* “The insurrection took place on Nov. 3, election day. January 6th was the protest.”–Insurrectionist former President Donald Trump, still living his lies.
* “When (Trump) ran for re-election, he lost to Joe Biden.”–Former Republican governor of New Jersey Chris Christie, who still hopes, somehow, to be a presidential player in 2024.
* “The president’s refusal to require compliance with the law laid the foundation for the violations.”–Excerpt from a report from the office of Special Counsel Henry Kerner that more than a dozen Trump officials violated the Hatch Act by mixing governing with campaigning before the 2020 elections.
* “100 percent”: The chance that Trump will run again in 2024, according to former Trump chief of staff Reince Priebus.
* “Political leaders who sit silently in the face of these false and dangerous (Trump) claims are aiding a former president who is at war with the rule of law and the Constitution.”–Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo.
* Badge of dishonor. If Steve Bannon winds up serving time—from 30 days to one year—for defying a subpoena from the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol siege, it will, he knows, only improve his brand in Trump world.
* “One hundred percent of my focus is standing up to this administration.”–Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell reminding America, yet again, of his party-first priorities. Barack Obama would, alas, understand.
* According to Forbes magazine rankings, Trump is no longer one of the 400 richest people in America. While no one disputes that he’s wealthy, Trump’s net worth has always been considerably less than he claimed publicly.