Daniel Dale debunks GOP lawmakers’ Antifa claims

Daniel Dale debunks GOP lawmakers' Antifa claims 1


In the wake of pro-Trump supporters storming the Capitol Wednesday, several Republican allies of the President are attempting to shift blame to supposed left-wing activists, namely Antifa.
Reps. Mo Brooks, Paul Gosar and Matt Gaetz have all promoted the idea that left-wing extremist group Antifa snuck in with Trump supporters during the rally to provoke the mob.
"Evidence growing that fascist ANTIFA orchestrated Capitol attack with clever mob control tactics," Brooks, an Alabama Republican, tweeted.
"This has all the hallmarks of Antifa provocation," Gosar, an Arizona Republican, wrote.
Gaetz was more specific when he cited, on the House floor — and to loud boos from his Democratic colleagues — an article from the Washington Times, which has since been removed from their website. The article said that a facial recognition firm, XRVision, "claims Antifa infiltrated Trump protesters who stormed Capitol."
The Florida congressman began by saying he didn't "know if the reports are true" but went on to cite the Washington Times article, saying it contained "compelling evidence" that Antifa had infiltrated the Trump-supporting rioters' ranks.
"(S)ome of the people who breached the Capitol today were not Trump supporters," Gaetz said. "They were masquerading as Trump supporters and, in fact, were members of the violent terrorist group antifa."
Facts First: None of this is true. The firm cited by the Washington Times has told two news outlets the story is false. The Federal Bureau of Investigation said there is no indication, as of Friday, that Antifa infiltrated the mob. Furthermore, right-wing extremists have been identified in the crowd that stormed the Capitol and CNN has, as of the publishing of this article, seen no evidence whatsoever of a left-wing infiltration of the mob.
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67 Comments on "Daniel Dale debunks GOP lawmakers’ Antifa claims"

  1. Philip Marlowe | January 8, 2021 at 5:40 PM | Reply

    When they are lies *call them lies* not bad information.

  2. “I don’t know if it’s true” but lemme pretend it is…

    • Neurotic Nation | January 8, 2021 at 9:25 PM | Reply

      Then don’t say anything at all.

    • 1844junkercars | January 8, 2021 at 9:25 PM | Reply

      the sheep think they are grazing openly in the land of the free until one day they will hit a barrier lift their heads open their eyes slowly and realize they too are living within the same walls as those they once ridiculed

    • @Marc Temura – I am Canadian. Here, we never see to ever speak of appointed judges as right or left wing. It is not a thing. We are amazed that is ever a thing for judicial appointees. The law should just be the law and all who stand before it should be measured against the law only (I guess precedence has a part too). I can see where it matters at the Supreme Court level when it comes to matters of interpretation and measuring cases against the letter and intentions of the constitution. I have been relieved that a number of the attempts to present b.s. voter fraud cases before all of your judges seem to have been dealt with impartially (so far). I hope that Trump is neutered before he can pardon a single one of the traitors. America, like all free countries, needs to demonstrate that it respects and applies its own laws evenly. I know that rich people and DT’s friends sometimes seem to get away with more than most people do.
      As an aside, I do worry that you have a Supreme Court judge who BELIEVES, without any credible evidence, that her SOUL is in jeopardy in the decisions that she makes. If a case dealing with women’s’ freedom to control their own bodies, just as every other American has, makes its way to the SC, if she is fair she should recuse herself. For superstition to supersede the construction, etc would be a travesty.

    • @Marc Temura – There sort is such a handbook.Snyder’s “On Tyranny: 20 Lessons from the 20th Century”. It is a best seller from 2017. It is a short, but excellent read.

  3. “I don’t know if the reports are true.” But I’m a scum bag and will spew it out on the House floor to defend my Dear Leader.

  4. gaetz was one of the protesters. Facial recognition discovered him as he was hiding under Pelosi’s desk….

    • Chuck Schumer said Jan 6 would live in infamy..He was off by 2 days. Today, Jan. 8th, 2021 is the day that will “live forever in infamy”, for today is the day that America has been attacked truly, and from within.
      Banning the President from Twitter, as well as his whole team, is an act of war on the American people.
      They claim it’s to tamp down any potential violence, but this has only ramped up that potential 10 fold..

      You don’t just silence the President of the United States and not expect some serious consequences, do you?

      No, you don’t.

