Throwback To All The Politicians Who Tried To Gaslight America, As If We Didn’t Watch The Capitol Insurrection With Our Own Eyes

    "You would actually think it was a normal tourist visit."

    One year ago today, thousands of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol Building to protest the 2020 election results. It was the first attack on the Capitol since The War of 1812, and more than a hundred police officers were injured protecting politicians. Several officers also lost their lives as a result of the riots.

    A huge crowd of rioters

    Many politicians condemned the events that took place, but several have defended, underplayed, justified, or denied them. Here are some of their previous comments on the Capitol Riot:

    1. GOP Rep. Andrew Clyde of Georgia

    Rep. Andrew Clyde during a press conference

    Rioters pushing officers through a barricade:

    Protestors fighting with police through a barricade

    2. GOP Rep. Jody Hice of Georgia

    Jody Hice waving his arm in the air

    Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick and four other officers lost their lives following the January 6 attacks.

    Officers saluting for Sicnick

    3. GOP Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin

    Senator Ron Johnson at a budget committee hearing

    A mob of insurrectionists breaching the Capitol Building:

    4. GOP Rep. Paul A. Gosar of Arizona

    Paul Gosar talking about the treatment of insurrection defendants

    An insurrectionist (who was later arrested) sitting at Nancy Pelosi's desk:

    An insurrectionist sitting at Nancy Pelosi's desk.

    5. GOP Rep. Ralph Norman of South Carolina

    Ralph Norman speaking during a news conference

    Rioters waving "Trump" and "MAGA" flags at the insurrection:

    Trump supporters at the insurrection

    6. GOP Rep. Mo Brooks of Alabama

    Brooks speaking at a mic

    More Trump supporters at the insurrection protesting the election results:

    Trump supporters waving Trump flags and a "Stop the Socialist Steal" sign

    7. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia

    Greene speaking at a press conference

    The "QAnon Shaman" at the riot:

    The QAnon Shaman wearing bull horns at the rally

    8. GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida

    Matt Gaetz holding up a paper in a press conference while talking about the mistreatment of insurrection defendants in jail

    More right-wing rioters inside the Capitol building:

    People shouting and holding Trump flags in the Capitol

    9. And finally, GOP Rep. Thomas Massie of Kentucky

    Massie at a hearing about the insurrection holding up a video from that day on his tablet

    Insurrectionists entering the Senate Chamber:

    Rioters entering the Senate Chamber