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Republican and Conservative Leaders Condemn Capitol Hill Violence

Republican and Conservative Leaders Condemn Capitol Hill Violence

Contrast with leftist justification for Antifa/BLM violence all summer.

One thing that stands out at this early stage about the violence on Capitol Hill is that the right—from Republican Congressmen to prominent media personalities—is calling with one voice for the violence to stop.

The contrast between the right’s immediate calls for an end to the violence and the months-long Democrat, media, and leftist sugar-coating (remember the antifa “summer of love”?), down-playing (mostly peaceful arson), and refusing to condemn antifa and BLM violence as it swept the nation’s cities in 2020 is stark.

President Trump issues a strong request that the violence stop. He reminds the rioters, if they turn out to be Trump supporters, that “WE are the Party of Law & Order.”

Vice President Mike Pence also called for the violence to stop. Now

Republican Congressmen also call for an immediate end to the violence.

As do prominent right and right-leaning figures.

And right Hollywood.


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They stole out votes with their fraudulent election and the courts would not give us a hearing.

What does our corrupt government expect?

    henrybowman in reply to stablesort. | January 6, 2021 at 6:55 pm

    With the exception of Trump, all these whiners can go eat a turd sandwich.

    If they had done their GD **JOBS** instead of rolling on their backs and peeing their own bellies, none of that violence would have been necessary.

Connivin Caniff | January 6, 2021 at 5:53 pm

“Do these look like Trump supporters?” – No.

    Connivin Caniff in reply to Connivin Caniff. | January 6, 2021 at 6:27 pm

    The more I look at this, the more it look like a false-flag initiated operation. Will these Antifa creeps be able to slip out in the night, leaving Trumpers holding the bag? I hope there are plenty of pictures so these commie slimeballs can be identified.

If the majority of us have ANY brains, “Republicans” will be extinct because we have flocked to a new party, headed by Trump.

The voting base of the GOP will be a room full of people and it will die.

When BLM/Antifa violence was rampant, and the nights of lawlessness and destruction became weeks, then became months of the same, what did corrupt-ocrat leaders do to try to restore order? All I remember is the chirping of crickets.

    DaveGinOly in reply to Dagwood. | January 6, 2021 at 10:07 pm

    Notice how quickly:
    The disturbance was labeled “violence” and “a riot”
    Flashbangs and teargas were employed
    Firearms were employed against unarmed protesters
    The action was widely condemned

    Notice what we did not see:
    Burning cars
    Dangerous projectiles thrown at police
    Looted and destroyed stores
    Passersby assaulted and beaten for being perceived to be on the “wrong side”

    Also, don’t forget, the violence of Antifa and BLM is meant to tear down the United States. What violence was displayed today is meant to encourage the restoration of the Constitution and the rule of law. This is what the patriots did in 1776, when they had made every appeal possible to the crown, and none of their pleas were entertained. They were (and are) called “patriots” and “heroes.” Don’t give me this clap-trap about “not any better than Antifa.” There is no comparison. The reaction against today’s display came for one reason – unlike Antifa and BLM, the patriots in D.C. today represented a threat to government, and government reacted in the manner of tyrants, and the police are nothing but the tools of tyrants.

Events like this in this context reminds me of the song sung many years ago by “The Carpenters.” It’s opening lyrics were something like “We’ve only just begun……”

notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | January 6, 2021 at 5:58 pm

Republican Communist Leaders Condemn Capitol Hill Violence


    Ah, yes, that well-known commie Donald J. Trump and his fellow comrades in the great struggle to destroy America Donald Trump Jr., Mark Levin, and Ted Cruz. /smh

    Maybe if you read our posts as carefully as you read InfoWars and the Conservative Nuthouse, you wouldn’t post such ridiculous claims? Just a thought.

      stablesort in reply to Fuzzy Slippers. | January 6, 2021 at 6:21 pm

      Our votes were ignored and the courts refused to give us a hearing. Where can our voices be heard?

        Try getting involved at the local level, run for office, DO something constructive (only you know your talents, what can you offer a patriot effort). We organized in the form of the Tea Party in ’09, and we were amazingly effective, so effective that to this day, the Socialist Democrats hold us up as a model for both what to do (take over the party from within) and what NOT to do (i.e. quit in disgust after a disappointing election cycle or two).

