Midwestern Pet Foods Recalls Certain Pet Food Products Due To Potentially Fatal Levels Of Toxin

Colorado congressional delegation’s reaction to violence in Washington, D.C.

Following are reactions of Colorado’s congressional members, as well as national politicians, to the violence that has broken out in Washington, D.C. The story will be continuously updated.

Rep. Ken Buck (R)

Thank you for keeping us safe. https://t.co/5odrNJBBoJ

— Congressman Ken Buck (@RepKenBuck) January 6, 2021

Rep. Jason Crow (D)

Rep. Diana DeGette (D)

Rep. Doug Lamborn (R)

Rep. Joe Neguse (D)

Sen. Michael Bennet (D)

President Donald Trump

Vice President Mike Pence

Gohmert Asks Supreme Court to Intervene in Election Fight

A Republican congressman filed a last-ditch bid at the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse President Donald Trump’s election defeat, asking the justices to intervene just as protesters forced a halt to the joint congressional session that was set to ratify Joe Biden’s victory.

Representative Louie Gohmert of Texas asked the court to block Vice President Mike Pence from invoking the law that has governed the formal vote-counting session since the 19th century. Gohmert’s ultimate aim is to have the election decided by the House of Representatives, which under the 12th Amendment would vote by state delegations.

Pence said earlier Wednesday he has no power to reverse Trump’s defeat.

Four lower court judges — all Republican appointees — have summarily rejected Gohmert’s lawsuit, and the Supreme Court has already turned away two efforts to overturn Biden’s victory in pivotal states, each time without any public dissent. In addition, the justices have deferred acting on a Trump bid to overturn Biden’s win in Pennsylvania.

Donald Trump Says Election “Was Stolen From Us” But Tells Protesters To Go Home – Then Adds “We Love You”

President Donald Trump has posted a new video on  social media in which he again falsely claimed the election “was stolen from us” and that he won it in a “landslide,” but he did call on protesters at the U.S. Capitol to “go home now.”

Then he ended his minutelong video by saying to his supporters: “We love you. You’re very special.” Watch it below.

Earlier in the clip, the president said: “We have to have peace. We have to have law and order. We have to respect our great people in law and order. We don’t want anybody hurt.”

Joe Biden Calls Capitol Chaos An “Unprecedented Assault” On American Democracy

He added: “There’s never been a time like this where such a thing happened, where they could take it away from all of us — from me, from you, from our country. This was a fraudulent election, but we can’t play into the hands of these people. We have to have peace.”

Trump’s message came as the National Guard was called out to assist police in dealing with the thousands of protesters who stormed the Capitol Building this morning as Congress was in session to count the Electoral College votes and certify the results of the presidential election. At least one person has been shot, and D.C. Police Chief Robert J. Conti III said “several officers” have been injured.


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Oil Futures Settle Higher As Data Shows Drop In Stockpiles

Crude oil futures settled notably higher on Wednesday after data showed a drop in U.S. crude inventories last week, and Saudi Arabia said it would significantly reduce its production in the next two months.

West Texas Intermediate Crude oil futures for February ended higher by $0.70 or about 1.4% at $50.63 a barrel, the highest settlement in more than 10 months.

Brent crude futures were gaining about $0.40 at $54.01 a barrel.

Data released by Energy Information Administration (EIA) this morning showed crude inventories in the U.S. dropped by 8 million barrels in the week to January 1, nearly 4 times the expected drop.

Gasoline stocks were up 4.5 million barrels last week, while distillate stockpiles were up 6.4 million barrels.

The American Petroleum Institute reported late Tuesday that U.S. crude inventories fell by 1.663 million barrels last week, after a draw of 4.785 million barrels the previous week. However, there were sharp jumps in gasoline and distillates stockpiles.

Saudi Arabia announced on Tuesday that it would cut its crude output by an additional 1 million barrels per day over the next two months.

This move by Saudi Arabia means the OPEC+ will be reducing output by 8.125 million barrels per day and 8.05 million barrels per day in February and March, respectively.

Pro-Trump protester shot at Capitol, reportedly in critical condition

GRAPHIC VIDEO: Woman in critical condition after shooting at Capitol

New video released on ‘Bill Hemmer Reports’ purporting to show individual injured by gunfire in Washington

Amid chaos at the U.S. Capitol, one woman was shot in the neck and reportedly remains in critical condition. 

Video shows the woman, a pro-Trump protester, falling to the ground and becoming limp after she was shot in the chest. The woman was transported away from the Capitol just before 3 p.m. It’s not yet clear who fired the shot. 

Fox News is told the woman is at an area hospital and remains in critical condition.

This is a breaking news story. Please check back for updates. 

Midwestern Pet Foods Recalls Certain Pet Food Products Due To Potentially Fatal Levels Of Toxin

Midwestern Pet Foods Inc. has recalled certain lots of Sportmix pet food products that may contain potentially fatal levels of toxin “aflatoxin” that has been linked to the deaths of dozens of dogs.

Aflatoxin is a toxin produced by the mold Aspergillus flavus which can grow on corn and other grains used as ingredients in pet food. At high levels, aflatoxin can cause illness and death in pets.

The pet food company has recalled nine lots of Sportmix pet food products. Lot code information may be found on the back of bag and will appear in a three-line code, with the top line in format “EXP 03/03/22/05/L#/B###/HH:MM”, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said in its website.

The FDA said it is aware of at least 28 deaths and eight illnesses in dogs that ate the recalled product.

The FDA advised that pet owners should stop feeding their pets the recalled products, remove the food and make sure no other animals have access to the recalled product.

The FDA and the Missouri Department of Agriculture are working with the pet food company to determine whether any additional products may have been made with the same ingredients containing potentially fatal levels of aflatoxin, the FDA said.