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Goa Pradesh Congress Committee Chairman Girish Chodankar tendered his resignation, accepting moral responsibility for the party’s performance in the assembly elections. In the 40-member Goa Assembly elections held last month, the Bharatiya Janta Party won 20 seats, while the Congress won 11 and its alliance partner Goa Forward one.

The BJP will claim the formation of the next government in the coastal state as it has received support from the Independent MP as well as the MGP. Meanwhile, incumbent Goa Congress President Alex Sequeira, Vice President Sankalp Amonkar and Elvis Gomes are the favorites for the GPCC post. The name of Digamber Kamat, leader of the opposition in the state, is also in the list of favorites.

The Goa Congress is yet to decide on the Legislative Party Leader

The Goa Congress has yet to make a decision on its party’s leader in the Legislative Assembly, even three days after the announcement of the state assembly election results. According to media sources, the Goa Congress unit did not hold a single meeting after failing to reach a majority of 21 in the 40-member Assembly.

Earlier, a senior Congress official said the Congress-GFP alliance would appoint its leader immediately after the election results were released.

However, talking to PTI On Sunday, a congressional chief on condition of anonymity said, “We have not yet received an invitation for a meeting after the count.” Congressman-elect Michael Lobo said a decision on the party’s leader in the Legislative Assembly would be made “at the right time”.

Goa governor calls for convening of new state assembly on March 15

With the term of the outgoing Goa Assembly ending on March 15 this year, PS State Governor Sreedharan Pillai on Tuesday called for the convening of the new state assembly. Notably, earlier on Saturday, Governor Pillai dissolved the previous assembly with immediate effect.

Earlier on Saturday, March 12, Pramod Sawant tendered his resignation as Chief Minister of Goa. After accepting the resignation, Governor Pillai appointed Pramod Sawant as acting CM until the next government is formed. Meanwhile, two BJP central observers reportedly held meetings with elected MPs on Monday evening, sources said. Top BJP leaders BL Santhosh and Piyush Goyal were expected to arrive in Goa late in the evening, a senior party official said, adding that they will hold individual meetings with the party’s 20 elected MPs.

(With PTI inputs)

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Puerto Rican Civic Association of Central and Southern New Jersey endorses Hector Tavarez for U.S. Congress at NJ-2 https://citruscongress2012.org/puerto-rican-civic-association-of-central-and-southern-new-jersey-endorses-hector-tavarez-for-u-s-congress-at-nj-2/ Wed, 09 Mar 2022 11:00:00 +0000 https://citruscongress2012.org/puerto-rican-civic-association-of-central-and-southern-new-jersey-endorses-hector-tavarez-for-u-s-congress-at-nj-2/ Be it resolved that the Puerto Rican Civic Association of Central and Southern New Jersey proudly endorses Hector Tavarez in the 2022 Democratic Primary I am proud to be endorsed by the Puerto Rican Civic Association of Central and Southern New Jersey. — Hector Tavarez, US Congressional Democrat TOWNSHIP OF EGG HARBOUR, NEW JERSEY, UNITED […]]]>

Be it resolved that the Puerto Rican Civic Association of Central and Southern New Jersey proudly endorses Hector Tavarez in the 2022 Democratic Primary

I am proud to be endorsed by the Puerto Rican Civic Association of Central and Southern New Jersey.

— Hector Tavarez, US Congressional Democrat

TOWNSHIP OF EGG HARBOUR, NEW JERSEY, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, March 9, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Police Captain (Retired) Hector Tavarez, Democratic candidate for U.S. Congress in New Jersey’s 2nd District, announces endorsement of the Puerto Rican Civic Association of Central and Southern New Jersey. “I am proud to be endorsed by the Puerto Rican Civic Association of Central and Southern New Jersey,” said Hector Tavarez.

Hector Tavarez was born in Hammonton, raised in Mullica Township and has lived, studied and worked in South Jersey all his life as part of a large and proud Hispanic American family. It was here in South Jersey that he and his wife of 32 years, Denise, raised their three incredible children and were blessed with two incredible granddaughters. Hector is a retired Egg Harbor Township Police Captain and the founder and executive director of the Police Activities League of Atlantic County, a nonprofit youth organization he founded in 1989. He has spent all his career in community service.

Below is the endorsement letter from Robert Maldonado, Senior Vice President of Atlantic County, Puerto Rican Civic Association of Central and Southern New Jersey.