        Contact your city council, your mayor, your local rep, get in touch with your sens and your governor, let them know what you think and why (make your voice heard where it matters, with close elected officials). Rushing the Capitol like a leftist parody is NOT the way to be heard; it’s the way to be dismissed as an absolute nutjob with more (erm) enthusiasm than sense. Look at the list of GOP and conservative leaders who condemn the violence today; contrast with the nonexistent list of GOP and conservative leaders cheering it on (and no that absolute nutjob Lin Wood does not count).

          Ironclaw in reply to Fuzzy Slippers. | January 6, 2021 at 7:44 pm

          Where do you get the idea the elections will ever matter again. They know they can steal them and additionally they know there are no penalties if they get caught stealing them.

          The Tea Party turned out to little more than a feel-good exercise. Why? Because the choices for candidates for political office turned out not to support the Tea Party, with a couple of exceptions. They either turned out to be GOPe members or got bought off once they got into office. After every incident of voter fraud, by Dems, the Republican answer is always the same; we’ll fix it so that it never happens again. But it always does happen; again and again and again. On the other hand, if Republicans commit election fraud or violate election laws, then their own party throws them off the sleigh to the wolves. See a pattern?

          That’s not true, Mac, the Tea Party was a force to be reckoned with,and we proved that by getting Scott Brown elected as the 41st vote against ObamaCare to Ted Kennedy’s seat (before Reid invoked the Reid Rule, which made that victory null). We flipped the House in 2010, and we flipped the Senate two years later.

          The Tea Party was such a genuine and powerful force that Obama sent the IRS, the DOJ, the NSRB, and a host of other alphabet agencies after us. The Democrat activist media kicked into high gear to discredit and demonize us. We won more seats than we lost, and honestly, to this day, I believe Sharron Angle beat Harry Reid in Nevada.

          There’s a reason the socialist left is mapping its strategies on the Tea Party, and there’s a reason they will be far more successful taking over the Democrat Party than we ever were taking over the GOP. They have patience, play the long game, and we wanted instant results manifested NAOW. That, I think, was our downfall. Too many Tea Partiers didn’t get that it takes time to affect change, but this problem does not permeate the left. After all, they have been working toward the destruction of America for over 100 years. We wanted instant gratification, and when we didn’t get it, we packed up our toys and stomped off. Then sat around griping about how much the GOP sucks. Not exactly a winning formula, eh?

          The Tea Party candidates did NOTHING to repeal Obamacare. The GOP controlled Congress voted to repeal it, because they knew that Obama would veto it and it would never be repealed. Yet, when Trump came into office nd stated he would sign any repeal of Obama care, the GOP controlled Congress could not pass a single bill repealing Obamacare. The Tea Party, and other groups, were a threat to both the GOPe and the Dems. Did you ever wonder why the GOP, who controlled Congress, never did anything to stop the Obama Administration from illegally attacking its citizens?

          The Tea Party was doomed, as were all Republican Conservatives, by the leadership of the GOPe. And, nothing would have happened to change anything, if only GOP certified candidates had run in 2020. Working within the system has proven to be futile. And, people are waking up to that fact.

          Woah, Mac, Trump assured us that he could deals done no matter what, with both House of Congress, it should have been a breeze. You’re right that many in the GOP don’t want ObamaCare gone (though they lie about his on the campaign trail), but Trump’s first two years were not focused on passing anything ambitious . . . or really anything at all through his GOP-controlled Congress. He faced a hostile GOP that didn’t quite get that he was the real deal or that the American people wanted Trump’s America First policies. So instead of doing any of that via (lasting) legislation, Trump just wasted those two years and grabbed Obama’s pen and phone and made changes (that Biden is about to undo with his own pen and phone).

