The people who attacked the Capitol on January 6, 2021, are terrorists. Anyone who says otherwise is a liar. Let’s start with Tucker Carlson.
Tucker Carlson said the violence on January 6 will be a “footnote” in American history. He’s blamed the FBI for instigating the attack. He claims the Capitol Police allowed the terrorist into the building. He’s downplayed the role of white supremacists in the attack because he is one himself. He claims Ashli Babbit, the terrorist who was shot while forcing her way further into the Capitol, “posed no conceivable threat to anyone.” He claimed that “not a single person in the crowd that day was found to be carrying a firearm” despite court records showing that to be a lie. And he says the attack was NOT an insurrection.
Tucker had different thoughts after a peaceful protest in Atlanta BRIEFLY turned violent.
Marchers gathered to protest the killing of an activist by cops on Wednesday during a raid to clear the construction site of a police training facility that activists have nicknamed “Cop City”. Cops shot and killed activist Manuel Teran, a 26-year-old who they claim shot and wounded a state trooper. The protesters don’t believe the cops.
Would cops lie? During the protests throughout the nation after the murder of George Floyd by cops, entire police departments lied.
During a protest in Buffalo, cops shoved a 75-year-old man to the ground, sustaining a brain injury. The cops kept walking by with none of them helping the elderly man. The Buffalo Police Department issued a statement that the man had tripped. The only problem with that explanation is that 70 million people viewed the footage of the police shoving the man to the ground. Naturally, a grand jury refused to charge any police officers.
After CNN correspondent Omar Jimenez was arrested while covering protests in Minneapolis, the police department issued a statement saying, “In the course of clearing the streets and restoring order at Lake Street and Snelling Avenue, four people were arrested by State Patrol troopers, including three members of a CNN crew. The three were released once they were confirmed to be members of the media.” I guess the cops don’t want CNN because the arrest was live on the air and viewers saw Jimenez holding his CNN badge while reporting, identifying himself as a reporter, and telling the officers the crew would move wherever officers needed them to. Jimenez was handcuffed live on TV.
It’s not just that a cop or a few cops lied. The official statements from the police departments lied. They lied boldly. They lied hoping the public would believe their statements and not their own eyes. This gives the impression that lying is a part of cop culture.
The violence in Atlanta was brief. A police car was set on fire and protesters smashed windows of buildings. Six people, all white, were arrested.
Tucker said, “Antifa is the armed instrument of the permanent Democratic establishment in Washington. Their job is to mobilize when politically necessary. Political militia are a common feature in third-world politics. In our country, only one party has them.”
If Antifa (if this is Antifa) is the armed instrument of the Democratic establishment as Tucker claims, then what are the Proud Boys? What are the Oathkeepers? What are the Three Percenters? What’s Qanon? Each of these groups was represented during the terrorist attack on the Capitol.
The Democratic Party does NOT sanction or condone Antifa. Donald Trump told his terrorists to come to Washington on January 6 and promised that “it would be wild.” He tweeted to the terrorists that they are “very special” and that he “loved” them.
Marjorie Taylor Greene, who now sits on the Homeland Security Committee, which is to protect our nation from terrorists, said “we would have won” if she was in charge of the terrorist attack on January 6. She described the incident in Atlanta as an “insurrection” committed by Antifa and Black Lives Matter. That doesn’t even make sense. She then went on Tucker’s show and announced that she’s introducing legislation (destined to fail) that would classify Antifa as a terrorist organization. Don’t forget, MTG is a proud member of Qanon, a terrorist organization that sent a goon to shoot up a pizza parlor (and not because they put pineapple on pizza), and has pushed their conspiracy theories.
Kevin McCarthy, who put a terrorist on the Homeland Security Committee, initially blamed Donald Trump for the attack on January 6, but couldn’t backtrack and crawl up his own ass fast enough after seeing that didn’t sell with his party. He quickly made a run to Mar-a-Lago to kiss Trump’s ass and get a photo-op with him. After the Atlanta incident, he tweeted, “We stand with cops.” Oh, you do, do you?
Over 100 Capitol Police officers were injured by Trump’s white nationalist terrorists on January 6, with five of them dying afterward. Congress awarded every officer who responded to the insurrection with the Congressional Gold medal with 21 House Republicans voting NO. Marjorie Taylor Greene was one of those no votes, but she wants to cry for cops in Atlanta.
During the award ceremony, the mother of fallen officer Brian Sicknick refused to shake the hands of Kevin McCarthy and Mitch McConnell saying, “They’re just two-faced. I’m just tired of them standing there and saying how wonderful the Capitol police is, and they turn around and … go down to Mar-a-Lago and kiss Trump’s ring.” I wouldn’t have said that. I would have said “ass.”
Sicknick’s brother said, “They have no idea what integrity is. They can’t stand up for what’s right and wrong.” McConnell criticized and blamed Trump for the insurrection but refused to vote to convict after the Senate impeachment trial. This is called cowardice.
But now the goons want to tell us they “stand with cops” after supporting the terrorists who attacked cops. They want to cry about a burning police car and a few smashed windows and howl about Antifa after they supported white nationalist groups like Proud Boys, Oath Keepers, Three Percenters, and Qanon after they attacked our nation.
What’s next? Are they going to claim they’re patriots while supporting Putin? Oh, yeah. Oops.
Republicans, especially MAGA, are domestic terror threats against this nation. Putting a supporter of white nationalist terrorists on the Homeland Security Committee is almost as laughable as it is terrifying. And that person wants to classify a left-wing group as a terrorist organization.
Republicans have lost every right to pretend they’re outraged by political violence.
Six people were arrested in Atlanta. Nearly 1,000 people have been charged in the January 6 insurrection. The only thing arrested MAGA terrorists have in common with those arrested in Atlanta is that they’re all white.
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