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GOP lawmaker and Army veteran who voted for Trump's impeachment says he's buying body armor over death threats

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GOP Rep. Peter Meijer of Michigan said lawmakers are taking new precautions amid fears of violence following President Donald Trump's second impeachment.
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GOP Rep. Peter Meijer of Michigan on Thursday said that he and other colleagues are buying body armor over death threats linked to their impeachment votes.
"It's sad that we have to get to that point, but you know our expectation is that someone may try to kill us," Meijer told MSNBC.
Meijer was among 10 GOP lawmakers who voted to impeach Trump on Wednesday for provoking a violent insurrection at the US Capitol...
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FBI affidavit details how a Trump supporter turned over evidence to a 'nice FBI lady' and explained walking into 'big boss' Nancy Pelosi's office

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Rioters clash with police using big ladder trying to enter Capitol building through the front doors.
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An FBI affidavit filed this week details at length how one Trump supporter who participated in the Capitol siege turned over evidence of his potential crimes to an FBI agent.
In an email to the agent, whom the defendant addressed as "Nice FBI Lady," he attached multiple videos that allegedly featured his voice and footage recorded inside and outside the Capitol.
The defendant, Kevin Lyons, also described to agents how he walked into "big...
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Lawmakers seek top award for hero police officer and Army veteran Eugene Goodman who defended the Senate during pro-Trump riots

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Police officers salute during the procession for U.S. Capitol police officer, Brian D. Sicknick, who died from injuries sustained in the Jan. 6 Capitol rampage. Another Capitol police officer is being nominated for a top award for courageously blocking the pro-Trump mob.
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Lawmakers in the House of Representatives have put forward a bipartisan bill to award Capitol Police officer and Army veteran Eugene Goodman the Congressional Gold Medal.
The Black officer is credited with singlehandedly defending the Senate from a mob of predominately white Trump supporters...
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