September 26, 2021

Former Trump official walks back claims blaming Trump for Jan 6 riot

Though there was an immediate stampede among Washington’s elite to be the first and loudest to blame then-President Donald Trump for the violent unrest at the Capitol on Jan. 6, former Acting Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller has just walked back prior statements in which he did just that, as Fox News reports.

During a March interview with VICE on Showtime, Miller discussed the events of that fateful day and remarks delivered by Trump before things spiraled out of control, saying, “Would anybody have marched on the Capitol, and tried to overrun the Capitol, without the president’s speech? I think its pretty much definitive that wouldn’t have happened.”

However, during a Wednesday hearing of the House Oversight Committee, Miller adopted a different position entirely, saying, according to Politico, “I think now I would say that [Trump’s speech] is not the unitary factor at all…I have reassessed,” adding, “It seems clear there was an organized assault element in place that was going to assault regardless of what the president said.”

Fox News noted that Miller’s testimony at the hearing stood somewhat in contrast to the written, pre-written version of his opening statement to the committee, which said, “I stand by my prior observation that I personally believe [Trump’s] comments encouraged the protestors that day,” but added, “I am not in a position to make an official assessment of his responsibility.”

Miller’s seeming defense of Trump provoked the ire of Democrat questioners on the committee, who asked if he believed that fiery political rhetoric served as an incitement to riot. The former Defense Department official declined to pinpoint a single source responsible for the unrest, but said, “I think the entire entertainment, media, political complex is culpable in creating this environment that is just intolerable and needs to change.”

Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-MA) was none too pleased with Miller’s unwillingness to pin the blame solely on Trump, implying that he had done a complete reversal of his prior stance on the events of Jan. 6. In response, Miller said he “absolutely” had not done so, adding, “That’s ridiculous,” as Politico noted, prompting Lynch to reply, “You’re ridiculous.”

California Democrat Rep. Ro Khanna was even more indignant over Miller’s testimony in which he also declared his pride regarding “every decision” he and his staff made on the day of the Capitol protests, with the liberal congressman saying, “I have never been more offended on this committee by a witness statement than yours. You were more concerned about defending your own reputation and justifying your own actions than the sanctity of this Capitol and the sanctity of our democracy.”

Committee member Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) slammed Miller for adjusting his position on the role played by Trump’s remarks in the ensuing unrest at the Capitol, hinting that something sinister might have been afoot. “Maybe the wrath of Donald Trump came down upon you,” the congresswoman posited, adding, “That is disgusting.”

As Miller explained during the hearing, there is no doubt that Trump’s remarks to assembled supporters on Jan. 6 suggested that they “should March on the Capitol,” but “there’s a difference between marching on the Capitol and assaulting the Capitol,” regardless of any attempts by the hate-driven Democrats on the committee and elsewhere to blur that key distinction.

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Lynda (@guest_1255351)
4 months ago

We, the American, Patriots know the President Trump did not incite violence. You lying Democrats know that Pelosi and all her cohorts brought in Antifa the night before and paid them to incite a riot and create hateful violence. Smarten up people. There is so much hatred toward Trump because he made this country more patriotic and the Democrats want communism and destroy our freedoms! Why can’t you see this corruption? Duh!

Magella Desniege Duhaime (@guest_1255362)
Reply to  Lynda
4 months ago

I agree. What about Maxine Waters inciting violence actually telling supporters what to do when they see a Trump Supporter. Nothing is done with her. They are sick people.

John (@guest_1255386)
Reply to  Lynda
4 months ago

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Reply to  John
4 months ago

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Reply to  John
4 months ago

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Debra Daley (@guest_1255420)
Reply to  Lynda
4 months ago

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Nathan (@guest_1255573)
Reply to  Debra Daley
4 months ago

Debra that is whats going to happen for biden do you not realize if he stays in the office your freedom is lost and you will be living in comunisim well I won’t live like that I like my freedom all biden has done is ruin this country wake the hell up we need our freedom

kunling (@guest_1255662)
Reply to  Debra Daley
4 months ago

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Jasadim (@guest_1255833)
Reply to  kunling
4 months ago

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george (@guest_1255677)
Reply to  Debra Daley
4 months ago

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L (@guest_1256123)
Reply to  Debra Daley
4 months ago

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Don (@guest_1256241)
Reply to  Debra Daley
4 months ago

Another kumquat gum flaps. It’s nothing more than more Commiecrat drivel to deflect.

Kanash P (@guest_1256506)
Reply to  Debra Daley
4 months ago

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Lottie M Lincoln (@guest_1255450)
Reply to  Lynda
4 months ago

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Doug Litchfield (@guest_1255359)
4 months ago

That fracas had all the earmarks of democrat goon squads. There is never any foresight by these people to see the end result. Having egg on one’s face seems to be their favorite menu choice.

Nannette (@guest_1255377)
4 months ago

Dudes! Give it a rest! There are bigger problems to worry about, like Biden giving money to terrorists. Paying ransom for oil ships coming from Korea and kissing Chinas butt. It doesn’t matter what happened 5 months ago.

Yeah me (@guest_1255379)
4 months ago

I’m of the opinion that Trump supporters were caught up in the antifa BLM barrage or it would have never happened, they were there before the wave of Trump supporters even got there

Nrr (@guest_1255405)
4 months ago

I’m Biden are you my husband are you my wife are you my dog and who’s Kamala??? I’m writing from the old folks home! Please tell me, am I the president????

but, but, but 80,000,000 + Americans voted for these frauds. (Biden and Kamala!) Where are they??? They seemed to have vanished into thin air or did they ever exist? Why don’t you see them all over the place like when they came out for President Trump? You be the judge! Hmmmmmm!

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mik (@guest_1255434)
Reply to  Nrr
4 months ago

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Jim Robbins (@guest_1255410)
4 months ago

Biden is a USELESS TWIT and Harris is WORSE, She’s USELESS & HOPELESS!!!!

Nathan (@guest_1255576)
Reply to  Jim Robbins
4 months ago

All the democlowns are useless

jerry d. bresee (@guest_1255473)
4 months ago

The wrath of Trump has come down on all Globalist Bastards,
Republican and Democrats.
“AMERICA FIRST, AMERICA FIRST”

David L Druif (@guest_1255485)
4 months ago

Will some Democrat please list at least ten verifiable actions that the last president took that became such disasters as to justify so much hate for him?

L (@guest_1256128)
Reply to  David L Druif
4 months ago

Why they hate President Trump so much is because he puts America first and he revealed the SWAMP RATS and opened many many peoples eyes as to what is really going on in this country with the Democrats, President Trump = America first, China Biden = America last

Jack Spring (@guest_1255579)
4 months ago

It’s already falling apart among the dems; Psaki is calling it quits next year. Maybe she does have a conscience and doesn’t like lying for the circus. On the other hand, even the rats know when to abandon ship.

Billy (@guest_1256291)
4 months ago

He should have said this then not 4months later. At least it sets the record straight. Some in Congress were also calling for unrest; WATERS,AOC, PELOSI and others call for what they tried Trump for. Now its coming out either charge them or admit there is a different standard for Democrat’s.

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4 months ago

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4 months ago

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Terry (@guest_1257086)
4 months ago

The capital sit-in was caused by the democrats four year plus insurrection against the constitution and thus the people. Their backing if spying on a presidential candidate, two false impeachments, an investigation based on known lies, election fraud, and inciting violence caused these good Americans to decide that they needed to fight back.

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