What are the radical members of the Democratic Party pushing for now that they’ve gotten to start ranting and raving about the January 6th trespass into the Capitol?
Well, if AOC is any indication of what they’re up to, the current plan is to go full bore on a witch hunt into the GOP, using the “mostly peaceful protest” as a way of deflecting current discontent over Biden’s policies and attack the Republican Party as midterms get ever closer and President Biden the incompetent gets ever more unpopular.
AOC exposed that intention when speaking to CNN after a recent Twitter flare-up with Lauren Boebert over the January 6th issue, telling the struggling network that she thinks every member of Congress should have to say whether they wanted a pardon from Trump following January 6th, saying:
“Well, we do know that Congresswoman Lauren Boebert, in the middle of all of that footage that we saw yesterday of people kind of coming into the Capitol, was actively tweeting the Speaker’s location, was tweeting evocative — really provocative statements, like, ‘Today is 1776,’ and it very much, I believe, indicates a side here.
“And when you don’t know which of your colleagues were part of a potential conspiracy, then we need to find out. And, frankly, from a lot of the behavior that we have seen, both in committee, inside the workings of the House, I believe that every member of Congress should be able to answer that question.
“I’m happy to answer this question. I know that Representative Gerry Connolly, Representative Chellie Pingree, we are more than willing to offer that we did not seek a pardon from the White House either before or after January 6, or, frankly, at any point in time. And I believe that it’s a very simple question that every single member of Congress should be able to answer.”
Meanwhile, she and Rep. Raskin also absurdly accused Trump of launching a coup attempt when he encouraged protesters to “peacefully and patriotically” make their voices heard.
AOC, for her part, during the same CNN appearance said:
“And so, I think, especially in the wake of that year, of people trying to minimize what had happened, rewatching that footage was, I think, just — it was like bringing everything from that day back again, not just for myself, but I also know for staff that were there that day, for support staff that were working there, for members of Congress that were there, and for the entire country that — including many veterans that were watching on television, wondering, how could this be us?
“And so, I think it was an incredibly evocative and physically resonant moment for many of us. But it was a reminder of how severe the moments of January 6 was and that this was an attempted coup of the United States of America.”
Rep. Raskin pushed a similar line about Trump and his post-2020 election actions during his CNN performance, saying:
“I think we can prove to any reasonable, open-minded person that Donald Trump absolutely knew, because he was surrounded by lawyers, including the Attorney General of the United States, William Barr, telling him in no uncertain terms, in terms that Donald Trump could understand, this is B.S. He heard it from the White House counsel.
“He heard it from all of the lawyers who threatened to resign if he staged his little mini-coup against the Department of Justice by installing someone that would go along with his fairy tale about there having been electoral fraud and corruption. So, yeah, I think any reasonable person in America will tell you he had to have known he was spreading a big lie. And he continues to spread it to this very day. He continues to foist that propaganda on his followers.”
If calling on people to protest injustice is a “coup”, then will Kamala, Joe, and pretty much every other Democrat be arrested for encouraging or launching a “coup” due to their actions during the post-George Floyd summer of riots?
Of course not. Things are only bad when the right does them!
This story syndicated with permission from Will, Author at Trending Politics