Fox News, Newsmax and Republican politicians get hit with the truth after an attempt to deflect criticism of Trump supporters for the attack on Congress.
The FBI on Friday slapped down claims by right-wing media — and some Republican politicians — that anti-fascist activists were behind the storming of the Capitol.
Despite all evidence to the contrary, evidence that was broadcast live across the nation, Fox News, Fox Business Network, Newsmax and other right-wing media outlets attempted to blame “antifa” for the lethal attack on the Capitol on Wednesday as frightened lawmakers huddled under their seats. The attack left five people dead, including Capitol police officer Brian Sicknick.
FBI Assistant Director Steven D’Antuono said Friday that there is no evidence antifa activists were involved in the violent riot.
Asked during a call with reporters about claims that antifa dressed like supporters of Donald Trump before storming the Capitol, D’Antuono responded: “We have no indication of that,” CNBC reported.
Several people who were photographed rampaging through the Capitol, including some who have already been arrested, have prominent profiles as outspoken Trump supporters.
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