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Florida GOP Official Leads Mob Alongside Proud Boy Who Attended ‘Unite the Right’



Nelson Diaz, the county chairman of the Miami-Dade Republican Party was filmed alongside members of a hate group, pounding a door at a rowdy protest against House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi as she visited a Democratic campaign headquarters in South Florida. Law enforcement found the crowd to be so threatening that officers locked down the building.

The video of Diaz was filmed by Enrique Tarrio, leader of the Miami chapter of CRTV host Gavin McInnes’ often-violent Proud Boys hate group. Tarrio has maintained control of the chapter despite having attended the violent white supremacist “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, last year—for which multiple Proud Boys were said to have been disavowed by the group. Tarrio told local news after the 2017 Unite the Right melee that he had attended the rally to protest the removal of Confederate monuments but after he “saw the tiki torch thing” that he was “completely against it.” Tarrio and the Miami Proud Boys traveled to Portland, Oregon, for a Patriot Prayer rally that was expected to turn violent and ended in chaos.

Standing just feet away from Diaz while recording the video, Tarrio yells “Open up! It’s some Proud Boys in here.”

On Friday, Miami columnist and broadcaster Grant Stern reported:

A chaotic mob scene ensued as the Republican party leader and his followers spewed expletives at House Minority leader Nancy Pelosi while she entered a Democratic Congressional campaign office.

Ironically, Diaz and his followers demonstrated an utter lack of respect for private property to shout “communista” while trespassing in a narrow alleyway, before demanding entry to the Democratic event.

Video of the attack published by the far-right wing website “Big League Politics” was shot by Enrique Tarrio, the leader of the Miami Proud Boys. He recorded the video of Diaz personally pounding on the side-door to Democratic nominee Donna Shalala’s campaign office.


Miami Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio went to Charlottesville personally last year during the massive hate rally with “tiki torch Nazis” that killed counter-protester Heather Heyer.

Responding to Stern, Diaz denied collaborating with the Proud Boys to organize his angry mob protest. Diaz reportedly planned the protest, and was videotaped slamming on a campaign office door through which Pelosi entered moments earlier.

On Instagram, Tarrio has shared photos of himself aboard a boat in New York City with McInnes and Milo Yiannopoulous, whose direct collaboration with white supremacists while working at Breitbart was publicized by BuzzFeed. He also purports on Instagram to be a “Fourth Degree” member of the group—the highest rank within the group given to members who engage in violence against the group’s perceived opponents.

The Proud Boys’ presence alongside GOP establishment figures in Florida further demonstrates the Republican Party’s adoption of a neo-fascist fight club into its ranks from coast-to-coast. All the while, deceptive and fear-mongering Republican messaging heading into midterms would have voters led to believe that Democrats are coming to murder them.

Image: Screenshot via CBS 4 News

This article was previously published by Right Wing Watch and is reprinted here with permission.

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Dozens of House Republicans Refusing to Wear Masks March to Senate Side for ‘Taste of Freedom’



After falsely blaming Speaker Nancy Pelosi for the newly-announced mask mandate on the House side of Congress, dozens of Republicans Thursday afternoon engaged in a performative protest, not against the coronavirus but against efforts to end the pandemic. What appeared to be 50 or so House GOP  lawmakers marched over to the Senate side of the Capitol Hill building for what one called a “taste of freedom.”

The Attending Physician of the United States Congress, following updated CDC guidance this week ordered anyone on the House side of the Capitol to wear a mask if in a group, regardless of vaccination status, but did not make the same order for the Senate side.

While Dr. Brian Monahan did not explain why the rules were different, at last cxount only about half of the Republicans on the House side have said they are vaccinated. Almost every Republican on the Senate side is. All Democrats on both sides are fully vaccinated. Dr. Monahan’s office announced fines and possible removal for repeat offenders.

Among those in the maskless pack making their way to the Senate side were Reps. Madison Cawthorn, Lauren Boebert, Louie Gohmert, Paul Gosar, Marjorie Taylor Greene, and Chip Roy.

Roll Call’s Chris Cioffi and The Hill’s Scott Wong posted video:

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Watch Live: Day One of the Historic January 6 House Select Committee Hearing



It’s been 202 days since Donald Trump, then the President, incited the attack on the U.S. Capitol in an attempt to overturn a free and fair election. The January 6 insurrection, an act of domestic terrorism, an attempted coup, is one of the darkest days in American history.

At 9:30 AM Chairman Bennie Thompson (D-MS) will gavel in day one of the United States House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack, a bipartisan investigation into that dark day.

You can watch live below. The proceedings will also be carried and streamed on most major networks, including ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, and CNN. Fox News is expected to have a degree of coverage.

Today’s hearing will feature testimony from four officers who defended members of Congress and the Capitol on January 6, or, as Chairman Thompson said, “frontline heroes who put their lives on the line to protect our democracy.”

Here are several feeds for you to watch live:

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‘It’s What Stupid People Do’: MSNBC’s Morning Joe Burns Kevin McCarthy for ‘Childish’ Games



MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough ripped House minority leader Kevin McCarthy for making up “stupid” nicknames for a pair of Republicans who refuse to go along with Donald Trump’s election lies.

Reps. Liz Cheney (R-WY) and Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) were among 10 GOP lawmakers who voted to impeach Trump for his role in the Jan. 6 insurrection, and they will sit on the House panel investigating that assault on democracy — and McCarthy mocked them as “Pelosi Republicans.”

“It’s what stupid people do,” Scarborough said. “If you look at the facts, which Kevin McCarthy doesn’t ever do, Liz Cheney has like a 95 percent [American Conservative Union] rating, 95 percent conservative rating over the course of her career, which is actually my conservative rating, but what I found out a long time ago and Liz certainly has known for some time now, obviously, by saying what’s going on, this Republican Party, Donald Trump’s Republican Party doesn’t care about ideas, doesn’t care about ideology, doesn’t care about conservatism, it is disconnected from conservatism.”

“It’s all tribal,” he continued, “it’s all about voodoo in medicine, violence on Jan. 6, it’s all about covering up actually what Donald Trump is doing, and so Kevin McCarthy resorts to childish name calling for, again, I don’t know what Adam’s lifetime conservative rating is, but Liz’s is 95 percent, one of the more conservative members in the United States Congress, by the way, and so, that’s what they resort to. Why? Because that’s all they have. They don’t have the facts on their side, they don’t have history on their side, so all he can do is act like act like a 3-year-old, or Donald Trump, same thing, and just throw names around. So lots of luck with that.”

“It’s not going to change the fact that four police officers are going to talk about how they were brutalized and almost killed by Donald Trump supporters on Jan. 6, as they were trying to actually overthrow the government and commit sedition against the United States of America and stop the voting, which is constitutionally mandated, of the Electoral College voting,” Scarborough concluded. “But that’s the party that Kevin McCarthy will always be associated with. Lots of luck with that, buddy, lots of luck with that.”


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