Their sentences were commuted by Jimmy Carter. The capitol building has been bombed multiple times, including by the Weather Underground and a former Harvard professor who opposed US involvement in WWI. In 1967, the Black Panthers stormed the California capitol building with shotguns, rifles and handguns, leading Ronald Reagan to pass some of California's first gun control laws.
Anyone talking about "unprecedented terrorist acts" or "the last time this happened, it was the British in 1814" is just doing more "norms and guardrails" moralizing. Can you imagine if these Trump supporters shot representatives? Do you think anyone would be commuting their sentences after 20 years, when politicians are agitating for sedition/capital punishment-eligible charges for these people?
The capitol has been the site of multiple bombings, shootings, assassination attempts, and stormings for centuries. Pretending its an unbespoiled sacred Church which has never been penetrated so vulgarly is just ahistorical.
Texas reps who committed treason
Michael Burgess (TX)
Jodey Arrington (TX)
John Carter (TX)
Michael Cloud (TX)
Pat Fallon (TX)
Louie Gohmert (TX)
Lance Gooden (TX)
Ronny Jackson (TX)
Troy Nehls (TX)
August Pfluger (TX)
Pete Sessions (TX)
Beth Van Duyne (TX)
Randy Weber (TX)
Roger Williams (TX)
Ron Wright (TX)
Ted Cruz (TX)
Let’s vote these seditious fuckers out
This forum consists of a tiny minority of mostly hardcore fans. This subreddit technically has a population of 400,000 members, but the active community is probably, at most, 50,000 people based on the number of active users throughout the week and the most upvoted posts of all time. According to the CEO of Wizards of the Coast, there were approximately 9.5 million active players of D&D 5th Edition as of 2017. That means we make up roughly half a percent of the total player base.
I bring this up to provide some perspective to opinions we often present as established facts like Monk = bad or Sorcerer = bad. The majority of more casual players might not have these opinions. They might not judge the game by the same criteria that hardcore fans do, and so come to different conclusions about their game experiences. For example, they might not care or even know that one option deals 3 DPR more than another option (I know most complaints are more nuanced than this, but I have heard this complaint multiple times).
This is not to say that criticism is bad or that any particular criticism is wrong. I just think the wide and varied audience of the game is one of the reasons WotC pushes the idea that “all rules are optional.” So that you feel empowered to change something that doesn’t align with how your particular group plays the game. That’s why I originally joined this forum: so I could learn how to DM better by adjusting the game to better suit my players.
Madison Cawthorn (11th District) Ted Budd (13th District) David Rouzer (7th District) Richard Hudson (8th District) Dan Bishop (9th District)
This is a list of California Representatives who voted for YEA for sedition:
Mike Garcia - CA 25th Santa Clarita
Ken Calvert - CA 42nd Corona
Darrel Issa - CA 50th El Cajon
Kevin McCarthy - CA 23rd Bakersfield (Minority Leader who called for the vote)
Jay Obernotle - CA 8th Big Bear
Doug LaMalfa - CA 1st Richvale
Devin Nunes - CA 22nd Tulare
One of only seven representatives who chose not to show their face and stand up for democracy:
Young Kim - CA 39th La Habra
Michelle Steel - CA 48th Seal Beach
David Valadao is in quarantine and hasn't been sworn in yet
Source (I made this myself so please point out any corrections):
Edit: Michelle Steel has Covid-19 too, unknown how this affected anything