U.S. Capitol Rioters Included GOP Officials, QAnon Followers, Republican Donors, Patriot Movement
As individuals are rounded up and prosecuted for attending last week’s riot in the U.S. Capitol, a clear picture is emerging of who conducted the attack. It was not ANTIFA agitators, but Trump supporters who decided to make a stand.
An analysis of 120 individuals arrested or seen in the riot has shown that Republican Party officials and donors were involved in the historic Capitol siege. They were joined by QAnon supporters, members of patriotic groups, and even a handful of extremists.
Two individuals identified as participating in the melee, Lonnie Leroy Coffman and Cleveland Grover Meredith Jr., are vocal Trump supporters. Three QAnon supporters – Doug Jensen, Tara Coleman and Jake Chansley – were involved as well. Chansley has gained infamy as the QAnon Shaman, marching into the House chamber shirtless with viking horns.
This flies in the face of what many Republican lawmakers and pro-Trump talking heads are saying in the aftermath of the siege. They are trying to claim that it was really ANTIFA who was behind this in a desperate attempt to save face with the media.
“If the reports are true, some of the people who breached the Capitol today were not Trump supporters. They were masquerading as Trump supporters and, in fact, were members of the violent terrorist group ANTIFA,” Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) said.
“And so, by the time I got out there 20 minutes, 30 minutes before Trump finished his speech there were already hundreds of thousands of people ahead of me marching. And before Trump ever took the stage, ANTIFA, dressed up – over a hundred of them – as patriots, was there,” Infowars host Alex Jones said.
However, journalist Andy Ngo, an expert on ANTIFA domestic terrorism, says that he has seen no evidence that ANTIFA was involved or capable of co-opting a rally in such a manner.
“The people occupying the Capitol building do not look like ANTIFA people dressed in Trump gear or Trump costumes,” Ngo told The Washington Examiner.
“I have seen no evidence that they are able to coordinate a mass infiltration on this scale before, so I’m really skeptical that they would have been able to do it here without any of that information leaking out,” he added.
Big League Politics has debunked the lie that ANTIFA was behind the riots:
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…
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…
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.
Whether the rioters in the Capitol were patriots or terrorists will be up to historians to decide, but it is becoming clear that this was an authentic spontaneous uprising of Americans who have had enough of Congressional corruption.