An FBI official investigating the events of Jan. 6 at the Capitol gave testimony before the Senate. There were no firearms confiscations that day. So what about that “armed insurrection” narrative we have listened to it for two months from all the Democrats and the establishment media?
Our media is knowingly and intentionally promulgating propaganda.
FBI Assistant Director of Counterterrorism Jill Sanborn testified before a joint hearing of the Senate Rules and Homeland Security committees. She says charges are on file against 300 people for various crimes due to their conduct on Jan. 6. Of them, 40 have assault charges. Other crimes include disorderly conduct and trespassing.
Sen. Ron Johnson question to Sanborn: “How many firearms were confiscated in the Capitol or on the Capitol grounds that day?”
Sanborn’s response: “To my knowledge, we have not recovered any on that day from any of the arrests at the scene at this point… But I don’t want to speak on behalf of Metro and Capitol Police, but to my knowledge, none…”
There were no guns in the Capitol or on Capitol grounds
Johnson reconfirms with Sanborn, nobody has firearms charges for having a firearm in the Capitol or on Capitol grounds.
Sanborn’s answer: “Correct… The closest we came was the vehicle that had the Molotov cocktails in it, and when we did a search of that vehicle later on, there was a weapon.”
Based on her answer, we can infer the vehicle was some distance away. There isn’t any public parking within at least a few block radius of the Capitol grounds.
Senator Johnson asked, “How many shots were fired that we know of?”
Sanborn’s response, “I believe the only shots that were fired were the ones that resulted in the death of the one lady,”
That lady she refers to is 35-year-old Air Force veteran Ashli Babbitt. She carried no firearms.
Federal authorities reportedly opened an excessive force investigation into her death last month. Sanborn’s testimony shoots a hole in the existing Democrat narrative. It is a direct contradiction… on the record. The rioters were not engaging in an “armed insurrection.”
Unless you mean they were insurrectionists and they had arms… two each… attached at the shoulder. Well maybe.
What happened on Jan. 6 was unacceptable. It was civil unrest. It was a lot of things. Lawbreakers should face prosecution. But let’s call it what it was. Let’s not make it more than it was.
There was no “armed insurrection.”
So, why do we have 25,000 guardsmen, fences, and barricades there two months later?