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‘Our President Wants Us Here’: The Mob That Stormed the Capitol (231 hits)


‘Our President Wants Us Here’: The Mob That Stormed the Capitol
By Dan Barry, Mike McIntire and Matthew Rosenberg 2 hrs ago

It was the table-setter for what would come, with nearly 2,000 people gathering in Washington on Tuesday evening for a “Rally to Save America.” Speaker after angry speaker stoked stolen-election conspiracy theories and name-checked sworn enemies: Democrats and weak Republicans, Communists and Satanists.

Still, the crowd seemed a bit giddy at the prospect of helping President Trump reverse the result of the election — though at times the language evoked a call to arms. “It is time for war,” one speaker declared.

As the audience thinned, groups of young men emerged in Kevlar vests and helmets, a number of them holding clubs and knives. Some were aligned with the neofascist Proud Boys; others with the Three Percenters, a far-right militia group.

“We’re not backing down anymore,” said a man with fresh stitches on his head. “This is our country.”

That night reflected a disconcerting mix of free speech and certain menace; of everyday Americans supporting their president and extremists prepared to commit violence for him. All had assembled in answer to Mr. Trump’s repeated appeals to attend a march to the Capitol the next day that he promised would be “wild.”

It was. By Wednesday afternoon, a narrow group of Trump supporters — some exuberant, some hellbent — had been storm-tossed together into infamy. A mob overran the nation’s Capitol, as lawmakers hid in fear. Wholesale vandalism. Tear gas. Gunfire. A woman dead; an officer dead; many injured. Chants of “U.S.A.! U.S.A.!”

But the insurrection failed.

It had been the culmination of a sustained assault by the president and his enablers on fact-based reality, one that began long before the November election but took on a fevered urgency as the certainty of Mr. Trump’s defeat solidified. For years, he had demonized political opponents and the media and egged on thuggish behavior at his rallies.

Since losing to Joseph R. Biden Jr., he had mounted a campaign of lies that the presidency was being stolen from him, and that marching on the Capitol was the last chance to stop it. To many Americans, it looked like one more feel-good rally to salve Mr. Trump’s wounded ego, but some of his supporters heard something altogether different — a battle cry.

Now, dozens of them have been arrested — including an armed Alabama man who had Molotov cocktails in his car and a West Virginia lawmaker charged with illegally entering the Capitol — and the Federal Bureau of Investigation is asking for help in identifying those who “actively instigated violence.” Many participants in the march are frantically working to erase digital evidence of their presence for fear of losing a job or being harassed online.

Mr. Trump, meanwhile, has been broadly condemned and cut off from his social media megaphones, as a new administration prepares to take power.

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Sunday, January 10th 2021 at 2:02PM
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This fool had been arrested. This man is acting like TRUMP got his back. Well, I'll be!!!




Sunday, January 10th 2021 at 2:06PM
Deacon Ron Gray
Now that don’t look like antifa to me, what do you think?



Sunday, January 10th 2021 at 3:24PM
Deacon Ron Gray
What does antifa look like? Are they colored?

Sunday, January 10th 2021 at 10:39PM
Steve Williams
I don’t know because you won’t see them taking credit For the Siege of the capitol building, now do you?


Monday, January 11th 2021 at 8:10AM
Deacon Ron Gray
They don't take credit for anything Ron, they always disguise themselves. The Proud Boys know who they are but they would rather fight them than see them arrested.

Monday, January 11th 2021 at 8:51PM
Steve Williams
Then why is the Trump supporter taking credit for what Antifa did? Sound like The Proud Boys are talking advantage to what happened at The Capital.

As far as Proud Boys being arrested, more and more of them have seen and will see a jail cell real soon.



Monday, January 11th 2021 at 10:07PM
Deacon Ron Gray
"Then why is the Trump supporter taking credit for what Antifa did?

What Trump supporter did that Ron?

Tuesday, January 12th 2021 at 1:04AM
Steve Williams
YOUR QUESTION: What Trump supporter did that Ron?

MY REPLY: That is the point Steve, There is no antifa in that group of Neo fascist taking over the capital building.


Tuesday, January 12th 2021 at 9:45AM
Deacon Ron Gray
For the time being then Ron, it's clear it's only in your imagination.

Tuesday, January 12th 2021 at 2:50PM
Steve Williams
No Steve, you thought I was going to believe your BULL 💩 about antifa was In the crowd of those Heathens leading Trump’s protesters, That disgraced the capital building by their actions.

Shame on you. Steve, what country were you born in?



Tuesday, January 12th 2021 at 5:50PM
Deacon Ron Gray
Let's talk about this on your Kellar blog Ron, where she talks about Antifa. I heard her say a half truth I'm sure you didn't even notice. But the incident she referenced was the one thing that made me change my mind about Antifa. I just was waiting for the right moment to tell you.

Tuesday, January 12th 2021 at 11:04PM
Steve Williams
It wasn't Antifa but it wasn't MAGA either. MAGA is pro law and order.

Tuesday, January 12th 2021 at 11:12PM
Steve Williams
You do know, that was the LIE You tried the pond off to me but I am glad to see that now, you know.

As the audience thinned, groups of young men emerged in Kevlar vests and helmets, a number of them holding clubs and knives. Some were aligned with the neofascist Proud Boys; others with the Three Percenters, a far-right militia group.
Tuesday, January 12th 2021 at 11:57PM
Deacon Ron Gray
We're talking about storming the Capitol Ron. You didn't cover that earlier event until after the fact, like a true coward. That's why I never paid any attention to it, because it was all spin. Back to storming the Capitol, I thought it was Antifa because of the violence I saw. I was surprised there was really a radicalized right, even though I had predicted it. Andy Ngo, the one referenced by Kellar, was the first to make me reconsider and eventually I gave up the notion it was Antifa. It had nothing to do with you Ron.

Wednesday, January 13th 2021 at 12:55AM
Steve Williams
I know, it was your neofascist Proud Boys; others with the Three Percenters, a far-right militia group.

Steve, why do you support the neofascist group's like the Proud Boys, and the Three Percenters, another far-right militia group?

Hey Steve, what country were you born in?




Wednesday, January 13th 2021 at 4:55AM
Deacon Ron Gray
Did the Proud Boys go inside? Did they break anything? We don't know yet. But we do know that no Antifa dared show their faces when the Proud Boys called them.


Wednesday, January 13th 2021 at 1:04PM
Steve Williams
Hey Ron, is that a picture of the U.S. Government being overthrown?

Wednesday, January 13th 2021 at 1:07PM
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