          Why wasn’t ObamaCare repealed as it should have been in those first two years? As Trump and his supporters clearly wanted? Good question, but I remember Trump assuring us he could make any deal with anyone. This goes beyond healthcare and to the wall and to pretty much every other Trump campaign promise–he worked to keep them all and did better than any president in my lifetime on that front, but . . . it didn’t happen. Do we blame the GOP or do we blame the party leader and president who over-promised? I guess many here choose the former, while I wonder if the latter might not be a more viable option. Or some combination of the two; either way, we are apparently stuck with Obamacare until we are totally screwed with state-run socialist healthcare.

          All that said, working within the system is working fantastically and alarmingly well on the left, that we couldn’t make it work on the right doesn’t mean it’s “doomed,” it just means we did it wrong/gave up too soon. A third party is what is actually doomed, ask the Greens and the Libertarians how that’s working out for them.

          There’s a reason the socialist left is mapping its strategies on the Tea Party, and there’s a reason they will be far more successful taking over the Democrat Party than we ever were taking over the GOP. They have patience, play the long game, and we wanted instant results manifested NAOW.

          I have to disagree again. We failed because we were willing to compromise with Republican politicians who had a well-established history of fighting for the other side (McCain, Romneycare, etc.). We were promised a half loaf, and instead we got a kick in the teeth.

          I would argue that conservatives have been trying to take over the Republican Party for almost 60 years since at least Goldwater’s time. Our successes have been sporadic (to say the least). I don’t see much chance of victory even if we try again for another 60 years. Even before today’s events the Franz von Papen Republicans had their knives out for us, and planned to sabotage any future candidate that did not echo their soft Marxism chapter and verse. Trump did mount a hostile takeover in 2016 and got the upper hand, and since then the von Papen Republicans have been doing everything they can to get rid of him (along with the hated working class and icky black and brown people Trump attracted to the Republican Party).

          One side or the other must go. The von Papen Republicans are willing to empower the Communists, so let them have their hearts’ desire and enjoy the strange fruits of such collaboration (being the first to be loaded on the boxcars).

          I love it hen Republicans turn around and blame everything on Trump. Pleeaassee. Trump said that he would sign any bill repealing Obamacare. The Republican Congress hd one at hand, which they had passed before. Yet, it never got to Trump’s desk. This was Trump’s fault? The GOP sabotaged Trump. The only reason that the bill repealing Obamacare passed previously was because the Republicans KNEW it would never go anywhere. They did not want to repeal the ACA. Why, because there is no real difference between the Dems and GOP.

          That is what people who backed the Tea Party and the earlier Republican Conservative movement have to understand. The leadership of the GOP was never going to do more than pay lip service to granting what these groups desired. This was done to get their votes and that was all. After that they were largely ignored.

          Trump’s biggest problem was that he believed that the government was composed of mostly honest people and that there were only a few bad eggs in DC. He, like most people, believed that The Dems and the Republicans were opponents. He believed that his party would support him. All false, of course.

          Rule number one in politics. Never trust a politician.

          DaveGinOly in reply to Fuzzy Slippers. | January 6, 2021 at 10:15 pm

          Jeezus, Fuzzy. Are you really making the claim that it’s Trump’s fault that Obamacare wasn’t repealed? How was he to deal with what amounts to a cabal in Washington? Trump is an honorable man who believed that what you see is what you get. That an (R) after your name meant you were someone he could depend on. We have long not believed that. Now we all know that with certainty, just as now DJT knows it too. If Trump failed to do anything it’s the fault of everyone who opposed what he tried to do, and that includes those with that (R). Most of them had no intention of working with him, while they smiled in his face.

          Maybe tomorrow Prof. Jacobson could make “The Backstabbers” the video for the day.

      alaskabob in reply to Fuzzy Slippers. | January 6, 2021 at 6:45 pm

      Gee Fuzz, as Orwell wrote… telling the truth will become a radical action. There was a psychology paper that said that conservatives could describe the thought pattern of progs bur progs couldn’t understand the mindset of conservatives. I can no longer discern the Left’s mindset. I am not about to go into seriously dangerous drug overdoses to find out. Douglas Murray is correct… it’s like viewing the same movie and coming out with an entirely opposite description. It’s hopeless. Now we have Pence and acting DoD secretary supposedly bypassing Trump to talk to Pence and Pelosi. The FIX is in… the vast swamp of political professionals. What has Trump really done wrong? More likely with Rome on the Potomac..what has he done right?

        alaskabob in reply to alaskabob. | January 6, 2021 at 7:04 pm

        Trump is in real danger. Considering that this “cold civil war” is for all the marbles of the biggest most powerful nation state in the history of the world…a few billion bucks of “investment” in an election wins all the “gold-pressed latinum” in the world. Pence is one heartbeat away from really being able to hand over the reigns to Harris/Bi-gone admin. As Pelosi said…one way or the other Trump is out. Remember Podesta wargames?

