It’s been 6 months since the Capitol riot, and the House of Representatives has now officially voted to establish a January 6th committee to formally investigate the incident. Despite there being no immediate call for violence against the US government or Capitol from the White House Republican lawmakers or Trump administration officials, Democrat Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz is sticking to the insurrection narrative and baseless claim that “certain members of the US gov’t” specifically called for “violence against the Capitol.” The Capitol violence was orchestrated and carried out by Rightwing extremists.
According to a tweet from Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-FL), “It’s been 6 months since certain members of the US gov’t took the stage outside the White House to call for violence against our Capitol. Everyone who worked to foment the deadly #January6th insurrection should know: America will learn the full truth.”
It’s been 6 months since certain members of the US gov't took the stage outside the White House to call for violence against our Capitol. Everyone who worked to foment the deadly #January6th insurrection should know: America will learn the full truth. https://t.co/SUuLGRgcLF
— Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (@RepDWStweets) July 6, 2021
Schultz who has also previously said Trump supporters “ready to kill anyone who stood in their way.” joining fellow Democrats like Rep. Conor Lamb (D-PA), who in spite of supporting the committee still only, “thinks” Trump caused the riot, even with the absence of any “insurrection starting” from then-President Trump’s speech.
Now, over 540 people who have allegedly took part in the riot have been arrested for the actions taken that day.
While House Democrats are using video clips of Trump’s speech that preceded the riot in an effort to demonize his actions and paint him as the “inciter-in-chief,” the one video clip that Democrats will not show is the moment when Trump pressed for supporters to “peacefully and patriotically” make their voices heard.
“We have come to demand that Congress do the right thing and only count the electors who have been lawfully slated, lawfully slated,” said President Trump. “I know that everyone here will soon be marching over to the Capitol building to peacefully and patriotically make your voices heard.”
But the assertion that a call for violence by presumably Republican lawmakers isn’t believable. A BBC accounting of the events that transpired on January 6th puts blame on President Trump but does not go as far as to say that anyone actually called for violence.
The House voted 222 to 190, with two Republicans joining all present Democrats in authorizing the committee. Reps. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois and Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming were the only Republicans to vote in favor of the January 6th committee.