More Capitol Hill Rioters Face Firings Back at Work

By Joseph Pisani and | January 12, 2021

  • January 12, 2021 at 12:45 pm
    Craig Winston Cornell says:
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    An estimated 200,000. people attended the rally in D.C. An estimated 1,000 people broke into the Capitol building.

    199,000. people were truly peaceful protestors. The Constitution of the United States specifically protects peaceful assembly.

    How many of the 190,000. are now being fired for exercising their Constitutional rights?

    Guilt by association is what happens in lawless countries, run by dictators and autocrats. The piling on by Silicon Valley, Big Corporations, the media, politicians, sports stars, Hollywood and now medium sized businesses and regular Americans will not end well. People need to read history.

    The deplorable “chumps” (Biden’s description) who eat at Olive Garden may be forced underground. And that is the most dangerous part of all of it.

    1,000 people are guilty. The rest are not.

    • January 12, 2021 at 12:53 pm
      Rosenblatt says:
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      “How many of the 190,000. are now being fired for exercising their Constitutional rights?”

      As far as I can tell, the answer is zero. Only people who entered the Capitol or said things like “We’re going to storm the Capitol to stop the EC votes from being certified” are being fired.

      Do you have the names of any people who got fired that did NOT enter the Capitol OR explicitly said their intent at the protest was to illegally enter the Capitol and stop the certification from happening?

      • January 12, 2021 at 1:12 pm
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        • January 12, 2021 at 1:22 pm
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          I certainly hope people are not fired for attending a rally. Unless they told their employer they were at work that day!

        • January 12, 2021 at 1:36 pm
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          Yes, I agree peaceful protestors who made zero comments that their intent was to illegally storm the Capitol should not be accosted, threatened or prosecuted.

          However, your first post implied there may be a lot of people in the 190,000 group who peacefully protested who are likely getting fired.

          Do you have any evidence this is happening aside from 2nd hand accounts that some people “are afraid” they’ll be fired?

      • January 12, 2021 at 1:17 pm
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        “The Texas Republican Party removed Walter West, its sergeant-at-arms, from his position after West made comments on Facebook supporting the Capitol siege.” Did not attend but made comments in support of the siege. “Saccone, who posted videos from among the crowd on the grounds outside the Capitol building, stated in a Facebook post that everyone around him was “involved in peaceful, First Amendment assembly.” Made remarks but did not enter. There are more that have been “relieved of their positions” until further investigations are done. Bad people were there, many more are being portrayed as bad that were not, is this what we want our country to turn into? Insurance companies will be busy crafting policies that cover wrongful termination for these kinds of acts, right?

        • January 12, 2021 at 1:39 pm
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          That post wasn’t the one he is being investigated for. It was his post saying “You Accepted ANTIFA burning down your cities… Now Deal with them taking back OUR HOUSE.” Big difference than what you’re claiming started the negative repercussions for his words.

  • January 12, 2021 at 1:05 pm
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  • January 12, 2021 at 1:17 pm
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    • January 12, 2021 at 1:20 pm
      Captain Planet says:
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      Jack,
      What about the strong majority of Americans, Independent, Republican, or otherwise who stand in opposition to those who chose to betray our country?

      • January 12, 2021 at 1:30 pm
        Craig Winston Cornell says:
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        You mean the thousands of people who rioted in multiple cities for months while destroying hundreds of businesses, taking over police stations and burning down random businesses for political purposes?

        You mean THOSE people who chose to betray our country? If so, we finally agree. The people who broke into the Capitol and the people who rioted during the summer ALL betrayed our country.

        Agree, Planet? Speak up with courage for once.

  • January 12, 2021 at 1:18 pm
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    Exactly like I said about the BLM protests, anyone who caused destruction or harmed another person should be held accountable to the letter of the law. Anyone who voiced sedition and took part in the insurrection are domestic terrorists and should face every consequence as a result. Lock them up! Including the Seditionist in Chief. No way should he be allowed the protections he will be afforded for the remainder of his life after what he incited. We have to pay for that. Absolute disgrace!

    • January 12, 2021 at 1:31 pm
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  • January 12, 2021 at 1:41 pm
    Mr. Integrity says:
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    Track, identify, fire, investigate, etc. it is the employer’s prerogative, provided there is due course.

    Once the dust settles and people come to their senses, after all the hysteria and salacious groveling of the congressional democrats, the lawyers will be retained and company handbooks and conduct guidelines will be reviewed as part of discovery.

    People should remember, politics is a local game. This is where it starts and it only gets uglier and more corrupt as you move up.



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