WARNING: This video contains strobe lights, could cause migraines, trigger epilepsy.
As we struggle to comprehend what happened in the nation’s Capitol on January 6, the most violent encounter there since 1814, when British troops wreaked havoc as the war of 1812 raged on, never lose sight of the fact for a nanosecond that the GOP is doing everything it can to downplay and whitewash the event. They stonewalled the January 6 commission and then Kevin McCarthy threatened retaliation to those serving on Speaker Pelosi’s January 6 select committee.
None of this could have happened without an out of control Republican president and a complicit and treasonous Republican party. None of it.
Newly released court exhibit video in Jan 6 case shows the claustrophobic conditions and the disorienting strobe light on the frontlines for police amid the mob
This was hell pic.twitter.com/1Uq5mey4kz
— Scott MacFarlane (@MacFarlaneNews) July 5, 2021
These were not tourists. The strobe lights didn’t come from the gift shop. This is the worst segment of America, one which doesn’t love democracy or law and order and this is who the GOP cultivates and embraces.
It’s time to lay the blame for January 6 squarely where it belongs and that is on Trump and his enablers. But the Republicans not only won’t do that voluntarily, they’re terrified of being forced to examine that day at all, for fear of what it’s going to expose about them.
Democracy dies in darkness and that is where the GOP has chosen to bury its head.