        “Domestic tranquility” versus liberty and freedom. The former is the road to serfdom and I am too old to learn Chinese.

        I’m not sure what your point is here, but I do believe that Trump won the election (and in a landslide). There is no legal recourse as Professor Jacobson has repeatedly explained. The corrections had to be made before the election, but they were not. Trump had warned for at least a year that the election would be “rigged,” and he was right. Trying to win after the fact is, as we now know, futile. It’s over. Trump is out, Biden is in, and most disturbing of all, Biden has majorities in both the House and the Senate.

        But, hey, it’s okay, the Democrats ARE JUST LIKE THE GOP! . . . or so say the most moronic among us, anyway.

Storming. Violence. Occupying. Assaults.

Confirmed: These are mostly peaceful protests.

Get your opinions in quickly. It is so much more limited after all the facts are known.

    Heh, this crossed my mind, as well, but on balance, they are all right to condemn the violence whether it is antifa-aggitated (as I suspect) or if it is actual Back the Blue MAGA Trump supporters. Either way, it’s ungood and should be condemned.

      henrybowman in reply to Fuzzy Slippers. | January 6, 2021 at 7:00 pm

      A sizable contingent of Trump supporters no longer reflexively “Back the Blue.” Doesn’t take much imagination to guess why.

      Baca, Strickland, Rittenhouse, McCloskey, Tarrio…

      The Blue is nothing more than the enforcers got whatever commies run the local city.

notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | January 6, 2021 at 6:02 pm

Andrew Brietbart: “You are the media.”

SeekingRationalThought | January 6, 2021 at 6:12 pm

While I agree its a shameful day, I also am sick of hearing fake tears about “the peoples house” and how unusual this is. The place is unusual, but the people blathering these platitudes are the same people who ignored the death and destruction in our cities from Ferguson forward, who found the Portland riots “mostly peaceful.” At this writing at least, those rushing the capital appear more peaceful than BLM and Antifa. I know there was one shooting- by police I think. Where is Antifa? The major distinction between now and last year is that these riots are disturbing the elites. The same elites who didn’t care about the death and destruction in poor and working class neighborhoods. If they cared, why did they downplay it? Now riots are occurring on elite turf, and the sky is falling. Apparently Congressmen and Senators are more important than the voters of Portland, Seattle, Minneapolis, Racine and Ferguson. You know, the people they claim to serve? I’m sorry. I’m a conservative, not a Democrat “progressive” and I stopped believing the self-centered elite wannabe’s of the media and government at least a decade ago. What’s happing in DC today is wrong and a tragedy , but it’s no worse than what the Press and “progressives” cheered on while our cities were burning and people were dying. I care about the voters, more than I care about their careerist representatives. As should those representatives.

Free State Paul | January 6, 2021 at 6:23 pm

For over a decade, the TEA Party protested peacefully and were ignored by the Elites. Nobody is scared by protesters who pick up their own trash.

BLM and AntiFa started rioting 5 years ago and instantly the police were defunded, statues removed, schools renamed,corporate logos deleted and laws changed. The Establishment is scared of protesters who don’t mind throwing bricks.

A year from now, 2020 will seem like, “The Good Old Days.”

So what exactly did they think would happen? After allowing rioters to destroy part of our cities, having police abandon their buildings in the face of rioters, and seeing mayors and federal authorities brush it all off as “legitimate mostly peaceful protest” — did they not consider that at some future time the shoe would move to the other foot?

Interesting. For months the Franz von Papen Republicans were rather quiet when Antifa/BLM was rioting, burning, looting, raping and murdering. Mitt Romneycare even marched in solidarity with the “mostly peaceful protestors”.

