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Weekend update: Capitol rioters lose their jobs, Charlie Kirk’s deleted tweet, and more

Here's what you may have missed this weekend.

Jan 11, 2021, 8:43 am*

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Eilish O'Sullivan

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A man on Twitter got upset after deceased rioter Ashli Babbitt’s past was dredged up. But, as many online quickly pointed out, he had no problem smearing George Floyd. Here's what else caught our attention this weekend:

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  • Capitol rioters are losing their jobs after being exposed
  • Charlie Kirk deletes tweet saying he sent ‘80+ buses full of patriots’ to D.C.
  • Could all Americans be vaccinated against the coronavirus by the summer of 2021?

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Capitol rioters are losing their jobs after being exposed

From losing their jobs to being deplatformed, people who played a role in the Capitol riots continue to face consequences. 

An attorney, professor, and real estate agent are just a few of the people who are out of jobs after being exposed as Capitol rioters. Libby Andrews, a Chicago-based real estate agent who was fired, exposed herself by bragging about “storming” the Capitol on Facebook. “After storming the capital (sic) a good glass of champagne is needed!” she wrote. 

Meanwhile, Nicholas Fuentes and Tim “Baked Alaska” Gionet are among the far-right figures who were banned from DLive after the streaming platform ruled they were “inciting violent and illegal activities.” Ahead of the riots, Baked Alaska called for a "Civil War," and Fuentes floated the idea of killing elected officials. Baked Alaska even streamed himself from inside of the Capitol—despite recently testing positive for COVID-19.

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Catch up on more you may have missed below. 

—Eilish O'Sullivan, news wire editor


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DELETED BUT NOT FORGOTTEN

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Charlie Kirk deletes tweet saying he sent ‘80+ buses full of patriots’ to D.C.

Charlie Kirk, the founder of the conservative student group Turning Point USA (TPUSA), deleted a tweet in which he claimed to be sending more than 80 buses filled with President Donald Trump’s supporters to Washington, D.C. The deleted tweet, uncovered by the Daily Dot on Saturday, was posted just two days before Trump supporters stormed the Capitol in an attempt to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election. 

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  • Blueface accused of sexual assault after pulling down stripper’s thong without consent on Instagram Story📱
  • Influencer found dead in luxe hotel, footage captured final moments 💔
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*First Published: Jan 11, 2021, 3:00 am