Democrats’ Jan 6 ‘Insurrection’ Narrative Collapses

Ground Down to the Essentials

The Grind:
A ranking member of the House Homeland Security Committee, who voted with Democrats to impeach President Donald Trump, has reportedly agreed to a proposed 9/11-style commission to investigate the events of January 6…

On Wednesday, Republicans ousted Cheney from her role as Conference chair, replacing her with New York Republican Elise Stefanik. Meanwhile, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) challenged the Democrats’ characterization of the January 6 events, arguing there is “no evidence this was an armed insurrection” and that there have been worse things in US history – and that of the Capitol – than people “without any firearms coming into a building.”

The Details:
As both chambers of Congress met on January 6 to certify the 2020 Electoral College vote – according to which Democrat Joe Biden would become president – Trump held a rally outside the White House, arguing there were irregularities that courts and state officials refused to address. Before he finished speaking, a group of demonstrators breached the fence around the Capitol, and later forced entry into the building, disrupting the session just as both chambers began considering objections by Republican lawmakers.

While media reports claimed five people were killed in the commotion, the only actual homicide was the death of Ashli Babbitt, an Air Force veteran and Trump supporter fatally shot by an unidentified security officer. Three other protesters died of unrelated medical emergencies during the riot. Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick – initially reported to have died of injuries inflicted by “insurrectionists” – died of a double stroke, the medical examiner admitted three months later. Read more…

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