tolerated, but in the "SLAVE PARTY!"

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