(RepublicanInformer.com)- Over the weekend a rally was held in Washington DC in support of the January 6 political prisoners. And for the entire week beforehand, CNN’s breathless reporting of the impending rally made it crystal clear that they were desperately hoping for a repeat of the January 6 riot at the Capitol.
The gloom and portends of doom over this rally ate up quite a bit of airtime on the former Cable News Network – as they clutched their pearls and warned of “extremists” and “insurrectionist” who were poised to once again “attack our Democracy.”
In the end, a few hundred people showed up, listened to speeches and then left. In fact, reporters, law enforcement, and undercover officers outnumbered the people who came to DC to attend the rally.
It was, in a nutshell, a gigantic nothing burger.
At one point, reporters swarmed around a group of Capitol Police ostensibly making an arrest of a man carrying a gun. Turns out, the man was an undercover officer. Well, there were so many in attendance, it was an understandable mistake.
CNN expended all that hype and drama for nothing.
Naturally one of the people CNN brought on last week to fearmonger over right wing extremists in anticipation for Saturday’s rally was their favorite “Republican” Congressman Adam Kinzinger.
Appearing on “New Day” Thursday morning, Kinzinger called on his Republican colleagues to denounce something he called “militia-ism.”
Anchor Brianna Keilar teed up Kinzinger’s histrionics by describing the chilling scene of fencing going back up ahead of the rally. What seemed to trouble poor Brianna the most, however, is although most Republicans in Congress weren’t planning to attend the rally, they weren’t condemning it.
Why should Republican lawmakers condemn a rally? Coming to Washington to petition the government isn’t just a long-held tradition in America, it is a constitutional right.
Then Keilar asked Crying’ Kinzinger how it feels to be in the House sitting “next to a member of Congress who supported” the people who “broke into or tried to break into the House chamber?”
Kinzinger took the ball and ran with it, singling out the group Oath Keepers whom he claimed are “all about the overthrow of the federal government.”
Calling this a “fetish,” Kinzinger claimed the Oath Keepers (many of whom are veterans) “probably never served a day in the military.” Then he claimed they were just playing “dress up.”
Strangely, Kinzinger then responded, not to Keilar’s question, but to the hypothetical of a member of Oath Keepers getting elected to Congress. He wouldn’t want to sit next to someone who is against the Constitution but who swore an oath to protect the Constitution.
Hopefully Adam avoids sitting next to Democrats then.
Blaming the people planning to attend last Saturday’s rally for the fencing going back up, Kinzinger then told Keilar that it’s time for Republicans “to denounce militia-ism.”
Peaceably assembling to petition the government for redress of grievances is not “militia-ism.”
But Adam Kinzinger is so wed to the phony “Insurrection” narrative, he is willing to demand that US Representatives denounce the very people they are supposed to represent.
Who exactly is “against the Constitution” here?