On January 6
, a riot of Donald Trump supporters
stormed the United States Capitol
and attempted to prevent Congress
from certifying the Electoral College results declaring Joe Biden
the winner of the 2020 presidential election
, killing at least four people
However, according to some Republican
members of Congress, nothing happened that day, and if something did happen, it had nothing to do with Trump.
Rep. Ralph Norman (R-S.C.) has questioned whether the rioters were Trump supporters, despite the fact that many of them were carrying pro-Trump signs and had just returned from a “Stop the Steal” rally where Trump encouraged them to march to Congress. Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) has stated that he does not believe “there was any single reason why people were here,” and Sen. Ron Johnson
During a committee hearing last week on the Jan. 6 insurgency, Rep. Andrew Clyde
(R-Ga.) admitted that he assisted his colleagues in barricading the door from the mob, but it wasn't that bad because "the House floor was never breached." While there were "some rioters," he said calling it an insurgency was a "bold-faced lie."
“Watching the TV footage of those who entered the Capitol and walked through Statuary Hall showed people in an orderly fashion staying between the stanchions and ropes taking videos and pictures,” Clyde said. “You know, if you didn’t know the TV footage was a video from Jan. 6, you would think it was a normal tourist visit.”
Let's see if you're better than Clyde at this. Look at the pictures below and tell me if they're from January 6 or another day.
We're outside the Capitol, just a few people paying their respects to their elected officials. Was this on January 6th, or another day?
You were correct if you guessed January 6!
Now for the next one: more people gathered outside the Capitol, with law enforcement nearby. Was it Jan. 6 or just any other random day?
It was April
14, 2016, not January 6, 2016.
What about this?
This is unmistakably January 6. Security lines to enter the Capitol can be long at times, but normal tourists do not attempt to elude police
We've arrived at the Capitol, specifically the famous rotunda; are these people here to challenge the outcome of the 2020 presidential election?
No, they aren't! They are just a group of tourists who will be visiting the Capitol on March 12, 2020.
Here's another shot of the rotunda. What's all this commotion about? Is it January 6th?
No, it's just another ordinary day, with a 4-year-old boy taking a break from his tour group.
Because the rotunda is frequently visited, here's another one. Is it January 6 or a regular day?
Tourists are not permitted to stand on top of the statues
on a normal day.
When was this photograph taken of a man holding a Confederate flag taken?
This photo was taken on January 6, when Trump supporters broke through security and walked freely around the Capitol.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
(D-NY) is here with a slew of children
dressed in Trump garb. Are these visitors here to contest the election?
Nope! These tourists are following the rules, and Ocasio-Cortez does not appear to be fearful for her life, as she did on January 6. Just another normal day!
Now for the final question: what day is it?
This level of chaos and violence is unheard of on a regular day, and it was undoubtedly caused by the events of January 6.