Trump supporters walked into an ambush yesterday on Capitol Hill. There can be no excuse for their behavior, which got out of hand, however, many infiltrators spread among them, intent on violence, and as a result, they became tainted with evil and went along with it.
Patriots have always held peaceful protests, even when their numbers have been in the hundreds of thousands there has been very little violence, as they have a strong belief in upholding the law and protecting the Constitution.
So, what went wrong on Jan. 6?
Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) provided some answers on Thursday when he revealed there is mounting “evidence” that supporters of the left-wing anarchist group antifa helped orchestrate the U.S. Capitol Building breach on Wednesday.
Brooks was one of a handful of senators who announced in December he would object to slates of electors for Joe Biden, reported BizPacReview.
“Please, don’t be like #FakeNewsMedia, don’t rush to judgment on assault on Capitol. Wait for investigation. All may not be (and likely is not) what appears. Evidence growing that fascist ANTIFA orchestrated Capitol attack with clever mob control tactics,” he wrote on Twitter.
“A Congressman warned me on MONDAY of a growing ANTIFA threat & advised that I sleep in my office rather than leaving Capitol complex & sleeping in my condo. I heeded that advice & have slept on office floor for 4 straight nights,” Brooks continued.
“Congressman told me he was warned on TUESDAY by a Capitol Police officer that intelligence suggested fascist ANTIFA was going to try to infiltrate the Trump rally by dressing like Trump supporters, ” he wrote. “Capitol Police advised TUESDAY that it best not to leave Capitol complex.”
“Evidence, much public, surfacing that many Capitol assaulters were fascist ANTIFAs, not Trump supporters. Again, time will reveal truth. Don’t rush to judgment. Don’t be fooled by #FakeNewsMedia whose political judgment drives their reporting. My view: fully prosecute all!” Brooks concluded.
Please, don’t be like #FakeNewsMedia, don’t rush to judgment on assault on Capitol. Wait for investigation. All may not be (and likely is not) what appears. Evidence growing that fascist ANTIFA orchestrated Capitol attack with clever mob control tactics.
— Mo Brooks (@RepMoBrooks) January 7, 2021
One online video shows a demonstrator trying to smash through a window, wearing a “MAGA” hat, and a woman calling him out as “antifa” with others booing his actions.
Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) defended President Trump in a fiery speech from the House, reminding people the president had pleaded with supporters to remain peaceful.
Gaetz called out Democrats for their part in stoking divisions and holding double standards, and blamed the violence on antifa infiltrators reported BizPacReview.
“This morning, President Trump explicitly called for demonstrations and protests to be peaceful. He was far more—you can moan and groan—but he was far more explicit about his calls for peace than some of the BLM and left-wing rioters were this summer when we saw violence sweep across this nation,” Gaetz said, as he was met with applause.
Gaetz cited a report in The Washington Times that said a facial-recognition company had matched demonstrators with the anti-fascist group members.
“I don’t know if the reports are true, but The Washington Times has just reported some pretty compelling evidence from a facial-recognition company showing that some of the people who breached the Capitol today were not Trump supporters. They were masquerading as Trump supporters. And in fact, they were members of the violent terrorist group, antifa,” Gaetz told his colleagues.
“Now we came here today to debate, to follow regular order to, to offer an objection, to follow a process that is expressly contemplated in our Constitution. And for doing that, we’ve been called a bunch of seditious traitors,” Gaetz emphasized.
“Not since 1985 has a Republican president been sworn in, absent some Democrat effort to object to the electors, but when we do it it’s ‘the new violation of all norms.’ When those things are said people get angry,” he explained.
Gaetz concluded his floor speech with another shot at Democrats as he thanked law enforcement who had defended the Capitol earlier in the day.
“I’m sure glad that, at least for one day, I didn’t hear my Democrat colleagues calling to defund the police,” he said, amid plenty of applause.
— Debra Garrett🇺🇸 (@debragarrett) January 7, 2021