I have said since the tragic and inexcusable violence that broke out last week in the US Capitol that everyone involved should be brought to justice. Some people tried to say it was Antifa people in Trump garb, but some of the participants have already been identified as Trump supporters. Some may be from far-right extremist groups who planned to start trouble (and Trump’s speech had nothing to do with it)…
Some others may have just been Trump supporters who followed along, not knowing what they were getting into. But if they participated in rioting, then they have to be held accountable. Our side can’t have the kind of double standard the left engages in, posturing as defenders of law and order over riots by their political opponents while excusing and even enabling riots by their own side. So I want it made clear that I will not cut any slack for Trump supporters who acted violently and broke the law. In fact, I expect them to act responsibly, which I can’t say of the leftists.
All that said, however, I still want the investigators to identify everyone responsible for that riot, and to make them publicly and legally accountable. And the more we’re learning about it, the more it appears that there might have been more leftist skullduggery than we were first led to believe.
Rather than try to summarize all this, I’ll direct you to this story, which has video from within the Capitol that day (warning: the images are disturbing and some of the language is raw.)
The video appears to show that John Sullivan, the alleged Utah BLM organizer who claims he was only there to record the event, was not only egging on the violence but at one point marvels that “we accomplished this,” (Sullivan claims he was just putting on an act to build rapport with the real rioters – yeah, that’s the ticket!) A blonde woman with him says, “You were right! We did it!” Sullivan replies, “Dude, I was trying to tell you. I couldn’t say much. Is this not going to be the best film you’ve ever made in your life?”
That woman appears to be Jade Sacker, a journalist who’s worked with NBC, NPR and CNN, and who later appeared on CNN with Sullivan to tell Anderson Cooper about what they’d innocently witnessed. Note the fact-check website LeadStories.com has a different take on Sacker's credentials.
Also revealed was a series of Sullivan’s posts on a chat site called Discord.com, on a channel associated with his radical leftist group, Insurgence USA. The posts reveal Sullivan posing in a Trump cap to show how he planned to blend in with Trump supporters and other anti-Trumpers discussing the same tactics and talking about how this is going to be a war and they were planning violent incidents masquerading as Trump rallies.
I know this all sounds like the kind of thing dismissed by the mainstream media as crazy conservative conspiracy theories, but if you go to this link, you can see all of Sullivan’s Discord posts and photos copied directly off the Internet.
Yet despite all these revelations and facing federal charges, Sullivan was released without bail by a federal judge. He was ordered to surrender his passport, be detained at and work from home, no longer use social media, have his internet and computer use monitored, be prohibited from possessing firearms, and stop working for Insurgence USA, although he doesn’t have to give up control of it.
Maybe now, we’re starting to understand why Nancy Pelosi had to rush through her Impeachment 2 sequel without waiting for the evidence to be gathered.
Also worth mentioning: if the violence at the Capitol was planned on Discord, why was Parler shut down?