Your Weekend Message From The Master

Kent Anderson
The Left Is Right
Published in
7 min readJun 9, 2024

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(Editor’s note: Charles Pierce writes daily at The Esquire Politics Blog at Esquire.com. He is an award-winning writer and author, most recently Idiot America. Every weekend, he sends out a weekly newsletter to subscribers, of which, I am one. From now through the election, I will post his weekend musings on here)

June 8, 2024.

This week, members of the Pennsylvania legislature invited Capitol Police officers Harry Dunn and Aquilino Gonelli to be part of a ceremony in which they were honored for their defense of the Capitol on January 6, 2021. Against all possible odds, to say nothing of common decency, their appearance was not universally popular with the members of the Party Of Lincoln. From The Washington Post:

As the two men — both of whom were injured by rioters on Jan. 6 — were introduced, the House floor descended into chaos. According to Democratic lawmakers, several GOP lawmakers hissed and booed, with a number of Republicans walking out of the chamber in protest.

“I heard some hissing and I saw about eight to 10 of my Republican colleagues walk out angrily as they were announced as police officers from the U.S. Capitol on January 6,” state Rep. Arvind Venkat (D) said in a phone interview Thursday. “I was shocked and appalled,” he added. According to Venkat, the commotion lasted about five minutes. Fewer than 100 lawmakers, evenly divided between Republicans and Democrats, were present in the chamber before the chaotic scene unfolded, he said.

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Kent Anderson
The Left Is Right

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