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A pro-Trump demonstrator outside FBI office in Phoenix, Arizona with tactical gear and weapons

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Video captured by the independent media site News2Share shows supporters of former President Donald Trump armed with guns, waving confederate and American flags outside of the FBI office in Phoenix, Arizona on Saturday.

"We're here in support of Trump, for what happened to him, the unlawful search with the FBI at his Mar-a-Lago home," someone at the demonstration told News2Share. "We are sick and tired of this tyrannical government called the Biden regime. We will not stand by and we will not stand down.

"We're gonna take the fight to the FBI if need be."



The latest in a string of Republican rantings, the demonstration is in response to the FBI executing a search warrant at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home in Palm Beach, Florida, on Monday—an act that has led to the seizure of 11 sets of classified documents, including those related to nuclear weapons, according to The Washington Post.

Somehow though, Trump apologists still maintain the former president’s rights were violated while they go about the business of threatening the federal judge who signed the warrant and any other official they see fit to accuse without a shred of evidence of widespread election fraud.

In Gillespie County, Texas, a county about 80 miles west of Austin, elections administrator Anissa Herrera said she resigned from her work due in large part to threats she faced, according to the Fredericksburg Standard.

“After the 2020 (election), I was threatened, I’ve been stalked, I’ve been called out on social media,” Herrera told the newspaper. “And it’s just dangerous misinformation.”

FBI Director Christopher Wray condemned such threats in a statement on Thursday. “Unfounded attacks on the integrity of the FBI erode respect for the rule of law and are a grave disservice to the men and women who sacrifice so much to protect others,” he said. “Violence and threats against law enforcement, including the FBI, are dangerous and should be deeply concerning to all Americans.

They are to Democrats. Many tweeted their outrage at the double standard propagated when a group of white men and women were allowed to threaten federal officials while armed.

A social media user who goes by Jason V. tweeted on Sunday, that the "armed domestic terrorists" probably haven't been taken down yet "because they're not black or brown."

Shannon Watts, founder of the grassroots movement for public safety Moms Demand Action, pointed to a trend of recent violence following GOP reaction to the search of Trump’s home.

The most recent of which is a Capitol Police report that a man started firing in the air then drove his car into a vehicle barricade in a fiery crash early Sunday at East Capitol Street and Second Street.

”When our officers heard the sound of gunfire, they immediately responded and were approaching the man when he shot himself,” Capitol Police said in a news release. “Nobody else was hurt.

“At this time, it does not appear the man was targeting any Members of Congress, who are on recess, and it does not appear officers fired their weapons.”

No other injuries were reported in the incident, and investigators are still looking into the man’s background. But for many, the incident is an example of violence spiraling out of control as Republicans instigate a greater divide between Trump supporters and the rest of the country.

Regarding the protest outside of the Phoenix FBI building, Democrat Eric Smith tweeted congressional candidates of North Carolina:

“This is a Declaration of War & as such the Federal Government will be well within its rights to use all the firepower at its disposal to put these traitors down & down for good”

Majid Padellan, a blogger and influencer who goes by "Brooklyn Dad" on social media, tweeted on Sunday:

"Not a single Republican leader has called upon the armed trumpers at the Phoenix FBI to stand down. Any blood will be on their hands."

In another tweet, Padellan laid out a series of actions and statements by Trump that created the kind of climate in which his supporters would feel emboldened to threaten federal officials. "First he told domestic terrorists to ‘Stand back and stand by,’” Padellan said. “Then he refused to call the National Guard on January 6th.

“Then he wouldn't call off his armed supporters outside the Phoenix FBI. Donald Trump is a pathetic, cowardly traitor."



Reprinted with permission from Daily Kos.

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Lauren and Jayson Boebert

The neighbors of Representative Lauren Boebert (R-CO) dialed 911 after a wild altercation with her husband, Jayson Boebert, after he reportedly threatened them and ran over their mailbox.

According to The Denver Post, Boebert’s Colorado neighbors called the cops before 9 pm on August 4, warning the 911 dispatcher that Jayson, who neighbors say is as “dumb as a post” was on a rampage.

“There's about to be some sh** going down here,” Boebert’s neighbors told the cops. "It's Lauren Boebert's jackass husband, Jayson Boebert." The neighbors accused Jayson of threatening them, driving under the influence, and property damage during what the Garfield County sheriff called a “neighborhood disturbance.”


A neighbor, whom the Post didn’t identify, told the Garfield County Sheriff’s office that one of Boebert’s sons had been racing a dune buggy down their quiet residential street in Silt. "He's going like 50 miles an hour and this is a residential lane — there's kids," the neighbor told dispatchers. "We tried to stop him, and he'd just freakin' cuss at us and just left."

In a request for the sheriff, the neighbor said to dispatchers, "It's the Boeberts, if you know who the Boeberts are.”

“Our wonderful congresswoman," another voice sarcastically added in the background, per the audio of the 911 call. “I need a sheriff out here.”

As the neighbors clamored for police intervention, they expressed their fear of what Boebert would do to them, given the pro-Trump House Republican and her family’s obsession with guns.

“I'm sure [Jayson] loaded to the hilt,” a neighbor told the 911 dispatcher. “Do you know who his wife is? Lauren Boebert. She's loaded. They all have guns.”

After complaints about Boebert’s son, Jayson allegedly hopped into his pickup truck and ran over a neighbor’s mailbox, prompting a second neighbor to call 911.

“Stop, you jackass! Get the fuck out of here,” the second neighbor hollered during the call, apparently addressing Boebert. “Come on, man. What are you doing? What did we do wrong? I live here!”

Jayson “threatened everyone I know that’s standing here,” the first neighbor told police, per the Post. “He just got chest to chest, face to face, looking to fight.”

The Garfield County Sheriff, Lou Vallario, dispatched four deputies to the scene, but despite the property damage, no investigations or arrests were made.

“It was a neighborhood disturbance between a couple of neighbors regarding kids on ATVs,” Vallario told the Denver Post. “It sounds like Jayson got upset about the neighbor confronting his kids about their riding. When it was all said and done, they all agreed to work it out as neighbors. No charges. No further action.”

Distressed by Vallario’s inaction, America Muckrakers, a political action committee dedicated to booting Boebert from Congress, called on Colorado attorney general Phil Weiser, the local district attorney, and the Colorado Bureau of Investigations to investigate Boebert’s relationship with Vallario’s office, according to HuffPost.

“This was clearly a serious situation as there were two 911 calls, five deputies, and at least four families involved,” the head of American Muckrakers, David Wheeler, said in an email demanding the investigation, the Post reported.

The office of Colorado attorney general Phil Weiser said they were asked to look into the incident but didn’t confirm whether any investigation would take place, the Daily Mail reported Saturday.

The altercation wasn’t Jayson Boebert’s first reported run-in with law enforcement. In 2004, he pleaded guilty to “public indecency and lewd exposure” after exposing his genitals to two young women at a bowling alley in Rifle, Colorado.

Boebert, a gun-toting House freshman, has had a string of dust-ups with law enforcement herself, starting from her teenage years. She was arrested in 2010 after her two pitbulls attacked a neighbor’s dog.

The future congresswoman was arrested again in 2015 for disorderly conduct; in 2016 for careless driving and operating an unsafe vehicle after her truck ran into a ditch; and in 2017 for failing to appear for her court hearing.