Lots of finger pointing at antifa today by Christians who say Trump supporters didn’t storm the Capitol yesterday during the count of Electoral votes in Washington, DC. Instead, they say antifa infiltrators did it.
First, no specific people have been offered as examples. One would think all of those Trump supporters would know a stranger in their midst. Second, Trump supporters all over the place are taking credit for the mayhem (see here, here, and here).
The third point in response is the subject of this post. Jericho Marchers, mostly Christian Trump supporters who believe the election was stolen posted video of themselves occupying the outside of the Capitol and are bragging about it. Look:
The marchers are on the Capitol steps and the bleachers set up for the Biden/Harris inauguration ceremony. According to news reports yesterday, these spaces were off limits to the public. The whole area was barricaded but the marchers broke through. Here they are singing the National Anthem after illegally breaking through the barricade and occupying the Capitol steps and plaza.
Patriots singing the National Anthem. ?????? pic.twitter.com/2qKLraDDhM
— JerichoMarch20 (@jerichomarch20) January 7, 2021
I watched this yesterday as it happened and I couldn’t believe the marchers just walked through the barricades. The marchers ignored instructions and warnings from Capitol Police and occupied the area.
Another way of looking at the people outside of the Capitol is that they provide cover for the mob inside the Capitol to loot and terrorize. They were not supposed to be there and it took a significant law enforcement build up to clear them from the area.
I will end this brief post with a Trump supporter asking “what did you think was going to happen?” Pardon the language but I think he asks Donald Trump an important question. Trump invited his most sincere followers to Washington to do something about the election. What did Trump think was going to happen? You can’t put the toothpaste back in the tube, Donald.
Trump cultist Brenden Dilley dismisses Trump’s call for peace as MAGA activists storm the Capitol: “With all due respect, what the fuck did you think was going to happen?” https://t.co/Ht080CDcfL pic.twitter.com/y0wUPKQMGq
— Right Wing Watch (@RightWingWatch) January 6, 2021