Opinion | The heroes of Jan. 6 expose the lies that Republicans keep telling us

July 28, 2021 ☼ gopliesjan6stefaniktrump

Source: The Washington Post

Link: Opinion | The heroes of Jan. 6 expose the lies that Republicans keep telling us

Republicans have continued their whitewash of what happened that day, and their refusal to acknowledge the moral rot of the self-proclaimed “patriots” who attacked the Capitol. Those rioters were there at the instigation of President Donald Trump, who had convinced them that violence was a means by which they could overturn the result of a fairly decided presidential election. Even now, polls indicate that a quarter of Republicans approve of the rioters’ actions.

In Trump’s twisted version of that shameful day, this deadly mob was a “loving crowd,” who were “hugging and kissing the police and the guards.” Rep. Andrew S. Clyde (R-Ga.) compared the scene of the insurrectionists breaching the building with a “normal tourist visit.”

If deflection were an Olympic sport, the gold medal would surely go to House GOP Conference Chair Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.), who claimed shortly before the hearing began Tuesday that it is Pelosi who “bears responsibility” for what happened on Jan. 6.

This makes me sick.