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The House panel on the January 6 Capitol riots is alleging that Trump and his associates may have engaged in a criminal conspiracy to stop Congress from certifying the election of Joe Biden. Last week, the January 6 Select Committee issued subpoenas for 14 Republicans who were slated as “alternate” electors. As more Capitol rioters are brought to trial , they are getting sentenced to jail time up to five years––despite their tears and expressions of remorse. For example, a Florida man who threw a fire extinguisher at police has been sentences to five years , the longest sentence yet handed down in the Capitol riots trials. The move comes amidst a call for stricter sentences. One federal judge is consistently giving people who stormed the Capitol on January 6 more time than prosecutors ask for , saying “There have to be consequences for participating in an attempted violent overthrow of the government, beyond sitting at home.” A hairdresser who was connected with QAnon and stormed the Capitol has been sentenced to two weeks in jail . The Capitol rioter who said she wanted to shoot Pelosi “in the friggin’ brain” has pled guilty to a misdemeanor for illegally protesting. Recently, Chief U.S. District Judge Beryl A. Howell of Washington has challenged the Justice Department’s punishments for the Capitol rioters , wondering why they are being fined $1.5m when taxpayers are footing a whopping $500 bill. Paul Hodgkins, a crane operator from Florida, has the dubious honor of being […]