Like 95% of things reported by the mainstream media, the narrative surrounding the Capitol riots is FALSE!
Verifiably false, at that.
So… what’s the narrative?
The current claim being made by Democrats is that President Trump incited an “uprising” or “insurrection” at Capitol Hill.
But there’s only one problem: the facts don’t support this claim.
Yet… the Democrats want to remove Trump from office with just a few days left until January 20th.
They tried to get Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment.
But now they’re trying impeachment 2.0.
So how exactly do the facts PROVE that President Trump did NOT “incite” the riots?
YouTuber “StateOfDaniel” broke it down in his latest video:
Below, I’ll outline the facts and TIMELINE of what happened.
First of all, President Trump encouraged his supporters to “peacefully” march to the Capitol Building.
How can he have possibly incited violence when urging for peace?
He used the word “peacefully” multiple times during his speech.
Furthermore, he encouraged the crowd to “make their voices heard.”
Watch the clip below:
What have we here?
Trump: "I know that everyone here will soon be marching over to the Capital Building to *peacefully* and patriotically make your *voices* heard." (emphasis added)
Articles of impeachment: Trump incited an angry mob and enabled murders. pic.twitter.com/vL6yKgauE7
— Craig Mason (@OldCraig) January 12, 2021
Trump did say, "peacefully and patriotically make your voice be heard."
Nothing about that statement incited an angry, violent mob.
The media narrative is completely FAKE and FALSE. pic.twitter.com/5fCkC2hsKp
— Krista M. Oliver (@krioli14) January 11, 2021
So how can someone possibly “incite” violence if they called for peace and for people to make their VOICES heard?
But that’s not all.
President Trump called on his supporters to “cheer the Congress on.”
How is cheering on Congress violence?
We don’t know more about you, but that sounds more like a RALLY to us!
— ABRAHAM OKOLIE (@AbrahamOkolie) January 11, 2021
So point #1…
President Trump called for PEACE… he called for VOICES to be heard… and he called for his supporters to CHEER Congress on.
That is NOT an incitement of violence.
The timeline does not MATCH at all!
President Trump’s speech ENDED at 1:11 pm EST.
Take note of that time: 1:11 pm.
NPR confirms that the speech ended at that time:
Here’s a timeline of how things unfolded:
1 p.m. ET A joint session of Congress begins to tally the Electoral College votes, with Vice President Pence presiding. As it begins, Pence releases a letter to Congress declaring that he does not have unilateral authority to overturn the election results.
1:11 p.m. President Trump’s speech to supporters on the Ellipse outside the White House ends. During the roughly hourlong speech, Trump urges his followers to march to the Capitol and says at one point, “You will never take back our country with weakness.” Trump says he will be there with them but never joins the crowd.
1:13 p.m. Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar files the first objection to state Electoral College certification, from his home state. Democrat Joe Biden won the state by 10,457 votes. The objection needs to be joined by a U.S. senator, which it is. The objection could then be debated for up to two hours. Republican House members and senators threaten to do this for up to half a dozen states. The tactic amounts to not more than a delay, however, as the end result will be President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris being declared the winners — again.
So why does that matter?
The first wave of violence started at 12:40 pm.
In other words, violence was happening WHILE President Trump was still speaking.
How could these followers have been “incited” or “encouraged” by President Trump to commit violence if they weren’t even listening to the speech?
Ex-Capitol Police Chief Says Pelosi, McConnell's Sergeants-at-Arms Refused Security Measures While New Timeline Proves 'Trump Incitement' Claims Bogus. https://t.co/cHYU9sAg5z
— Rasmussen Reports (@Rasmussen_Poll) January 11, 2021
The Washington Post confirms that the violence first began at 12:40 pm:
The first wave of protesters arrived at the Capitol about 12:40 p.m.
“As soon as they hit the fence line, the fight was on,” Sund said. “Violent confrontations from the start. They came with riot helmets, gas masks, shields, pepper spray, fireworks, climbing gear — climbing gear! — explosives, metal pipes, baseball bats. I have never seen anything like it in 30 years of events in Washington.”
Using video footage from the Capitol and radio transmissions from his incident commanders, Sund could see his officers trying to hold the line. But the rioters immediately yanked the barricade fence out of the way and threw it at his officers’ heads.
“I realized at 1 p.m., things aren’t going well,” he said. “I’m watching my people getting slammed.”
Sund immediately called Contee, who sent 100 officers to the scene, with some arriving within 10 minutes. But at 1:09 p.m., Sund said he called Irving and Stenger, telling them it was time to call in the Guard. He wanted an emergency declaration. Both men said they would “run it up the chain” and get back to him, he said.
Minutes later, aides to the top congressional leaders were called to Stenger’s office for an update on the situation — and were infuriated to learn that the sergeants at arms had not yet called in the National Guard or any other reinforcements, as was their responsibility to do without seeking approval from leaders.
Aside from that…
The Ellipse, where President Trump spoke, is nearly 2 miles away from the Capitol Building.
Roads were closed because of the march, which means people would have had to walk instead of taking cars.
Because of the thick crowds, this could have taken anywhere from 30-45 minutes to cover by foot.
This means that anyone leaving Trump’s speech IMMEDIATELY after it ended (no milling around) at 1:11 pm would have gotten to the Capitol Building at 1:41 pm at the VERY earliest.
Most people would have realistically arrived after 2 pm.
And again… the violence started at 12:40 pm.
This means that the people who committed and incited the violence did not listen to Trump’s speech.
So how were they incited by it?
Especially when Trump called for protesters to “peacefully… make their voices heard.”
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