(FiveNation.com)- Donald Trump Jr., the son of President Donald Trump, hit out at pro-Trump protesters who turned a peaceful protest into a riot that breached Capitol Hill on Wednesday. Trump Jr. warned protestors that engaging in violence was a matter of “acting like the other side” and that they should stop doing it.
“This is wrong and not who we are,” he said. “Be peaceful and use your 1st Amendment rights, but don’t start acting like the other side. We have a country to save and this doesn’t help anyone.”
This is wrong and not who we are. Be peaceful and use your 1st Amendment rights, but don’t start acting like the other side. We have a country to save and this doesn’t help anyone. https://t.co/3oUAPxuwi9
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) January 6, 2021
So true, right?
While much of the violence was over-egged by the press, it did happen, and it was committed, at least in part, by pro-Trump activists. Those who engaged in violence on January 6, the day of the joint session in Congress where the Electoral College votes were counted, have been widely criticized by Trump supporters all over the country.
Unlike the BLM activists who burned down American cities and got praised by Senator Kamala Harris and the rest of the Democratic Party…
Some protestors from the March to Save America, which was meant to be a peaceful protest against the certification of results based on a compromised presidential election, chose to fight with police officers on Capitol Hill and then breach the barriers surrounding the Capitol Building. Inside the building, members of Congress were in the process of certifying the Electoral College results with some Republican Senators and Representatives objecting.
Those who stormed the Capitol took photographs in various offices, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office. They also destroyed any possibility of the evidence of election fraud being presented to Congress and debated.
When Trump Jr. says this behaviour doesn’t represent Republicans, he is backed up by years of peaceful Republican protests and violent left-wing protests. Those who stormed the Capitol immediately stopped the prospects of the Electoral College vote being objected to by a meaningful number of legislators, and now Joe Biden is officially the president-elect.