During a White House Press Briefing Friday, Press Secretary Jen Psaki claimed that “a number of officers” died during the events on Capitol Hill on January 6, 2021.
The events on Jan 6, are now four months plus in the rearview mirror, so Psaki has no narrative like – still on a fact-finding mission, or fog of war ongoing, that she can cling to for cover. The Press Secretary is exhibiting at minimum gross negligence in her duty to report accurate information to American citizens and the press-or she is willfully lying. Neither of those two choices supports her employment any further.
In what was the complicit media’s attempt to set up and promote the rationale for Pelosi’s Jan. 6 Commission /show trial, a reporter just randomly inserted a question about a letter written by DC Metropolitan police officer Michael Fanone. Yes, the reporter just happens to know about this letter-righttttttt… The pitch is that the officer is claiming lasting trauma issues post a “beating” he claims happened responding to the US Capitol riot on that day.
Psaki said she would have to check on the status of the letter, adding that “obviously, the president’s view is that there are a number of officers who lost their lives, paid a tremendous sacrifice on a day that will be a stain on our democracy for many years to come and certainly many who survived,” said Psaki. “This will be a long lasting trauma.”
There were no officers who died from injuries sustained at the Capitol on Jan 6. Officer Brian Sicknick’s death occurred days after the riots and he died of natural causes according to the DC Chief Medical Examiner.
The other civilian deaths which happened on the day of the riot were all from natural causes from medical emergencies, except for one. One was homicide when a protester, Ashli Babbit, was shot by law enforcement inside the building. Two Capitol Police officers committed suicide days following and both had mental health issues documented before Jan 6.
So any fantasy that protesters at the US Capitol on Jan 6 caused the deaths of a number of officers is false.
The entire press corps, newspapers on record, politicians, and celebrities, spent the last four years lambasting and calling for the resignation of Trump’s Press Secretaries related to failure, to tell the truth. We were lectured daily about how that was the bare minimum responsibility of a WH Press Sec.
So what gives here?
This is not “Circle Back” girl’s first ride on the carousel of disinformation. Since assuming the position a few months ago, Jen has gained the title, The Queen of misinformation.
“Psakitis” comes in many forms including omission, fiction, denials, and lies. But they range over issues that are of acute importance such as, illegal immigration and border surges, Foreign Policy, Covid Information, Policy initiatives, and legislation, voting, and election integrity, and so forth.
Is Jen Psaki an idiot? No, serious question, does she lack the basic intelligence to complete her job duties? Or is she a brilliant propagandist and political operative?
This latest claim is so dangerous and egregious it makes no difference which of the above rationales is accurate.
“Circle Back “girl needs to be shown the door!