Violence in politics is on the rise. It’s gotten out of hand.
Because this attempt to take a U.S. Senator’s life has left millions shocked.
According to a forthcoming book, Republican Senator Mitt Romney of Utah forewarned Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of the potential for violence and mayhem in the Capitol on January 6, 2021.
This information has just been made public in the first chapter of McKay Coppins’ forthcoming book, Romney: A Reckoning, which was published by the Atlantic shortly after the U.S. Senator from Utah announced his intention to leave the Senate at the end of his current term.
According to a text message sent by Romney to McConnell, he relayed a warning from Independent Maine Senator Angus King that the Pentagon was “seeing very disturbing social media traffic regarding the protests planned for the 6th.”
“There are calls to burn down your home, Mitch,” Romney warned. “To smuggle guns into DC, and to storm the Capitol.”
As he proceeded, he said, “I hope that sufficient security plans are in place, but I am concerned that the instigator — the President (Donald Trump) — is the one who commands the reinforcements the DC and Capitol police might need.”
According to the snippet, McConnell ignored the warning.
The Capitol was damaged to the tune of $2.7 million, and 140 police officers were assaulted during the incident, yet Senator McConnell’s home was spared. This is according to the Department of Justice.
Trump was impeached for “incitement of insurrection” during his final days in office, and he has since been charged in a federal investigation into his plans to reverse the 2020 election.
As the results of the 2020 presidential election were being confirmed on January 6, 2021, Trump made two posts to X (then known as Twitter) urging his followers to “remain peaceful,” respect the law, and support Capitol Police.
I am asking for everyone at the U.S. Capitol to remain peaceful. No violence! Remember, WE are the Party of Law & Order – respect the Law and our great men and women in Blue. Thank you!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 6, 2021
More than 1,100 demonstrators at the Capitol have been charged; several ringleaders face life sentences for their roles in the riot. Enrique Tarrio and Joe Biggs, two leaders of the Proud Boys, were given 22 and 17 years in prison, respectively.
It’s interesting that conservatives get so much hate from radical Leftists for what took place on January 6, 2021, but the truth is far more complicated than they are making it out to be.
They’ve been pushing this narrative for two years now that Donald Trump is a violent insurrectionist who was just trying to abuse the government so he could hold on to power. To do so he apparently employed some violent criminals.
That’s nonsense, of course. Donald Trump only ever called for peace. He never once called for anyone to commit violence or condoned anything of the sort before or after that day in January.
We also know now that the federal government has been hiding information about their involvement on January 6, 2021. Two years removed, we’re only just now learning from whistleblower sources that the FBI and the DOJ had agents planted throughout the Capitol that day.
Furthermore, the sham Jan. 6 Congressional Committee has been caught lying to the American people as they put video “evidence” into the record of their investigations that were edited and doctored intentionally to paint their narrative.
When you take into account all of the facts about what happened that day, there’s simply no evidence that Trump was leading a group of insurrectionists to attack any and all politicians on Capitol Hill. It doesn’t make sense.
Stay tuned to the DC Daily Journal.