But after months of silence the von Papen Republicans finally found their voices in rushing to join their Communist pals. Yep – that makes me want to run right out and donate every single cent I own to Republican politicians who hate my guts and want to see me dead or enslaved. Gonna go run do that now.

    Wait, what? Apart from Mitt “Marches With Marxists” Romney, Republicans have been condemning antifa/BLM violence, riots, looting, arson, murder, and vandalism all along. We’ve covered it extensively here at LI. The point, here, of course, is that the LEFT did not condemn leftwing violence but that the right is quick to condemn (and rightly so) suspected rightwing violence. President Trump has it right, we are the party of law and order. Period.

    I don’t care if you never donate a single cent to any Republican, but I do think it’s important that you make that decision based on reality. What you’ve written here is simply not true. My God, President Trump constantly asked that he be permitted to put a stop to the antifa/BLM violence in Democrat-run cities. Constantly. And not one Republican, besides milquetoast Mitt, ever defended, much less sided with, these violent lawless mobs. They literally condemned them, and they backed Trump’s call for the feds to intervene. I am sincerely confused that you could forget this. It was just last summer.

      I must respectfully disagree. While Mitt was the only Republican that I know of who openly sided with the terrorists, I rarely heard any kind of condemnation of the rioting by Republican politicians beyond a few bland, wishy-washy comments. Republicans seemed to be content to say as little as possible, although in this case I don’t think “silence is golden” is a very wise strategy.

      And I don’t recall hearing any Republican tie the rioting to Pelosi and her gang, even though they openly supported and encouraged the violence and mayhem (if they did it was very rare and isolated). This should have been front and center of every single Republican campaign last year, yet on the whole Republicans not named Trump played it very soft. Too often Trump seemed to be alone in condemning the rioting and calling for action (Tom Cotton was an all-too-rare exception).

      It seems to me than many – perhaps most – Republican officeholders are trying to do what they usually do: work both sides of the street. They want to be seen as the “law and order” Party, yet still earn the affection of the Washington press corps by soft-pedaling criticism of Antifa and BLM. It’s not going to work, and will only earn them contempt from both sides.

        But they did condemn it, again and again. Sure, it wasn’t covered by the ridiculously propagandistic Democrat activist media, but it did happen. Often. Look at LI’s archives on this. Even Gov. Abboott weighed in,and then he put the kabbash on leftie Texas cities indulging the chaos.

        It seems to me that no matter what Republicans do, it will never be enough. They didn’t stand with Trump! Those traitors. When they do stand with Trump, as Lindsay Graham and Ted Cruz have done, they are just pandering for votes. Nothing they can ever do will please you, and at some point, you have to wonder who is the actual problem.

        If you create this lose no matter what they do environment, you are the problem. Sorry, that’s how I see it.

        If you hate the GOP, leave, go start your own party, but please stop demanding the impossible: A single Senator can change EVERYTHING! A president can change EVERYTHING . . . if only Sessions and Barr hadn’t magically become AGs. Or so the GOPe sucks crowd bleat about these favored scapegoats . . . and not their boss, with whom the buck actually stops. Or it should (and would in a normal world).

      Fuzzy, the Republicans are garbage, from Lindsay Graham on down.

Free State Paul | January 6, 2021 at 6:29 pm

In the immortal words of the 20th Century bard, Joe Strummer;

White riot – I wanna riot
White riot – a riot of my own

Black people gotta lot a problems
But they don’t mind throwing a brick
White people go to school
Where they teach you how to be thick

An’ everybody’s doing
Just what they’re told to
An’ nobody wants
To go to jail!

ScottTheEngineer | January 6, 2021 at 6:54 pm

Those are antifa thugs. Not our people.

Despite the current condition of our country, I’m so glad that the hand wringing pearl clutchers of today were not around for the Boston Tea Party or John Brown’s efforts in Harpers Ferry

    Milhouse in reply to MarkS. | January 6, 2021 at 8:33 pm

    John Brown was a bloodthirsty murderer, terrorist, and traitor, who deserved his death by hanging.

My take on these events:

1. Folks out there, including some who post on this site, truly believed that marching to/on DC was going to convince the VP to discard electoral slates from GA, MI MN, AZ, PA, WI.

