Tuesday, February 16, 2021

The Insurrection Lie

 From The National Pulse:

Ritualizing The Lie.

On January 13, we reported:

A Capitol Police officer died of a stroke the day after the riot; but it is not known what may have happened during the melee that would provide a causal connection. His brother stated that he had communicated with the officer after the event: “He texted me last night and said, ‘I got pepper-sprayed twice,’ and he was in good shape.” Sometime after the riot, he returned to his division office and collapsed. It has been reported that the Capitol Police initially issued a statement denying that a police officer had died as a result of injuries sustained in the attack. Based on available facts (which may change) it is speculative to say at this time that he was murdered or slain. His family has made a plea that the death not be politicized. 

Update: The National Pulse has since reported that early reports Officer Sicknick was hit with a fire extinguisher were false, and the New York Times has backed away from the claim. Revolver has done a deep dive into these events, raising further questions about the cause of death.

Based on available facts, it is reasonable to conclude that Sicknick’s death was not caused by the protest. Nevertheless, against the family’s wishes, the death has been used politically. Sicknick became only the fifth person to receive the distinction of lying in honor at the Capitol Rotunda. Alarmingly, this was done to ritualize the unsupported claim that he was slain by rioters. Democrat House impeachment managers alleged an “armed insurrection” based on the false assertion that Sicknick was struck with a fire extinguisher. The United States Capitol is surrounded by razor wire and secured by military units on the premise that its previous security was breached by armed insurrectionists who murdered a police officer. 

It is a lie. (Read more.)


1 comment:

julygirl said...

The Dim Dems think they can do whatever they choose to forward their agenda and the rest of us are going to roll over belly up and say 'rub my belly'. They also love to manipulate the language with inflammatory words such as 'Insurrection". We he people have the Constitutional right to protest against illegal activities from our so called leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives, led by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, who have spent 4 years thinking up tactics to bring this Country to its knees and destroy the Presidency of Donald J. Trump.