The NC GOP needs to pay close attention to this:
A U.S. judge said there is a risk that Donald Trump's supporters could still carry out attacks similar to the deadly Jan. 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol, noting the former president's "near-daily fulminations" about his election loss have not subsided.
U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson made the remark in a written decision on Wednesday explaining why she would continue to jail Cleveland Meredith Jr. while he awaits trial on charges that he texted about "putting a bullet" in U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's head.
Recently the NC Republican Party announced that Trump's speech(es) at their 2021 Convention would be open to the public and media outlets, and you can bet he will spew more of this "election was stolen!" garbage once that mic is turned on. That convention begins 3 days from now, turning Greenville into a circus town. More from the judge:
"The steady drumbeat that inspired defendant (Meredith) to take up arms has not faded away; six months later, the canard that the election was stolen is being repeated daily on major news outlets and from the corridors of power in state and federal government, not to mention in the near-daily fulminations of the former President," Jackson said in her partially redacted ruling.
Jackson noted that the charges against Meredith were particularly serious.
"Not only did defendant threaten to wreak mayhem in general in the nation’s capital, he used graphic and misogynistic language to threaten to kill particular public figures in the District in specific and violent ways," Jackson said.
One of Trump's "very fine people," no doubt. QAnon is talking about having a Burmese-style military coup to put Trump back in office, and Michael Flynn is all for it:
Flynn, who has become a prominent figure in the QAnon conspiracy theory, was a main attraction at the event, held at the Omni Hotel in Dallas. In a video shared on Twitter, an attendee asks Flynn: "I want to know why what happened in Myanmar can't happen here."
The crowd immediately cheers, followed by Flynn's response: "No reason. I mean, it should happen here."
QAnon communities have praised the Myanmar coup and endorsed the idea that it should happen in the US, according to Media Matters for America.
In 2017, Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his communications with Russia. He later accused the Justice Department of entrapment and moved to withdraw his guilty plea. In November, Trump pardoned him.
No doubt these QAnon nutters will be all over Greenville this weekend. *sigh*