2. The folks who showed up to support DJT were for the vast majority well intentioned. They would willingly but peacefully (no violence or vandalism/wanton destruction/burning) express their displeasure with their government.

3. A small number of the total on hand decided to ‘occupy’ the HoR and Senate. Again, other than a broken window or glass doors no vandalism ECT that I saw. That should have been the ‘high water warm’ with the crown.

4. Unfortunately, for reasons not yet clear, a young woman was killed, apparently by Capital Police. Details scarce at posting.

What did today’s activities accomplish?

1. Removes the r/Trump supporter is not a worry, only BLM and Antifa show up and make our ruling class nervous/scared narrative.

2. Revealed the abject failure of the Capital PD and DC officials to prepare for this event.

3. Clearly demonstrated that r/Trump supporter/populist conservative types can and will show up if they decide to. Mass demonstrations are no longer exclusive to the left.

4. Allowed the uni party r and d officials, talking heads to join together to condemn the people.

What does it mean?

Personally, I am relieved that things didn’t get totally out of control. The way the coverage of this is playing on Fox would seem as if we didn’t just endure a year of actual riots, demonstrations, killings, etc from the more d/progressive point of view. Antifa? BLM? Who’s that? Seems to be the talking point today.

Should folks be surprised that r/Trump supporters went in numbers to DC? Nope. This has been telegraphed for weeks. Maybe it shocked the establishment types because, traditionally Tea Party aside, the folks on the right don’t do marches and protests?

Bottom line is the demonstration was in fact mostly peaceful. The folks present and their supporters at home delivered a clear message to DC. ‘We are still here, we won’t simply go away, we are watching and paying attention, business as usual for the uni party isn’t acceptable, MAGA spirit lives on.

“Patriots: Do your best to not become Antifa.. we are better than that.. we come in Peace”

Antifa always gets what they want. MAGA supporters never do. What’s in this trade for us?

On a positive note, Trump’s behavior today will go a long way towards his fading away.

Sure, the absurd Cult of Trump personality will continue, but that will fade, too.

Every right thinking person decries violence. But, sometimes it is the only way to get someone’s attention. The US could have simply negotiated through diplomatic channels, with Imperial Japan, after Pearl Harbor. Yet no one decried the violent reaction the US employed.

For a decade, the Trump supporters have been trying to get the attention of Republican elected officials. They did it in 2010. Even though they were torpedoed in both 2008 and 2012 by the McCain and Romney candidacies. They came back in 2016, and voted Trump in because he was an outsider. Another signal. The GOP went back to business as usual and could not even pass the repeal of Obamacare. In 2018, the Trumpsters boycotted the House elections and the Dems took control, possibly with the help of election fraud. Another message. 2020 arrives and Trump should have been elected by a landslide, by any indicator. Instead, Trump loses under mysterious circumstances, which strongly suggest election fraud stole the election. And all of these “prominent” Republicans blew it off and said we’ll fix the next election. Then they lose the next election, the Georgia Senate run-offs. Oopsy. So, where does that leave the people who feel that fraud stole the election. And, still the GOP is content to let the Dems steal everything from then and do nothing. After a while, people simply decide if you want something done, you have to do it yourself.

    mark311 in reply to Mac45. | January 8, 2021 at 5:35 am

    Make some interesting points.

    Ignoring your points about the election (let’s not retread a broken record)

    You have a point about GOP they don’t listen not really, far to entrenched.

    Question though about Obamacare what is your policy preference. A lot of hate over it but no alternative platform. The reason I mention this is because a group who doesn’t provide an alternative doesn’t really have a future hate isn’t enough need something to take it’s place. I hope we can both agree that the health care system in the USA sucks.

notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | January 6, 2021 at 9:29 pm

Sad news.

WASHINGTON (KUSI) — The woman who was shot and killed inside the US Capitol during the protests was from the San Diego area.

KUSI News has spoken with her husband.

The woman is Ashli Babbit, a 14-year veteran, who served four tours with the US Air Force, and was a high level security official throughout her time in service.

Her husband says she was a strong supporter of President Trump, and was a great patriot to all who knew her.