In what could possibly be a major revelation related to the J6 riot at the U.S. Capitol building, a recent report suggests that Capitol Police fired rubber bullets into a peaceful crowd of Trump supporters during the incident. If true, this development raises serious questions about the potential role of law enforcement in the escalation of violence on that day.
Human Events published a report detailing an interview between conservative commentator Jack Posobiec and conservative activist Raheem Kassam, who were both present near the Capitol building on Jan. 6, 2021. The report claimed that new footage released by House Speaker Mike Johnson shows that Capitol Police, at least in one instance, opened fire on a crowd of peaceful protesters.
New footage from January 6, 2021, released by Speaker Mike Johnson, reveals that Capitol Police fired rubber bullets and other projectiles into the non-violent crowd that was protesting outside of the building, inciting chaos and confusion.
Jack Posobiec and Raheem Kassam were reporting on the grounds in Washington DC that day, walking towards the Capitol when they heard flash bangs go off at around 1:10 pm EST, right around the time President Donald Trump’s speech was ending.
Posobiec hosted Kassam on his show, Human Events, Monday to recount the events and timeline of the day from their perspective now that these new revelations have finally come to light.
Raheem recalled hearing a bang for the first time and initially thought it sounded like “pallets falling off of the back of a truck” before quickly getting a better view from a rooftop of the scuffle unfolding.
.@RaheemKassam to @JackPosobiec: “With all of the excess Jan 6 footage that has been released … We’ve now seen so many more angles, so much more footage of who actually started and provoked the violence that day. And unfortunately, it was the police.” pic.twitter.com/nYb4fGdTZb
— Human Events (@HumanEvents) November 20, 2023
The footage showed law enforcement firing non-lethal rounds into a crowd that was protesting outside the Capitol building, which incited chaos and confusion among the participants.
“We’ve now seen so many more angles, so much more footage of who actually started and provoked the violence that day and, unfortunately, it was the police,” Kassam stated. “The police indiscriminately fired flash bangs, non-lethal munitions into a crowd that was otherwise just milling around.”
He reported that the protesters were not attempting to breach the building nor were any rough with police until they were fired upon. It is unknown at this time who directly gave the order to fire without warning.
Last week, Speaker Johnson announced the release of all the J6 footage, explaining that it would allow people “to see for themselves what happened that day, rather than having to rely upon the interpretations of a small group of government officials,” a thinly veiled dig at the Democratic House Select Committee that was formed shortly after the incident.
The new footage has prompted several different reactions. Recently, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) called for the formation of a new Republican J6 Select Committee to further investigate the incident and to uncover possible deceptions involved in the narrative promoted by the government and media.
If Kassam’s claims are true and it is verified by further investigation, it would further wreck the narrative spun by Democrats and others on the left about the matter. It would mean that law enforcement is, at least in part, responsible for the violence that occurred at the Capitol building.
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