The piece of shit who chairs the 6 January “commission” once sympathized with black secessionist group that killed cops:
Fifty years ago as a Mississippi alderman, Bennie Thompson defended the Republic of New Africa and participated in a news conference blaming cops for the group’s violence even as FBI saw group as waging “guerrilla warfare.”
Rep. Bennie Thompson, the Mississippi Democrat who chairs the congressional commission investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, has been a vocal critic of an event he deems an insurrection……
But as a young African-American alderman in a small Mississippi community in 1971, Thompson placed himself on the opposite side, openly sympathizing with a secessionist group known as the Republic of New Africa and participating in a news conference blaming law enforcement for instigating clashes with the group that led to the killings of a police officer and the wounding of an FBI agent. Thompson’s official biography makes no reference to the separatist RNA.
Thompson’s affection for the RNA and its members — which FBI counterintelligence memos from the 1970s warned were threatening “guerrilla warfare” against the United States — was still intact as recently as 2013, when he openly campaigned on behalf of the group’s former vice president to be mayor of Mississippi’s largest city.
The congressman’s advocacy on behalf of RNA — captured in documents, newspaper clippings and video footage retrieved from state, FBI and local law enforcement agency archives — is a pointed reminder that some of the far-left figures of a half century ago are now the Democratic Party’s establishment leaders, their pasts now a fleeting footnote in the frenzied vitriol of modern-day Washington.
For instance, Thompson’s Democratic colleague in Congress and the Congressional Black Caucus, Rep. Bobby Rush of Illinois, famously cofounded the extremist Black Panthers chapter in Illinois in 1968 before he entered politics. Both the RNA and the Black Panthers were avowed supporters of insurrection, and at one point in 1967, armed Black Panthers stormed the state capitol in California.
……RNA was founded in 1968 — hundreds of miles away from Mississippi — in Detroit, where its first major run-in with police led to the fatal shooting of an officer in 1969. Its members were charged with the killing but acquitted. Thompson was never linked to the shooting.
An FBI teletype recounted the shooting as having occurred when a Detroit patrol car occupied by two officers encountered a group of black males armed with rifles near where the RNA was holding its second annual meeting.
“Officers stopped and alit from scout car, and as they approached the group, they were fired upon,” the teletype said. “Officer Czapski was killed and [redacted name] was seriously wounded.”
Senate Republicans on Friday blocked the Senate from moving forward on a bill that would create a commission to investigate the January 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol.
Most Republicans, led by Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) opposed the bill, although six voted to advance the bill. The six Republican Senators who voted for the Democrats’ partisan effort were Lisa Murkowksi (R-Alaska), Susan Collins (R-Maine), Bill Cassidy (R-La.), Ben Sasse (R-Ne.), Mitt Romney (R-Utah), and Rob Portman (R-Ohio).
Remember the names of those traitors.
In addition, an eyewitness reported the behavior of the capitol cops was pretty nasty:
The Gateway Pundit reported earlier this week on Capitol Police hurling tear gas into a crowd of peaceful citizens including women, children and elderly patriots on January 6 at the US Capitol.
Interesting, isn’t it, that the mainstream media has amplified every police reaction when dealing with Antifa and Black Lives Matter as businesses are destroyed, yet have failed to cover this component of January 6th?
A TGP reader put together the following video from the images he captured that day along with his personal observations.
From our TGP source:
Location/Time: I was on the West-side of the building from 1pm to 4pm– from the beginning of the supposed mob attack, to well past the time when USAF veteran Ashli Babbitt was shot and killed by police inside the building. Many of the images shown by the media come from this side of the building.
The attached video was taken by me personally and documents the below description of what I witnessed.
When I arrived at the building, I was approximately 30′ from the front edge of the crowd.
The police had an ideal defensive situation, as the Capitol building sits atop a 35’ vertical limestone wall. To access the Capitol building from my location, you first needed to enter the courtyard 35’ above.
- The only route to the courtyard was through a single narrow stairwell.
- The cops needed only to defend the stairwell from above to contain the crowd.
Instead of staying on the high ground, the police defied all tactical logic by going to ground level and directly engaging the peaceful crowd.
- Then, without warning, police began firing flash/bang grenades, tear gas, and pepper spray into the crowd.
- Prior to this attack the police made no attempt to communicate with the crowd; they did not declare “an unlawful assembly” or ask the crowd to leave—they simply attacked a peaceful crowd.
- A tear gas canister struck me in the head, knocking my eyeglasses to the ground.
The police continued to abuse the crowd for 30-45 minutes, allowing the media to get the pictures and video showing the police “repelling” the supposed attack.
It is worth noting, that the police appeared to be baiting the crowd to counterattack because the only visible police were 5-10 very skinny, very unintimidating officers, (definitely NOT the Alpha-male, linebacker types you expect to be riot troops) in front of a crowd of tens of thousands. You will see a larger police presence at a local high school football game compared to what I saw on the West side of the Capitol building.
However, the crowd remained peaceful.
When the media had their images and it became clear that the crowd was not going to attack the police or the building police tactics changed.
- The police behavior suddenly changed from “repelling the mob” to becoming tour-guides allowing the people to climb the stairs, enter the courtyard and even enter the building.
- Obviously, had the protesters stayed on the ground below the courtyard stairwell the narrative of the storming, violent mob overrunning the police would have collapsed.
The last two scenes in my video are from the courtyard above the 35’ wall and immediately behind the Capitol building.
Please watch carefully for the following:
- Everyone entering the courtyard is walking past 4 police officers standing atop the single easily defended stairwell that allows access to the ground below. The cops are just hanging out talking, while minutes before they had been launching tear gas at the crowd. There is no sign of aggression, urgency, or running by anyone involved.
- The mostly middle-aged regular Americans were simply walking calmly with friends. I saw many in their 50s and 60s and even one couple that had to be in their late 70s. These are the people that the media and DC establishment would have you believe is a violent mob capable of storming and breaching police defenses. Many of them probably couldn’t run 50 feet on flat ground.
- Some of these people were curious enough to enter the Capitol building and reported that cops were present inside and passively observing people walk around the building within the roped off walkways.
The last scene–the group unfolding the gigantic American flag–was taken at 3 PM, about the time Ashli Babbitt was shot and killed inside the building.
- In other words, at the peak of the claimed “mob-violence.”
- This scene is less than 50’ from an open door into the Capitol building that people are freely passing in/out of with police approval.
I left the Capitol area at 4 PM by simply walking away from the area.
This was about 3 hours after the police initially attacked the crowd with tear gas and flash/bang grenades.
- A reasonable person would expect that, with the National Guard already called up the previous day, the authorities would have had plenty of time to surround the building and apprehend any “rioters” trying to escape.
- However, I saw no police at all as I walked away from the building.
I suspect that arresting a bunch of middle-aged “normies,” grandpas and grandmas wouldn’t have served the narrative that the police and authorities had corruptly staged.
A newly-obtained video shows United States Capitol Police officers speaking with several January 6 protestors—including Jacob Chansley, the so-called “Q shaman”—inside the Capitol that afternoon.
One officer, identified in the video and confirmed by charging documents as Officer Keith Robishaw, appears to tell Chansely’s group they won’t stop them from entering the building. “We’re not against . . . you need to show us . . . no attacking, no assault, remain calm,” Robishaw warns. Chansley and another protestor instruct the crowd to act peacefully. “This has to be peaceful,” Chansley yelled. “We have the right to peacefully assemble.”