While candidate Hector Tavarez was born and raised in New Jersey’s 2nd congressional district.

While Hector Tavarez has deep roots in service and community in Atlantic County, having attended and graduated from Oakcrest High School, Atlantic Cape Community College and Richard Stockton University.

Whereas Hector Tavarez has honorably served the Township of Egg Harbor as a police officer, having retired as a captain after 25 years of service and has remarkably assisted and served thousands of young people through the Egg Harbor Township and Atlantic County Police Activities League which he founded and served for 32 years and continues to serve youth as Executive Director.

While Hector Tavarez served and loved his wife, children, grandchildren and family.

Be it resolved that the Puerto Rican Civic Association of Central and Southern New Jersey proudly endorses Hector Tavarez in the 2022 Democratic primary and the November 2022 general election for the United States Congress. He is by far the most qualified and best candidate in the NJ 2nd District. We urge all voters (Democrats, Republicans, Independents and undeclared) in New Jersey’s 2nd Congressional District to vote for Hector Tavarez who has the best service record of all seeking this office and will continue to serve his constituents in United States Congress.

Respectfully submitted,

Atlantic County Senior Vice President Robert Maldonado
Puerto Rican Civic Association of Central and Southern New Jersey

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Delhi Pradesh Parvatiya Congress Committee Chairman Kuldeep Bhandari Joins Aam Aadmi Party https://citruscongress2012.org/delhi-pradesh-parvatiya-congress-committee-chairman-kuldeep-bhandari-joins-aam-aadmi-party/ Sun, 27 Feb 2022 14:24:57 +0000 https://citruscongress2012.org/delhi-pradesh-parvatiya-congress-committee-chairman-kuldeep-bhandari-joins-aam-aadmi-party/ New Delhi: People are constantly joining the PAA because of the historic work done by the government of Kejriwal in all areas including schools, hospitals, electricity, water, roads, transport and Wi-Fi connectivity. On Sunday, Kuldeep Bhandari, chairman of the Delhi Pradesh Parvatiya Congress Committee, and countless members of Congress, including his wife Madhu Bhandari, joined […]]]>

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People are constantly joining the PAA because of the historic work done by the government of Kejriwal in all areas including schools, hospitals, electricity, water, roads, transport and Wi-Fi connectivity. On Sunday, Kuldeep Bhandari, chairman of the Delhi Pradesh Parvatiya Congress Committee, and countless members of Congress, including his wife Madhu Bhandari, joined the Aam Aadmi party. Shri Manish Sisodia, Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi and Senior AAP Leader of the Aam Aadmi Party, welcomed everyone to the party with a cap and patka. He said the country’s politics are changing. Those who wish to do something for the public and the country join the Aam Aadmi party. BJP leader Prem Chandra Pal and his entire team also joined the Aam Aadmi party today. Shri Durgesh Pathak, head of AAP MCD, welcomed him into the party. Shri Adil Khan, the chairman of Azadpur Mandi of PAA was also present at the event.

Shri Manish Sisodia said, “I personally know of Kuldeep Bhandari ji’s efforts as a social worker over the past 8-10 years, and how he has been instrumental in the development of the culture of Uttarakhand, including including the mountain festivals, in Delhi. Under Chief Minister Shri Arvind Kejriwal’s leadership, the Aam Aadmi Party has done things for the public good that were never thought possible in politics. Kuldeep Bhandari ji joins the party today he was impressed with the performance of the Aam Aadmi Party in Delhi today in education, health, water and power and other public services. The Aam Aadmi Party is a movement dedicated to improving people’s lives, and I am delighted to welcome Kuldeep Bhandari ji to this cause. I am sure that his joining the Aam Aadmi Party will make a great contribution to society.”

Shri Kuldeep Bhandari said: “The development model created by the Chief Minister of Delhi, Shri Arvind Kejriwal, is currently being discussed not only in Delhi but all over India. No other party has been able to to accomplish more for the advancement of Delhi at the same speed as the Aam Aadmi Party, be it a school, hospital or Mohalla clinic. Kejriwal government is excellent and the public benefits from it, that’s why I joined the Aam Aadmi party to better serve the public as a social worker.”

It should be noted that Kuldeep Bhandari is a senior Congress official and the Delhi Pradesh Parvatiya Congress Committee Chairman. His wife Madhu Bhandari, Congressman Seva Dal Pramod Gupta, social activist Hemant Pasmanda and JS Negi were among those who joined the Aam Aadmi party.

