No, It was not Antifa or BLM.
The insurrection at the US Capitol on January 6, 2021, was carried out by Trump supporters. No, it was not Antifa or BLM. No matter what Laura Ingrahm or Rush Limbaugh tells you. There is more than enough video evidence to prove this fact. Participants were proud to have been a part of the attack, and it is posted all over their social media accounts.
Not to mention they have been planning and promoting the event on January 6, 2021, for months. Details were planned on social media. They talked about what they would do and bring once they got to the capitol to make “citizen’s arrests” of congress members. One said they were bringing zip ties, and another said they were bringing rope.
“Given the very clear and explicit warning signs — with Trump supporters expressing prior intent to ‘storm and occupy Congress’ and use ‘handcuffs and zip ties,’ clear plans being laid out on public forums, and the recent precedent of the plot to storm the Michigan Capitol building while the legislature was in session — it is truly mind-boggling that the police were not better prepared,” said Rita Katz, executive director of SITE Intelligence Group, which was among the research groups that detailed what was coming in the weeks before the Capitol was attacked. It recapped much of this evidence in a report published Saturday.”Now they feel they were successful and are planning another takeover during the inauguration.” (Lang, Washington Post, 1/9/20210)
During the insurrection, journalists were charged. A flag pole was swung at them, yelling “traitors,” “fuck the mainstream media,” and “get out of here.” Media crews fled, and rioters destroyed their equipment as the crowd cheered.
They were screaming, “Hang Mike Pence,” and “Where’s Nancy.”
They have been seen wearing shirts that say OMWE, meaning one million Jews was not enough killed in the Holocaust.
Two men were carrying zip ties and wearing paramilitary gear.
Larry Brock of Texas had a green tactical, white flex cuff that can be used as restraints.
A truck full of bombs and guns were found near the Capitol. Lonnie Leroy Coffey drove from Alabama. None of his guns were actually registered in his name.
Cleveland Grover Meredith Jr. brought hundreds of rounds of ammo and an assault rifle to DC because he wanted to shoot Nancy Pelosi or run her over. The same man had protested at the home of Georgia Governor Brian Kempt.
Christopher Alberts arrived from Maryland with a handgun, twenty-five rounds of ammunition, and wearing a bullet-proof vest.
In fact, there is a history of violence by some Trump supporters.
Militiamen planned to kidnap and possibly kill the governor of Michigan, a takeover of the Michigan capitol building by 200 militia, televise public officials' executions, and burn down the state capital.
A twenty-one-year-old man drove ten to eleven hours from Allen, Texas to El Paso, Texas, and preceded to spray bullets in a Wal-Mart. Right before the shooting, the perpetrator wrote a manifesto that said foreigners replaced white people. It stated, “This attack is a response to the Hispanic invasion of Texas.” El Paso is a border town to Mexico and is the largest binational workforce and economy. It cited the “great replacement” theory and the slogan from the rally in Charlottesville, VA, “Jews will not replace us.” He also said Democrats are trying to gain a majority by embracing Hispanics, and “the heavy Hispanic pollination in Texas will make us a Democrat stronghold.”
Dallas Frazier got out of his truck to hit a protester outside a Trump rally. You can see a video here: https://youtu.be/fgwlCCMHI7M.
A photojournalist was placed in a choke-hold and punched in the face. The attacker yelled, “Fake news! Trump 2020!”. The photojournalist was placing his equipment in his car after covering a sports-related story in Boston.
Cesar Sayoc mailed sixteen pipe bombs to critics of Trump and CNN. Sayoc said he “found light in Donald J Trump.” This is a picture of his van:
Max Hare, John Kinsman, David Kuriakose, and other Proud Boys attacked a protester in Manhattan. A video of the attack: https://youtu.be/fTLDYO7UGSs
Alex Ramos and five other men beat a black man in a garage parking lot at the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, VA. At the same rally, James Fields Jr drove a car into a crowd of counter-protesters, killing a woman.
Michael Hari bombed a mosque in Minnesota. Hari is the same person that posted: If you want to help make our vision of President Trump’s great wall a reality, you can contribute to our Gofundme page.
Kyle Chapman was filmed hitting counter-demonstrators over the head with a wooden baton at a “March 4 Trump” rally.
