GOP lawmaker claims ‘there was no insurrection’ and Capitol riot looked like a ‘normal tourist visit’ Brendan Morrow, Wed, May 12, 2021
Rep. Andrew Clyde (R-Ga.) claimed at a Wednesday hearing about the riot that when supporters of former President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol building to stop the election results from being certified, it was not an insurrection and that it’s a “lie” to say it was.
Clyde asserted that television footage from Jan. 6 showed people entering the Capitol and taking videos and pictures “in an orderly fashion” and “if you didn’t know the TV footage was a video from January the 6th, you would actually think it was a normal tourist visit.”
GOP rewriting history of Nov. 3 and Jan. 6: The Note An array of Republicans cast doubt on what they saw at the Capitol months ago. By Rick Klein, Averi Harper, and Meg Cunningham
On the very day Cheney was removed from leadership, a staggering array of Republicans cast doubt on what members of Congress themselves witnessed at the Capitol just four months ago.
Rep. Ralph Norman, R-S.C., said he never saw proof that rioters were actually Trump supporters.
Rep. Jody Hice, R-Ga., took the opposite approach, arguing that “it was Trump supporters who lost their lives that day, not Trump supporters who were taking the lives of others” — and saying a Capitol Police officer died that day of natural causes.
Trump’s first message to insurrectionists came three hours into the attack. “Go home. We love you. You’re very special.”
A few hours after that, Trump tweeted: “These are the things and events that happen when a sacred landslide election victory is so unceremoniously & viciously stripped away from great patriots who have been badly & unfairly treated for so long.”
“Go home with love & in peace. Remember this day forever!” he added.
“Trust us, America. We are Republicans. Would we lie to you, suckers?”
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