Lindsay Graham Ordered Police to Shoot Unarmed Rioters?

Al Teich /
Al Teich /

It’s unlikely that you’ll forget January 6, 2021, anytime soon. Many of you will, for years to come, remember pretty much exactly what you were doing when you learned about the massive riot in Washington D.C. that left congressional members from both sides running to safety and praying for mercy.

No, it wasn’t nearly any kind of event to be compared with the attacks our nation suffered on September 11, 2001. But it will be remembered nonetheless.

Then again, if you believe what the political left is saying, it was nearly just as bad. For example, liberal House Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez swears she was chased down the halls of Capitol Hill and forced to hide under a desk to avoid being raped.

But apparently, it wasn’t just leftist members of Congress that feared for their lives that day.

According to a recent report from The Washington Post, Republican Senator Lindsay Graham was so scared that he actually ordered Capitol Police to fire at the oncoming crowd of unarmed rioters. As the Post reports, Graham was so “irate that senators were forced to flee their own chamber” that he told Capitol Police near him to “use” the weapons they were provided with.

“What are you doing? Take back the Senate! You’ve got guns. Use them. We give you guns for a reason. Use them,” he supposedly told the Senate sergeant-at-arms.

Now, to be sure, the rioters were indeed trespassing and breaking federal law. And that does merit some kind of punishment. Additionally, their actions undoubtedly put a great deal of fear and trembling into more than a few politicians who are usually coddled to believe all is right in the world just so long as they are getting their way.

But to shoot the rioters on-site?

That certainly would have changed things, wouldn’t they? Suddenly, the event would have been taken from a disgusting display of civil liberties to a massacre, literally.

Of course, the left would like to believe that’s what it was already, with no less than four deaths occurring that day.

However, what they fail to mention is that only one was actually related to the riot itself. Two individuals died of heart attacks. Another died of a drug overdose.  Ashli Babbitt alone was killed during the actual riot and in an act of violence, in which a Capitol Police officer shot her.

And all those who died were among the rioters and Trump supporters, not Congressional or Congressional staff members who were supposedly being terrorized.

In addition, it has been revealed via video that as many as some 38 percent of all rioters at the infamous protest were actually let in through the west terrace doors by Capitol Police officers themselves.

Again, this still doesn’t make any of those actions right or justified. However, it does spell out an altogether different situation than the ones liberals like AOC are trying to paint.

I do not doubt that she was terrified. But not any more so than the thousands who live in Democratic-controlled cities all over this nation that has endured riot after destructive riot over the last nearly two years, all in the name of bringing awareness to minority communities. Never mind that it’s those same minority communities who wind up being turned upside down and literally burned to the ground.

The January 6 riot in D.C. wasn’t nearly so violent, didn’t even come close in regards to the destruction left in its wake, nor almost as deadly. And yet, when faced with such an event, Senator Graham’s immediate reaction is to order that everyone be shot…

What a complete disappointment for a man who is supposed to be on those very same people’s side. No wonder the liberal left has found themselves in control of the White House, the Senate, and the House of Representatives, albeit with very small majorities.

With leaders like this, who are so indignant over being forced to relocate from their high horse, the GOP will never be able to prove themselves the party that actually cares for the people – particularly when those leaders are suggesting the people be simply shot for displaying their distrust in the government.