Written with contribution from Sheriff David Clarke
Did anyone else take one look at the actions of Wednesday’s siege of the Capitol Building and think that it looked like it had Antifa and Black Lives Matter’s M.O. rather than that of pro-Trump patriots?
Granted, virtually no one is denying that legitimate Trump supporters were no doubt involved and were probably duped into following into the Capitol building the anarchists from the left, but what is also impossible to deny is that there was a decided far-left presence in the actions taken that day.
The riots on January 6th—no matter how much they pale in comparison to the events of the past summer, inspired by a movement that had the fawning support of the entire Democrat and woke corporate establishment—have undermined the pro-Trump movement.
Of course Antifa and BLM wanted to show up and cause chaos.
“A Black Lives Matter activist was part of the group that entered the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday,” the Epoch Times reports explaining that John Earle Sullivan, a known far-left activist who has advocated for armed revolution on social media, was arrested at the scene.
He was also arrested back in July for making a threat of violence and criminal mischief and has organized events with Black Lives Matter and Antifa activists.
The Deseret News also claimed that there is video footage of Sullivan damaging vehicles, urging other activists to block roadways, and threatening to beat a woman.
The activist can be seen inside the Capitol on Wednesday in photographs of the scene, and has since confirmed he took part as part of “effort to understand supporters of President Donald Trump,” apparently.
Does anyone, anyone actually believe this?
Give me a break.
“For me, it’s important from the group and the people around me to see that side of things, to see the truth,” Sullivan told KSL-TV. “I don’t care, like what side you’re on, you should just see it raw.”
Naturally, he has not been charged for unlawful entry of the facilities that day or any other charges that police have revealed others who also breached the building are now facing.
His photograph has also not been included along with persons of interest circulated by law enforcement.
Sullivan said he was detained on Thursday night and questioned about what he’d seen.
Sullivan has not been charged with unlawful entry or any other charges that police say other people who entered the building face. His picture is not among those circulated by authorities of persons of interest in the incident. Sullivan said he was detained on Thursday night and questioned about what he saw during the storming of the Capitol. The Metropolitan Police Department didn’t respond to a request for comment.
“Protesters weren’t really, like, trying to burn anything down, they weren’t really trying to break anything, their main motive was to make it into the chambers,” Sullivan also told KUTV.
“Those protesters got really angry and busted through those officers really quickly, and yeah, you could really freely move around, you could go into any room and look out the window, so it was really surreal to see,” he added.
You don’t say—so not only was a Black Lives Matter activist on the scene that day, but he’s also made a rather resounding defense of the protesters themselves, who are currently being derided as literal Nazis who render every action ever taken by a far-left rioter ever utterly non-existent by comparison.
Sullivan was also near the Air Force veteran who was inexplicably shot and killed by Capitol Police as she took part in the breach.
“There was a glass wall, and she, the woman, was the first person to actually try to get inside,” Sullivan told KSL. “All you see is hands come out the doorways with their guns. … You don’t see their face, nothing. And I literally yell at everybody else, ‘There’s a gun! There’s a gun! Don’t go in there!’ And a shot goes off. And she gets shot as soon as she goes through.”
This week, the officer who fired the shot that killed Ashli Babbit was suspended.
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