Pelosi Falsely Blames 'White Supremacy, Anti-Semitism, Islamophobia' for Jan 6 Riot
House speaker makes claims on 'root causes' which led people to storm the Capitol
Since the beginning of the year, Democrats have tried to push the narrative that those who supported President Donald Trump are domestic terrorists, using the Jan. 6 incursion of the Capitol building as an 'example.'
She added the two topics for the investigation will include the “root causes” that led people to storm the Capitol.
Pelosi claimed the root causes of the incursion were “white supremacy, anti-Semitism and Islamophobia.”
Her remarks encapsulate the Democrats' attempt to demonize every American who supported Trump.
Pelosi implied Trump supporters embody all of those evil things.
She also claims the root causes, such as anti-Semitism, are “so evident” because one person at the Capitol that day was wearing a pro-Nazi slogan.
Wearing a pro-Nazism T-shirt is obviously disgusting and should be immediately condemned.
But, it does not mean anti-Semitism or white supremacy are what caused the Jan. 6, simply because the media photographed one person wearing a t-shirt.
It also does not mean every person who stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6 was sympathetic to those ideas.
The Capitol incursion occurred not long after Trump expressed his concerns about election integrity.
Pelosi claimed Trump's speech “incited” the riot, which could imply that people were motivated by similar concerns about the election rather than white supremacy or any other of Pelosi's lies.
Pelosi added her committee would also examine the failure of Capitol security to stop the incursion.
She said the poor response from Capitol police could mean nobody “would have foreseen an insurrection incited by the president of the United States.”
On June 8, a bipartisan Senate report revealed the Capitol police were warned well in advance.
“On December 22, the Intelligence and Interagency Coordination Division received significant information about the rising likelihood of violence, including an email with the subject line: ‘Threats to bring guns into DC,’” the report said.
“The latter email, written to the Assistant Director of IICD, summarized a video of Sam Andrews, a former leader of the Missouri branch of Oath Keepers, and a report on the website the Hagmann Report that described Mr. Andrews as encouraging ‘armed conflict during the protest’ on January 6, 2021.”
The report added the IICD informed the Capitol Police of the concern, but they “did not prepare a department-wide operational plan for January 6.”
“The entities responsible for securing and protecting the Capitol Complex and everyone onsite that day were not prepared for a large-scale attack, despite being aware of the potential for violence targeting the Capitol,” the report concluded.
Earlier this year, Sen. Lindsay Graham, R-S.C., has placed suspicion on Pelosi by questioning what she knew prior to the Capitol riot in January.
"Here’s what I want to know: What did Nancy Pelosi know, and when did she know it?" Graham said.