MCD leader Shri Durgesh Pathak said: “People are joining Aam Aadmi Party in droves, not only from Delhi but all over the country, having been influenced by the Kejriwal model and the working policy of Aam Aadmi Party. .Premchand Pal, a BJP leader, today joins Aam Aadmi party in the same vein. I warmly welcome him to the Aam Aadmi party. Premchand ji, has been involved in social and cultural groups for a long time. He has held many prominent roles in the party’s Bharatiya Janata Purvanchal and OBC Morchas, including District Vice President Prem ji’s name and face are recognizable to all in the assemblies of Trilokpuri, Patparganj and Kondli. am glad that in addition to Prem ji, his entire team decided to join Aam Aadmi party today, Vikram, Sanjay Singh, Pankaj, Bankelal, Sunil Shukla and others are among them.

Shri Premchand Pal, a former BJP politician, said after joining the Aam Aadmi party: “I have spent the last 25 years giving back to society. BJP is a big party but I didn’t think it was appropriate for me to continue longer for various reasons. Shri Arvind Kejriwal’s work, on the other hand, left a lasting impression on me. And today, under the leadership of Durgesh Pathak ji, I joined the Aam party Added.

Shri Adil Khan, Chairman of Azadpur Mandi AAP said, “Over the past 15 years, the BJP has gutted the MCD. They have turned Delhi into a dump. People are eager to walk with Kejriwal in the MCD, having been impressed with his performance. , we welcome East MCD’s Premchand ji to the Aam Aadmi party in the same episode. I hope he works for the development of society in line with Arvind Kejriwal’s vision.


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Congress: Government tries to save prez, vice-prez of Baddi civic body : The Tribune India https://citruscongress2012.org/congress-government-tries-to-save-prez-vice-prez-of-baddi-civic-body-the-tribune-india/ Sun, 27 Feb 2022 01:02:00 +0000 https://citruscongress2012.org/congress-government-tries-to-save-prez-vice-prez-of-baddi-civic-body-the-tribune-india/ Tribune press service Solan, February 26 Congress today alleged that the state government was trying to rescue the president and vice president of the BJP-backed civic body Baddi, against whom five of the nine councilors filed a no-confidence motion on 2 February. A delegation of congressional leaders met Deputy Commissioner Kritika Kulhari here […]]]>


Tribune press service

Solan, February 26

Congress today alleged that the state government was trying to rescue the president and vice president of the BJP-backed civic body Baddi, against whom five of the nine councilors filed a no-confidence motion on 2 February.

A delegation of congressional leaders met Deputy Commissioner Kritika Kulhari here and asked why a notice to move the no confidence motion had not been issued even 24 days after the five advisers tabled it.

Led by former Doon MP Ramkumar Chawdhary, Congress leaders urged the deputy commissioner to call a meeting to move the no confidence motion in the interests of justice. They alleged that a policy of choice was adopted by serving notice on Councilor Tarsem Chawdhary for removing him from office on the grounds that he had failed to attend three consecutive meetings. They alleged that three other members had not attended the meetings and that they should also be notified of their removal from membership.

Congress leaders have threatened to start an unrest if the meeting to propose the no-confidence motion is not called soon. They claimed development work was suffering as the House was in limbo. Heated discussions took place between the deputy commissioner and congressional leaders, who alleged that the government was deliberately delaying the motion.

Kritika said, “The disqualification of a member also came with the motion of no confidence. We are investigating the matter of a member’s disqualification as directed by the state government. It will be requested within 15 days.

She added that the investigation report would be forwarded to the Principal Secretary, Urban Development, for further action. If a member were disqualified, the motion of censure would not be retained, because it would not be supported by the majority.

Aggrieved Councilor Surjeet Singh was upset as no date for moving the no confidence motion was decided. He alleged that he was unable to return home and meet his family, as he had been under immense pressure to withdraw his motion.

The DC claimed it was the first day of the investigation into the disqualification of member Tarsem Chawdhary; the order was dated February 15. The state government had assigned the investigation to the ADC and it was supposed to conclude it by March 2, Kritika said.

