(RepublicanWire.org) – MSNBC’s Elise Jordan interviewed a panel of Pittsburgh-area Trump supporters to get their take on January 6 and the exchange did not go as she likely expected.
Unfortunately for Elise, she has no grasp of the facts.
The Trump supporters knew what they were talking about when the subject turned to Jan 6. When the reporter asked them questions they responded with numerous facts about the events of that day and not the folklore pushed by the media.
Calling the events that day an “insurrection,” Jordan asked about Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate Doug Mastriano reportedly being present in a restricted location. “Is that OK?” she asked.
After what amounted to a collective shrug, one man wondered, “Which area? Because I saw a video where Capitol officers were taking away barriers and unlocking doors for people.”
“They opened the gates and let them in,” another said.
Surprised, Jordan followed up, “So it shouldn’t be disqualifying for an elected official if they participated in January 6?”
“He didn’t strike anybody, he didn’t hurt anybody,” a man responded.
A woman then reminded her that the only person who was killed that day was unarmed Trump supporter Ashli Babbitt.
“A police officer did die,” she countered.
The Trump supporters then informed her Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick wasn’t killed that day.
According to medical examiners, Sicknick died of natural causes (two strokes) the day after, which were not hastened by injury.
Jordan then wanted to know what they made of the day, noting that footage of the riot “was pretty disturbing.”
“So what do you make though, overall of January 6th?” the MSNBC host asked. “I mean, it was, watching that footage, it was pretty disturbing. I mean there were people throwing excrement at the walls and it was our, you know, it’s the capital.”
“It looked a lot like Antifa’s actions,” one panelist objected.
“Except on a much smaller scale,” another added. “It looked the same as the Black Lives Matter riots.”
“That’s what I saw, the similarities around it…”
“Kenosha burns,” another added.
“But, so it’s okay,” the MSNBC host objected. “Just because, just because one side that disagree with…”
“Anybody who harmed anybody, anybody who caused property destruction, that needs to be dealt with,” a panelist said. “But if you’re there making your voice heard at the People’s House, no less. That’s again, it’s a fundamental constitutional right of an American citizen. And people should not be being held political prisoner because of it.”
“For misdemeanors,” another added. “That’s East Germany.”
“That’s East Germany tactics,” a fellow panelist agreed. “Yeah. That’s what’s scary.”
“It was an actual fiery, but mostly peaceful protest,” a guest said, referring ironically to the BLM riots. “And the other ones that…”
“Was the protest legitimate in your eyes?” the MSNBC reporter asked.
“This administration, I feel like, is using it as their Reichstag fire,” the Trump voter argued. “Yeah, that’s exactly what they’re using it as. ”
In another segment, MSNBC gets into the role President Trump allegedly played on January 6.
“Do you think that President Trump could have quelled the violence that day?” the host asked.
“Not him personally,” one panelist replied.
“No, I don’t think so,” another said.
“It started while he was still speaking,” one woman said. “I was actually there. I was there to see what I thought was going to be the last time I ever saw Trump…”
“So did he tell everybody to go and start rioting?” a fellow panelist asked.
“No,” she responded.
“I didn’t think so,” the woman remarked.
“No. And it actually I stayed for the whole speech, like a ton of people did,” she went on. “And then we all headed to the capitol ’cause he said, Let’s go to the capitol and, and peacefully…”
“Peacefully, a key word,” a woman commented.
“And peacefully make our voices heard,” she said. “We get to the capital, we’re like, What the hell’s going on? ‘Cause it had already happened.”
“I’m pretty sure I saw Democratic operatives instigating people to cross the barrier,” one man said.
The pro-Trump panelist may have been referring to Ray Epps, who was caught in video instigating the rioters, but inexplicably hasn’t been charged.