Democrats of JFK’s era actually wanted to work for America. Trump exposed the massive corruption and agenda to the point of where you can’t talk unless you’ve left government. Former Attorney General William Barr said out loud what people have figured out on their own about what was involved in the siege. He spoke with ITV, a British television channel saying there was more than one factor involved.
Barr exonerated Trump and voters
On some level, he knows what happened. Barr thought Trump’s actions were a “betrayal of his office and supporters” and “orchestrating a mob to pressure Congress is inexcusable.”
He thought questioning the integrity of the election was the last straw, “I think that that was the thing that precipitated the riots on the Hill.” Well, Trump was just calling it as he and many Americans saw it. People feared there wouldn’t be fair elections again.
Barr pointed toward supporters
But he knows there’s more to it than that. “Now, I think it’s always important to remember that most people are exercising their First Amendment rights, but there’s a substantial group, obviously, that went far beyond that and broke into the Capitol and tried to interfere with the proceedings and that’s unacceptable. I’m sad to, but not surprised in a way to see, the kind of violence we saw in Capitol Hill. I consider it despicable and I was not attorney general, I had already left office when that occurred, but I felt that they should move very quickly to disperse that regardless of which side of the political spectrum is involved. We just cannot tolerate violence, interfering with the processes of government.”
ANTIFA and BLM infiltrated the group. He left the question open as to whether he thought Trump incited the riot. “I’ll leave it to the people who are looking into the genesis of this to say whether incitement was involved.”
Barr repeated what scares people
When you don’t know if your vote will ever count again, you’re likely to take action. “I don’t know if I’d use the word ‘inevitable,’ but I think that when you start suppressing free speech, when people lose confidence in the media, and also when they lose faith in the integrity of elections, you’re going to have some people resort to violence.”
A lot of speech was shut down. Barr didn’t go into specifics but it’s common knowledge that social media canceled people. NPR wasn’t shy about it. “We don’t want to waste our time on stories that are not really stories, and we don’t want to waste the listeners’ and readers’ time on stories that are just pure distractions.”
It’s a natural reaction when you’re afraid another relatively free country or nation is about to no longer be free. Where do we go to enjoy freedom of speech and the ability to choose your leader without bloodshed?