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“We will continue to lobby the US Congress and government against India’s treatment of Muslims” https://citruscongress2012.org/we-will-continue-to-lobby-the-us-congress-and-government-against-indias-treatment-of-muslims/ Sun, 20 Feb 2022 16:41:33 +0000 https://citruscongress2012.org/we-will-continue-to-lobby-the-us-congress-and-government-against-indias-treatment-of-muslims/ In a forceful and impassioned interview, where her anger and anguish are clearly visible, the executive director of Hindus for Human Rights, a US-based civil society organization, said her organization will “definitely step up and step up” its efforts to pressure the United States. Congress and the Biden administration are speaking out against Hindutva and […]]]>

In a forceful and impassioned interview, where her anger and anguish are clearly visible, the executive director of Hindus for Human Rights, a US-based civil society organization, said her organization will “definitely step up and step up” its efforts to pressure the United States. Congress and the Biden administration are speaking out against Hindutva and India’s treatment of minorities and Muslims in particular.

Sunita Viswanath says the Modi government represents “a fascist India” and added that it is important for Hindus to fight Hindutva. “The majority community needs to wake up,” she said. “The fact that Hindus are silent is alarming and dangerous…if Hindus do not participate, it is impossible to fight Hindutva.”

In a 30-minute interview with Karan Thapar for The Wire, Sunita Viswanath explained why her organization played a leading role, along with 16 other civil society organizations in the United States, in lobbying Congress. American against the treatment of Muslims and minorities in India on the 12th and 26th of January. She said she did so because “the world must understand that something is wrong in India…India is on a very dangerous path.”

Speaking further about the two congressional briefings on India’s treatment of Muslims that she organized, she said, “We are American citizens. We have the power to influence and inspire US lawmakers and the Biden administration to speak out. She added “it didn’t happen enough”.

Sunita Viswanath strongly rejected claims by Foreign Ministry spokesperson Arindam Bagchi that the event organizers were biased against India. She said, “India is talking about partiality? I would say that the allegations of bias are themselves biased. She said her organization had a moral duty “to raise awareness of the deterioration of democracy and human rights in India”. She added: “We are worried because we love India deeply.”

She also said she was speaking in defense of true Hinduism, a religion she loves, which would not tolerate or accept otherness from Muslims.

Sunita Viswanath specifically attacked and criticized MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi for giving the impression that the Congress briefings were only organized by the Indian American Muslim Council and for deliberately ignoring the fact that 16 other organizations were involved. His, Hindus for Human Rights, played a key role. She strongly rejected claims that ADRIC is biased and anti-Indian. She said of them: “They are our close partners. We trust them. We have a close partnership. They are not anti-Indian.

Sunita Viswanath clarified that former Vice President Hamid Ansari’s invitation to speak at the US Congressional briefing came from her organization, Hindus for Human Rights: “I personally phoned Hamid Ansari”, she said. “Our video crew went to his house to do the recording.” She said he is “an aged statesman” adding “he is grace and dignity personified”.

Sunita Viswanath strongly rejected the insinuations made by Arindam Bagchi that Mr Ansari was speaking biased against India. She said he spoke in a truthful and balanced way.

Speaking about the treatment of Muslims, Sunita Viswanath said, “Muslims in India are existentially threatened.”

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Mayawati slams Congress government in Punjab, calls it ‘anti-Dalit’ https://citruscongress2012.org/mayawati-slams-congress-government-in-punjab-calls-it-anti-dalit/ Tue, 08 Feb 2022 14:59:00 +0000 https://citruscongress2012.org/mayawati-slams-congress-government-in-punjab-calls-it-anti-dalit/ BSP supremo Mayawati on Tuesday lambasted successive Congress governments in Central and Punjab for their alleged anti-Dalit stance and policies. The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) has decided to ally with the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) in Punjab for the February 20 elections so that the aspirations of Dalit stalwarts like Dr BR […]]]>

BSP supremo Mayawati on Tuesday lambasted successive Congress governments in Central and Punjab for their alleged anti-Dalit stance and policies.

The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) has decided to ally with the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) in Punjab for the February 20 elections so that the aspirations of Dalit stalwarts like Dr BR Ambedkar and BSP founder Kanshi Ram, can be met, she said.



Launching the election campaign of her party and her SAD-BSP alliance at a ‘Chon Jan Sabha’ in Dana Mandi here, she said the time has come when the Punjab Congress government must also be shown the door .

Calling the Congress a “jabardast dalit virodhi party” (anti-dalit party), she said the party had always been against weaker and disadvantaged sections including the adivasis, dalits and backward classes.

