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The Capitol riot was just 'normal tourist visit'

Discussion in 'North American Politics' started by ecco, May 14, 2021.

  1. ecco

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    Republican loyal to Trump claims Capitol riot looked more like 'normal tourist visit'

    Republican loyal to Trump claims Capitol riot looked more like 'normal tourist visit'

    The comments by Rep. Andrew Clyde, R-Ga., during a House Oversight Committee marked the latest attempt by some Republicans to revise the narrative around the deadly Capitol riot.

    Police clash with supporters of President Donald Trump who breached security and entered the Capitol building on Jan. 6, 2021.Mostafa Bassim / Anadolu Agency via Getty Images file

    Multiple Republican members of Congress on Wednesday offered a false retelling of the devastating events that occurred during the Capitol riot, with one calling the entire event a “bold faced lie” that more closely resembled a “normal tourist visit” than a deadly attack.

    During a House Oversight Committee hearing on the Jan. 6 riot, Rep. Andrew Clyde, R-Ga., said the House floor was not breached and that the supporters of former President Donald Trump who stormed the Capitol behaved “in an orderly fashion.”


    The comments by Clyde and others on Wednesday marked the latest attempt by some Republicans to revise the narrative of what occurred and came just hours after House GOP members voted to strip Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., of her leadership position after she repeatedly criticized Trump over his lies that the 2020 election was stolen from him.​


    Yep. Just some friendly tourists...
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    It sure seems like Rep. Clyde's remarks constitute "Cancel Culture". Let's all pretend the attempted insurrection never happened.
     
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  2. A Vestigial Mote

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    Yeah - this is absolute craziness. Just a blatant attempt to gloss it over or get an alternative narrative out there and hope it sticks. Complete underhandedness at play here. What a disgusting liar of a human being this Andrew Clyde is.
     
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    Windwalker Veteran Member
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  4. tytlyf

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    Wait for the 2022 political ads.
    The conservative base will need to find a new home. Or else.
     
  5. Dan From Smithville

    Dan From Smithville Out of a hat and into the blue.
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    Let's see. Last name Clyde. Clyde was the name of the orangutan in some Clint Eastwood movies. Orangutans are orange. Trump is orange. Trump makes stuff up.

    It is the Great Circle of Lies.
     
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  6. SkepticThinker

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    Unbelievable. :dizzy:
     
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  7. exchemist

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    What do you mean? It's just an alternative fact. :shrug:
     
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  8. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest Abnormal before it was fashionable
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    How dare you!
    Ogangutans are peaceful intelligent critters.
    But when offended....
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    I cannot even tell you how much it hurts me, like which every single fiber of my being, that we have to now live in a world full of "alternative facts."
    It just kills me.
     
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  10. Subduction Zone

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    Makes sense to me. Jonestown was just a normal church picnic. The Donner Party was just a normal Boy Scout camping weekend. It is a very sane and useful argument.
     
  11. Stevicus

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    Clyde was also the name of Herman's nemesis at the parlor.

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    But Herman started training to fight back against Clyde's antics.

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    They're following in the footsteps of the gaslighter-in-chief because they worship and emulate him.
     
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    Any comment that springs to mind would get me in trouble. But love the picture.
     
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    It seems like it has progressed from alternate facts to alternate reality, sadly.
     
  15. Twilight Hue

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    You don't even have any idea what a socialist is.:D
     
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    What do you think one is?
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    Suppose the obvious comment is "orange". :D
     
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