Remember January 6? Some people do. In fact, Democrats were so “horrified” by Trump supporters “storming” the Capitol Building, that many of them claimed they were trying to stage an insurrection. Yep, regular folks in Trump caps and backpacks were going to “overthrow” the government. That sounds about right.
Many of us pointed to the hypocrisy of the left, that after encouraging violent riots over most of 2020, they were suddenly outraged over a dust-up in D.C. (which saw much worse riots last year). Democrats almost enjoyed the event, using it to whip Americans up into a frenzy. They even tried to use it as an excuse to oust several senators and representatives—and ban people from social media.
Plenty of people were arrested for their involvement (but only a fraction of everyone there). If Democrats had their way, these people would be tried for treason and may be hanged. But according to prosecutors, most won’t even receive a slap on the wrist.
Many who entered the Capitol building during January 6 protests of the 2020 election outcome are “unlikely” to face jail time — a “jarring reality check” for Americans “outraged by the storming of Capitol Hill,” according to a Politico report on Tuesday…
The report’s sub-headline noted that the cases “could embarrass the Biden administration, which has portrayed the Jan. 6 siege as a dire threat to democracy.” …
Politico reported that, so far, almost a quarter of the more than 230 defendants formally and publicly charged — about 57 — face only misdemeanors, and in recent days, judges, prosecutors, and defense attorneys have all indicated that they expect few to face harsh sentences. [Source: Breitbart]
There is a couple of things going on, here. First off, it seems Biden and D.C. prosecutors are trying to quietly dismiss this entire episode. Why? Because Democrats claimed the January 6 riot was a direct attack on our democracy. But, in the end, those arrested can only be charged with “trespassing,” as they did little else.
That would only make Biden look like more of a liar and an idiot.
But at the same time, Democrats just can’t sweep this event under the rug, because they staked so much on it. They are claiming the events of January 6 prove everything they’ve ever said about Trump. If they just let these people go softly into that goodnight, then they are contradicting themselves. Not the first time that’s happened, but it certainly won’t make them look good.
The reality is, for all of the left’s bellyaching, most of the people involved just “walked in[to the Capitol Building], spends 15 minutes in Statuary Hall” and left. Not really a serious crime. And certain not evidence of an insurrection.
If too much attention is placed on these charges, Americans will realize Democrats have been lying for months. So, they will probably just let them cases be dropped and hope everyone forgets. They’ll find a new issue to complain about, like states lifting mask mandates for supposed violence against Asians.
Until those issues fizzle out and they’re on to the next made-up crisis.