There was no “capitol riot” or “armed insurrection” by protesters or “election deniers” at the U.S. Capitol after the 2020 election. 

On Jan. 6, 2021, approximately one million patriotic Americans surrounded the U.S. Capitol to protest what they saw as an election blatantly stolen from the American people. They felt it was their duty to stand up for fair, legal, and transparent elections in our country. Election officials had seemingly allowed the use of corrupt, computerized “voting machines” connected to the internet. Allegedly, several congressmen and senators were encouraged to object to the certifications of the vote and force Vice President Mike Pence to either invalidate them or send them back to the states for further consideration. 

The election fraud they planned to protest was apparently accomplished through corrupt voting machines, through “election days” lasting a month or longer, and through several other voting rule violations. How this fraud could have happened was later discussed in the movie “Absolute Proof,” by Mike Lindell. State election security videos uncovered by Catherine Engelbrecht and Gregg Phillips of True the Vote, also shed light on election fraud, as shown in the movie “2,000 Mules,” by Dinesh and Debbie D’Souza.   

The protesters at the U.S. Capitol were not armed, although some had legally brought arms and ammunition to the Washington, D.C., area for their own self-defense, just in case they needed them at some point during their trips. Many protesters were current or former police officers in their home states and/or veterans of our military. It was obvious to any knowledgeable observer that they had no plans to attack or threaten anyone, much less attack our federal government. They were there to “peacefully and patriotically protest” the election, as President Trump urged them to do. When courts and state officials failed to act in their support, many felt this protest was their last chance to right a horrible wrong. 

Unfortunately, it seems they were infiltrated by armed FBI Agents, and possibly by trained Antifa and Black Lives Matter rioters potentially trying to incite a riot. This event resulted in the untimely death of Ashli Babbitt – a U.S. Air Force veteran who allegedly was telling others to quit breaking glass – at the hands of Capitol Police. 

Built Into a National Disgrace

Trump supporters were tracked down by FBI agents, jailed, and charged with crimes, while others shown on government videos of that day were not. Most of the charges against the Trump supporters appear to be false, but many of these prisoners were apparently pressured to plead guilty by prosecutors. 

Jan. 6 prisoners have now been held for up to two-and-a-half years. Many have been held without bail, and some have endured periods of solitary confinement to punish and break them. It seems they and their families are being punished for protesting a fraudulent election and supporting the political opponent of the federal administration in power. 

Many hours of footage from this day contain evidence that could prove the innocence of many, even helping overturn the convictions of the few who have been convicted. Unfortunately, a lot of this evidence has been kept from them and their lawyers.  

A new House of Representatives took office last January, promising to release these videos, but they have yet to fully do so. All the videos should be released immediately, and all remaining charges against the Jan. 6 prisoners should be dropped. Holding these prisoners any longer and failing to release the evidence in their favor is a national disgrace. 

Thankfully, some news outlets have been faithful to report facts about what happened on Jan. 6, 2021, including The Epoch Times, the New York Post, and Breitbart News. A helpful video on this topic is also now available at

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