The latest must-read in our ongoing litany of horrors is a Rolling Stone article alleging that there were communications, including planning meetings, among the 1/6 insurrectionists, White House staffers, and Republican Congresscreeps. White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows is implicated, as are some other familiar names:
“I remember Marjorie Taylor Greene specifically. I remember talking to probably close to a dozen other members at one point or another or their staffs.”
“We would talk to Boebert’s team, Cawthorn’s team, Gosar’s team like back to back to back to back.”
One of the sources even stated that Representative Gosar of Arizona held out the promise of blanket pardons for insurrectionists:
“Our impression was that it was a done deal, that he’d spoken to the president about it in the Oval … in a meeting about pardons and that our names came up. They were working on submitting the paperwork and getting members of the House Freedom Caucus to sign on as a show of support.”
It looks like there is finally some movement regarding the insurrection, and that the insurrection leaders and their Republican enablers might finally face some consequences. It's crucial that these traitors are punished because an unpunished coup is a practice coup.
Post title stolen from one of Robert E. Howard's best known Conan stories.