The Right Wire Report unequivocally condemns the lawlessness and violence we all witnessed at the Capitol building in Washington D.C. on Wednesday as we have done so for each episode of BLM/Antifa rioting in our country the last year. Quoting those in the media and the Democrat Party when describing the summer of violence,
“The majority of the protesters were peaceful and were exercising their constitutional rights to be heard.”
Hundreds of thousands of Americans gathered in D.C. on Wednesday to peacefully redress their government, which is guaranteed in their first amendment rights. Only those who broke the law should be held accountable for breaking the law and violent outcomes. More information will become known in the coming days, and more granular debates will be needed on a range of issues. But for the moment, we put forth the three most pressing issues which no American can allow being ignored.
1. The US Capitol Police’s abysmal failure of duty.
The US Capitol Police (USCP) is a federal law enforcement agency in the United States charged with protecting the United States Congress within the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its territories. Read their mission statement here.
An immediate suspension of both Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund and Assistant Chief Yogananda Pittman followed by a transparent and exhaustive investigation must occur. The USCP is overseen by the Capitol Police Board and has Congressional oversight by appropriations and authorizing committees from the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate. But a breach of this magnitude demands an independent inquiry. The findings of that review must be presented to a joint session of both chambers. Any Inspector-General findings must be considered additional and not primary to identify causation. Frankly, Americans cannot trust internal agencies to police themselves at this time in our history.
Consider that it was Secret Service on-site at the time of the incident, assigned to VP Pence, and others, in addition to security details assigned to specific lawmakers – who functionally secured with guns drawn and barricaded house chambers- Senators, Congresspersons, and staff during the mayhem. There was a credible threat to the presidential line of succession, and all lawmakers, every second that passed when the Capitol police did not have control during the lawlessness and violence unfolding.
The protests planned on Jan. 6th were known in advance, and the USCP was on the record for additional preparedness – read here. It is unfathomable the incompetence that transpired. The world and all bad actors, nation-state and otherwise, got a wide-eyed view of the abject lack of security and a how-to manual of our vulnerabilities.
A sustained attack waged for approximately three hours on our U.S. Capitol, lawmakers, and staff resulting in a young woman’s death/3 additional deaths from medical emergencies, multiple injuries, and ground to a halt the constitutional counting of the electoral college and objections in progress. Full accountability and nothing less is warranted.
2. Arrests and prosecutions
To be clear, the Right Wire Report has a strong suspicion that the peaceful protesters were infiltrated, read here and here when they made their way towards the Capitol steps. Key elements within proceeded to storm the steps then bypassed security clearance measures to flood the interior. Facial recognition will be critical in identifying those who played a major role in gaslighting violence.
Many of the same tactics used by Antifa were seen in Wednesday’s riot at the U.S. Capitol. However, many Trump supporters appeared to get swept up in the frenzy, making beyond poor choices to scale the building and proceed inside, further inciting the unrest. There will be a time to scream hypocrisy and double standards as we all watched the media and Democrats excuse the horrific violence, lawlessness of the social justice riots over the summer. We all watched as the liberal elite bailed out perpetrators to commit a crime again, and the media championed their righteous crusade and justified the violence. A.G. Barr assured Americans those rioters would be prosecuted, yet many with impunity walked away unscathed. Not this time!
This time we must hold every person identified, infiltrator, and others in MAGA attendance, who violated the law – to the full extent of the law. What is the answer to this question? Who stood down the Capitol Police and facilitated the conditions for the nightmare that followed? If the above investigation reveals a stand down, those involved in that decision must also be prosecuted. The American people must be assured that this will not happen again, and public prosecutions are necessary to that goal.
3. Appoint an Independent Electoral Commission (subpoena power) with a 10-day window to audit election returns in disputed states.
The massive number of Americans who peacefully gathered in D.C. on January 6th is not the enemy or a threat to our Republic – and they are not going away. While the media and the uni-party lecture, the rest of us about rhetoric inciting violence, false hope, and no evidence-the reality does not change. There has been no court that has allowed evidence presented, no media to conduct due diligence, and a refusal by courts and Scotus to address the constitutional issues that ushered in the election chaos prior and after. This will keep happening!
The riot served to stop the flow of objections and evidence being presented to the American people. Unfortunately, that was most likely by design the intent of those who truly perpetrated the attack on the U.S. Capitol. Once the count resumed, Georgia’s ballots planned objection was canned, and only Arizona and Pennsylvania remained. Any American who listened to the objector’s rationales would support a commission to investigate.
75 million-plus voted for President Trump, and polling overwhelmingly shows millions believe fraud happened, including some Democrats. This is not a conspiracy. A large segment of our electorate has no faith in our election integrity, and following Georgia’s runoff race, which was razor-thin until suddenly 90,000 votes were found at the last minute to make up the gap, that lack of trust is beyond festering.
There is no valid rationale in the wake of all the reported abnormalities, discrepancies, and thousands of witness affidavits to block these Americans’ grave concerns from being heard and investigated. This is what Americans are asking for. The U.K. politician Nigel Farage is quoted as saying:
“if you rob people of their identity, if you rob them of their democracy, then all they are left with is Nationalism and Violence.”
The bitter truth is that the Conservative electorate has been robbed of its representation, censored, and abandoned by the very politicians who claim to advance their political and cultural agendas.
On a personal note, I stayed up late in the night to watch the electoral objection debate proceed. I was struck by the hubris and holy self-absorbed lawmakers who almost all seemed to think the attack on our U.S. Capitol was just about them. As if a few who engaged in that attack null and voids the millions across the country demanding redress. None of them took any responsibility for how we arrived at the events of the day despite the events being telegraphed for months leading up to the November 3rd, 2020 elections. We sounded the alarms and warned the massive mail-in ballots were a recipe for disaster. The Supreme Court had multiple opportunities before the election to fix the statutory compliance issue but punted.
No one’s hands are clean here!