The Hokoanas allegedly attacked demonstrators outside an appearance by Milo Yiannopoulos, the far-right writer, at the University of Washington in Seattle, in January 2017. Elizabeth Hokoana, 29, shot and wounded a demonstrator confronting Marc for pepper-spraying the crowd. Elizabeth Hokoana was charged with first-degree assault with a firearm and Marc Hokoana was charged with third-degree assault. They pleaded not guilty and said they were acting in self-defense. Their case went to trial in July 2019, and a mistrial was declared after the jury was unable to agree on verdicts. The jury foreman publicly complained of bias from jurors who shared the Hokoanas’ political views.
Holtzlander repeatedly punched a taxi driver while shouting “Trump!” following a dispute over a fare in Michigan. He also used racist slurs against the driver after being arrested, according to police. The driver, an immigrant from Ethiopia, suffered minor injuries to his head and face.
Curtis Allen, Patrick Stein, and Gavin Wright plotted to blow up an apartment complex where Muslim immigrants lived in Garden City, Kansas. The men were members of a far-right group calling themselves “the Crusaders.” At trial, they complained jurors were being drawn from an area that supported Hillary Clinton and requested jurors from a pro-Trump area.
Frank Nucera, the police chief of Bordentown Township, New Jersey, slammed a black teenager’s head into a metal door jamb after an arrest for not paying a hotel bill. In secret recordings from the day of the arrest, Nucera was heard using racist slurs about the teenager and other African Americans and stating: “Donald Trump is the last hope for white people.”
Daniel Rowe, a white supremacist, stabbed a biracial couple outside a restaurant. He was there to oppose Black Lives Matter activists. He said he “took a blood oath to fight on the street and “planned on heading down to the next Donald Trump rally and stomping out more of the Black Lives Matter group.”
John Roos threatened to kill Barack Obama and FBI agents because they were trying to steal the election. Pipe bombs were found at his home. He said Trump was “a savior of America.”
Henry Slapnik threatened black neighbors with a knife. He told the police, “Donald Trump will fix them because they are scared of Donald Trump.”
Staff Sgt. Tony Pettway punched and kicked a rally protester while he was on the ground.
Two brothers, Scott and Steven Leader, urinated on and beat a homeless man of Mexican descent with permanent residency. Scott Leader said, “Donald Trump was right, all these illegals need to be deported.”
A Penn State student grabbed an Indian American man by the throat and said, “Don’t make me put a bullet in your chest.” His attorney cited Trump’s rhetoric incited his actions as a result of fear.”
Follow the Money
Alex Jones said he paid 500,000.00 for the rally that led to the insurrection. Most of the money came from one donor. Jones said the White House asked him to lead the march to the Capitol. Later in the day, Jones was seen standing on a car screaming into his infamous bullhorn that Biden will be removed from office one way or the other. Adding that they will never back down to Satanic pedophiles, globalist New World Order, and walking-dead corpse Joe Biden. (QAnon conspiracy theories consist of a global Satanic pedophile ring that only Trump is trying to stop). Jones also started the conspiracy theory that the Sandy Hook Elementary School's mass shooting was a hoax to take guns from people. His followers then harassed parents of murdered children at the massacre for years to come. Now Jones is claiming Antifa perpetrated the violence on the Capitol.
Ginni Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, paid for eighty busloads of “protestors.” Her social media is full of election fraud conspiracies and promoting the “stop the steal” rally that ended in an attack on the Capitol. Ginni Thomas has been known to be a member of the far-right movement. An Israel newspaper has accused her of antisemitism for spreading George Soros conspiracy theories on social media. The posts have been deleted but were previously captured.
The Rule of Law Defense Fund (RLDF), part of the Republican Attorneys General Association (RAGA), was listed as a rally participant. The group sent out robocalls Tuesday, saying, “At 1 p.m. we will march to the Capitol building and call on Congress to stop the steal. We are hoping patriots like you will join us to continue to fight to protect the integrity of our elections.”
The “March to Save America” rally was organized by a 501c (4) group, Women for America First. These groups are known as dark mone because they do not have to disclose their donors. However, it was disclosed that America First Policies (also a 501c (4)) contributed 25,000.00 to the group in 2019. Amy Kremer chairs women for America First. Kremer was the head of the Tea Party Express organization. Kylie Jane Kremer is the executive director of Women for Trump and is named on the rally’s permit as the person in charge. From her Twitter page:
No one said that every single person that attended the rally participated in sedition. But now they know, so if they attend again, there are no excuses for them either. For people who constantly say to take personal responsibility. It is time for you to stop blaming any and everyone else. If you are still saying it is Antifa or BLM with all this evidence, you are the problem.
