Trumpist Senators ‘Hid From Colleagues in Closet’ as Capitol Riot Raged Around Them


Daily Beast: On Jan. 6, as the Capitol riot raged around them, a rag-tag group of pro-Trump senators hid in a closet to plot their next move, fretting that the insurrection was making them look pretty bad.

The new detail comes from a Washington Post interview with Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-AL), the college football coach-turned MAGA congressman whose first full day in his new job coincided with the Capitol riot.

He recounted hiding in a storage closet with around a dozen other Trump-supporting senators as they sought privacy from their colleagues to thrash out a plan. “One thing that was brought up was that people were hurt,” Tuberville recalled, adding that the theme of the discussion was:

“Do we want to continue this if there’s not going to be a result we are looking for anyway?” (Overthrow of the US government and establishment of a Talibanesque dictatorship by armed hillbillies)

Some senators did change their minds after the closet meeting, but Tuberville went on to object to certifying the electoral college votes in Arizona and Pennsylvania. He conceded to Post that Trump’s rhetoric ahead of the riot was a “mistake,” but, asked about his own actions, said: “I have no regrets.”


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  1. True believers never have regrets. That’s part of true-believer syndrome. For them, the more one invests in a belief, the more value one will place in this belief and, as a consequence, be more resistant to facts, evidence or reality that contradict this belief. (Wikipedia)

    Remember, though, the Cult of Trump is at its core a death cult. Their crazy end-times eschatology involves them being Raptured up to Heaven while the rest of us suffer in eternal torment. They have a collective hard-on for Armageddon and nothing short of WWIII will get them off.

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