The Democrat-led Jan. 6 Committee took aim at Infowars founder Alex Jones and other media personalities involved in the Stop the Steal protest, accusing them of orchestrating violence outside the Capitol building.
During a hearing at the Capitol on Tuesday, Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) played a clip of Alex Jones breaking down former President Donald Trump’s Dec. 19, 2020 tweet calling for supporters to descend on Washington, D.C. for a “big protest” against the rigged presidential election.
President Trump “is now calling on we the people to take action and to show our numbers,” Jones had noted.
The Jan. 6 committee plays a bunch of clips from pro-Trump YouTubers and media—including Tim Pool and Alex Jones—hyping up the Jan. 6 rally and calling for supporters to descend upon Washington for a "Red Wedding" immediately after Trump's Dec. 19 tweet. pic.twitter.com/SK1mFKqhCX
— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) July 12, 2022
While some protesters were clashing with police outside the Capitol building and getting ushered into the building by Capitol Police, Jones was on video far from the Capitol calling on supporters to peacefully march and stay away from the Hill.
An FBI report released in August 2021 concluded no evidence was found suggesting Jones and Trump confidante Roger Stone hatched a “grand scheme” to storm the Capitol building.
“But there was no grand scheme with Roger Stone and Alex Jones and all of these people to storm the Capitol and take hostages,” the source clarified.
“Ninety to ninety-five percent of these are one-off cases…Then you have five percent, maybe, of these militia groups that were more closely organized,” it added.
As former North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D) admitted, the Jan. 6 committee is just a “political event” meant to smear political opponents of the Democrats, not a true legal proceeding.
"These events…they really are a political event." pic.twitter.com/9sYNjOWrCa
— Trump War Room (@TrumpWarRoom) July 12, 2022
Google Trends data even shows that Jill Biden comparing Hispanics to “breakfast tacos” on Monday is generating far more interest than the Jan. 6 hearings.
Here is a Google Trends comparison for searches over the last day on the topics of January 6 (blue) and Jill Biden (red).
Happy Taco Tuesday! pic.twitter.com/uPNTVMx7tp
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) July 12, 2022