Mondaire Jones Called out During House Meeting After Spouting Debunked Lie About Brian Sicknick’s Death
“These are the facts. On January 6th … a Capitol Police Officer [Brian Sicknick] was bludgeoned to death,” Rep. Mondaire Jones (D-N.Y.) said during a House Judiciary Committee meeting earlier this week.
There are few things Democrats enjoy more than giving self-righteous speeches decrying the supposed awfulness of their political opposition and their opinions on the issues while at the same time feigning moral outrage whenever that opposition has the nerve to dispute their claims with actual facts.
Nearly this exact scenario played out during a House Judiciary Committee meeting earlier this week when Rep. Mondaire Jones (D-N.Y.) proceeded to give his highly embellished version of the so-called “facts” about the events of Jan. 6, 2021, stating a couple of key whoppers, one of which caught the attention of Rep. Dan Bishop (R-N.C.) who proceeded to question him with a brief assist by their colleague Rep. Chip Roy (R-Texas).
“These are the facts,” Jones stated early on in what he no doubt thought was his best serious voice before saying without evidence that former President Donald Trump “directed” his supporters to breach the Capitol building.
To date, no evidence whatsoever has been presented at any forum – not during the January 6th Committee show trials nor elsewhere – that Trump had anything whatsoever to do with the planning or orchestrating of the Capitol riot, must less “direct” those who attended his “Stop the Steal” rally to attack the Capitol.
But Jones saved his bigger whopper moments later when he told those on the committee that “a Capitol Police Officer [Brian Sicknick] was bludgeoned to death.”
Though he didn’t mention Sicknick’s name at the time, Bishop chimed in and asked him for clarification because no one was “bludgeoned to death” on Jan. 6th:
“Did you say a police officer was bludgeoned to death by the crowd at the Jan. 6 riots?” Bishop asked Jones.
Jones replied that he had in fact said “a police officer was bludgeoned to death,” but that he “did not say at the hands of who.”
“Who are you referring to, if you don’t mind saying?” Bishop pressed.
It was then that Jones knew he’d been caught in a lie, so he tried to switch gears.
“I can get that information for you in a few minutes,” Jones told him, to which Bishop said in response that “I just want to make sure…” before Jones cut him off in a bid to try to save face:
“Are you denying that at least one Capitol police officer was murdered in the midst of what happened on Jan. 6?” Jones shot back.
“Yeah, I think I am denying it,” Bishop replied. “I understood there were reports early on that Sicknick was struck with a fire extinguisher and that was subsequently debunked as false. He died of natural causes that were not connected to the event. Are we talking about the same person, Sicknick, or are we talking about somebody else?”
It was then Roy interjected to try and correctly point out that the Washington, D.C. chief medical examiner’s report stated that Sicknick died the next day of a stroke due to natural causes. Still, an obviously agitated Jones again interrupted, first by childishly throwing off the fact that both Roy and Bishop were attorneys and how Bishop allegedly “speaks often about how brilliant of an attorney he is” before launching into the use of legal terms to play word games over how Sicknick died:
“You know, we’re talking about ‘but for’ causation of Officer Sicknick’s death,” he said. “And so I would hope you would at least concede at a minimum that Mr. Sicknick died as a result of what happened on Jan. 6 and I’m disappointed if you suggest otherwise sir.”
But Bishop pressed on with the question about whether or not Jones and his colleagues believed Sicknick was “bludgeoned to death,” which irritated Jones, who disgustingly referred to Bishop’s pointing out that Sicknick did not get “bludgeoned to death” nor die during the Capitol riot as a “minute point” in the scheme of things:
“Look, I don’t think that’s correct either but was he bludgeoned to death?” Bishop went on.
“My understanding is that was debunked and Mr. Roy just read the medical examiner’s information. Do you guys contend he was bludgeoned to death?”
“I contend that 138 Capitol and DC police officers were injured and that multiple Capitol police officers died as a direct result of what happened on Jan. 6 and I hope that you… I hope you see how one would question the sincerity of such a minute point in the midst of the gravity of everything else,” Jones asserted.
Watch the full exchange below:
This was embarrassing, and if Jones had any shame whatsoever, he’d apologize and concede the point.
But like other Democrats, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi up to President Joe Biden, the false narratives they’ve repeatedly painted about who died that day must carry on because in the absence of having “smoking gun”-type evidence on Trump, the next best thing they think they have is to falsely accuse the Trump supporters who stormed the Capitol of “murder” as a way to smear the near-75 million people who voted for Donald Trump in 2020.
As for Jones, well, not only did Bishop shut him down during the Committee meeting, but New York Democrats in the newly-drawn 10th Congressional District shut him down last month by making Daniel Goldman the primary winner in a crowded field. So clearly, Jones is lashing out on his way out the door, perhaps hoping his next assignment will be hosting his own show alongside the rest of the woke leftists at MSNBC.
— Stacey Matthews has also written under the pseudonym “Sister Toldjah” and can be reached via Twitter. —DONATE
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