“The Congress, due to its anti-dalit and anti-poor stance, did not bestow Barat Ratna on either Dr. BR Ambedkar or Kanshi Ram, although they qualified for it in all respects,” he said. – she lamented, adding that the then Congress government at the Center had not announced even a day of mourning for the death of Kanshi Ram.

“The Dalits had to wait for Vice President Singh’s government at the Center to implement the recommendations of the Mandal Commission report and hand over Bharat Ratna to Dr. BR Ambedkar,” she said.

Continuing her anti-Congress rant, she said the party, having been expelled from the Center and the majority of states, has now started the “natakbaji” (drama) of being pro-dalit and pro-backward classes.

Referring to Rahul Gandhi announcing Charanjit Singh Channi as the face of Punjab’s next chief minister, she said she was skeptical of Congress returning to power in the state, “Channi would not have a free hand to lead his government, if at all. Congress returns to power.”

“Remote control will remain in the hands of a non-Dalit and even Channi may be shown the door once the elections are over,” she said, adding that Congress had nominated Channi as the chief ministerial candidate. solely for the purpose of obtaining Dalit votes.

She also criticized Chief Minister Channi “who would not have seen the Congress game plan by declaring it the face of the Chief Minister”, for not remembering the guru of the Dalits, Guru Ravidas, although he paid tribute at a Mandir in Himachal Pradesh after he was declared the next chief minister in the event that Congress manages to return to power in Punjab.

She said she was fully confident that upon coming to power, the face of the alliance’s chief minister, Sukhbir Badal, would launch pro-poor policies and programs along the lines of Uttar Pradesh (under the reign of BSP) in Punjab for the poor to stand up.

“The current Dalit Chief Minister, apart from making announcements, has not taken any action for the welfare of the weaker sections,” she alleged.

Also castigating the BJP for following “anti-dalit and anti-farmer” policies, she said she was confident that none of the BJP’s anti-farmer policies would be implemented in Punjab during the takeover. power by covenant.

All sections, including upper caste members, are “suffering from the bad policies of the BJP government” in the country, she said.

She called on party cadres not to fall prey and be wary of “election promises” and “bhay” (fear) of various parties and vote for alliance candidates across Punjab. “Our party believes in delivering results, as was demonstrated during my tenure as Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh,” she said.

“If the alliance upon coming to power fulfills Kanshi Ram’s aspirations, it will be a great tribute to the BSP founder,” Mayawati added.

The AAP also faced harsh criticism from her when she said the realities on the ground in Delhi were very different from what the party claimed in Punjab. “The AAP failed miserably during the peak of the coronavirus,” she said.

She also sought to dispel the alleged misconception in the country that farmers’ land was grabbed and given to Dalits during her tenure in Uttar Pradesh as Chief Minister.

“No farmer’s land was given to the Dalits during his four terms as Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh,” she said. “Only government land was given.”

“Parivartan (change) for a better future is in your hands,” she said, urging the audience to strengthen Sukhbir Badal’s hands. She also wished former Chief Minister M and SAD Patriarch Parkash Singh Badal a speedy recovery.

“Parkash Singh Badal is filled with the desire to serve the state till his last breath,” she added.

SAD Chairman Sukhbir Singh Badal, who arrived a good hour before Maywati’s arrival on stage, in his address praised Mayawati and criticized Congress for “blocking various plans and projects”, including the “sacred memorial project” at Shri Kuralgarh Sahib near Garhshankar, a place connected with Guru Ravidas’ visit during his lifetime.

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What does Ivanka Trump know about January 6? Congress asks https://citruscongress2012.org/what-does-ivanka-trump-know-about-january-6-congress-asks/ Mon, 07 Feb 2022 05:46:46 +0000 https://citruscongress2012.org/what-does-ivanka-trump-know-about-january-6-congress-asks/ WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump was in the Oval Office with his daughter Ivanka and Vice President’s national security adviser Mike Pence on the morning of Jan. 6, 2021, when he made another push to put pressure on Penny. Trump again told Pence he had a duty to reject Electoral College votes that would […]]]>

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump was in the Oval Office with his daughter Ivanka and Vice President’s national security adviser Mike Pence on the morning of Jan. 6, 2021, when he made another push to put pressure on Penny.

Trump again told Pence he had a duty to reject Electoral College votes that would formalize Democrat Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 presidential election, something the vice president had no authority to do in his ceremonial role in Congress that day.