As Arnold Schwarzenager said in a video - “As an immigrant to this country, I would like to say a few words to my fellow Americans and to our friends around the world about the events of recent days. I grew up in Austria. I’m very aware of Kristallnacht, or the Night of Broken Glass. It was a night of rampage against the Jews carried out in 1938 by the Nazi equivalent of the Proud Boy. Wednesday was the Day of Broken Glass right here in the United States. The broken wasn’t in the windows of the United States Capitol. But the mob did not just shatter the windows of the Capitol. They shattered the ideas we took for granted. They did not just break down the doors of the building that housed American democracy. They trampled the very principles on which our country was founded. I grew up in the ruins of a country that suffered the loss of its democracy. I was born in 1947, two years after the Second World War. Growing up, I was surrounded by broken men drinking away the guilt over their participation in the most evil regime in history. Not all of them were rabid anti-Seimtes or Nazis. Many just went along step-by-step down the road. They were the people next-door. Now, I’ve never shared this so publicly because it is a painful memory. But my father would come home drunk once or twice a week and he would scream and hit us and scare my mother. I didn’t hold him totally responsible because our neighbor was doing the same thing to his family and so was the next neighbor over. I heard it with my own ears and saw it with my own eyes. They were in physical pain from the shrapnel in their bodies and emotional pain from what they saw or did. And in emotional pain from what they saw or did that started with lies, and lies, and intolerance. So being from Europe, I’ve seen firsthand how things can spin out of control. I know there is a fear in this country and all over the world that something like this could happen right here. Now, I do not believe it is but I do believe that we must be aware of the dire consequences of selfishness and cynicism. President Trump sought to overturn the results of an election and a fair election. He sought a coup by misleading people with lies. My father and our neighbors were misled also with lies, and I know where such lies lead. President Trump is a failed leader. He will go down in history as the worst president ever. The good thing is he will soon be as irrelevant as an old tweet. But what are we to make of those elected officials who have enabled his lies and his treachery? I will remind them of what Teddy Roosevelt said, “Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the president.” John F. Kennedy wrote a book called Profiles in Courage. A number of members in my own party, because of their own spinelessness, would never see their name in such a book. I guarantee you. They’re complicit with those who carried the flag of self-righteous insurrection into the Capitol. But it did not work. Our democracy held firm. Within hours, the Senate and the House of Representatives were doing the people’s business and certifying the election of President-elect Biden. What a great display of democracy. I grew up Catholic, I went to church, went to Catholic school, I learned the Bible and my catechisms. And from those days I remember a phrase that is relevant today: a servant’s heart. It means serving something larger than yourself. What we need right now for our elected representatives is a public servant’s heart. We need public servants that serve something larger than their own power or their own party. We need public servants who will serve higher ideals, the ideals which this country was found, the ideals that other countries look up to. Now, with the past few days, friends from all over the world have been calling, and calling, and calling me, calling me distraught and worried about us as a nation. One woman was in tears about America, wonderful tears of idealism about what America should be. Those tears should remind us of what America means to the world. Now I’ve told everyone who has called that, as heartbreaking as all this is, America will come back from these dark days and shine our light once again. Now, you see this sword? This is Conan’s sword. Now here’s the thing about swords, the more you temper a sword, the stronger it becomes. The more you pound it with a hammer, and then heat it in the fire, and then thrust it into the cold water, and then pound it again and then plunge it into the fire and water, and more often you do that the stronger it becomes. I’m not telling you all this because I want you to become an expert sword maker but our democracy is like the steel of this sword. The more it is tempered, the stronger it becomes. Our democracy has been tempered by wars, injustices, and insurrections. I believe, as shaken as we are about the events of recent days we will come out stronger because we now understand what can be lost. We need reforms, of course, so that this never ever happens again. We need to hold accountable the people that brought us to this unforgivable point. And we need to look past ourselves, our parties, and disagreements, and put our democracy first. And we need to heal, together, from the drama of what’s just happened. We need to heal, not just as Republicans or as Democrats, but as Americans. Now to begin this process, no matter what your political affiliation is. I ask you to join me in saying to President-elect Biden. President-elect Biden, we wish you great success as our President. If you succeed, our nation succeeds. We support you with all our hearts as you seek to bring us together. And those who think they can overturn the United States Constitution know this: You will never win. President-elect Biden, we stand with you today, tomorrow, and forever in defense of democracy from those who would threaten it. May God Bless all of you and may God Bless America.”
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