      Intended or unintended, this big tech/ Dem push to ban Trump is going to backfire spectacularly, and I hope EVERYONE is getting prepared for the consequences..

    • @uppgrayyed …**fart💨**🖕

  5. “I don’t know if the reports are true” But who gives a 💩. -Matt Gaetz

    • 😂😂😂

    • Nancy Pelosi said, ” my NOTEBOOK IS GONE !!!!accused who got into her her office, could be ANTIFA ,,,,🤯🤯🤯🤯
      Another democrat dementia patient, OLD GRANNY NANCY PELOSI,, she doesn’t even remember her notebook was which she was using at the meeting….🤯🤯🤯😰😰😰😰😰🙄🙄
      Like asay, why so many democrat pitiful patients are working for us[ we all Americans]?????

    • @Go Caps That’s a lovely 3rd grade writing level you’ve displayed there. Good job for being barely literate! You get a gold star.

    • @Go Caps That’s hilarious, you almost sound like bot. That might work at the “Fox News” comment section, copy and paste it and go try over there.

    • @Jose Ramos 😆😆🤣🤣 savage

  6. Dariyan Valentine | January 8, 2021 at 6:54 PM | Reply

    imagine being a trump supporter, i did this for tump, and im not even getting credit for it. LMAO.

  7. Rainbeaux Unicorn | January 8, 2021 at 7:02 PM | Reply

    These last few days remind me that mental health is so important.

    • Nancy Pelosi said, ” my NOTEBOOK IS GONE !!!!accused who got into her her office, could be ANTIFA ,,,,🤯🤯🤯🤯
      Another democrat dementia patient, OLD GRANNY NANCY PELOSI,, she doesn’t even remember her notebook was which she was using at the meeting….🤯🤯🤯😰😰😰😰😰🙄🙄
      Like asay, why so many democrat pitiful patients are working for us[ we all Americans]?????

    • Yep, it is important.
      I think it is also important that children start being taught in school critical thinking skills. Apparently it isn’t being taught in their homes. This way they can see right through bs. Such as the paid troll Go Cap. And a paid foreign actor, too.

  8. Thee Adjudicator | January 8, 2021 at 7:03 PM | Reply

    Someday, I bet conservatives will say trump and “Q” were liberal double agents, designed to make conservatives look bad.

  9. Richard Lynch | January 8, 2021 at 7:20 PM | Reply

    Gaetz must have been dropped on his head when he was a child.
    ALL Republicans involved with sedition MUST be removed from office NOW.

  10. When is Matt gaetz going to stop pretending like he’s an actual rep

  11. Trump: “I want to see Biden in prison.”
    Biden: “Why does Trump think I’d visit him in prison?”

  12. James Guy Photography | January 8, 2021 at 7:59 PM | Reply

    Sure. They’re Antifa. And Trump said he loves them, and they’re special.

  13. The fun part is, they are on tape having fun at the Capitol, so, we have eyes, You know.

  14. The excuse of it being antifa is the sorriest excuse I’ve ever heard

    • Robert Youngman | January 8, 2021 at 9:58 PM | Reply

      Just wait ! These liars are just getting started .

    • Source AOL news:
      Republican Kristina Malimon arrested by D.C. police.
      She is the vice-chair of the Young Republicans of Oregon; organizer of the infamous Trump Boat Parade; participated in the U.S. Capitol attack.

    • @hells bells looks like justice is going to be swift‼️👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

    • I’ve been made privy to some of the things these idiots believe. The ignorance and stupidity are mind boggling.
      We’re gonna need reeducation camps, although to call them that would be a misnomer.

  15. Tristafur Niebla | January 8, 2021 at 9:21 PM | Reply

    Sad when the fact checker starts out with “as usual…”

  16. Gaetz looks like a villain out of a comic book. He’s a huge danger to society with his drunk driving. How is he still in office?

  17. The old “people are saying” line. We’re wise to that one Gaetz. Sit down and shut up.

    • Agreed. It’s like one of those comical songs, funny at first then irritating and in the end you just want the artist put against the wall and punished for crimes against music.

  18. Ellen Morrison | January 8, 2021 at 9:53 PM | Reply

    2020: ” I was the worst year ever. I almost brought the world to its knees”

    2021: Hold my beer….

  19. *_”I Immediately Deployed the National Guard”_*
    tRump trying to take credit and lying right up to the end!

  20. “Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.”
    – George Washington
    Farewell address

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