It seems that conservatives at the moment are in the second one degree in their, below new Space Speaker .
And so they’re stumbling out of the beginning blocks.
As I see it, the primary degree took place below then-Space Speaker Kevin McCarthy, who passedto then-Fox Information host Tucker Carlson. That effort the pro-insurrectionist sympathy that the GOP appears to be after.
Republicans took every other stab at it over the weekend, with Johnson pronouncing Friday that he’s going to publicly free upof Jan. 6 pictures. Two Republicans — Rep. of Georgia and Sen. of Utah — then took to social media to push false claims that one of the vital rioters used to be an FBI agent in cover.
Lee reshared a publish on X from a convicted Jan. 6 rioter, who used to be spreading a debunked conspiracy principle that every other rioter have been observed flashing an FBI badge on the Capitol. The publish integrated a display screen grasp of surveillance pictures.
“I can’t wait to ask FBI Director Christopher Wray about this at our next oversight hearing,”. “I predict that, as always, his answers will be 97% information-free.”
Greene, too — and took the performative outrage even further, calling on the new House speaker to create another Jan. 6 committee and saying that criminal prosecutions “MUST happen under a Trump DOJ.”
“That’s a law enforcement badge in his hand while disguised as a Trump supporter in a MAGA hat,” Greene falsely claimed in herprior to . “I’ve said it all along, MAGA did not do this.”
However Greene quicklyand deleted the sentence in regards to the badge.
Netizens noted that the rioter in question, Kevin Lyons, appears to have been carrying a vaping device, not a badge. My colleague Ryan Reilly — who literallyon web sleuths who’ve helped determine Jan. 6 contributors — defined the failed conspiracy push in .
So this wasn’t some executive plant. He used to be a.
I feel Jan. 6 revisionism is. I don’t think that most Americans can be deluded into thinking that the day was actually less violent than it appeared.
But all of this shows just how difficult this effort will be — tactically, not just rhetorically — for Republicans. They need the web to spread their Jan. 6 conspiracy theories. But that’s also where there’s an army of internet sleuths — who are well-versed on the topic, ready and willing to beat back absurd claims at every turn.