Less than a week after the infamous U.S. Capitol siege took place, many conservative talking heads – perhaps in an attempt to protect President Donald Trump from the nuclear fall-out – are claiming that ANTIFA terrorists were responsible for the mayhem that ultimately resulted in five people dead.
Gateway Pundit founder Jim Hoft has pushed the narrative that ANTIFA was behind the attacks for days:
Look at the violent activists here in black. What does that tell you? https://t.co/kV11E1UPwp
— Jim Hoft (@gatewaypundit) January 10, 2021
— Jim Hoft (@gatewaypundit) January 10, 2021
One Black Lives Matter activist apparently made it into the Capitol during the rally, which is being used as proof of a massive ANTIFA conspiracy:
Notice he organized BLM/Antifa to storm the Capitol on the 6th later then "catch and released" pic.twitter.com/0MvK8AdIiY
— Millie Weaver 🇺🇸 (@Millie__Weaver) January 9, 2021
The Utah man told 2 News he was there to document the protests. He is seen in the video moments after a woman was shot and killed trying to break through a window in the U.S. Capitol. You can hear from him tonight at 10. pic.twitter.com/WRwtupKZ3y
— Heidi Hatch (@tvheidihatch) January 7, 2021
Another video of random persons yelling “ANTIFA” at an individual banging on windows is also being used to claim widespread conspiracy:
Stop listening to MSM lies. I was there in DC. Antifa started to break windows but stops by Trump supporters. pic.twitter.com/4KN2EueEJ9
— Emma Right (@emmbeliever) January 7, 2021
However, investigative work by Big League Politics shows that there is no real evidence showing that this event was promulgated or set up by ANTIFA and the political establishment.
In fact, there is more evidence showing that this was a spontaneous uprising of angry patriots who have been pushed past the breaking point.
As a reporter who was embedded in the thick of the chaotic scene, I personally witnessed protesters singing “God Bless America” and “I’m Proud to be an American” while they were being tear gassed and flash banged by authorities.
Protesters were risking life and limb to climb up scaffolding to wave the American flag and boldly display their patriotism. Chants included “USA! USA!” and “We the People,” with constitutional iconography being found everywhere.
Some of the footage can be seen in this news report from ITV News:
As crazy as the real time clips were throughout the day, this segment has to be the best and most surreal perspective yet pic.twitter.com/sH2SrUN99e
— Liam Donovan (@LPDonovan) January 7, 2021
Does this seem like the optics of an ANTIFA rally, or a pro-American uprising? Big Tech entities are scrambling to censor footage of the rally so that they can control the narrative about what actually took place, so people cannot understand this was a pro-freedom revival in the vein of the Founding Fathers.
Additionally, much of the “evidence” showing that prominent protesters seen inside the Capitol were ANTIFA has already been debunked.
That's a tattoo from the video game "Dishonored." It is not a hammer and sickle or Antifa logo. pic.twitter.com/e9qHls6sZE
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) January 6, 2021
This article in the Washington Times is reprehensible nonsense. XRVision made no such claim. The individuals identified in the photo are white supremacists, one of whom is Matt Heimbach. The source of the image is from PhillyAntifa, which identifies white supremacist extremists. pic.twitter.com/wsDY3EjXUE
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) January 7, 2021
Conservatives claiming that the demonstrators dressed in black was proof that they were ANTIFA. However, Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio noted that members of his group were going dark for the rally to make it more difficult to be targeted with the additional heat on the organization.
“We will not be wearing our traditional Black and Yellow,” said Tarrio, who was banned from Washington D.C. during the rally.
“We might dress in all BLACK for the occasion,” he added.
Disingenuous commentators on the Right have been posting videos to make it appear as if the police stood down and allowed protesters to come in. However, an aerial video of the display shows that the cops were simply overwhelmed by the popular revolt:
This video of the siege of the Capitol on TikTok is crazy and different than I had seen pic.twitter.com/JXwvKVLjxB
— Matt Jones (@KySportsRadio) January 7, 2021
Another measure being pointed to as proof of a conspiracy is the denial of excessive force by authorities on the day of the protest.
Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund, who has since resigned from his post, said that he was denied a request to bring in the National Guard. He said that nobody anticipated that protesters would rush the Capitol.
“We knew it would be bigger,” Sund said to the Washington Post. “We looked at the intelligence. We knew we would have large crowds, the potential for some violent altercations. I had nothing indicating we would have a large mob seize the Capitol.”
It also could have been decisions made in response to Black Lives Matter activism that limited the police presence during the rally:
To those pointing out that tear gas was used at times, this law applies to DC Police, not Capitol Police. Federal officers are exempt under this law.
— Cabot Phillips (@cabot_phillips) January 7, 2021
The martyr from the rally, patriotic Air Force veteran Ashli Babbitt, is being downplayed so these conservative outlets can promote their convenient ANTIFA conspiracy narrative. Some entities are even dragging her name through the mud in a pathetic and embarrassing attempt to save face.
A witness who saw Babbit executed by police spoke out about what he had seen after the fact:
This guy was next to the woman shot and killed in cold blood by Capitol Hill Police. Could’ve been anyone, completely unacceptable!!! pic.twitter.com/dk0AneW3B9
— Assistant Groyper (@AsstGroyper) January 6, 2021
Conservative influencers owe it to their followings to tell the truth about what happened at least week’s Capitol rally instead of spinning the situation for their own ends.
The fake news lies from the Left should be expected, but the deception from the Right – fomented by outlets desperate to protect their bottom line, their grift, or their agenda – is simply abominable.
Sen. Josh Hawley Folds? Blames Trump for ‘Inflammatory, Irresponsible, Wrong’ Comments
Hawley is no leader.
Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) has been criticized for leading the GOP’s electoral college objection amidst widespread allegations of voter fraud, and he has responded by throwing former President Donald Trump under the bus.
Hawley issued a statement to oppose the impeachment of Trump following the conclusion of his presidency, which is unprecedented and unlawful, in which he threw Trump under the bus and essentially blamed him for the violence in the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.
HAWLEY: "I think ex-president's rhetoric on the day was inflammatory. I think it was irresponsible. I think it was wrong. But I think that this impeachment effort is, I mean, I think it's blatantly unconstitutional. It's a really really, really dangerous precedent."
— Lindsay Wise (@lindsaywise) January 25, 2021
In the aftermath of the violence, many left-wing voices accused Hawley of sedition and treason for asking for an investigation into a laundry list of irregularities that have been widely ignored by authorities.
There have even been calls by Democrats to revoke the will of the people by ejecting Hawley from office in order to punish him for drawing attention to voter fraud, as Big League Politics has reported:
Conventional wisdom can often be misleading and at times dangerous if we believe in it too strongly.
Take for example West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin. He is constantly marketed as the Democrats’ most moderate Senator. There is a grain of truth to this. Manchin has publicly stated that he opposes ending the filibuster and has also poured cold water on $2,000 stimulus checks. But that’s where the moderation ends.
Manchin is now saying that the Senate should entertain the idea of expelling Senators Josh Hawley (R-MO) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) by using the 14th Amendment over their recent decision to challenge the Electoral College results.
On PBS’s Firing Line, Manchin said the Senate should look into the option after right-wing activists stormed the Capitol on January 6, 2021. Manchin is of the opinion that President Donald Trump and Senators like Hawley and Cruz “incited” these demonstrators.
“That should be a consideration,” Manchin stated. “He understands that. Ted’s a very bright individual, and I get along fine with Ted, but what he did was totally outside of the realm of our responsibilities or our privileges.”
According to the 14th Amendment, no elected official “shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof. But Congress may by a vote of two-thirds of each House, remove such disability.”
Hyped up leftist pundits believe that the 14th amendment is applicable to Cruz and Hawley due to how they allegedly “incited” the riot by talking about electoral fraud and pointing out electoral irregularities.
Hawley finally caved under the pressure, and he has shown he is not the man to take the reigns to lead the America First movement after Trump.
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