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On Thursday, Kayleigh McEnany, White House Press Secretary, appeared in the briefing room to make a statement about the U.S. Capitol Wednesday’s violent events and didn’t take any questions.
WATCH: White House Press Sec. Kayleigh McEnany says President Trump "condemns" riot at US Capitol; ends briefing without taking questions.
"The president and this administration condemn it in the strongest possible terms." pic.twitter.com/YxEWbOgkvk
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) January 7, 2021
McEnany said: “I am here to deliver this message on behalf of the entire White House. Let me be clear, the violence we saw yesterday at our Nation’s Capitol was appealing, reprehensible, and antithetical to the American way. We condemn it, the President, and this administration in the strongest possible terms. It is unacceptable, and those that broke the law should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. I stood here at this podium the day after a historic church burned amid violent riots. I said this, ‘The First Amendment guarantees the right of the people to assemble peaceably. What we saw last night in Washington was not that.’ Make no mistake, what we saw yesterday afternoon in the halls of our Capitol likes was not that.”
As usual, McEnany spoke well and to the point. She’s one of Trump’s best appointees.
McEnany continued: “We grieve for the loss of life and those injured, and we hold them in our prayers and close to our hearts at this time. We thank our valiant law enforcement officers, who are true American heroes. What we saw yesterday was a group of violent rioters undermining the legitimate First Amendment rights of the many thousands who came to peacefully have their voices heard in our Nation’s Capitol. Those who violently besieged our Capitol are the opposite of everything this administration stands for. Our administration’s core value is that all citizens have the right to live in safety, peace, and freedom. Those who are working in this building are working to ensure an orderly transition of power. Now it is time for America to unite, to come together, to reject the violence we have seen. We are one American people under God.”
Slam me if you wish, but Kayleigh had to do this. She said, “We condemn in the strongest possible terms…” and note that she also mentioned the previous attempt to breach the White House earlier last year.
We are now in a position where we can cry and wail “Unfair!” or get smart and move forward. Moving forward means we cannot let them forget this election was stolen. The half-million to a million happy warriors yesterday in DC were there to support our Senators to do just that. But the fools – Antifa or not – who invaded the Capitol blew all that. And an Air Force Veteran lost her life. For nothing!
So yes, she should condemn it. We all should. But not the march. And not the reasons for march. That fight is righteous and must go on, not for Trump, but for our Republic.
I’m about to say something that’s probably going to get a lot of hate, but I don’t care.
No amount of condemnations in the world are going to stop this from happening again because the reality is that an election was stolen, businesses are getting shut down left and right, our suicide rates are skyrocketing over covid fascism, our institutions are constantly ignoring and failing us, and all our leaders have to show for all of this are more phony speeches and more empty promises about what will happen “next time.”
Screw that! The only things I regret about what happened yesterday (regardless of whether it was Antifa, trump supporters, Qanon, or whoever was down there at the capitol building) was that a young woman died, police officers were assaulted (honestly, they have every reason to be the ones leading the charge) and people didn’t have the sense to organize their anger into the nuclear option our founders once exercised themselves.
I don’t regret a single soul storming or vandalizing the Capitol, though. If I had the power to snap my fingers and make anything change yesterday, it would be the three things I listed and the three things I listed alone. But storming the capitol? I don’t shed a single tear. The American people are SICK and TIRED of being stepped on and ignored by the ruling class. They tried every other available recourse available in our system and were continually laughed at and spat on at every step of the way. What happened yesterday is not our fault; it’s the GOVERNMENT’S FAULT.
If the government, especially the so-called Republican side of it, doesn’t like what happened, they need to get off their butts and do their damn job, or things are gonna get much worse.
I condemn the violence and destruction perpetrated by the left for the last 4 years. I strongly condemn the rioting, looting, and destruction of people’s property, businesses and the lockdowns that were forced upon the citizenry. I also unequivocally condemn a fraudulent stolen election, which will be allowed to stand because of worthless go along to get along politicians who on both sides hate us and only look out for themselves, leaving the people little choice about what to do moving forward.
Are you looking for an orderly transition?
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