I have firmly and consistently condemned the January 6, 2021, Capitol riot from day one and I find the event extremely disturbing. However, I cannot help but notice that the Left’s response to the Capitol riot, the outrage over Marxist critical race theory in schools, the concerns about election integrity, and many other issues is only likely to exacerbate the tensions that inspired some Trump supporters to act like antifa and launch a violent attack against the very constitutional system they claim to defend.
In a lengthy and revealing Twitter thread, Darryl Cooper, host of The MartyrMade Podcast, recounted his understanding of the “Boomer-tier Trump supporters who believe the 2020 election was fraudulent,” the perspective of “most of the people at the Capitol on 1/6.” He did not endorse the Capitol riot or the claims that the election had been stolen, but he did highlight how so many Trump supporters reach that conclusion.
How did the very people who pride themselves on their pocket Constitutions end up storming the Capitol on January 6? The story goes back to the 2016 election.
First, Cooper noted that “The FBI spied on the 2016 Trump campaign using evidence manufactured by the Clinton campaign,” namely the Steele dossier, which FBI officials knew was fake and uncorroborated. Those involved in the Russiagate scandal — FBI Director James Comey, CIA Director James Brennan, Democrats like Adam Schiff — “were on TV saying they’d seen clear evidence of collusion w/Russia, while admitting under oath behind closed doors that they hadn’t.”
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