The insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 was not the best day for America. However, the myth-makers in Washington, D.C., have been spinning it as a cautionary tale — but the facts don’t just add up.
The narrative surrounding Jan. 6 is unraveling as text messages show that those around former President Donald Trump were just as surprised at how events unfolded that day as anyone, Breitbart reported. This flies in the face of what Democrats have to say, but also embattled Rep. Liz Cheney’s (R-WY) claims.
Conservatives derided Cheney after text messages read at the United States House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack contradicted her and other committee members’ claims that Trump incited an “insurrection” to take over the government. She is one of only two Republican members of the committee and has made it no secret that she’s anti-Trump.
“We need an Oval Office address. He has to lead now. It has gone too far and gotten out of hand,” Donald Trump Jr., the former president’s son, had texted to then-White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows. Many closest to the former president were similarly surprised and recommended Trump tamp it down, which he attempted to do.
Meadows gave the committee those text messages but has failed to turn over all of the president’s correspondences. The committee is holding him in contempt of Congress though Meadows believes that a court, not Congress, would have the right to such materials.
In light of the texts, Cheney’s assertions seem ridiculous. “Are we to believe that Donald Trump orchestrated ‘what happened on January 6th’ but didn’t let his own son in on it?” RedState blogger “Bonchie” summed it up. “Or that Trump didn’t share his plans with any of his closest confidantes in the media? That belabors belief, especially since Meadows himself responded to those texts in agreement, noting that he was coordinating with the president on how to respond,” the blogger wrote.
“Normally, when you want to enact a coup, you actually, you know, enact a coup,” the blogger later stated. “Instead, Trump denounced what occurred, even if it was a few hours later than some would have liked. He then left the White House without any objections.”
Business went on as usual at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, but the Democrats had their narrative and ran with it. Cheney joined in the crusade against Trump, but the facts reveal how foolish she was to side with the left.