“You don’t have the guts to make a tough decision,” Trump told Pence, according to congressional testimony. Even after Trump called him a “wimp,” Pence rebuffed the request, later issuing a lengthy statement outlining his conclusion that he had no power to influence the outcome.

At the end of the call, Ivanka Trump turned to retired Lt. Gen. Keith Kellogg and said, “Mike Pence is a good man.”


“Yes, he is,” Kellogg replied.

Now the House committee investigating the riot wants to know what else Ivanka Trump heard and saw that day as they try to piece together the story of the riots and the former president’s role in it. their incentive. Many Trump supporters made frantic efforts to persuade him to intervene, and some directly sought to use his daughter as a go-between.

A committee aide said they hoped she would commit to a time to meet soon.

Throughout her time in the White House, Ivanka Trump was known as a rare voice who could communicate with her father and talk him out of making bad decisions, although her success was mixed. The former first daughter has kept an extraordinary low profile since her father left office and has distanced herself from him and politics since moving to Florida.

But his proximity to him on Jan. 6 could provide the committee with direct access to what Trump was up to during those crucial three hours when his supporters violently stormed the Capitol.

“Ivanka Trump has details about what happened before and on January 6 and the former president’s state of mind as events unfolded,” the rep told The Associated. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla, panel member. Hurry.

It’s highly unusual for congressional investigators to target a family member of a president, but as his father’s top adviser, she was also close to power.

Kellogg disclosed the exchange with the committee, but so far Ivanka Trump, who is protecting her image and public profile, has not spoken to the panel.

The answers could have significant repercussions not just for Donald Trump, who is eyeing a political comeback in 2024, but for those in the Republican Party who have downplayed his role in the insurgency.

A spokeswoman for Ivanka Trump did not respond to multiple requests for comment. But in a statement released in late January, a representative for her noted that Ivanka Trump did not speak at the rally near the White House where the then-president urged his supporters to “fight like one heck” as Congress convened to certify the results of the 2020 election, and said she still believed that “any breach of security or disrespect to our law enforcement is unacceptable.”

The members of the committee hope to go beyond these vague assertions.

Hours after Trump’s call to Pence, Ivanka Trump joined her brother Donald Trump Jr., Rudy Giuliani and Kimberly Guilfoyle under a large tent at the rally to listen to Trump’s speech.

She reportedly told her aides that she “decided to attend only because she had hoped to calm the president down and help keep the event in balance.”

After Trump’s speech, as rioters began smashing through Capitol police barriers and smashing windows, the former president tweeted, “Mike Pence didn’t have the guts to do what should have been done to protect our country and our Constitution…”

This tweet, according to court testimony, only added to the anger fueling the crowd.

Back at the White House, as staff members watched in shock as what unfolded on Pennsylvania Avenue on TV screens placed throughout the West Wing, Trump’s attention was so caught up that he rewinded and rewatched certain moments, according to Stephanie Grisham, a former White House press secretary.

“Look at all the people fighting for me,” Trump said, according to Grisham, who also served as chief of staff to first lady Melania Trump. At one point, the president wondered why staffers weren’t as excited as he watched the unrest unfold.

Kellogg testified that the staff wanted the president to take immediate action to address the violence ravaging the Capitol, but Trump refused.

“Is anyone coming to Potus?” He must tell the protesters to dissipate. Somebody’s gonna get killed,” Alyssa Farrah Griffin, a former White House communications official, texted Ben Williamson, an aide to White House chief of staff Mark Meadows.

“I tried for the last 30 minutes. Literally stormed into the outer oval to get him out first. This is absolutely crazy,” Williamson replied.

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R.S.C., then called Ivanka Trump, arguing that the president is “asking people to leave.”

“We are working on it,” she replied.

At that time, staff members acknowledged that despite the best efforts of Meadows, publicist Kayleigh McEnany and Kellogg, the only person who could reach him would be his daughter.

Ivanka Trump, according to testimony, continued to make at least two “stubborn” attempts to reason with her father as staffers were bombarded with messages from Trump allies pleading with him to quell the violence.

“Can he make a statement. I saw the tweet. Ask people to leave the (Capitol),” Fox News host Sean Hannity sent to Meadows.

But inside the West Wing, Kellogg strongly recommended not asking the president to report to the press room, where a group of reporters would be waiting for him.

