Spartacus: ‘Outrageous’ That GOP is Blocking 1/6 Commission

Spartacus: ‘Outrageous’ That GOP is Blocking 1/6 Commission

May 24, 2021

Sunday on CNN’s State of the Union, Sen. Cory “Spartacus” Booker blustered that it was “outrageous and unacceptable” that Republican senators were not backing legislation to create a commission to investigate the January 6 breach of the U.S. Capitol.

“I have seen bipartisan commissions over tragic days in our country, unfortunately,” Booker said. “We all know the extraordinary job done after 9/11. I was on the Senate floor when it was laid siege to, where they had to escape the vice president of the United States, as people were chanting to hang him. As we saw, as we fled the Senate floor, I saw police officer after police officer, three officers severely injured. Ultimately one from New Jersey was killed, Brian Sicknick.”

Booker is a liar. The Senate floor was not “besieged,” and Officer Sicknick was not killed during or even as a result of the Jan. 6 incident. Any chaos on the Hill that day was entirely instigated by Antifa infiltrators, and the only person killed was an unarmed female Trump supporter.

“To say this wasn’t one of America’s most shameful days as Confederate flags and anti-Semitic slogans were waved triumphantly in our most civic sacred place is to me outrageous and unacceptable. We should be coming together in a bipartisan way to do a thorough investigation to make sure that the second time in American history that our Capitol was taken is the last time, and that the deaths and injuries of officers we should honor them by coming together and doing the necessary investigation.”

Booker picture of a crowd of white supremacists “laying siege” to the Capitol and killing police officers is a complete falsehood. That is what’s outrageous, unacceptable, and shameful.

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