AOC Claims Jan. 6 ‘Terror Attack’ Left ‘Almost 10 Dead’: What’s Next, She fought Off The People with a Spoon?
What happened on Jan. 6?
Undoubtedly, the pro-Trump crowd at the Capitol engaged in a politically motivated protest. Beyond that, however, there is not much else to say. Despite claims to the contrary, the evidence has shown those present were not insurrectionists or terrorists.
None of these facts have stopped Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez from claiming otherwise, however. In fact, in a tweet published on Sunday, Ocasio-Cortez claimed that the Jan. 6 riot was a “terror attack” that left “almost ten dead.”
In truth, four deaths occurred during the Jan. 6 riot, not “almost 10.” All four of the dead were pro-Trump demonstrators.
Both Kevin Greeson, 55, and Benjamin Phillips, 50, died of heart attacks; Roseanne Boyland, 34, died of “acute amphetamine intoxication,” and Ashli Babbitt, 35, died from a gunshot wound to her left shoulder, according to a KOKI-TV report of the D.C. medical examiner’s findings.
Two of the four deaths were natural causes, a third died from an accidental drug overdose, and the fourth — Ashli Babbit — was shot by Capitol police. And, again, all four were among the pro-Trump crowd.
So, how did AOC arrive at her “almost 10” number?
Various establishment media outlets — including The New York Times and The Associated Press — forwarded the false claim that The pro-Trump mob murdered capitol police officer Brian Sicknick.
In reality, Washington’s medical examiner found Sicknick had suffered two strokes on Jan. 7 — the day after the riot — and had died of natural causes utterly unrelated to the previous day’s events. Nevertheless, media outlets, left-wing activists, and even President Biden have all claimed that Sicknick was murdered on Jan. 6.
Additionally, it appears Ocasio-Cortez is attempting to include many Capitol police suicides that occurred in the months following the incursion. According to Reuters, four officers who responded to the Jan. 6 riot have since killed themselves.
So it seems that Ocasio-Cortez added up those four suicides, the four dead Trump supporters, and the unrelated death of Officer Brian Sicknick to reach her number of “almost 10.” This is hardly an honest analysis of how that day unfolded.
AOC’s claim that the riot was a “terror attack” appears similarly dubious.
Speaking with The Western Journal back in July, foreign policy expert Jim Hanson explained why he believed such assertions regarding the incursion ridiculous.
“It is a riot. You know, it was definitely a tiny group of people who may have had some insurrectionist ideas, but they didn’t even bring guns,” Hanson said. “You know? I mean, how intense of an insurrection are you having if you didn’t even bring anything beyond bear spray?”
In Hanson’s view, false and exaggerated claims concerning Jan. 6 are being used to give federal agencies unprecedented authority, which would otherwise be seen as an infringement of constitutional rights.
“They have arrested pretty much anybody who took a selfie in the Capitol for federal crimes. They’re overcharging everything. They’re keeping people in solitary confinement, no bail, and abusing state power in a very scary way,” Hanson said.
Cross-Posted from The Western Journal
Notes from the Editor
It seems that AOC, like Biden, Harris, and others from the far left, the truth and facts don’t matter; they have been telling others about “your truth and my truth,” they think this makes what they said is accurate because it is their truth. I hate to break it to them, but there is no ownership on truth, it is universal, either it is true or not, there is no ownership of this.
When one goes to this length to justify lying, the problem is AOC, and most of our leaders on the left are habitual liars. Still, unlike habitual liars who often forget what they are lying about, these people lie as a reflex; AOC and the Left know they are lying, which does not matter to them. The truth is of little importance; so long as they can take support from their opposition, all is justified.
Give it a couple more months, Pelosi, AOC, or one of this far-leftist will tell you they were in the capital dressed like Rambo and fought off the protestors single-handed. The worst part, they will believe it.
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