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FBI chief labels Capitol attack ‘domestic terrorism,’ debunks pro-Trump claims about the riot
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: March 02, 2021 03:00PM

GOP Sen. Ron Johnson says the Capitol riot 'didn't seem like an armed insurrection'


FBI chief labels Capitol attack ‘domestic terrorism,’ debunks pro-Trump claims about the riot
[www.nydailynews.com]


FBI Director Christopher Wray told members of Congress on Tuesday that the bloody January attack on their workplace was an act of “domestic terrorism” carried out by Trump-supporting extremists — not left-wing agitators, as claimed by some on the right.

Wray’s affirmation, delivered during his first congressional testimony since the 2020 election, is significant in that some Republicans on Capitol Hill, including Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson, have pushed the baseless claim that Antifa adherents posing as “fake Trump supporters” instigated the Jan. 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol.

“We have not, to date, seen any evidence of anarchist violence extremists or people subscribing to Antifa in connection with the 6th,” Wray testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

By the same token, Wray said there’s “no doubt” that the pro-Trump mob that stormed the Capitol included far-right militia members, adherents of the deranged QAnon conspiracy theory and “racially motivated violent extremists who advocate for the superiority of the white race.”

“I was appalled by the violence and destruction we saw that day,” Wray said. “That attack, that siege was criminal behavior, plain and simple, and it’s behavior that we, the FBI, view as domestic terrorism. It’s got no place in our democracy, and tolerating it would make a mockery of our nation’s rule of law.”
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Re: FBI chief labels Capitol attack ‘domestic terrorism,’ debunks pro-Trump claims about the riot
Posted by: sekker
Date: March 02, 2021 03:05PM
Fire the FBI Director! '...tolerating it would make a mockery of our nation’s rule of law' has no business being said in MAGA USA.
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