Pants on fire! Dems who accused Republicans of aiding Capitol rioters fail to provide evidence
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This gives ‘Liar, liar! Pants on fire!’ a whole new meaning. Over 30 Democrats jumped on the bandwagon after Rep. Mikie Sherrill (D-NJ) got the ball rolling by insinuating that Republicans aided Capitol rioters by providing them with tours of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 5. All of these lawmakers signed a letter accusing GOP lawmakers of sedition. With absolutely no evidence that it went down that way. What happened to those calls for unity?
On Wednesday, House Democrats demanded that an immediate probe be conducted looking into “suspicious behavior” and access that they claimed was given to visitors at the U.S. Capitol a day before the riot. Thirty-four lawmakers led by Sherrill urged the Capitol Police and the acting House and Senate sergeants-at-arms to look into the matter in a letter.
Here come the torches and pitchforks.
“I also intend to see that those members of Congress who abetted him, those members of Congress who had groups coming through the capitol that I saw on Jan. 5 for reconnaissance for the next day. Those members of Congress who incited the violent crowd. Those members of Congress that attempted to help our president undermine our democracy, I’m going see that they’re held accountable,” Sherrill said on Tuesday.
There are no videos proving this, no tangible evidence whatsoever. They are just making it up as they go here. Lying and witch hunts have gone mainstream as Dems look to silence opposition permanently.
Perhaps since they are going with metal detectors, lie detectors might be a reasonable demand as well. Oh, wait…
That paragon of virtue, Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN), signed the letter and then told Fox News he believes his and Sherrill’s concerns “must be fully investigated.”
“While I did not see everything that Congresswoman Sherrill witnessed, but after speaking with her, I was very alarmed by her description of what she witnessed and described,” Carson said. “Added to my own observations, I believe these concerns must be fully investigated.”
Evidently, he sees dead people, aliens, and Big Foot roaming those hallowed halls as well.
Guilty, before proven innocent. That’s the leftist way. I’m surprised that the defamation lawsuits aren’t flying already.
The letter does not name one member who is alleged to have led the “reconnaissance” tours, as Sherrill described them, or give more detail on why the visitors appeared suspicious. But c’mon! We’re talking about Democrats here… anyone vaguely conservative is suspicious to them.
“The visitors encountered by some of the Members of Congress on this letter appeared to be associated with the rally at the White House the following day,” the lawmakers wrote. “Members of the group that attacked the Capitol seemed to have an unusually detailed knowledge of the layout of the Capitol Complex. The presence of these groups within the Capitol Complex was indeed suspicious.”
So did the Black Lives Matter guy who infiltrated the protest. Wonder where he got his info?
Rep. Kim Schrier (D-WA) who did not sign the letter, told Cheddar’s J.D. Durkin that protesters who entered the Capitol seemed to have inside knowledge of the Capitol building.
“The perpetrators, terrorists were able to find locations in the Capitol that I probably could not find,” she said.
You mean like your office? Just sayin’.
House Majority Whip Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC) bravely stepped into the fray and backed that up in an interview with CBS News, noting that there had been “activity outside of my inner office where most people don’t know where that is.”
“The office with my name on the door was not touched,” Clyburn added. “But the office where I do most of my work in, they were on that floor and outside that door.”
Sounds paranoid to me. The rioters probably sacked whatever office that fancied them at the moment.
Clyburn said that “somebody on the inside of those buildings were complicit in this,” recalling that he heard reports that congressional staff saw protesters being let in through side doors. That’s an unproven allegation and he knows it.
“The fact that there were any tours going on in a Capitol during a COVID pandemic when nobody is allowed unless they are personally escorted in by a member of Congress,” Schrier said, “suggests that if there was insider knowledge, that some of my colleagues may have been co-conspirators.”
Republicans got their fur up over the accusations and rightly so.
Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) told Fox News that he hasn’t given a tour since last year.
“Congressman Brooks has not conducted any tours of the Capitol since Capitol access was severely restricted in Winter/Spring 2020 timeframe due to COVID-19 and regular Capitol tours were discontinued,” a spokesman said.
Freshman Rep. Lauren Boebert, who was criticized for tweeting “Today is 1776” hours before the U.S. Capitol was stormed, told Fox News she also has not given tours to members of the public.
“Due to COVID-19, I have not given any Capitol tours except to show my children around where I’ll be working while I’m away from home,” Boebert said in a statement on Thursday.
As the Dems pitch tantrums and accuse Republicans of treason and possibly littering, Biden comes into office. Great way to start a presidency.