OK, Y'know I could be writing this morning about how Wendy Bell got angry for being called "Comrade Wendy" this weekend:
Today befor her @newsmax re-run, Wendy Bell@takes to @Twitch to let her sheep know her fee fees are hurt because people are calling her Comrade Wendy for spreading Russian talking points.— Comrade Wendy Fan Club (@JonInPGH) February 27, 2022
PLEASE DO NOT CALL WENDY BELL COMRADE WENDY! pic.twitter.com/BeS3lFmRcR
I was hoping she'd be upset at being outed for passing Russian misinformation but kudos to Jon for getting under the Angel of Death's skin like that.
No. I'd rather write about this from the Washington Post:
A simmering feud between rally organizers, including longtime Trump adviser Katrina Pierson and Republican fundraiser Caroline Wren, over who should speak that day was boiling over, culminating in a call to the U.S. Park Police, according to interviews with people familiar with the incident as well as text messages and police radio recordings reviewed by The Washington Post.
Now you might be asking where I'm going with this.
Patience is a virgin, as Archie Bunker once said.
Your clue, grasshopper, is found here:
The call to police was made by Kylie Jane Kremer, executive director at Women for America First, a pro-Trump group that held the permit for the rally, who was aligned with Pierson in trying to keep some of Wren’s proposed speakers from addressing the crowd. Kremer confirmed in a statement to The Post that she called the Park Police.
Wren, who was listed on the permit for the rally as a “VIP ADVISOR,” had with others organized an initial spreadsheet of potential speakers that included far-right conspiracy theorists such as Alex Jones and Ali Alexander, planning documents obtained by The Post show. The final list of Jan. 6 speakers was personally approved by Trump and did not include Jones and Alexander, according to those documents and people involved in the planning, who like others interviewed for this article, spoke on the condition of anonymity.
There it is - Women for America First.
Can you guess who was on their VIP list?
From The Uprising:
The Uprising has obtained internal documents from the planning of the January 6 “March To Save America” rally at the White House Ellipse that immediately preceded the attack on the U.S. Capitol building.These documents, which you can read below, include a four page list of 109 “important guests” from at least 18 states. The guests were invited to the rally by the pro-Trump organization Women For America First, which “largely organized” the event.
As I wrote last October, Pennsylvania State Senator Doug Mastriano was on that list.
As pointed out by The Post, there were a number of competing groups vying for control of the rally.
On one side stood Women for America First, led by Amy Kremer, a Republican operative who helped found the tea party movement. The group initially wanted to hold a kind of extended oral argument, with multiple speakers making their case for how the election had been stolen.
On the other was Stop the Steal, a new, more radical group that had recruited avowed racists to swell its ranks and wanted the President to share the podium with Alex Jones, the radio host banned from the world’s major social media platforms for hate speech, misinformation and glorifying violence. Stop the Steal organizers say their plan was to march on the Capitol and demand that lawmakers give Trump a second term.
And guess (just guess) who was on Stop The Steal's Wild Protest VIP list?
That would also be Pennsylvania State Senator Doug Mastriano - as I wrote about in January 2021.
So Doug. You seemed to be attached to both groups.
I haven't seen you comment on this publicly - why?
How entwined are you in the events leading up to the January riot?
Are you getting worried that the January 6 Committee is going to want to talk to you about it?