— Geoff Bennett (@GeoffRBennett) <a href="//twitter.com/GeoffRBennett/status/1369394735673188359?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">March 9, 2021</a></blockquote><script async="" charset="utf-8" src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js"></script><blockquote class="twitter-tweet">
— Greg Walters (@thegregwalters) <a href="//twitter.com/thegregwalters/status/1369390716326207502?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">March 9, 2021</a></blockquote><script async="" charset="utf-8" src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js"></script><p>In a written court filing prosecutors argued their case against Klein, the first Trump administration official known to be arrested in connection with the insurrection.</p><p>"Despite his oath to support and defend the Constitution, Klein demonstrated his contempt for that oath, the legitimate functions of the government, and for the Constitution itself when he assaulted officers in an attempt to stop the certification of a lawful election," prosecutors wrote to the court, <a href="//www.cnn.com/2021/03/09/politics/federico-klein-trump-state-department-capitol-riot/index.html" rel="noopener" target="_blank">CNN reports</a>. "By his actions on January 6, 2021, Klein abdicated his responsibilities to the country and the Constitution."</p><p>"Klein's behavior revealed that his true allegiance lies elsewhere," prosecutors also told the court, and said his "actions on January 6, 2021, appear to be a considered decision to place himself above the law; not only did he demonstrate an unwillingness to follow lawful orders, but he also showed a blatant disregard for his commitments to those in authority."</p><p>Prosecutors also detail what they say Klein did at the Capitol the day of the the insurrection.</p><p>Klwein, the complaint reads, engaged in "hand-to-hand combat," and "made his way to the front of the mob to fight directly at the doors to the Capitol Building where a line of officers had formed to protect the entrance."</p><p style="padding-left: 30px;"><em>Federico Klein chose to put himself in the thick of the violence aimed at breaking through the center doorway on the Lower West Terrace to gain entrance to the Capitol Building. He used physical violence against officers who were protecting the entrance, and his individual participation in the larger mob heightened the overall violence and dangerousness of the day. Klein was among the first wave of rioters to enter the center archway attempting to breach the door; he first entered the archway at approximately 2:43 p.m., and formed part of the mob inside the tunnel battling officers. He remained inside the tunnel until approximately 3:21 p.m., when officers were able to push the first wave of rioters out of the tunnel and back out onto the terrace.</em></p><p>It also alleges "Klein used the [stolen police] riot shield to assault the front-line officers by violently shoving the shield into their bodies."</p><p>Here's an ABC News report from a few days ago:</p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet">
CAPITOL RIOT ARREST: The FBI has arrested Federico Klein, one of former Pres. Trump's appointees to the U.S. Department of State, for his alleged role in the deadly Capitol siege. <a href="//twitter.com/DavidMuir?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@DavidMuir</a> reports. <a href="//t.co/XXd1rRxW9I">//t.co/XXd1rRxW9I</a> <a href="//t.co/78QFVS1ej9">pic.twitter.com/78QFVS1ej9</a><br/>
— World News Tonight (@ABCWorldNews) <a href="//twitter.com/ABCWorldNews/status/1368154395184074756?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">March 6, 2021</a></blockquote><script async="" charset="utf-8" src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js"></script>
<p><a href="//www.pewresearch.org/politics/2021/03/09/broad-public-support-for-coronavirus-aid-package-just-a-third-say-it-spends-too-much/" target="_blank">Pew Research found</a> that 41 percent of Republicans supported the stimulus bill. But most surprisingly, the survey revealed that 57 percent of Americans view Biden as having done his part trying to work with Republicans for the legislation. Only 42 percent say GOP leaders made a good faith effort to work with the White House and 55 percent saying they didn't. </p><p><br/></p><div class="rm-shortcode"Data-RM-ShortCode-ID ="52d15e697cdba6cf88465a95828ddffa" id="39dac"><blockquote class="Twitter-Tweet Twitter-Custom-Tweet" data-partner="rebelmouse"Data-Twitter-Tweet-ID ="1369388154826985473"><div style="margin:1em 0">new Pew poll finds 70% back covid-relief bill, including 41% of Rs.
“The survey finds 57% say Biden made a good fa… //t.co/3vqBcHcwMB</div> — John Harwood (@John Harwood)<a href="//twitter.com/JohnJHarwood/statuses/1369388154826985473">1615322552.0</a></blockquote></div><p><br/></p><p>Not surprisingly, however, only 28 percent of Republicans view Biden as having made a good faith effort to negotiate and 68 percent think Republicans made good faith efforts to negotiate with Biden. </p><p>Women and people of color are more likely to approve of the stimulus legislation where white men were less likely to be supportive, though the numbers are still 60s for support among the demographic. </p><p>Lower-income families are more likely to be supportive of the stimulus legislation while wealthy Americans are less likely to support it, particularly among wealthy Republicans (81 percent). Lower-income Republicans think it was too little or about right (55 percent).</p><p><a href="//www.pewresearch.org/politics/2021/03/09/broad-public-support-for-coronavirus-aid-package-just-a-third-say-it-spends-too-much/" target="_blank">See the full report. </a></p>