Sen Ron Johnson: "What makes you think they were Trump supporters?" A thread from charged rioters.
US v. Nichols "On Jan. 7 NICHOLS posted on Facebook: “I hear so many reports of 'Antifa' was storming the capital... Know that every single person who believes that narrative have been DUPED AGAIN! Sure, there may have been some ‘Antifa' in DC, but there wasn't enough to
'Storm the Capital themselves.” US v DRESCH On Jan. 7
DRESCH posted "just setting the record straight. antifa did not take the capitol. that was Patriots, I can't guarantee there weren't some shit birds in the crowd but ... we the people took back our house."
US v BLAKE REED The Blake Austin Reed Facebook account screenshot includes the words, “We The People have spoken and we are pissed! No antifa, no BLM... We
The People took the Capitol!”
US v Straka STRAKA made the following comments on Twitter on Jan. 6: “I’m completely confused. For 6-8 weeks everybody on the right has been saying ‘1776!’ & that if congress moves forward it will mean a revolution! So congress moves forward. Patriots storm the Capitol – now
everybody is virtual signaling their embarrassment that this happened.”
x “be embarrassed & hide if you need to- but I was there. It was not Antifa at the Capitol. It was freedom loving Patriots who were DESPERATE to fight for the final hope of our Republic because literally ”
nobody cares about them. Everyone else can denounce them. I will not." US v ROBERTSON On Jan. 8 Robertson replied to a Facebook comment: “Respectfully....I was in the Capitol building 2 days ago. I am a VCDL, NRA member and a serving Soldier and police officer. Damage control by
"the Republicans in DC is trying to say it was ANTIFA. It wasnt. Possible some were there? Of course. Caused it?? Nope.”
US v Miller On Facebook, "One individual tried to blame Antifa for the riots, but MILLER countered, “[Y]ou don't think we should have stormed the capital[sic]?” Also “Yah... we charged ... We where [ sic ] going in ... No matter what ... Decided before the trump speech ..."
Another tweeter posted '“The people storming The Capitol
are not Patriots. They are PAID INFILTRATORS,” to which MILLER responded, “Nah we stormed it. We where [sic] gentle. We where [sic] unarmed. We knew what had to be done.'

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