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Fox News’ Tucker Carlson has caused the Left to go apoplectic for releasing the unexpurgated security footage from the January 6 riot. Multiple liberal narratives aimed at attacking conservatives have been shredded, with the first shoe falling being the circumstances surrounding the death of Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick. For weeks, we were told by the establishment media that Trump supporters killed him in the melees; he died of natural causes.
Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) wasn’t the first out; he was one of many escorted out by law enforcement and one of the last to leave.
The third revolved around Jacob Chansley, the QAnon Shaman, who, contrary to liberal narratives, was escorted around the Capitol Building by police who never tried to arrest him.
In some cases, Capitol Police did assist the protesters inside the building.
If this was a violent insurrection, why were most of the thousands who poured into the building sightseeing and photographing?
One officer photographed with a MAGA hat lost everything trying to secure the premises. He wore it to navigate the crowd better, some of whom were violent and engaged with police outside. Tarik Johnson was later suspended for being photographed wearing the hat, losing his pension, though what he did was arguably great policing. Despite his asking, there were no orders from command to evacuate the Senate side of the building. Johnson later took the initiative and moved to secure the location on his own.
Johnson isn’t a Republican or Trump supporter. He voted for Biden. His former boss, Yogananda Pittman, received praise from Nancy Pelosi. As Tucker noted, Pittman boasted about how her department saved the country though no one in the chain of command appeared to give their officers much of anything regarding support. Pittman later became chief of security for UC Berkeley, not far from Pelosi’s congressional district.
Johnson was never asked to testify before the January 6 committee, maybe because he would have exposed how Capitol Police were an unorganized and unprepared mess that day.