Jessica Watkins is a US military veteran who served one tour in Afghanistan. After she peacefully entered the US Capitol on January 6, she was charged with Conspiracy, Obstruction of an Official Proceeding, Destruction of Government Property, and Entering and Remaining in a Restricted Building. She turned herself in. She has no criminal history – not even a speeding ticket. And like hundreds of other peaceful protesters from that day, she is still rotting in a prison cell because she’s been denied bail.
Jessica Watkins and hundreds of other Trump supporters are behind bars and are being denied the right to bail, as if they are terrorists. The Trump supporters who entered the US Capitol on January 6 are being smeared by the media, the Democrat Party and many elected Republicans. Every single person in the media and in Congress who has called the January 6 protests an “armed insurrection” is a liar.
What’s the first thing that pops into your head when you hear the words, “armed insurrection?” Guns, right? They must have had guns, otherwise it wouldn’t have been much of an attempted overthrow of the government.
Roughly 1,000 Trump supporters walked into the Capitol building on January 6. The vast majority of them didn’t participate in any window-breaking or scuffles with police. They saw a crowd walking into a building that was already open. They respectfully walked into the building, treated all of the police officers with respect, didn’t break anything and didn’t hurt anyone. And for that, they got tear gassed and many of them now have federal warrants out for their arrests. No civilian was arrested or photographed with a gun inside the US Capitol building.
Here are the two gun arrests that law enforcement made in DC on January 6:
Lonnie Coffman showed up at his vehicle at 6:30 p.m., long after the protests had died down. Police were waiting there because they saw a gun locked in the front seat of his car. Coffman had two small pistols on his possession. He’s been charged with violating Washington, DC’s draconian anti-Second Amendment laws. Police arrested him, seized his pistols and the gun that was locked inside his truck.
Then, just in case he didn’t get the message, the FBI raided his home in Alabama. Lonnie Coffman is a 70-year-old retired veteran with no criminal history. There is no evidence to suggest that Coffman ever entered the Capitol building. He’s been denied bail and is still in prison.
In the other gun case, a man named Christopher Alberts was arrested near the Capitol on the evening of January 6. He was allegedly in possession of a concealed 9mm pistol. Again: He was near the Capitol in the evening – after the protests were done – and the federal government’s charging documents against him make no allegation that Alberts ever entered the Capitol building. Imprisoned without bail.
That’s it. That’s the entirety of the gun arrests made by Capitol police on January 6. No Trump supporter ever fired a gun inside the Capitol building and no Trump supporter was even photographed in possession of a firearm inside the building.
In all, 14 of the “insurrectionists” that have been arrested and imprisoned by the Biden regime have been charged with possessing “deadly weapons.” Those deadly weapons include:
An elderly man’s stun gun walking cane which was never used for anything other than a walking cane during the protest; a bicycle helmet; a small collapsible baton like the ones favored by Antifa; two baseball bats; a fire extinguisher that was sprayed at three police officers; a can of pepper spray; a crowbar; a police shield that one person picked up off the ground; and an unidentified object (yes, really) that a retired Pennsylvania firefighter threw at some police.
The New York Times, by the way, has issued a complete and total retraction of its report that Capitol police officer Brian Sicknick was beaten to death by Trump supporters with a fire extinguisher. There were no wounds on Sicknick’s body that the medical examiner found. He most likely died of a stroke. Three other Trump supporters died of medical emergencies during the protest. Ashli Babbitt was murdered by a Capitol police officer whose identity has still not been released to the public.
That’s the dangerous “armed insurrection” that occurred on January 6. Members of our drama queen congress are now having therapy sessions about how they “escaped death” at the hands of Trump supporters – including brave congressional stalwarts like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez who wasn’t even in the building at the time. While 14 people were charged with “weapons possession” for their actions during that peaceful protest, more than 200 are now being held in prison without bail.
I don’t want to hear another damned word about the Uighurs in China before my fellow countrymen in America are freed from this injustice.