“Apparently, some White House staffers believed that an unscripted live appearance by the President in the press amid the violence on Capitol Hill might have escalated the situation,” the lawmakers wrote in their letter to Ivanka Trump.

The president finally agreed to a video statement. Several takes were filmed but not used. In each of the initial takes, according to the committee, he did not ask the rioters to leave.

The final video was posted to Twitter at 4:17 p.m. — nearly two hours after Trump’s initial tweet criticizing Pence.

“It was a fraudulent election, but we can’t play into these people’s hands,” Trump said in the video. “We must have peace. So go home. We love you; you are very special.

Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., vice chair of the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 uprising, said it’s hard ‘to imagine a greater and more serious dereliction of duty. than Trump’s failure to quell the riots.

Trump’s last words that day came at 6:01 p.m. when he tweeted that the 2020 election had been “roughly and viciously stripped of great patriots who have been treated poorly and unfairly for so long.”

He ended with: “Go home with love and in peace. Remember this day forever.

The committee aggressively interviewed witnesses — nearly 500 so far — and subpoenaed Meadows and Trump’s personal attorney. They ask Ivanka Trump to voluntarily cooperate.

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Associated Press writers Jill Colvin in New York and Mary Clare Jalonick in Washington contributed to this report.

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We fully agree with Vijai Sardesai, says Fatorda bloc congress committee https://citruscongress2012.org/we-fully-agree-with-vijai-sardesai-says-fatorda-bloc-congress-committee/ Wed, 02 Feb 2022 20:16:12 +0000 https://citruscongress2012.org/we-fully-agree-with-vijai-sardesai-says-fatorda-bloc-congress-committee/ 03 Feb 2022 | 06:31 IST We fully agree with Vijai Sardesai, says Fatorda bloc congress committee Team Herald FATORDA: The Goa Forward Party (GFP) and the Congress have sworn to respect the will of the people to dismiss the dictatorial Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Speaking to the media, the incumbent Fatorda Block Congress President […]]]>
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We fully agree with Vijai Sardesai, says Fatorda bloc congress committee

Team Herald

FATORDA: The Goa Forward Party (GFP) and the Congress have sworn to respect the will of the people to dismiss the dictatorial Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Speaking to the media, the incumbent Fatorda Block Congress President Yogesh Nagvekar said, “The most important and credible factor in these elections is the Goa team. The BJP has only been indulging in scams, especially the employment scam, which affects young people. The massive rise in prices and the collapse of the market are due to their bad policies. The BJP must be sent home. Many parties have imported into Goa from Delhi, Kolkata etc. but they are only here to split the votes. Only Team Goa, Congress and GFP, can deliver Goa from the clutches of the anti-people BJP and govern Goa as the Goans want.

Bloc President Chidambar Chanekar and Vice President Niaz Ahmed were also present on the occasion. Chanekar called on all Fatordekars not to fall prey to gifts and false promises and to support Vijai Sardesai. Ahmed pointed out that it was the duty of every true Congressman and Congressman to support Sardesai in Fatorda and elect him with a huge margin.

GFP Chairman Vijai Sardesai thanked the Fatorda bloc’s congress committee for adhering to the alliance’s “dharma” and supporting Team Goa.

“I promise them and all the people of Goa that I will ensure that a Congress led government is in power for the next 5 years. People should compare the new Congress which has presented 75 % new faces in these elections, in the BJP, almost 50% of whose candidates are defectors or from families of defectors, that’s why I’m sure that with this Congress, all the garbage of which has gone to the BJP , the GFP will stay together for 5 years and give Goa a government that will listen and work for the people of Goa I will not only work to get my candidates elected but I will also visit the constituencies of Congress candidates to work for their victory This pre-poll alliance is a manifestation of my vision for Team Goa and we have made sacrifices for it.Today I visited Ponda where GFP had a strong candidate in Dada Naik.But Dada and I have jointly ann enced our support for Congress candidate Rajesh Verekar. Both Congress and the GFP follow the “dharma” of the alliance and will adhere to post-poll expectations. We will be together for the next 5 years. This pre-election alliance was what I was looking for 5 years ago, but, as Digvijay Singh tweeted some time ago, the opportunist Luizinho Faleiro sabotaged every chance to prevent the BJP from getting to the to be able to. The same Luizinho has now dropped out of Congress and sold out to a party in Kolkata. But this time it’s different. We Congress and GFP stand together for Goa, and we will win and form a pro-people government to save Goa for future generations,” Sardesai said.

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