Background Briefing: July 27, 2021
Trump’s GOP is Turning Traitors and Seditionists Into Martyrs and Patriots
We begin on this first day of testimony before the House Select Committee investigating the January 6 insurrection and speak with Will Sommer, who covered the events on that day. He is a reporter covering tech and conservative media for The Daily Beast and is the co-host of the podcast FEVER DREAMS and is currently writing a book on QAnon. We discuss his latest article at The Daily Beast, “Republicans Recast Jan. 6 Riot Defendants as “Political Prisoners” and the extent of trolling coming from Republicans in lockstep with Trump as they try to create an alternative version of reality and cast these white supremacists, neo-Confederates and QAnon seditionists as martyrs and patriots. Congressman Matt Gaetz and the QAnon Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene went to the steps of the Department of Justice today in support of those in jail for the many crimes committed on that day and we assess how their protest went.
Today’s Testimony and the Role of Jim Jordan in the Insurrection