The House selects committee investigating the Jan. 6 incident was ostensibly formed and is currently holding hearings to do just that. However, instead of a fact-finding mission, the members of the committee and the witnesses they’ve called are more interested in a show trial where fanciful tales about former President Donald Trump are spun for the amusement of leftists. But there is absolutely truth to Cortez’s assertion considering that a judge acquitted protester Matthew Martin partly on the basis of a video showing an officer appearing to lean back to let him inside. Martin even appeared to give the officer a pat on the shoulder as thanks and acknowledgment. Moreover, Cortez’s point explains why the kind of people who supposedly staged this “insurrection” turned out to be average citizens rather than the radical revolutionaries the media and Democrats are painting them as. One of those arrested included a woman like Lois Lynn McNicoll, a 69-year-old social services worker who entered the building and milled around, the Los Angeles Daily News. (They were really trying to throw the book at her for having the audacity to also take photos of the historic building.) Instead of investigating the real vulnerabilities that put lawmakers in that type of situation — and the people who should have been the first line to stop it — Democrats are using the committee to throw their leftist base more “Orange Man Bad” red meat. Was Jan. 6 an ugly day in American history that never should have happened? Absolutely. But did a ragtag group of rabble-rousers like Martin and McNicoll come this close to staging an insurrection by overpowering Capitol police with no help or even passive cooperation from anyone on the inside? Well, that’s a tall tale even AOC isn’t buying. This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.
Remember how there was tons of footage and evidence of officers & others inside on 1/6 supporting insurrectionists, but then everyone decided it was too politically risky to investigate thoroughly so they brushed under the rug and now we still have no idea who or what is safe? https://t.co/eL8BZaANha— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) July 14, 2022