On January 20th, 2017 — the day of Trump’s inauguration — a violent mob of Hillary Clinton supporters took to the streets of Washington DC to protest Trump’s election. Per CNN, “protestors smashed storefronts and bus stops, hammered out the windows of a limousine and eventually launched rocks at a phalanx of police.”
More than 200 arrests were made and 6 police officers were injured. The media didn’t condemn these individuals as “insurrectionists.” In fact, the media’s response was sympathetic. CNN quoted one protestor who claimed, “I understand why people are so frustrated.”
Another protestor justified the violence taking place throughout the country on Trump’s Inauguration Day, saying “We’re here to take a stand against the ideas that Trump spouted throughout the course of this campaign — sexism, Islamophobia, his bigotry and nationalism.”
This justification of violence echoed the outrageous accusations that Clinton herself made on the campaign trail. Recall the moment she infamously told a group of her supporters, “You know to just be grossly generalistic, you could put half of Trump’s supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables. Right? The racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobia — you name it” — nearly verbatim the words from the protestor. But CNN and the Democratic Party didn’t accuse Hillary Clinton of inciting a violent insurrection in the Capitol back in 2017.
Democrats and the media railed against Trump supporters who believed the 2020 election was stolen. But they praised the protestors back in 2017, who railed against Trump and called him “illegitimate.”
As a matter of fact, more than two years after Trump’s inauguration, Hillary Clinton continued to claim that, “[Trump] knows he’s an illegitimate president.” Yet the Democratic Party and the media never accused Hillary Clinton of threatening our democracy. The Democratic Party is the party of lies.
Hillary Clinton lied as recently as May 28, 2021, claiming that the January 6th protestors “killed a policeman.” She’s referring to capitol police officer Brian Sicknick, who CNN even reported had “suffered strokes and died of natural causes one day after responding to the January 6 insurrection at the US Capitol.”
We know as a matter of fact that only one person died of unnatural causes on January 6th — Ashli Babbitt, an unarmed, female veteran, and American citizen, who was shot by a capitol police officer.
Despite her murder, there have been no violent protests throughout the country by “white supremacists” or Trump supporters. Had a Clinton supporter been shot and killed by a police officer during the January 20th insurrection of 2017, all hell would have broken loose. Had Ashli Babbitt been an unarmed black man named George Floyd, 14 days of violent protests would have ensued.
We know this because that’s precisely what happened after George Floyd’s death. 19 people died as a direct result of the violent protests over Floyd’s death. There have been zero riots or deaths as a result of Babbitt’s equally tragic death.
Compare January 6th to another date — June 14th, 2017. A gunman opened fire on House Republicans practicing baseball for the Annual Baseball Game for Charity. Congressman Steve Scalise (R-La) was one of four people struck by bullets on that day. The shooter was a Bernie Sanders supporter. He wrote on Facebook that “Trump Has Destroyed Our Democracy.” Imagine if a Trump supporter had…well, you know.
These are but a few examples of violent and politically motivated attacks against Republicans, committed by Democrats, and justified by mainstream media and Democratic Party talking points — Trump was an illegitimate president, Floyd’s death is an example of systemic racism and white supremacy, and Trump has destroyed our Democracy.
Despite these glaring instances of violence at the hands of sympathetic Democratic Party loyalists, Joe Biden and the media continue to make the outrageous claim that January 6th marks “the worst attack on our democracy since the Civil War.”
While the sane in this country know this claim is insane, the sane also agree that our democracy hasn’t been so under attack since the Civil War. The sane, however, understand that it is the Democratic Party who presents the greatest threat to our democracy since the Civil War, not Trump supporters and invisible “white supremacists.”
It is the Democratic Party, which is determined to pass the S.1 “for the People Act,” which would be more accurately called the “For the Democratic Party Act,” or the “Against the People Act.” This is the act that would federalize elections and end free and fair elections.
It is the Democratic Party, which routinely colludes with the likes of Facebook and Twitter to suppress free speech and silence the voices of their political opposition — even permanently banning a former President, Donald Trump, from using Twitter, for example.
It is the Democratic Party, which is equating Trump supporters with domestic terrorists and urging Democrats to report them to the FBI. It is the Democratic Party, which is using the NSA to spy on their political opposition. Tucker Carlson, an outspoken conservative journalist recently revealed that the NSA had read his private emails and leaked them to the press.
Joe Biden recently claimed that America has “never been as divided as it is today since the Civil War.” This is the first thing he’s ever said I agree with. He’s right. The problem, however, is the same today as it was in the 1860’s — The Democratic Party has no regard for the Constitution and must be totally defeated.
Drew Allen is the host of “The Drew Allen Show”